So I posted how I’ve been doing the New York Times 7-Minutes (of hell) Exercise Program and I’ve been so religious about it that I can now, kind-of, sprint up the stairs! But then, last week, Time Magazine comes out with an article about how “Exercise Staves Off Alzheimer’s Disease”. Only you have to do 1 hour of cardio/4 times a week!!!
It is embarassing to admit how this breaks my wimpy heart. I am so fortunatate with my health, I should be grateful for this disaster- preventing information. Instead, the idea of 1 hour of cardio/4 times a week is such a heartbreaker! A younger me would have shined it on, but my best friend has Alzheimer’s, as I have shared here so often.
I started thinking how running didn’t used to be so bad, especially with an iPod. But then I read that running is bad for women’s innards, jarring them earthward with every pounding step. I tried barefoot sand running for a while, running right at the tide line where each foot fall forms a natural orthodic in the softish sand, cushioning your foot and sinking enough so there’s no jarring. I was telling my friend about this over lunch and we were thinking I had found my solution. But then a malicious easedropper at the next table, a young man I had never laid eyes on, turns around, totally uninvited, and shares how sand running tore up his achelies tendon like a tree shredder.
What the hell is an exercise phobe to do!? Do any of you have a 1-hour cardio routine that you love? Or even like? I could learn to love like.
Originally posted 2016-08-30 23:42:38.