Category Archives: health

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  • Sore throat
  • Krav and Evil Dead
  • Mens sana in corpore sano
  • Expensive running shoes considered harmful
  • Hiking
  • Exercise

Sore throat

Also, I’m coming down with a bit of a sore throat, which may or may
not mean being antisocial today. But I was so looking forward to
baking cookies!

Krav and Evil Dead

Sunday sessions of krav maga are cancelled because the gym is being
used for “Evil Dead – the Musical”. Thoughts of singing zombies
lurched through my head. ;)

Singing zombies. Heh.

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Mens sana in corpore sano

I feel much better now after a terrific book raid and a great workout
at krav maga. =)

Expensive running shoes considered harmful

Check out Mark A. Hershberger‘s blog post about shoes and other non-intuitive things, which links to an essay about the health hazards of fancy running shoes. Food for critical thought.

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Hiking

We hiked part of the Bruce Trail near Caledon this morning. We
started at Belfountain and hiked east toward the Forks of the Credit
River trail, but it was closed due to construction. We saw the
waterfall, though, and had an… interesting… detour picking up the
trail again after we lost it on the way back. Hooray for boots and
mossy rocks on steep inclines. =)

I enjoyed feeling the ground yield beneath my hiking boots. Walking on
paved sidewalks all the time is just not the same as getting out
there. The weather was pleasantly cool, and the mosquitoes hadn’t yet
clogged the air. What I liked the most, though, was chatting with W
and J about the different things we saw along the path—the blue
blazes, the trees, the pine needles that covered the forest floor—and
the stories that connected with them.

I saw a garter snake sunning itself beside a rock. W had mentioned
that he’d never seen a snake, so I pointed out the garter snake to W
and J: a little black and white striped snake that slithered away
before I could take a picture of it.

What a wonderful day: conversation, nature, physical exercise,
cooperative problem-solving, and most of all, the weaving of old
stories and new experiences into new stories.

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Exercise

We sometimes do high-five pushups during krav maga
exercise/self-defense classes. I haven’t gone in a while, but feeling
an itch to do something active today, I decided to do some of the
warmups. This time, however, I incorporated the book that I was
reading. For example, I turned the high-five pushups into page-turn
pushups, turning the pages with one hand. I did leg raises while
reading, situps while reading, side leg raises while reading… you
get the picture. This made the exercises a little more interesting.

Hmm, maybe I should revive my iPod and speech-synthesize some text
files…

I still haven’t worked up a sweat. It would be better to do this in
clothes that I don’t mind sweating in. I did manage to get my heart
rate up, though.

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