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Pain...

Monday, September 01, 2014

I woke up feeling fuzzy headed from all the exercise yesterday, but decided not to let that stop me. At least that was the plan. So, I walked the dog, then went for a run. It was torture. I felt slower than molasses in January. I ran for almost an hour though, just because I am stubborn like that. It is a decision I regret. I came in, sat down with a glass of water, and got hit with a horrible headache. I still tried to keep going, doing some ST and stretching, but eventually I gave up and had to just go sit in my recliner, in front of the fan, with my eyes closed. Ugh! It is still circling, but at least I can sit and read now. I hate doing absolutely nothing.

I didn't snack as much as I thought I would last night. I just had a couple of spoonfuls of ice cream and was satisfied.

I think I have convinced my brother to join the gym with me. I know they have a family membership rate. I told him I would investigate. I would love to have a workout buddy through the winter. It would be good for both of us.

I have to go collapse in the front of the fan again now. Blah.

  
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GARDENCHRIS 9/2/2014 6:50AM

    take care of yourself....

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CHERIRIDDELL 9/2/2014 12:27AM

    Feel better soon!

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KALISWALKER 9/1/2014 7:58PM

    I hope you are feeling better soon. Great if your brother would go to the gym too.

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MBPP50 9/1/2014 7:57PM

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CINDHOLM 9/1/2014 7:55PM

    Hope you feel better soon emoticon

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And then...

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Got up at 5:30 this morning, so we could kayak at Allegheny Reservoir before the thunderstorms hit. Ate a big breakfast at Tim Horton's, because we were planning on being out for several hours, and we burn a LOT of calories. If I don't take in enough calories beforehand I get really shaky and uncoordinated. Not good. We were thinking the rain might hold off until noon, but it was raining when we got to the launch and rained off and on for the entire time we were out there. We paddled up the Allegheny River from the reservoir, until it got too shallow and swift moving. We covered about 15 miles in a little over 4.5 hours. We were paddling against the current going up the river, and against the wind coming back down, and all the way back to the launch. Lots of Eagles, osprey, carp, herons, and swallows and swifts out today, though there were very few other humans out there in the rain. For lunch we stopped at a new asian restaurant along the way. We got half portions. I had Kung Pao chicken and a shrimp egg roll, and Jeremy got the beef and shrimp egg roll. It was particularly tasty. They didn't go overboard on the sauce and the vegetables were crispy and not overcooked. I did drink a bottle of root beer, which is something I don't normally do. I guess every once in a while won't kill me. LOL!

After we unloaded the boats and cleaned out all the soaking wet gear from the car and hung it all up, Jeremy and I drove down to Lake Erie to see what the big lake was doing. We were scheduled to go out on Lake Erie today to paddle, but it was canceled due to conditions. Good thing! They had thunderstorms with a crossing wind that would have made it very difficult to paddle out there today. Then Jeremy dropped me and Cooper off at home. I played on the computer for about half an hour, then got a notion to see how long I could go all out on the rower... about 145 minutes. This was followed by 10 minutes on the elliptical, and then Cooper and I headed out for a walk, since the rain had stopped. I didn't start thinking of dinner until about 8:30. Dad gave me a mess of greens yesterday when I was out there for lunch, so I cooked those up, along with a big bowl of carrot ginger soup. I am going to have ice cream with granola when I finish writing this. I earned that ice cream today! In fact my nutrition tracker wants me to eat more than 3,000 MORE calories today. That is just not going to happen. I bet I wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning feeling hungry though. That is usually what happens when I run a big calorie deficit like that. The problem with that, is that if I wake up in the middle of the night really hungry I will eat anything and everything with no regard to nutritional value or balance... or moderation.

I might take it easy tomorrow, but probably going kayaking Tuesday night up in Buffalo, and down in Jamestown Wednesday night. It felt good to do a longer route today. In fact I could have gone longer. Weather chased us in though, and I don't mess with storms. Lightning and kayak paddles are not a good combination!

