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Today... and plans for the weekend

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I try not to be judgemental... but sometimes I think people want to have the result without putting in any effort. (This includes me at times.) I try to be supportive, but I can't MAKE someone want to exercise or eat healthy. Oh well, I guess I need to get over myself. Rant over.

Went for a good bike ride this morning, before heading out for my lunch date. I haven't done that in a while. It felt good. Not the hills so much, but the rest was fun. Went for a short walk along the lake shore between lunch and my dr appointment. Nothing new with the dr, just more of the same. I go back in 3 weeks. I don't have to go for more blood work until Oct 20th though.

Cooper has had numerous very short walks today. He hasn't wanted to go out for a long walk, but insists on going out fairly frequently. I don't mind today. He is going out to my parents' house tomorrow and staying with them until Sunday afternoon. Jeremy and I are leaving early Friday morning for the Adirondacks to go paddling. We are paddling Friday afternoon, and then doing Paddle for the Cure on Saturday with his ex who is a breast cancer survivor. There is quite a crowd of us going from my niece's family. It is nice that my brother and his ex are friends now. Anyway... we are driving back home on Saturday evening, then leaving early Sunday morning to do the end to end paddle on Lake Chautauqua. That is about 17 miles. So, I might not make my step goal for those three days, but I will be getting plenty of exercise!

  
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BONNIEMARGAY 9/18/2014 3:27PM

    Yes, my tolerance for people who habitually sit around and complain about what they are not bothering to get done is VERY low now. I wish them luck on their journey!

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GOULDSGRANITE 9/18/2014 2:17PM

    Sounds like a winner of a weekend for you! Have a great time.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/18/2014 8:39AM

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NILLAPEPSI 9/18/2014 4:03AM

    Have an awesome weekend!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/18/2014 1:36AM

    Have a lovely weekend !

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CINDHOLM 9/17/2014 8:30PM

    Have a GREAT weekend!! emoticon

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MBPP50 9/17/2014 8:06PM

    I am in awe of how much exercise you do. I didn't think I could paddle one mile, much less 17 or even more. Have fun!

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Missing Summer

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The day started grey and wet, but the sun came out this afternoon, and it turned into a pleasant day after all. Walked Cooper 4 times today. I guess he is a spoiled pup, but my apartment is carpeted, so I would prefer there are NO accidents inside. Also got in a 30 minute run, some yoga, and some ST. My arms feel pretty weak today for some reason, but I pushed through the little bit that I did.

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day. My neighbor asked if I would go use the bikes in the basement with her first thing in the morning, which will be followed directly by a dog walk, then lunch with my friend Peter, a Dr appointment, then out to the farm to visit with my parents. I hope to be home by about 6pm.

I miss Summer already!

  
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SHERYLDS 9/17/2014 6:55PM

    A run, some yoga, and some ST
You did very well......kudos. emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 9/17/2014 2:21PM

    I'd like to trade you some of this crazy heat and sunshine, if I could just figure out how to send it...

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GOULDSGRANITE 9/17/2014 1:47PM

    Sweet Summertime...It is so hard not to miss everything about it! Lucked out here and having a week of good weather. Trying to make the best of every last moment. BBQ'd Salmon last nite. Thinking of grilling Black Bean Burgers tonite. emoticon

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CINDHOLM 9/17/2014 9:29AM

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GARDENCHRIS 9/17/2014 7:48AM

    me too!!

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NILLAPEPSI 9/17/2014 7:06AM

    Great job on the exercise!!

Have fantastic day! emoticon

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MBPP50 9/17/2014 6:31AM

    Sounds like a good day. I wish summer would go away- I am ready for fall!

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/17/2014 12:17AM

    I miss summer already too !

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DIANEDOESSMILES 9/16/2014 11:25PM

    I ALSO Do !! Chandra, I had surg on my big left toe in June,,, since then I've been in 4 different casts. UGHERS !!!

So yeah, I DID Miss summah in every way. unfortunately, I will have surg again around Jan,,, no doubt we will be in the WINTAH challenge. :) LOL I have a way of hiting the challenges huh?

I SHOULD be getting off the air cast next Tues, if toe is healed enough,,, it's been hurting me quite a bit so it really remains to be seem.

