Aging Through Covid-19, March 31, 2020 – Getting My Bearings

Little Steps Poster ©Felipe Adan Lerma

Little Steps Poster ©Felipe Adan Lerma

I’ve no real idea how I’ll proceed or for how long with this series, but today’s post, after my series beginner yesterday, I’ve promised myself will be short 😊

After yesterday’s rainy day, today’s promising to be clear, cool, and a rare treat. I hope to do a little painting, get another exercise video in via SilverSneakers huge (free) selection on FB, and, take my last antibiotic for my sinus/throat infection.

My walking, which was beginning to suffer because of pain in my legs, esp at night, has been incredibly helped by some simple shin splits stretches. The hardest part is holding the stretch for 30 seconds, lol! Never had half a minute seem so darn long! And I do both the shin and calf stretches for both legs, oh boy, two minutes! 😂 I had to search through a variety of links til I found the ones I liked, so here’s the search link, lots of options! 😊 .

I think that’s all for today. I can feel the pull from yesterday’s 30 min total body fitness via SilverSneakers, and we’re doing a now very rare outing to Walgreens. People are being almost consistently considerate with each other re social distancing thank goodness. Eventually we may all need (and be able to, ha ha – no supplies) to wear face masks going out. Research is saying (link below), yes, the main masks doctors and nurses need are the “effective” ones, esp in blocking virus particles below a certain size, but droplets out among other folks in daily interaction can also be effectively blocked or muted with regular masks.

Once again, it wasn’t an either / or (or nor 😏) choice, but what kind for what situation.

Kinda like choosing a color or brush in art.

Or life 😊

Stay well everyone!



Series linkAging Through Covid-19

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Do you have good, positive, useful or encouraging info to share? Please post in the moderated comments below 😊

Note: Each time I post while doing this series (may it be a short series, but if so, for positive reasons 😊), I’ll post one or more links to posts I feel are worth seeing or reading. Some will be COVID-19 specific, some just uplifting, some encouraging via exercise or nutrition etc, but all within the rubric of what we’re all facing tougher ❤️

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    • Oh I hope she does, SilverSneakers is so good! We’ve gotten into a 3x morning routine doing their live streams; they seem to be doing a nice sequence of cardio on Monday, strength on Wed, and yoga on Fri – all doable standing or from a chair 😊 And those shin splints! Yikes! Never had before, and if I don’t stretch my legs out after I really hurt! 😢 If you need more info re Silversneakers for your mom let me know ❤️


  1. Take care of yourself!!! I hear you on the stretching….I do the leg I had knee replacement done last August every other day…..the 30 second pain pull….oh yeah!! But it truly helps!! Keep at it and be well!

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