Sunday, April 14, 2019

Rowing Update

I've been rowing two and a half hours at about 27 strokes per minute each week since my first post on rowing. This week I've only done one hour. I've worn out my machine and for a second time, the cord has broken. Bill fixed it for a second time, so I'll be able to pick up and do more rowing, but I think I'm going to need a new machine before the year is over. The computer section in the control panel no longer works. It has been hard to keep going, but I've been a bit obsessive-compulsive about the progress. Now after a suggestion from my daughter-in-law, I listen to music while rowing and do two 15 minute sessions five days a week, or at least, I had. Now I have to get back into my schedule.

For the first time in my life, I can feel the muscles in my legs, which feels strange when I walk, and while the muscles in my arms have less development, I have some. I think I will take up some weight lifting that I learned from Margaret Richardson in the Body Electric TV show that aired for years here on PBS. I might look up some of the yoga I learned from Lilias Yoga and Your before that, again on PBS.  I have a CD for Lilias, but I might need to get one for Margaret's exercise CDs, if they are still available.

Whew-hoo! Just found out Body Electric is on YouTube; so are some episodes of Lilias Yoga and You. How the world has changed.


  1. Good on you, Rhobin. Exercise is essential for all sorts of reasons.
    I often have writing ideas cooking in the back of my mind while exercising, and find the music interferes with this. Instead, I aim to get a "flow" experience.
    Keep it up!

  2. Experiences have taught me that the fittest looking person might not be the one who impresses you with his or her fitness levels. No wonder why we talk about fitness more these days because we are all worried about our fitness levels.