U keep UP all the wonderful exercise. ENJOY the BIKE ride gal !!

SO HAPPY to have you back !

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Grumpy day...

Monday, September 15, 2014

The weather is bumming me out today. Grey and chilly. Now it has started raining. I did get Cooper out for an hour and a half walk this morning, which was nice. Then I left him with my neighbor while I went to get blood work done, run to the post office to sort out a problem, and a trip to the corner store to pick up a couple things. My errands took me an hour. While I was gone her nurse came, and Cooper was bent on protecting my neighbor from that evil nurse.... wouldn't let her touch Patty without barking. Then I went out for a run. I just wasn't feeling it today, so I quit short of 20 minutes. That was about a mile and a half, so it could have been worse. Came home and did some stretching and yoga, tried a new core exercise on the ball, and danced like crazy for about 15 minutes. After that I decided to sit and read for a while, while my SIL used my elliptical. She cranked out a good 20 minutes on the beast. More than I have done in a while. I really should just give it to her. She would make better use of it. I like my rower, but the elliptical is mean.

I should probably go take dog out for his last walk of the day. Since it is raining it will probably be really, really short.

  
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GOULDSGRANITE 9/16/2014 3:20PM

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BONNIEMARGAY 9/16/2014 2:50PM

    Wishing you relief, wonderful lady!

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FLORIDASUN 9/16/2014 10:30AM

    That's why I live in FL I thrive on sunshine...not necessarily HEAT though...it's STILL in the upper 90's here..pant, pant! emoticon It's good that you push yourself for your exercise even when you aren't necessarily in the mood. I give you an A++ on that! emoticon emoticon

Cooper is a lucky little doggie that you make sure he gets his exercise too! emoticon emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 9/16/2014 7:49AM

    Must be nice to be able to go for run in the middle of the day. It's usually too hot here for that to happen.

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NILLAPEPSI 9/16/2014 4:01AM

    We all have our grumpy days. I hope the exercise helped boost your mood. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/16/2014 12:27AM

    Sounds like you managed to keep going in spite of the grumpies

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 9/15/2014 11:51PM

    Great job!!!

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DESERTDREAMERS 9/15/2014 9:01PM

    I walked to the State Fair grounds this morning - had plotted it out on SP last night &thought it was about 2 miles. Nope! More like 3 miles. Then 5 miles around the fair, and another 3 miles home. Still haven't walked the pups yet - and it's pouring rain out there - looks like I got home just in time. I know this is nothing for you, but it's a lot for me!

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DBEAU57 9/15/2014 8:51PM

    I sure hope you get some sunshine tomorrow to counteract the grey skies today! They can really be a bummer! But rainy days are my favorite times to read -- too bad that doesn't burn many calories!

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MBPP50 9/15/2014 8:04PM

    Dancing sounds like a good way to beat the grumpies!

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KEEPITUP62 9/15/2014 7:59PM

    Sounds like you had an awesome workout......way to go.

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Getting ready for Winter already...

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I went out to the farm early today, so Jeremy and I could start clearing the snow shoe trails through the woods. I got to ride some of the way in the bucket on the front of the tractor. He kept raising it way up in the air. Lots of fun. There is no trail clearing option in the fitness tracker, so I just listed it as hiking, even though I spent a lot of time bending, stretching, and slogging through mud. We cleared a lot of brambles, and took the chain saw to about ten trees that had fallen across the trail over the summer. We got the entire back line trail cleared, plus the trail down around the pond (and we didn't even drive the tractor into the pond!)... now we just have the property on the other side of the road to clear.

That took us nearly two hours. Then we had lunch with mom and dad. Mostly fresh veggies from the garden, with a little ground beef and pasta for protein and carbs. Dad brought me and Cooper home around 2pm. We had to make a stop at the car wash, because I borrowed the truck last night, and sometime overnight (parked in the parking lot) it got egged. Not just one egg. Lots of eggs. I don't understand why someone would think that was "fun" or even okay. I am glad they didn't key the truck, but still what runs through someone's mind when they decide to pull sh...stuff like that? Anyone have an answer to that one? I am truly mystified.

