Climbing it Tuesday

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Climbing it Tuesday
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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 7:40am

So, anyone climbing obstacles today (either figuratively or literally)?  In parkour yesterday, I did a 6 foot wall run (climbed on top of a 6' box).  For most people, it's not a big deal but it is for me.  I'm only 5' tall and don't have much of a vertical jump because of my bad ankle.  I actually got cheers from everyone when I topped out. Low expectations for old people... I'm not sure what I'm going to do today as a workout or if I'm going to work out at all.  I'd really like to go to parkour conditioning but maybe need something gentler like zumba.  So, playing it by ear...






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Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 06-24-2014 - 8:09am

"Low expectations for old people."  LOL  When you are young and tall, physical things are so much easier.  That means it takes you much more effort, determination, and skill to do the same that your counterparts are doing!  I thought of you, again, when American Ninjas was on tv inthe background last night because the 3rd female to ever complete the course does parkour!

Thankfully, the doc said my neck/shoulder pain is muscular, and to give it a few more days.  I was worried about my discs!  He said I probably overdid it in yoga...no, me?!  Since my mother has no recollection of us going to a furniture store last weekend, I decided to go visit her this weekend.  She is starting to go to second hand stores for furniture because she is so frugal.  I can't phathom her going to the same shops that the college students go to for furniture.  :(  So, I have to decline the volunteer photography position for the pitbull rescue harley ride this weekend.  :(  I'm not complaining...I just wish that I hadn't volunteered and told so many people that were counting on me.  Gee, at my age, I guess I am still wanting to be the "people pleaser."  YUCK.  I also left a message for the director of independent living, since I need to confirm that my mother even signed a contract for the unit.  Her memory is so bad, that I figured I better make sure she is "good to go."

Work...loads of work today.  I just realized that I have to get closed out from my old company THIS WEEK, and not next week.  I feel so overwhelmed.  The positive is that my blood pressure has been consistently low, so at least with all of this stress, my blood pressure is down!  I would really like to go linedancing, but given the stiffness in my neck, I don't think that's a good idea.  Perhaps I will, instead, finish the scrapbook I made for the Hawaii trip.

Ugh.  I should not have posted a comment on my gf's facebook.  She posted something, another gf posted something opposing, and I had to put my two cents in.  I got a roaring debate from her.  I need to learn to keep my mouth shut!  But when I see something really wrong, I feel like I am the sideline bully by not saying anything. 

Make it a great day, everyone!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 06-24-2014 - 9:32am

Jean, are you a real person?!?!  Cool  Take a rest day, for pete's sake. 

FSN, glad to hear the neck stuff is muscular.  If you've got a massage tool, use it!  Uh... I hate having deadlines changed on me.  Hopefully, you signed up to do the photography because you *wanted to*.  Having to cancel because of a mom with dementia is totally understandable.  Just a thought... if she wants to shop secondhand stores, why not let her?  I know you want better for her but if she prefers that, maybe let her have it?  

DH woke me up this morning because the solar people are here and he didn't want the bumbling roof Santas to wake me up.  So, a bit groggy.  Need to finish an article on anti-oxidants and work on some resume stuff.  Planning to do some cardio.  Lungs are feeling pretty good so maybe some intervals?  Going over to OP's later.  

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 06-24-2014 - 11:23am

LOL! I had to laugh when I got in and read yesterday's conversation about going commando during a massage. I hate massages so I just don't get them. It feels to me like I am being tortured with sharp objects when I get a massage. I have tried it three times and all three times I had to ask them to stop and I nearly cried. The massage therapists told me that I'm not as weird as I think because there are other people that find massages painful. lol

Jean, a 6 ft wall is no problem for me. All I have to do is grab the top and pull myself over. lol When my sister and I did the Warrior Dash with our neice we zoomed right over the walls and we had to stop and wait for our neice to climb over. We both got a good laugh watching the muddy short people slide back down while trying to get over. LOL!

I have a very irritated toenail so I am taking the day off. I am going to be babysitting all three grands tonight while their parents go to the movies so I need to save my energy. ;-)

Karla
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EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 06-24-2014 - 12:13pm

Actually, I should clarify that everyone got a good laugh at the short people who couldn't get over including the short people who were trying to get over but were laughing too hard. Most people were so muddy by the time we got to the walls they had to be lifted up or pitched over. ;-)

Karla
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EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 06-24-2014 - 12:29pm

My husband hates massages too.  I honestly think part of it is being mostly naked with someone that's not me.  He does also say it's uncomfortable.  

