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Clicking Our Heels – Favorite Form of Exercise

Clicking Our Heels – Favorite
Form of Exercise

In the past, we’ve discussed what the Stiletto Gang
members would be doing if we weren’t reading or writing, but the question came
up as to what our favorite form of exercise is.


Debra H. Goldstein: 
I’m a couch potato. During the pandemic, I thought I should do something
so I ordered a Cubii exerciser. After a week, I shrouded it. Periodically, I
look at it from the couch.


Lynn C. Willis: Hiking with Finn.


Barbara J. Eikmeier: Favorite doesn’t necessarily imply I
do it with any regularity, right. I love swimming laps, but mostly I ride my
stationary bike.


Donnell Bell: 


Gay Yellen: Dancing with my husband. He took me dancing on
our first (blind) date, and that almost sealed the deal right there!


Lynn McPherson: I love walking.


Bethany Maines: Karate! I’ve been taking and teaching
karate for over a decade. It’s a great place to keep fit and connect with my


Mary Lee Ashford: My favorite exercise is walking, outside
if the weather permits. I also enjoy yoga though my knees are not enjoying it
lately, and I love dance though I don’t often get the opportunity except around
the house. In which case, I hope no one is watching!


Shari Randall: I love Zumba and country line dancing.
They’re so much fun they don’t feel like exercise to me at all.


Linda Rodriguez: Dance (or gardening) used to be mine. But
lately, it’s physical therapy.


Anita Carter: I love kickboxing!


T.K. Thorne: Before Covid, I did Akayama Ryu martial arts
twice a week. This year I learned a Tai Chi series and that has really kept me
sane. I like to walk outside where there are trees and space to breathe.


Debra Sennefelder: I love exercise. It keeps me in shape
and it keeps me sane. I love weight workouts, walking/treadmill workouts,
Pilates and Yoga. I aim for five to six workouts a week, so I like a lot of


Kathryn Lane: Walking in a beautiful setting, especially in
the mountains, brings me great joy and peace of mind.


Dru Ann Love: Definitely a couch potato. Give me a sci-fi
movie and I’m in heaven.


Kathleen Kaska: I love running. I just completed my
twenty-fourth marathon.


Saralyn Richard: Long walks (working out plot points while


Robin Hillyer-Miles: Yoga.


Lois Winston: Walking.

Don’t Listen to Movie Stars’ Opinions About Much of Anything

When I was a kid I loved movie stars. I cut their photos out of movie magazines (that’s what we had back in my day) and taped them to my closet doors. (Only place mom allowed me to do it.)

Our family went to the movies every Friday night. Sometimes I went to matinees with my friends.

My father worked for Paramount and loved to tell us how awful different stars we liked really were–how they acted on and off the set, how they treated anyone they thought a bit lower in status than they were, lack of morals and so on. At that time, I didn’t really care–and probably thought my dad was exaggerating.

In case you misunderstand, I do believe everyone has a right to their own opinion. But what galls me is to hear a big name movie star speak out on TV like he is an expert about–you name it, politics, global warming, religion, family, the economy, how to fix whatever our problems are or he or she thinks they may be.

Thanks to all the magazines we have now, we know that my dad was right, most of these people don’t behave on or off the set, and have an alarming lack of morals. Frankly, I wonder about some of their intelligence. Just because someone has a beautiful face, body, talent that doesn’t necessarily equal brains. (If you want to know the truth, I feel the same way about most of the politicians.)

For instance, what right does someone who lives in a big house (and probably owns more than one) with who knows how many big screen TVs and other appliances that use up all kinds of electricity and drive and own multiple cars, and maybe fly his or her own airplane wherever they want to go, to tell me or you that we need to conserve, start walking instead of driving, well you get the idea.

None of these folks live in the real world–the world we all live in. They have no understanding of the problems the rest of us face in our day-to-day lives.

I’ve gotten it off my chest and I feel much better.

Might as well let me know what really bugs you.