Mar 11, 2019

Must Keep at It

Photo courtesy depositphoto
With my writing and day job, I spend a lot of time sitting. With so many messages saying ‘sitting is the new smoking’, I’m very conscious of getting off my butt and getting going.  But, damn, some days it is hard. Sunday is long run day, but with the days not getting any cooler it is a killer. Yesterday it was 28 degrees when I was running – arrrhhh!!! Jumping in the pool after was fantastic.

It was so hot the other day, I decided to walk the dog a long way instead of running. Lucky decision in hindsight. If I’d been running I might have actually stepped on the red-bellied black snake in the grass. Missed it by less than a metre. That’s one way to get the adrenaline buzzing.

But, I do love a good run. Keeps me fit. Keeps my bones strong. Keeps those calories burning. 

What about you? What do you do to keep fit and any tips on an exercise alternative during these heat waves.


  1. I don't know how you're managing to run in this heat and humidity, Jen. But go you! Yoga and a gentle swim in the ocean are my go-to choices for this time of year. But I'm looking at my waistline thinking I might need to up the ante there. I keep telling myself, "Once it's cooler..." ;-)

  2. That sounds like a good idea, Michelle. I've tried hard to enjoy yoga, but simply can't get into is. Keep thinking....all this concentrated breathing is very annoying. Obviously means I really need it! I'm a little nervous of ocean swimming at the moment - recent shark attack and all.

    1. If you're tempted, look into Iyengar yoga, Jen. I think you'd like it. :-)

  3. Hi Jennifer

    I really don't do anything these days, I used to love walking while listening to and audio book, but sadly my back won't let me anymore, but there is hope that soon I will be back to walking :)

    Have Fun


    1. Hi Helen

      Sorry to hear about your back!!! I so hope you get back to walking soon. One of the joys of life.