Archives for: September 2004, 25
I like variety. I don't know if it's a blood type thing or not, but both the As in my family like predictability, and both the Os like to try new things. My son and I walk into a restaurant and search the menu for something we've never had before. My husband and daughter find something they like and order it over and over.
I like variety in exercise too. Of all the exercise I do, I like running the best. I think that's because as I run there's always something new to see. But I have known several friends who ruined their knees by too much running after they hit middle age, so I only run once or twice a week.
I had already been to the pool once this week. I worked out with weights one day, and mowed the yard another. Yesterday I wanted something different.
My daughter had volunteered to help out with a party for 1st through 4th graders at our church last night. The time she was at the party would be a great time to work out, but what could I do at church? I thought of the stairs. I climbed 60 flights of stairs in 45 minutes. It definitely met the criteria of "intense physical workout". I sweat more than I do when I run! I also used some neglected muscles. My calves are really sore today.