atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#3272: I'll know tomorrow whether that was smart or stupid.

Went out for a walk in the woods; and about 3 minutes into my walk I realized that I felt like running, so I started jogging. I started with the intention of not doing it for very long; in fact I counted out thirty seconds and then slowed back to my usual brisk (4 MPH) walk, blowing like a tornado.

After I got my wind back--which took several minutes--I did it again. I didn't stop walking or even walk slower while recovering from the 30-second intervals of jogging. I covered my "bit more than two miles" walking course in about 38 minutes, and when I arrived back at the Jeep I was DONE and had to recline the seat for a few moments.

But I knew I could do it. When I walk that course I can keep up the 4 MPH pace just fine for the entire distance. If I want to improve my physical conditioning I've got to start doing something more strenuous than mere walking.

(It might help, though, if I walked more than once per month....)

The real strain, though, will come if I can manage to cudgel myself into doing this again on Friday. Then it's going to hurt, because of the workout I got today; but this business of not being able to climb stairs without running out of wind is for the fuckin' birds and the only way to fix this is to get some cardiovascular exercise. Walking/jogging is cheap, clean, and convenient; I don't need a health club membership nor do I need any special equipment. All I have to do is do it.

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When I have more energy I really have to save Steven's encapsulation of the qualities of heros and villains. It's good information for someone like me.

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This is one of many reasons why I didn't vote for Mitt Romney.
HOST: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election?

FEHRNSTROM: Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.
"Fehrnstrom" being one of Mitt Romney's campaign advisors.

Quoth the Washington Post:
Dems, predictably, are pouncing on the remark, arguing that it validates their message that Romney has no core and will say or do anything to get elected.
It ain't just the Democrats who are saying that! It's the conservative Republicans (self included) too!

I don't trust Romney any further than I could piss a Greyhound AmeriCruiser, and this latest nonsense doesn't exactly instill a lot of confidence that I'm mistaken, either.

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Predatory lending: student loans edition. You think it's not? When the banks are assured that the debt can't be discharged in bankruptcy proceedings?

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My legs are already beginning to ache. That's a check mark in the "stupid" column....

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