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Ack! It's Valentine's Day [Feb. 14th, 2007|02:12 pm]
[Current Music |Elvis Costello, My Aim is True]

So, it's started appropriately enough...ice and snow and slush. Percy wiping out in the hallway and managing to scrape his leg up on the heat register. Nothing drastic, but enough that I've had to spend a half an hour tracking down everywhere he's been, wiping up the blood spots.

So...ice, bloodstains and sacrificial victims (lobsters, because on Valentine's Day, you should kill your own meal, right?)in the fridge. Look, you Christians made up a lover's holiday based around some guy who got clubbed to death for his religion, so don't be giving me that look. YOU started it.

Otherwise, I'm clueless. Hell, I haven't had anyone to celebrate this day with in so long...'cause really, reminding your husband that Valentine's Day is next week, this week, tomorrow, today...with about a 50/50 chance that it's all for naught...takes the fun right out of it, y'know?

After a decade or so, I gave up, bought my own chocolates and flowers, and just made a decadent meal.

But now, I'm slingshot back to "the dating years" and hell if I remember how this goes. I'm going to go with making a fabulous meal, shaving my legs, clean sheets, candles, acrobatics and hope that's enough.

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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2007-02-14 08:40 pm (UTC)
OMG! It would be so much easier with a trapeze! No wonder I always pull a muscle...
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[User Picture]From: stonethrow
2007-02-15 02:24 am (UTC)
Remember to stretch before any physical activity.

Also here are some guidlines: (edited for humming bird attention span)

The relationship between DURATION and INTENSITY is important - if you work out at higher intensities, decrease exercise duration; if you work at lower intensities, increase exercise duration.

Aerobic exercise is exercise that utilizes large muscle groups or large groups of muscles is rhythmical in nature, and is something that can be performed continuously over a period of time. If played vigorously for an hour or so you will get similar results.

PROGRESSION of your program is also very important. Start your program with activities that you can do at a moderate intensity for 20 to 30 minutes; if you have time, increase the duration to 35, 40, 45 minutes over a period of 2 to 6 weeks. If you want to increase the frequency of exercise, always take one day of rest per week and alternate hard and easy training days so that you reduce your risk of overuse injuries and reduce the likelihood of ‘burnout."

Good Luck and enjoy the exercise program.
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From: pyrateatlarge
2007-02-15 11:22 am (UTC)
Don't forget the cranberries.

oh crap. . .wrong holiday.

No wonder Cyn gave me that puzzled look when she found a can opener on her pillow last night.
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2007-02-15 01:21 pm (UTC)
Let me add another key element to that exercise program -- Naproxen. Take 2 before strenuous activity, then another 2 twelve hours later. Or maybe it was the evening, um, stretching and working out that kept my back and abs from seizing up after shoveling tons of heavy wet snow....
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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2007-02-15 05:38 pm (UTC)
There I was, alone, with a box of two dozen GOURMET COOKIES that arrived via UPS yesterday....at least it wasn't a bucket of greasy chicken..then again that could of been fun :-)

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