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Tue, 06-24-2014 - 1:04pm

Good morning ladies. No obstacles today that I know of but the day did start off stressful. I had just gotten up when I got a frantic call from dh about proof of car insurance. He had gone to get a military base clearance when he discovered that the insurance doc he has was outdated. So I spent 15 minutes frantically searching for something that apparently never arrived. The premiums are automatically deducted so its kind of off my radar. I was able to get one emailed and he's gone back to try again, fortunately its only about 15 minutes from home. He was pissed, which I tend to think is at me, but I think more at himself for not checking first.

Yesterday I swam again. The good news is that it felt easier than the first time and I am less sore. However I may have done fewer laps because of things hurting. My sacroiliac area hurt most of the time plus I started getting a pain down the back of one leg (like sciatica?) unless I was doing backstroke. Don't know if its the SI or a spinal nerve being pinched when my back is swayed. I'm feeling like swimming is all I can do right now because I'm having patellafemoral pain on one leg that hurts when I bend that knee with load on it. We have a 2 story house plus front and back steps so hard to avoid that. I think I figured out what caused it, and I'm working on correcting that, but having trouble not aggravating it more. Getting old sucks.

There must be something positive to report: a few early tomatoes have ripened already and it looks like another beautiful day.

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 06-24-2014 - 4:38pm

FSN, glad to hear it's not serious w/ your neck/back--maybe a massage is in order?  If you can go to linedancing and be gentle about it, it might be a good thing to help loosen it up. But, listen to your body!  I wonder if it could be stress induced. 

GR, if you write someone different about anti-oxidants, I'd love to read the paper.  Glad to hear you're feeling better.  Any news on what was going on?

Karla, that's the thing about the wall climb. It was a piece of cake for some. And the girl who is a former gymnast scaled it no problem.  But, I have to take a flying leap, top out and work my arms up and pull myself up.  My arms are so bruised. What is funny is that it's one of the obstacles on American Ninja Warrios this week--only they have to jump which is so much harder. I could never do it being muddy, though!

Elc, have you ever tried water aerobics?  It always seems like such a good workout but doesn't get that demographic.  I'll bet there could be killer water boot camp classes.  I wonder why they never do it?  Oh, myabe the potential for drowning?






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Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 06-24-2014 - 7:05pm

GR, you are right.  I need to take a "chill pill."  As her brain changes, so, too, does her personality.  I am the one that needs to adjust, as long as there is nothing harmful going on.  Karla, I am so envious of your height.  I can't imagine all of the issues that would be resolved...of course, new ones would arise, I am sure!  Jean, you are so bad a$$!  And you have the scars to prove it.  lol.  ELC, we share many of the same issues - dh things, swimming pain, and running problems...AND I LOVE garden fresh tomatoes.  I am so jealous that you have some.  Our weather has been so bad for the garden this year. 

Another rest day.  Loads of work on the horizon.  Massage scheduled for Thursday.  Life goes forward.

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 06-24-2014 - 10:03pm
FSN, how much furniture does your mother need? Do you have estate sales in Chicago? I wouldn't buy used upholstered furniture, but wood stuff can be nicer and seriously cheaper than new. Karle, I am always climbing on chairs and stools and wishing I were tall. Note. That I am not leaping over tall buildings or walls of any size. Jean, I think you need to really work at realizing how awesome you are....ELC, I think women tend to take responsibility for everything that goes wrong and men just get mad in general...GR, how do you find information for everything you write? Do your topics tie in to your background? ...the obstacle question is interesting...I am going to tackle my web designing tomorrow, which feels challenging to me. But in general, I am at such a good place right now...very happy. I went to the gym, sat at the pool, then lifted for chest, back, did abs, ran 2 miles in 28:05.
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 06-25-2014 - 12:36am

" Jean, I think you need to really work at realizing how awesome you are...."

Aw, thanks!  Good thought to work on.  I compare myself to what the others at the gym do and not what other 50 year old moms are doing.  Oh, can I rant about American Ninja Warrior and how they constantly harp on age, "Oh, for a 40 year old...", "Can you believe hs'e 40?!?!?!" and so forth.  It could be a drinking game!