It’s hot today (86° F.) The outdoor pools opened and are already busy. I’m happy because I’m wearing my new running shoes. Adidas Alphabounce EM’s. They’re fabulous and bouncy. They also make me an inch taller. Bonus. New sneakers bring me so much joy. Props to Adidas; the quality is impressive.
I can’t wait to break them in. I’m changing up my fitness routine. Running alone isn’t a sufficient exercise regime for me. (I’d have to run a lot faster and farther for it to suffice.) It’s more a stim with minor cardio benefits. I’m going back to what Jane Fonda taught me, (because she’s 80 now, and she could probably kick my ass.)
High-impact aerobics is the best workout I’ve discovered so far. It’s a full body workout in an hour. It includes music and dance-like movements, which make it fun. It sucks at the beginning because it’s 45 minutes of cardio similar to running at 75% speed, 10 minutes with weights, and 5 minutes of stretching.
My 5-miles a day runs at whatever pace I feel like running won’t save me from huffing and puffing my way through the first few sessions, (at least.) I plan on using my marathon stick often to prevent soreness. I have one for my feet, too. I remember how fantastic I felt when I was at my peak fitness level. I’m going back there to stay. Bring it, menopause.
It helped so much when I was in school, too. I’m planning to take a writing course next semester. Now that I’m writing a novel, I want more information, and I have questions. None of my previous coursework dealt with things like character development. Most of what I know is from being a voracious fiction reader.
Aside from feeling like I don’t know what the hell I’m doing, the writing is going well. The novel I’m creating is series of interrelated short stories of a speculative fiction nature. I’m having fun in the process. I write for a while, then sit on my balcony and think for a bit, with a little pacing in the mix. It seems to be my method. I’m off to band practice. ✌🏽