The Oatmeal Experiment I know it isn’t really hot here compared to what the rest of the country is suffering but I overheat easily so I have been trying to exercise early in the morning instead of my usual lunch-time. Really, I have tried to become a morning exerciser for years because it just seems… Read More The Oatmeal Experiment
Mmmm, breakfast. I was pretty shaky after my exercise this morning, I guess green tea alone just doesn’t cut it for me for Nordic Walking. In the past, working out in a fasted state was believed to burn a lot more calories but I just googled it and found that those findings were controversial. I… Read More SOTD, Shake of the Day
I didn’t get any decent shots of ducklings yesterday and I decided to try again, so today I did 2 laps of the Capitol Lake. You can see my route on the map here. I wondered why there were so many people out with their dogs on a work day until I remembered it was Sunday,… Read More Another day in Oly…
Because we have the good fortune to have a wonderful house sitter, we were able to take the dogs camping this weekend. We like Olympia Campground because it is wooded and close to where we keep Chinook, our boat. We don’t plan dog activities as such, they just lie around, chase pinecones, beg snacks, bark at… Read More The continuing adventures of Camper Bob and Gracie Coleman
Meet Marley! I met her this morning on my walk. I was thoroughly enjoying the cool morning mist and trying out my new poles for the first time (I’ll fill you in on those later) when I saw a golden lab-type dog in the road. She was standing in the middle of the street in… Read More Meet Marley!
The use of poles for walking developed from dry-land exercises done by skiers during the off season. It is easy to walk faster because you are pushing off with each step which means you also achieve some upper body exercise in the process.… Read More Try Nordic Walking