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Ann of Vries

The Entwife’s Heart II: Beyond Rivendell

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I like that I can now call my toddler-carrying “rucking” as a legit work-out XD (Although I just walk, running is not advised while doing carries due to possible injury or joint damage for the little one.)

 

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The Mr drove 3.5 hours to our new place for the building survey (house inspection for the USians). I stayed in London with the Enting for various reasons, but Mr kept me up to date with video calls and took about a million photos for planning purposes. The inspection came back excellent and we are happy. The sellers are evidently keen to move in September, and so we’re hoping that everyone’s desire to get moved will turn into action and reality. 

 

Friday was also the third hottest day on record in the UK so the river down the lane was evidently very popular. I look forward to visiting it on hot days next summer.

 

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Beyond Rivendell

Walking has been on and off. Hot days were hot and I got knocked down by a nasty headache on Saturday. But progress is being made, and I‘m only a couple of miles behind target. 167 miles to go....

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7 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Rucking almost never involves running. 

 

Ah! I assumed rucking was running with extra weight.

 

8 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Those people in the river look like they could be in Texas..

 

Escaping the heat? (Mr did say that despite the horde of people there, they were being good at social distancing.) 

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3 hours ago, Ann of Vries said:

Ah! I assumed rucking was running with extra weight.

 

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Rucking is Simple
You wear a backpack, walk, it's a fitness thing. And you're already doing it. Hiking is rucking in the mountains and urban hiking is simply called rucking. Rucking exercises can be done at any weight.

 

And your backpack shifts his curious little body around giving you even more of a core workout!

 

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6 hours ago, Ann of Vries said:

Escaping the heat?

That and the countryside. I've seen very similar rivers in Texas, and I've seen Texans in said rivers cooling off in similar ways to the people in the picture.

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49 minutes ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

That and the countryside. I've seen very similar rivers in Texas, and I've seen Texans in said rivers cooling off in similar ways to the people in the picture.

 

Ah! I guess my brain can’t equate “English countryside” with “Texan countryside” but my experiences of Texas are limited XD But in a more general sense, I understand. 

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3 hours ago, AgentsSka said:

And your backpack shifts his curious little body around giving you even more of a core workout!

 

I often joke that my Physio would be happy that I’m finally working my core muscles like she was always on me about doing :P 

 

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A slight lull in ambitions at the moment as the Enting has picked up a summer cold and is miserable and can’t go to nursery, and I have a lesser version and no childcare XD We are not having any Covid-like symptoms to worry about, but I’m a bit concerned that we’ve been in enough contact with other humans in the area to pick up any bugs since we haven’t been sick since winter what with Lockdown and all. 

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Yesterday, Enting’s symptoms moved in a “Covid-y” type direction, and then Mr and I also began going downhill. I decided we should get tested, just in case.

 

We’re still pretty sure it’s just a cold, but we want to be very sure.

 

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Let me tell you, swabbing a 2 year old is not a thing of joy.

 

We are self-isolating until we have confirmation of negative (and if it’s positive, we’ll go from there). We have ordered a lot of ready meals for the next few days because either way, if we’re half as bad as the Enting, the adults are going to be running on bare minimum survival standards for a few days.

 

I am not getting my walking goals in, no surprise there. I’m trying not to care about it, but it’s hard.

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On 8/5/2020 at 2:59 PM, Ann of Vries said:

I am not getting my walking goals in, no surprise there. I’m trying not to care about it, but it’s hard.

 

Do not worry about walking goals at this time.  You and your family's health is always the primary focus. 

 

Once your body is healthy, you can start worrying about your walking goals.

 

 

(I know you know this already.  But, confirming with a voice other than your own can be helpful sometimes.)

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13 hours ago, Ann of Vries said:

We are all still quite sick, but the test came back negative so there’s that at least.

 

 

Glad to hear that even though you're still under the weather :( 

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