Saturday, June 7, 2008

Exercise for Quilters-the Louisville Zoo

Let's face it, quilting is a sedentary activity. Our beautiful stitches and piecing are not created while running through the poppy fields on our way to Oz. Yes, at times we are more on our bottoms than our congress should be. I just wish it was up to quilters to decide major tax or health care issues. Hmmm-a sewing machine for every

I digress. Quilters need to be more on the move. While I've been at the hospital and busy making my Grandmother's Flower Garden/Tillies Mosaic hand sewn quilt, I've not let the time go to waist. We must stay busy and keep the little grey cells moving. Besides the little grey cells in our brains, we must move our feet for exercise. Being downtown, I'm closer to the Louisville Zoo than when I'm in Crestwood, our home. The Zoo has a great program, called Zoo Walkers, in which you can walk a little over a mile, in the mornings from 8:00 am to 10:00am. I've been doing this and it's a wonderful time to check out all the animals. If you go be sure to visit the new tiger exhibit. Also in the morning the animals seem to be more active, at least some do. One of the favorite's is the baby elephant. It was born last year, and I doubt many events raised more attention for the Zoo than the blessed event. If you have little ones, there is a new waterpark. My other favorite is the meerkats. They have been given a box to play in. Just like we humans, don't waist your money on those fancy toys, sometimes our kids get more fun out of playing in a box.

The Zoo Walkers is just what it says. You have a well marked path and healthy tips all along the way for you to break up the walk. One mile doesn't sound like much, but it's mostly uphill, but only if you start at the correct starting place. As I'm walking I am aware I'm the only one walking in this direction. Those other savvy walkers have figured it out, walking downhill is easier, so you start at the end and walk to the beginning if you want an easier walk. Ah well, maybe they are walking around twice, to my once, but, I kinda doubt it.

Join the Zoo! Besides the Louisville Zoo, you can use your membership to zoos and aquariums around the country.

1 comment:

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Well then - that looks so much nicer than mall walking! I would rather walk through the zoo anyday. Glad to hear that you are getting outside for a bit of "me" time and exercising too.



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