I managed to fix my tractor and mowed the lawns yesterday. I thought I had fixed my motorbike but alas it broke down on the way to the gym today resulting in me calling my tame mechanic to come and get me. Sitting on the side of the motorway can be a bit scarey.
So as I am now not running today I have a choice, fix the pool filter leak or cut up the fallen tree into fire wood or even both. It is 32c and humid and both of my fun activities are outside.
My activities don't seem to stack up well against yours, I must be doing something wrong.
It is only 25c here today so I ran along the river and did a gentle 5k followed by some strides and then by lots of stretching in the gym.
It seems to be the time for things to go wrong. I am trying to fix my motorcycle as it has started to cut out at low revs. My pool filter has sprung a leak so I have now got the parts to fix it. In a storm a few days ago one of my trees decided to lie down so I have to get my chainsaw working to clean up the mess but at least it is some more firewood.
I decided to mow my lawn and jump on my trusty John Deere to have it decide to die at the most remote part of my lot. It turned out to be the throttle control cable had become disconnected. To fix it I had to spend the afternoon stripping half the thing apart just to get at it.
I don't need to go to the gym tomorrow as I have enough exercise here to keep my old body happy.
I do not envy all that driving but I do have to do a 600 mile trip in a moving van, taking youngest to her university flat, at the end of the month.
I took a bike ride yesterday, only 30k as it was my rest day. We have a bike trail near our house so no traffic and shelter from the sun. We stopped for crepes so it was a net calorie positive workout.
Ran 8k in the heat on Saturday but the hr stayed down so it felt good. I ran with a couple of friends and we are so busy talking we did notice the heat.
John, I lived in the Colchester and Ipswich area for about 10 years from 68 to 77 and attending Essex University in 69 to 73. My eldest daughter was born there.
ceal, You need to maintain your fitness just to keep up with your social calendar.
Columba, I see a lot of people wearing knee supports but I am not to sure about how effective they are. My physio was not very positive about me wearing one. His attitude was if it makes you feel better go ahead but I would sooner you did not. Did your physio recommend you wear it?
Okay I am fed up with the heat and humidity. 10 years ago the weather extremes meant very little to me, now + or -30 c has me surrendering. I am glad we have air conditioning right now.
This is a down week for me so I am just doing easy 5ks on the treadmill, too hot outside. My legs feel great so I have run for the last 4 days.