Olympic Day

O-Minus 42: Did You Move?

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Did you get out there and exercise yesterday? Did you feel like an Olympian doing it (or even a #Olympian)??

I had planned to run a mile (at least) — and in kind of a complicated story, that didn’t pan out. I’ve been in Indiana for a month taking care of family for some health issues. I was actually supposed to fly home to Boston on Olympic Day, but there’s been a setback and I’m here a little longer.

Needless to say, it’s not fun being without The Boy (for those of you who don’t know, The Boy is my husband), so he drove out here yesterday. We were going to do the mile run together, but he got a little lost and got here too late for that.

But! I had the opportunity to get in some skating time. I also referee roller derby, and I’d brought my skates with me so I could practice. I’ve been able to get out occasionally, and yesterday I managed to get in about 25 minutes on skates, which is good. I definitely need the practice, and I was able to work on my form, backwards skating and crossovers in both directions. Sure, it was basics, but roller skating is so much fun that it didn’t matter.

I’m glad I made the move to move, and after practicing, I feel more like a #Olympian — that’s not full Olympian in my book. I’m far from that but that’s OK. It’s not like  roller sports is going to be part of the Olympic program anytime soon. That’s a conversation for another day though.

How did you celebrate? We’d love to hear how Feverrish your day was!

Where’s the torch?

Pantanal, MT

The Pantanal is a major natural region with a mammoth wetlands area. It’s still on the western side of the country, but we’re now in the middle range. Still close to the Bolivian border, but getting closer to Paraguay as well.

Portuguese for the day:

Today our language site is BiteSizedLanguages.com, which has a weekly theme and has a daily word to learn based on that theme. If you’re concerned about Zika virus, this week’s theme is good for you: It’s pregnancy.

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