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21 Responses to The DREADED QUESTION!

  1. bocopro says:

    For the past 20 years or so, I’ve followed the old standard “Curmudgeon’s Guide to Fitness for What Ails You.”

    Every day I go thru a program built on tried-and-true methods:

    Leaping to conclusions
    Carrying grudges
    Running off at the mouth
    Taking things too far
    Dropping snarkisms on blogs
    Casting doubts on CNN and MSNBC
    Hurling epithets at Mike Lindell and Joe Namath
    Digging up others’ past mistakes
    Reshaping my personal history
    Ignoring political speeches
    Tossing word salad in essays
    Building ego-defense mechanisms

    And when my daughters are here with their kids, I like to throw my weight around, which always triggers intense and prolonged sessions of catching hell.

    Keeps me sharp.

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  2. I think about it everyday.
    Some others in the offices are getting treadmill desks.
    I have a standup roll-around programming cart that I push around the (large) shop floor all day, unless I need to be free of distraction wherein I retreat to my office,
    I climb equipment besides walking around it.
    I get home and weld my butt to the couch.

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  3. Ed,
    I get home and weld my butt to the couch.



  4. I used to walk almost daily to exercise. I live in an area very conducive to walking.

    And before the 2005 car accident that so badly damaged my back, I also used to ride my bike about 13 miles every day that the weather was nice.

    Now, I get my exercise by caregiving Mr. AOW and by climbing the flights of stairs in this house to get to my home office and the laundry room. My doctors would like me to go back to the walking routine because it’s more relaxing, but the doctors realize that caregiving does indeed provide a lot of exercise.

    Jogging? No way — EVER. My ophthalmic surgeon forever forbade my jogging when I had my first cataract surgery at age 32 in 1984. I recall his very words: “Jogging is bad for the eye, particularly the retina.”

    He agreed to my biking, provided I avoided big bumps by standing up, and to my swimming as long as I wore goggles and never dived in headfirst.


  5. kidme37 says:

    Boco beat me to it, he must get more exercise than I.


  6. bunkerville says:

    Yep….every day to the gym which is about one floor down… I walk there and back. Religiously….. 🙂 Seriously I do wander in and do the recumbent bike often… do feel better for it.. Has TV’s and i use headphone and watching MSNBC keeps up the adrenaline. I am careful about watching Fox there as I would soon be on the “Do not invite” list. It really is bad….


  7. bocopro says:

    To be serious for ‘alf a mo’, I actually DO exercise physically . . . in addition to doin all the lawn work ‘n’ stuff around the homestead.

    For years after I retired, I played golf about 4 times a week . . . until the arthritis in my thumbs and the impingement problem in my starboard shoulder got so bad I couldn’t trust my grip or my swing any more.

    On alternate days, I do several reps of various flies with 5-lb freeweights. Docs said every day is unnecessary and possibly damaging. Routine takes right at 23 minutes. Definitely makes me feel better. ‘Bout a 12 handicapper from blue tees on standard courses. On a really good day, I could be one or two over from the whites. Terrible putter.

    Most days Monsterdawg and I walk one of two routes about 0400 after my upper-body workout. Either route is right at half a mile. Only time we don’t is during rain.

    And then, weather permitting, I ride the ol’ Schwinn in the early afternoon before the goin-home traffic clutters the roads and fouls the air. Generally either about 15 minutes or 25 minutes depending on which route I take.

    Try to get in 10,000 steps a day.


  8. geeez2014 says:

    Bocopro, I must say your second comment really made me sad…….So you DO exercise. I much preferred your first comment!!!

    Kid and I are in mourning 🙂

    I had a business partner who used to say “Every time I think about exercising, I lie down and wait for the urge to pass.”….Well, he’s in good health and I think he turned 79 this January, so he’s doing something right! And it’s NOT exercise! Plus, he’s a Brit who moved back to England so I KNOW he’s not eating well!!

    BUnkerville…good for you! I’d LOVE to have a stationary bike but literally have nowhere to put one. OK. I COULD find the room, but needing two hip replacements and the pain associated with that doesn’t make me eager to be pedaling.
    Re FOX, thank goodness for the great conservatives there who GIVE ME HOPE; Hemmer, Smith, Henry, Hegseth, Doocey. Garrett etc etc…Without them, I’d be bereft, so I’m still a FOX fan, tho I can’t STAND how many libs they have on.
    Greg Gutfeld was discovered by Andrew Breitbart, Orson Bean’s son-in-law….and he mentioned Orson on THE FIVE the other day. Gutfeld is a great conservative…Dana Perino….Lisa Booth, Katie Pavlich. Harris Faulkner. What WOULD I do without them?