  
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GOULDSGRANITE 9/1/2014 5:13PM

    Way to follow the good weather while it lasts. Your lunch and dinner sounds so good. Enjoy your Ice Cream - you deserve it!

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BONNIEMARGAY 9/1/2014 2:30PM

    YES! Sounds like marvelous hard work with great rewards!

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KALISWALKER 9/1/2014 1:13PM

    Way to go Chandra! What do you wear for rain gear? I am going to buy a rain jacket this week.

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DESERTDREAMERS 9/1/2014 8:15AM

    What a day! Lots of exercise and beautiful animals and scenery.

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COLLEENROSTE 9/1/2014 5:38AM

    I love your epic adventures. Fix yourself a sandwich or snack while you are thinking wisely and leave it in the fridge for that 0300 attack. You do need to compensate some of the calories, but you are definitely right about wanting to control the "what and when"

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/31/2014 11:59PM

    I used to like to be out in the rain now I am not sure my arthritic bones allow that !

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TERRY0217 8/31/2014 10:46PM

    What a full day! Sounds like a wonderful day!

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BHENDRICK2 8/31/2014 9:49PM

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INC0RRIGIBLE 8/31/2014 9:38PM

    Wow! What a fun day. :) emoticon

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MBPP50 8/31/2014 9:37PM

    Wow! Sounds like a lot of work. I could never work up a calorie deficit that big!

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Recovery day

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I had two days of long runs, plus everything else I normally do, so today needed to be a recovery day. My legs are TIRED! I have plans to go kayaking tomorrow morning early, so my legs will probably get a second day off. Cooper is cooperating with my plan to take it easy today. It is pretty warm out, so he doesn't really want to walk. I did take him hiking at my parents' house. It was nice being in the shade of the woods. I also did a little time on the elliptical, just to get my heart rate up for a few minutes. With my legs as tired as they are I only lasted about 20 minutes. I will probably take Cooper for two more short walks, and do some yoga. Nice, gentle stretching sounds like a good plan for the day. I will get back to the real effort on Monday.

Lunch at mom and dad's was nice today. I haven't had pasta in a while so we made spaghetti sauce from scratch, with meatballs, over linguine. With a fresh-from-the-garden salad for a side it was perfect. Very low sodium and cholesterol, as I didn't go overboard on the meatballs, and the sauce was entirely fresh veggies. I realized today that I have not made any ratatouille yet this Summer. It sounds like that will be a project for next week. Now I am hungry again... LOL!

  
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 8/31/2014 7:16PM

    Sounds like a great day.

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BONNIEMARGAY 8/31/2014 12:50PM

    YUM!

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DESERTDREAMERS 8/31/2014 8:46AM

    Your "rest day" is more than most of my active days!

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MBPP50 8/30/2014 6:44PM

    Sounds like a nice rest day!

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LUVS2BIKE101 8/30/2014 5:17PM

    It is good that you listen to your body when it tells you it is time for a rest. I enjoy reading about your adventures. Keep Sparking!
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CHERIRIDDELL 8/30/2014 5:07PM

    Ratatouille sounds good !

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Dentist... and making plans for September

Friday, August 29, 2014

Woke up late this morning and had to rush out of the house. Just enough time to eat a banana, brush my teeth, drop the dog at mom and dad's and make it to the dentist exactly on time for my appointment. Breathless, but I made it. That molar is now 3/4 filling. He had to put a pin in it to make it strong enough. Lots of grinding. I always get this panicky feeling when they use the block to keep my mouth open. I stopped at the grocery store on the way to pick up the dog. I mostly stuck to my list...mostly.

Called my brother, Jeremy to make arrangements for kayaking this weekend and beyond. The long paddle on Lake Erie on Sunday was canceled, but we decided to go to the Allegheny Reservoir for an early morning launch that day instead. Conewango cleanup is the 6th and we are registered for that. Paddle for the Cure is the 20th, and the Chautauqua Lake end to end paddle is the 21st. Those are just the days we are planning on. There will be other paddles as well.

