Keeping fit is a challenge, and sometimes nature dictates the schedule. While living in the islands, the moon, tide and weather all tell me when and how I can exercise.
On a full moon, with a high tide, the beach will be soft and make running, let’s say, unpleasant. The sand forces ankles and knees into odd angles.
With no moon and high tide, the beach might be in better condition, so it’s worth a try.
No moon, low tide is the best time to run. The tide is out, the beach is wide and hard. Running barefoot is fantastic.
If I can’t run, I like to swim laps.
Sunny days are best. I like to see what’s in the water around me and cloudy days make that difficult. I’ll admit I might be a little afraid of sharks. I figure if they can see me, they won’t be interested in me. If the water is dark or murky, a shark might mistake me for lunch. Wind and current also affect when I can swim. Too much of either, and it’s not longer fun.
If I can’t swim laps, I like to kayak.
Wind and current dictate when and where I can go. The height of the tide doesn’t really matter, and I don’t usually kayak at night (although I have and a full moon makes this fun), so the moon doesn’t often come into play.
If I can’t kayak, then I like to do beach yoga.
High tide makes the beach wet, so not a good time. Too much sun and it’s too hot. Clouds are good for this activity.
If I can’t do any of these, I sulk. Just kidding. I can always read, write, blog, walk the dog, or hang with friends. The only activity Farley, my soft-coated wheaten terrier, can’t do with me is swim laps. He does an awesome downward dog.
Happy New Year 🙂
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