The weather has been of the type that puts me in a bad mood as far as running. Extremely muggy, lots of rain and heat, and with no end in sight , I’ve decided to reactivate my gym life . This is sauna season in Texas , meaning it feels like a steam bath , swimming through the air, and I can’t breathe .
Even though the gym I go to still has the same broken down old equipment, it’s better than running outside . I just can’t bring myself to pay a lot for a fancy gym . And I like the yokels at the local strip center gym. We are all just trying to hold off the grim reaper. There’s a few young chickens and bucks sweating it out for dates , but most of us are just trying to avoid cardiac arrest and strokes.
So , after over a year of no monthly payments, I’ll sign that contract again today. I had left my relationship with this gym after quite a few years of using their treadmills and stair climber because I found that many months had passed without us seeing each other. But it’s time to reunite .
I’m not a gym rat . I avoid lifting weights and Pilates classes . Straight to the treadmill I go . I can run a half marathon on that torture device. But I’d rather not. I’d rather be on dirt trails in the woods , but they tend to be closed after a monsoon . A few years ago my favorite state park was literally under 8 FEET of flood waters.
The good news is the muggy season only lasts until July . Then comes drought season. Oh , it’s gonna be hot , but I’d rather run in a dry sauna than a steam bath . Of course we had a very unusual winter so I’m not counting on anything being normal this summer.
You’re hilarious! Over 4 inches of rain in 12 hours? Wow! I live in AZ, not sure what rain looks like, lol
🤣Arizona sounds nice! They got 7 Inches about 20 miles from here! When we get a stalled weather system it dumps and dumps.Thanks for reading!
Yow, that’s incredible. We’ve been in a drought for over 20 years. Crazy!
Kentucky is about as nice as it gets for weather. We avoid most of the ice and snow that falls north of the Ohio River; we are far enough from subduction plates that earthquakes are unlikely; we are far enough north that we get beautiful green grass and leaves all summer long; spring and fall are absolutely alive with colors.
Of course, we complain about heat, humidity and snow, but it is nothing like AZ, TX, MN or ME.
And we’ve got mostly conservative pols. Surprising that they don’t take credit for the weather! 😁
Sounds wonderful! Any jobs ?
MacDonalds is always hiring! 😂
Well that was my first job at age 16, so I have experience. 😉
I live in AZ and Kentucky sounds wonderful. I hope not many read your post or you’ll have a major influx of folks moving there! Heehee
It is one of THE most popular states for retirement, after Florida and Arizona! 😉
Really? Sounds like a good place to visit. Thank you for sharing your state!
better you than me—
Enjoyed reading your blog!
Thanks! Who is this ?🧐😊
I haven’t decided if I’m joining the gym again…
How are you staying fit ? This aging thing is killing my metabolism.
Ahhh…you think I’m staying fit…😆we bought an indoor exercise bike, which I ride 45 minutes 5x a week and I try to do 10000 steps a day…was thinking of upping my daily to 11000 a day
That’s great! I’m sitting here on my fat butt . But I’ll get to the gym soon.
metabolism issues gets to us all once we get pass 35, not easy getting rid of your spare tyre.
I didn’t really struggle until age 50, now it seems impossible.
Just keep at it, remember keep it at a steady paste, I guess you know that.
There are diets out there that can help with even in your 50s.