One of my priorities during unemployment is to exercise every day, strenuously 2-3 times a week. That means light housework/gardening most days and walking or biking many of my errands. I go to the gym 1-2 times a week and walk on the beach at least once a week where I walk along the water between the Manhattan and Hermosa Beach piers. Yes, the high leg/low leg thing is a nuisance. But, the trade-off is worth it to me to feel the sand and water around my toes.
Now that I am getting stronger, I alternate walking along the surf and walking briskly in the loose sand. That is a strenuous low-impact cardio workout! And the scenery is so much more inspiring than watching a TV screen mounted to a treadmill.
You can't see it in this photo, but dolphins frolicked and fed offshore as I walked.
The climb from the beach to the parking garage to beat the meter maid
reminds me of the wind sprints my high school volleyball coach used to
add to the .end. of our workouts to remind us that, even when we think
we are tired, we still have more strength left.