The QiRanger Adventures


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I am almost beside myself… two fitness stories with a week.

First, I was waiting outside Jo’s office on Thursday, admitting the calm breeze, tranquil water feature, and lovely trees, when I noticed a rather large woman exit an office. Now, I have nothing against fat people, and in fact, think that too much pressure is placed on society to conform to a specific size. However, what caught me off guard was that this woman was exiting a health clinic on the second floor. This lead me to believe she was visiting the clinic for fitness reasons.

Good on her! We, as in Americans, are for the most part a lazy group who fails at each attempt at regular exercise. As she approached the exit of the second floor of the open air complex, she was faced with a dilemma. Stairs or elevator… to go down one flight. She chose the elevator! I chortled to myself. So much for being committed to fitness.

Then yesterday I was able to meet up with some friends to play some flag football. It was a great experience. I haven’t thrown or played football since my undergraduate years. I really wasn’t prepared for it, since I’ve been training a little for some planned hiking. That means long bouts of hitting the treadmill at 15% – no running.

The constant full-out running and killed my legs. I could barely lift them yesterday. Proof that I need to do a balance of running and hiking to get into shape, since we’re planning a rematch in two weeks.

Despite my lack at running skills, I did come up pretty well for the morning: 2 receptions (1 drop), 3 batted balls, 3 sacks (flag pulls), 1 near interception, 1 TD. Our team won 5-3.

I really hope I can make it next time. It was a good deal!


Written by Steve Miller

April 5, 2009 at 7:19 am

Posted in Exercise, Health

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  1. […] Original post by Steve […]


    April 5, 2009 at 7:58 am

  2. Hello Steve !

    You’re right often we’re too lazy. We all can use some discipline to do some regular fitness exercises.It will serve us so well , a healthy mind in a healthy body , and to create this you need some discipline and the desire to be in good shape , to create a good shape!
    Everything feels better when you are in good physical form isn’it ?
    I recently discovered swimming again , besides my tours on my bicycle I do frequently I go for a swim in my favourite swimming bath here down town Twice or 3 times a week and you know it’s awesome how you feel afterwords , it takes some discipline and sometimes it feels a bit hard in the beginning but once you are in the water and when you feel that rhytm of swimming it’ s wonderful .
    SO let’s have some more discipline to work out that body … and mind .. and a lot of things will go a lot easier.. haha



    April 6, 2009 at 11:54 am

  3. Frank wrote:

    I recently discovered swimming again

    I know what you mean. When I was working in Downtown Phoenix, I used to run and lift in the morning and then at lunch go back to the gym to soak in the spa and then swim 500m. It was a great deal of fun. I miss it greatly!


    April 6, 2009 at 11:57 am

  4. So If you miss it greatly why don’t you do it any more?
    perhaps practical reasons , other reasons as well, but is there really really really no possibilty to try to do it again in some way or another , in your most creative thinking is there really no possibility to do it again? I’m just asking you this because It feels that you really really really MISS that a lot ….

    ciao !


    April 7, 2009 at 2:18 am

  5. Frank… no access to a swimming pool.


    April 7, 2009 at 5:50 am

  6. Oh I see…

    that’s a pitty…

    Can’t you make one in your backyard?hahaha …
    (maybe I’m just crazy…hahaha!)
    I know it costs but maybe it’s worth while


    April 7, 2009 at 6:26 am

  7. Hi nice blog 🙂 I can see a lot of effort has been put in.


    April 20, 2009 at 7:01 pm

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