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On 5/20/2021 at 7:40 AM, APFSDS said:

Took a train to a nearby town. It has quite beautiful valleys and tiny rivers and lakes. Pines on steep and gentle slopes... lovely.
Backpack on and had a decent walk in the woods. Short, but good. I wish I had someone to drag along 😄

Thanks for a great idea. We have an Amtrak station nearby and taking a short trip and hiking back would be fun.

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On 5/15/2021 at 11:03 PM, Charlee said:

I havnt done any exercise in over a month now, I used to regularly go to yoga and rock climbing but I cant seem to make myself go anymore and I really loved them both and I liked how they made me feel about my body and in my body but now I cant make myself go 😞 

We do indoor rock climbing twice a week. With masks due to Covid. Breathing is rough while climbing but it is really good therapy for us, and as you know, it's a lot of fun. Get back out there and do some. You'll feel better for sure.

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@Nightjar + @sober4life . :hearts: .

Glad you're both still getting in some exercise. My walks with the dog are slowing down as we cut early ot mid afternoon way down. Too hot, she's got her tongue hanging out huffing in not time. I got her haircut as short as they were willing to go but the poor pooch is still really hot. We modify the walk to get the sun behind buildings and walk on the shady side... No, NJ, not the shady side, ya know, the actual shade from the sun... (I know you'd go there) 😉  S4L please do not make videos of you working on the car. Sounds like a hospital visit waiting to happen... :Coopwink:

Got our bikes tuned up and ready. We went on an old rail trail this past weekend. 16 mile round trip. Not bad for first time out for the year. We'll be hitting the dirt single track this weekend.

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I walked to the lake and back today too.  Like I said most of the cows are gone now.  I do still have all the cows on the property next to mine though so I still get to see them every day.  If you're talking about the spiders I'm not worried about them.  The one I mentioned looks very scary but the poison doesn't hurt people.  I'm a strange person though.  I rescue spiders and bees.  Most people **** things like that in the house.  I try to find out where they came from outside and set them free.🤭

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Just now, sober4life said:

Most of the animals I see at this point are spiders crossing the road.

Why did the spiders cross the road?  I believe you because I've seen spiders--tarantulas--moving across a road in a loosely spread herd.  It was a foothill road heading into the Sierras, narrow but paved with two lanes.  From a distance, I saw first what appeared to be a lot of fuzzy brown things littering the road.  That's what your mind sometimes does when you see something you've never imagined, from a distance.  Tarantulas didn't occur to me. 

They covered twenty to thirty yards of the road in a loose mass of spiders.  And, this is true--there was a sign as I slowed to stop, one of those signs that warns that animals cross somewhere along the roads.  Regular white rectangle with a simple representation of a tarantula crossing the road.  I'm sure there's a natural explanation, but never googled it.

Bulgakov

 

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8 hours ago, In2deep4me said:

We do indoor rock climbing twice a week. With masks due to Covid. Breathing is rough while climbing but it is really good therapy for us, and as you know, it's a lot of fun. Get back out there and do some. You'll feel better for sure.

Ive been back to yoga two days in a row and it really did make me feel better, ive had a bit of a set back yesterday so not sure if ill go tonight but, hopefully ill be back on the wall soon too 🤞🤞

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12 hours ago, In2deep4me said:

We do indoor rock climbing twice a week. With masks due to Covid. Breathing is rough while climbing but it is really good therapy for us, and as you know, it's a lot of fun. Get back out there and do some. You'll feel better for sure.

 

3 hours ago, Charlee said:

Ive been back to yoga two days in a row and it really did make me feel better, ive had a bit of a set back yesterday so not sure if ill go tonight but, hopefully ill be back on the wall soon too 🤞🤞

I noticed rock climbing is often mentioned from both of you. I'm interested! I assume those are those funny walls with plastic grippy things on them 😄 I've seen them in some places.

Not many actual cliffs where I'm from... lol

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15 hours ago, APFSDS said:

I noticed rock climbing is often mentioned from both of you. I'm interested! I assume those are those funny walls with plastic grippy things on them 😄 I've seen them in some places.

Not many actual cliffs where I'm from... lol

You have the basic idea. We're talking indoor climbing. So the walls look kinda like rock but they're not. The peices are plastic of all different sizes and shapes. How you grip them or stand on them and how you climb from one to the next is the main idea.

There are 4 types that I am aware of for indoor. 3 of them are the same outdoors.

1. Top Rope - The rope is attached to a pulley at the top of the wall. You attach one side of the rope to you and a partner attaches the other end to them. You climb the wall and they take out the slack. So if you fall it's only a few feet. Very safe and easy to learn. It is the place to start in my mind.

2. Lead climbing. This is like above with 1 big change. The climber is actually bringing the rope with them and clips it into a hook at intervals as the climb. The hooks are 5-10ft apart. Your partner is taking up slack. If you fall from the worst part you could drop about 20-25ft, before your partner "catches" you with their belay taking up all the slack. Depending on how high the wall is. We climb walls that are 30-65ft high.This is the most fun for me as the added amount of danger makes it a good adrenaline rush. I'm an old adrenlin junkie so this works for me. We climb

3. Bouldering. No ropes. Walls are about 15-20ft high. You climb shorter but more intense climbs. You have to be careful about falls as you hit the deck.

4. Speed climbing. This is a foot race up a wall, tied to a rope, climbing specially shaped pieces.

The floor below the walls is a big thick crash pad material so you cna take a hard fall and still be fine. Some bouldering folks do mess up arms and legs falling.

That's about the gist of it. Many cities have climbing gyms here in the states. It's also popular in many other countries and gaining popularity. It is at the olympics this year.

If you go look on the "ifsc.org" website you can find out all about it. Also if you go on youtube you can watch events and learning videos if you search for "IFSC" or "indoor climbing".

It's a very inclusive community, people are willing to help each other, it's as much finesse as it is strength to climb, and routes you climb are all different so it's also problem solving. In our gym it is about equal male to female ratio, so it's not a guy thing. Good for socialising too. Age range is very wide.

 

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I walked to the lake and back today.  I got close enough to a baby deer today that I could have reached out and touched her if I wanted to.  Well I did want to but I couldn't let my scent get on her.  I stood there and talked to her for a while though.  She was very tame.  You never know what's going to happen in life I guess.😃

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I walked to the lake and back again today.  Many of the cows are back.  The truth is a lot of them were just on a back field before where I couldn't see them.

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7787 today. Nice little walk. I very nearly didn't go because I've been feeling so rough but I thought it would be a better option than feeling trapped in the house. I did manage to enjoy it so that's a win for me today 🤪

I explored a little bit which always makes me feel good and got an awesome bit of shade by walking through a little wood I hadn't explored before 👍

 

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