Great hike…Santa Margarita Trail

I know I said yesterday that we were going on a new hike that was a 6 mile round trip. But…

I think it ended up being closer to 8 miles. To be honest, I have no idea.

We got in there and it was truly beautiful, but the storm and heavy rains that we had a few days earlier left their mark.

Trees were down and parts of the trail in numerous places were washed away, to a point where we couldn’t figure out where we were supposed to go.

We ended up going down part of a trail and ending up at a dead end or impassable spot. Then we would head back and ultimately ended up hiking for well over 4 hours.

By the time we found our car again, I was completely exhausted.

Here are the pictures I took. I hope, as usual that you enjoy them.

It was a wonderful hike and really gorgeous out there. Quiet, peaceful and although exhausting…fabulous!



Airline Exercising

I hate to fly…but I LOVE where it takes me, so I do it.

However, as soon as the seatbelt sign goes off, I’m up.

I walk back and forth.

I just can’t sit in that chair very long.

If you’re like me, then here are a few exercises to do at your seat to help with circulation.

Happy Traveling!


Beginner Yoga Balance Exercises

I think balance is crucial in life….and I really liked these beginner exercises.

Go ahead and give them a try.

It’s better than a broken hip later in life.

Plus…it will condition you to carry your luggage and walk through historic sites.


Joy, Fitness, & Style


These 3 yoga moves not only improve balance, but increase kinesthetic awareness, and mental focus as well.



Hope you all have an active week!

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Rotator Cuff

I have a problematic rotator cuff.

I have difficulty with strength in that arm and I can’t sleep on that side.

Very annoying. ( I like sleeping on that side. )

I try to do exercises, but like any working out it takes effort to build in the habit.

Here are some rotator cuff exercises for us to add to our routines.

Be careful and go slow. This is a difficult part of the body to reach and strengthen.

Unfortunately, as we age we must take care of this and keep it strong.

Trust me…you don’t want it to start hurting.

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