So I'm in Chazy, with my
Anyway, since I found out that I had hyperparathyroidism last fall (and also found out that the condition had given me such bad osteoporosis that I have, to quote my doctor, "the bones of a 70 to 75-year-old woman"), I've been too busy--with the birth of two grandchildren, the surgery to remove the offending hyperactive gland, the wedding of one son, the graduation of my baby, and travels hither and yon to spend time with our kids--to start and stick to a work-out routine that will hopefully lead to better bone health. Walking is supposed to be a very good exercise for calcium-compromised ladies like me, so I'm determined to walk a brisk four miles a day, every single day this summer, at the very least; and to add cardiovascular and weight training exercises to this routine when I have the opportunity. The more muscles I have around my bones, the less likely it is that I'll break a hip if I fall. (That's the hope, anyway!)
While I'm building my muscles on these long walks, I'm also saying my Rosary and thinking all sorts of important thoughts. I'm clearing my head and letting go of any stress. (Not that I'm feeling stressed-out here in Chazy or anything!) I'm only on day two of this well-intentioned plan of mine, but I'm feeling very motivated.
This morning, I got up bright and early to get in my daily exercise, before my mom had even woken up. And I just have to tell you, Chazy is a crazy-beautiful and crazy-interesting place to walk.
This area has got some crazy-famous historical landmarks, carefully noted with signs.
|The Revolutionary War!|
|The Battle of Plattsburgh, War of 1812!|
|And other cool historical milestones!|