After we got home, I spent some time reading on the bike, took Cooper for a healthy walk, grooved out for a while, did some yoga, and cooked a healthy dinner for me and my neighbor. She really likes my chicken stir fry on brown rice. I managed to finish the book I started last night while I was on the bike. Good thing I have ordered so many books lately... I read really fast and love to spend an hour or two on the bike reading. I am expecting another box tomorrow in the mail. Yay books!

The next step for getting ready for Winter is sorting through my wardrobe and pulling out things like long underwear and fleece socks and the like. I will probably get to that next week, after I go out of town for paddling.

  
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FLORIDASUN 9/16/2014 10:39AM

    Terrific idea to get your work and exercise done all in one. I'm an avid reader too and have enough books to stock a library. I LOVE them...they are my comfort zone. A really great one I read lately was 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Taart...most EXCELLENT if you like complicated plots with lots of locations and characters.

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BONNIEMARGAY 9/15/2014 1:56PM

    I love it when you can get real work done for your fitness!

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GARDENCHRIS 9/15/2014 7:32AM

    full day for you.

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NILLAPEPSI 9/15/2014 4:05AM

    Ugh! Eggs are difficult to get off, too. I don't know what people are thinking when the do stuff like that. Had to be kids.

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/15/2014 12:33AM

    I never understand the mentality that gets pleasure out of egging someone's vehicle now your books I understand getting pleasure out of !!!!

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DESERTDREAMERS 9/14/2014 9:56PM

    Wow - I think all that work should count for more than just hiking!

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MBPP50 9/14/2014 8:23PM

    Winter? It's still full on summer here! Stupid people egging your truck! I don't understand it either. Glad you are enjoying your books.

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MM11113 9/14/2014 8:13PM

    Fall is my favorite season, but I always want it to last until way after Thanksgiving. You did a lot today, I'm hoping you are 40 years younger than me! It would have killed me.

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SUPERKARA36 9/14/2014 8:06PM

    There's always a lot to do, isn't there?

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Nice day...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

It was a cold, wet, windy day on the water... but I had a lot of fun kayaking this morning. I loaded the boat and my gear into the truck and took off by myself. I was meeting a group at the launch. I wasn't the first one there, but I pulled in second, so I had plenty of time to unload and gear up. My friend, Rebecca, showed up, which was great. The whole group was on the water by 10am. We all paddled out to a couple wetland conservancy sites, then the rest of the group paddled back the way they came to go have lunch, but it was only 10:30am... and neither Rebecca nor I were hungry. So, we took off and circumnavigated all three lakes. The wind started to kick up and it sprinkled a couple times, but it still felt really good to get out there. You just have to dress for conditions.

When I got back to my brother's place I managed to unload the boat and all the gear by myself. Then I picked up Cooper, who had spent the morning with my dad, and drove home to find the photobook that my niece, Tigan, and I had worked on on Monday had arrived in the mail. It is beautiful! It was worth the time and effort to assemble and order. Then I took Cooper out for a 45 minute walk. Now he is curled up in my lap sleeping while I mess around on the computer.

It looks like Jeremy and I will be going out for Chinese food tonight. There is a tiny little restaurant that serves really good food. They don't over-sauce, and they don't overcook the vegetables.

I still have to walk the dog again a time or two, but that is about all I am doing for the rest of the day... well, I might crank up the music and get some dancing in.

  
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BONNIEMARGAY 9/14/2014 2:01PM

    So many blessings!

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BUSYGRANNY5 9/14/2014 10:19AM

    What a great day!!!!

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SWEETNEEY 9/14/2014 10:13AM

    oh, that sounds like a lovely day.

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NILLAPEPSI 9/14/2014 7:28AM

    Sounds like a fun day!! emoticon emoticon

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DBEAU57 9/14/2014 12:32AM

    Sounds like a great day on the water! I could feel the spray as you described the wind and sprinkles. I've been out in the sound on the boat when the weather is like that and it turns cool so quick. I'm glad you're relaxing tonight!

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DESERTDREAMERS 9/13/2014 10:37PM

    I thought you guys had already put the kayaks up for the season? Must have misunderstood a previous blog. Silly me!

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MBPP50 9/13/2014 6:51PM

    Sounds like a great day! Enjoy your Chinese food.

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/13/2014 5:16PM

    Sounds wonderful give Cooper a pat for me !

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CINDHOLM 9/13/2014 3:48PM

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