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 comment:

  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!