Monday, January 23, 2017

Meet My New 'Friend'...


Yes, it is a treadmill!!! (I had to add some festive layers over this pic, otherwise it would be so boring and who likes that?)

A little over four years ago I started my 'running' program. Nothing fancy, lots of walking in between etc. The point is that after four years I still find this the only acceptable exercise for me. I don't love it, but I also don't mind it. What I do mind is the cold and the wet outside and I've found myself basically not running since mid October, not good at all!

The treadmill arrived little over a week ago and I've been on it almost every day! It connects with the internet and you can make maps online on which you can then run with the Google camera car, how cool is that?! I've been running in my dad's town of Muiden, in Utrecht (passing two of my abodes) and today I ran in Burgh-Haamstede. (all in The Netherlands) The machine automatically takes in the different elevations (which in The Netherlands is not much of course) and so it goes up and down while you're running. Very fun!

I'll keep you posted on my (hopefully) progress! {smile}

PS: Another reason for doing more exercise are my hot flashes that started about three weeks ago. Not funny you guys/ gals!

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Some 'Knittering' In The New Year...




Ha, I finished this Pointed Firs  Shawl yesterday and am wearing it already. (it is just around freezing over here, with some snowy remains from New Year's Eve) 

I wanted do some 'stash-busting' and decided my limited amount of DK yarn would fit the bill. (Madeline Tosh yarn) It was an easy knit and very comfortable for working on during the busy days of December...

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Rainy Days...

... don't get me down! (the Carpenters) Yep, still lots of rain here, but much higher temperatures and we've even enjoyed ...