    AOW, I have never heard of that advice about the retina and running….I like it 🙂 Another good excuse NOT TO!!! And yes, I’m sure taking care of Dave is exercise…

    You all know that our buddy MAL tap dances with a group of senior tap dancing WOMEN! FUn and exercise at the same time, as they perform around Vegas, too!!! Mal is 91 now, or 92 and still tapping!??


  9. geeez2014 says:

    OFF TOPIC: I keep seeing discussions on the Barr/Trump situation….and the Left insists on “how awful it was to have a president get involved in the sentencing….who is too close to the Justice Department and how Barr is his puppet”
    Is it ME or did Trump and Barr both say there was no contact on the Stone sentencing between them, even going into timing details, and STILL the Left is insisting and inferring and hopefully mischaracterizing all of that?

    I don’t get it…

    Eric Holder called himself “A wingman of the president”….Holder was TOTALLY in Obama’s pocket, and now THIS??


  10. skudrunner says:

    I walk three miles three days a week and play golf four. I made a commitment to lose fifteen pounds and I only have twenty to go.

    The Barr situation is just a preamble to the next impeachment hearing and another waste of 30 or so million. No evidence has been presented except by madam botox and the rest of the whining left but that seems all they need to move forward.

    Now that bloomberg has taken over a role behind the bern the left has other problems. If they disallow the bern in favor of bloomberg the sanders supporters will sit home because the DNC once again threw bernie to the curb. Bloomberg has the funds to buy the nomination so it is interesting times. Better stock up on your big gulp cups.

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  11. kidme37 says:

    Actually there is one exercise I do from time to time. Works the whole body pretty good.


  12. geeez2014 says:

    Kid! That guy HAS to have THE firmest, strongest abs and thighs IN THE WORLD!
    Good on you that you do that, too! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!


  13. MAL says:


    BTW, I don’t tap dance, Z. I merely dance choreographed numbers in costumes, like the one you showed we did at our local park. Example: We will be performing tomorrow at the Texas Station Hotel/Casino in their theater. Its being put on by Humana. We also walk 1 or 2 miles daily when possible. Or go to our gym here on the treadmill when the weather doesn’t “cooperate”.


  14. geeez2014 says:

    Mal, I forgot it’s not TAP, sorry!! I’m so proud of you!
    I’m proud of you for EXERCISING! I really need to find something I can do before I have my hip


  15. MAL says:

    I’m so sorry you need surgery on your hip, Z. Is it a replacement or repair? I’ve been so fortunate in not having any joint problems many folks have as we age, like hips, knees, etc. I’ve been truly blessed that way.
    They always get a kick out of telling the audience my age after we perform.


  16. skudrunner says:

    ZZZZZ Three weeks after you have your hip replaced you will feel OK. Couple months later you will question if you had it replaced because it is a non issue. I played golf after two months and have never looked back. Now to have a knee replaced which is a different experience. I am now paying for a misspent youth.


  17. kidme37 says:

    Z, There is a trick to it of course, but damn if i can come up with a suggestion. Best I can think of is some apparatus up the back of the right leg and maybe on to the back, but unless his right foot is somehow locked to the pavement that ain’t gonna work. He’s done this in several of his vids with no video breaks so you got me.
    The back of his shirt hangs down, so he’s not laying on anything. Lots of cool Dynamo vids out there on youtube.
    He mostly just does magic for people on the street then just walks away.


  18. kidme37 says:

    Mal, Never jogged. Saved my hips and knees for this later in life period. I do a little weight stuff and treadmill.

    @Z, There is no way a person could do that regardless of muscle. Physics dictates that much weight behind the right foot means he has to go to the ground. There’s a trick but who knows what.


  19. Baysider says:

    Early morning qi gong
    Walking for errands, with wind sprints thrown in
    The 7-minute workout:

    Strength conditioning with TRX straps, weights

    Unlike AOW, I do NOT consider caretaking exercise. It’s work!!! And I’ve been hurt several times. But it does lead to extended Mental Gymnastics.


  20. geeez2014 says:

    Skud, thanks so much! I know very well that it’s a breeze, many friends and one sister have had one and two replacements….I just DON’T WANT TO 🙂 HA!!
    I do know it’ll be easy and so much better than having this pain! But, it’s not QUITE bad yet.
    my problem is timing….I have students with me during the school year so I need to do it in the summer…and a friend from OK wants to visit this summer, and.;..blah blah. Lots of decisions to make.
    THANK YOU for the wonderful encouragement from one who knows!

    MAL..totally genetic, apparently… the family.

    Baysider, AOW has to lug Dave around…a lot. she gets a work out at home!


  21. MAL says:

    Well, I’m sure you’ll be just fine,, Z, ‘cuz ya can’t keep a good gal down!
    We’ll be prayin’ for ya, too!


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