High Knees (+ 18)

13 April 2020 – Turn off Netflix; leave Zoom; renounce YouTube. (Even, gasp, say good-bye to WordPress, but, there-there, only temporarily.)

Pull on your exercise clothes; lace up your shoes; meet me on Gore Street, half a block south of Union. Face north. Do a few preparatory stretches.



RUN around the corner onto Union.

Now SHUFFLE until …

it’s time to HOP and then BALANCE.


up the ante with some ZIGZAG


SKIP for a bit …

Now SPIN WALK, taking your directional cue from the spirals, and next — but only once your head stops spinning — WIGGLE.

Gauge SOCIAL DISTANCE, measured in hearts …

take a running jump at HOP SCOTCH

DANCE your way to LEAP FROG

and then flash those HIGH KNEES of yours on every star.

Walk BACKWARDS (oops, trust me on this one) …

and soar into the SKI JUMP.

Finally! It’s finally time to SLITHER

sssskillfully ssslither …

your way to two-block, 19-station, sidewalk exercise …


Now cool down, pat yourself on the back, down a celebratory whatever-you-celebrate-with, and go buy some chalk.

There has to be a two-block stretch of sidewalk near you, eager to host your very own community exercise event.


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  1. I am marvelling at the loveliness of your unseen (and unknown?) neighbours. Thanks for passing it on. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Frances Maddin

     /  13 April 2020

    That was wonderful. ๐Ÿ˜

  3. susan Corbin

     /  14 April 2020

    Thatโ€™s great! This is our first day of freedom. Whatever that means in todayโ€™s words. We are getting Dougal back too, so will walk and see what is on our paths…thanks, susanxo

  4. What a great idea! So much creativity being unleashed. You stay safe

  5. Fabulous! I would not be able to resist, but I’m not sure if I would get to the end… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Oh yes Penny I agree I had a unplug day (almost) did on line yoga…and big walk\run in the sun…๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ‘ฃ


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