Thursday, March 8, 2012
Walkabout is Fitness Fun
Remember two months ago when I blogged about our upcoming outdoor walking program at the Library? Well, guess what's almost here already! C'mon, that's a gimme. No tuna-in-oil for getting that one right.
Want details? You know where to click. Oh, and watch the program trailer below, too.
Programma Mama says we should recap for my new readers instead of forcing them to read my old blog posts. I can do that, thanks to cut-and-paste and a little editing. Outdoor walking at MPL begins March 27, 2012, for which you may now register using our online events calendar or by calling (317) 831-7323 (registration is required, as space is limited).
Donna McFarland of the Martinsville YMCA will be conducting two exercise walking sessions beginning at my Library's courtyard, which you can see pictured on my blog page somewhere. Both sessions begin March 27. The morning walk starts at 7:45 a.m. and runs (pardon the pun) until 8:45 a.m. The evening walk begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m. The morning walks will be held on every THIRD Tuesday of each month (after March 27), but the evening walks will fall (again, pardon the pun) EVERY Tuesday of the month (again, after March 27). You should arrive early if possible to stretch and chat. Bring your own water bottle. Trust me, you'll be parched after two blocks.
This is a wonderful opportunity to exercise in a pleasant, low-impact activity with supportive participants and an expert in physical fitness to oversee the venture. You owe it to yourselves to get some exercise, and walking is the ticket. Get a move on already. Those feet won't walk themselves.
Walkabout is Fitness Fun
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P.S. In the rock-opera Tommy, The Who sang about Captain Walker, who was purportedly lost during a British air raid in World War II (but appeared later in a pivotal point in the story). Pete Townshend began the tale with "Overture," heard here--or herd hear?--from the album Tommy (1969).
P.P.S. Captain Walker later appeared to Tommy in a delirium-induced dream/out-of-body psychical journey that is musically captured in "Amazing Journey," as Tommy struggles to adjust to his new psychosomatic condition that has rendered him deaf, dumb, and blind. (It could also have been an illness-induced near-death experience.) This part of the story is often mistaken for a hallucinogenic drug trip, but that's out-of-sequence with the plot line. Tommy doesn't meet "The Acid Queen" until side two of the album (when he was older), and "Amazing Journey" appeared on side one (when he was still a child). I know someone who wrote a Master's thesis about this album (and the subsequent movie ), so this is pretty complicated stuff, both musically and literarily.