  
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BONNIEMARGAY 8/30/2014 1:51PM

    Hooray!

Dentistry can be so anxiety-riddled.

So glad it went alright.

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DBEAU57 8/30/2014 9:38AM

    I'm glad you're getting your dental work done! The mouth is truly the doorway to the systems of the body and affect all of them!

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/30/2014 12:16AM

    Glad the tooth is repaired the plans sound great !

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MBPP50 8/29/2014 8:13PM

    Glad you got that tooth fixed. Have a great night!

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ALICIA214 8/29/2014 6:43PM

 


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UMBILICAL 8/29/2014 6:35PM

  Just went myself

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Running until I drop!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Not really. It just felt that way. It was cool this morning, so after I walked the dog I went and ran for an hour or so. Not bad. Felt good. It was warmer around the middle of the day, so I just walked the dog and chilled with a good book, but it cooled off, so guess what I did? I went for another run. I did that thing I do where I just go out and run until I just can't anymore. That was nearly two hours. You know, I probably could have run that half marathon I was considering, but... I like to just run. No hoopla. No pressure. Just me and the sun and the breeze, and the occasional dog barking. I enjoyed more before the college kids came back, but I try to just ignore them, and they tend to return the favor.

I have mom's car, so I can run off to the dentist early tomorrow morning. I will be glad to get that filling fixed. That tooth is so sensitive to both hot and cold. Makes eating and drinking anything that isn't room temperature an adventure.

I have been thinking about how to cut my expenses. Unfortunately, I can't see many ways other than cutting off my book habit. I live pretty close to the bone as it is, and my books are a source of great pleasure. So, I am looking for ideas. Anyone got any?

  
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BONNIEMARGAY 8/29/2014 12:31PM

    Be sure to check the online catalog for your public library. If they don't have what you want at your local branch, you can reserve it from another: books, ebooks, audiobooks, music, movies, sometimes museum passes or access to other fun cultural sources!

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ANNEMARGAR 8/29/2014 6:48AM

    How about the local library? Is there one in your area?

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DESERTDREAMERS 8/29/2014 4:20AM

    Gotta read! It's one of life's greatest pleasures. emoticon Wish I could send you some of the stacks I have around the house.

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/29/2014 12:39AM

    Shame we aren't closer my garden is producing so much right now I'd give you some fresh veggies !

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DIANEDOESSMILES 8/28/2014 11:35PM

    Hope the denist goes very well,, I go on Tues AM to have 2 cavities taken care of.

The running just sounds like FUN !! I wish I could,, had they of done an amputation instead of this bit by bit,, though they DID fix the toe,, so far,, it's looking "good" as for the bone healing,,, fusion. But I MAY have my 2nd infection in it,, i find out tomorrow.

For the books,, for 99 a yr,,, which is what I did,, you can dROP even the basics of cable,, and watch ALL the movies,,,, TV shows,,, download a TON of books,, listen to ALL the music one could want,, and also get ALL FREE shipping online, on PRIME Membership,,, as long as it says "PRIME" Besides it,,, i am saving LIKE MAD !!! I go thru a thick book in about 3 days,,, some others in a day or LESS. I LOVE to read in the AM,, before the "STUPID BOX" (TV) goes on. At that pint my eyes are hurting,, so it's nice to ZONE OUT !

I do my exercises,,, yoga for beginners, on youtube,, also free. I learn the new moves,, slowly safely. Its wicked fun,, right now can ONLY do a few at a time,,, and that's the ones where you SIT DOWN For the time being,, MAY be OUTTA CAST FINALLY on the 23rd,, at that point I would of been in 4 different ones,,,, for 12 weeks,,, i am SOOO LOVER THIS !

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MBPP50 8/28/2014 9:16PM

    Do you have an iPad or any kind of tablet? You can get a nook or kindle app and borrow books books from the library online. Also, the rescue mission thrift store in my town has tons of great books, many of them relatively new that you can get for a dollar or less. Good luck at the dentist tomorrow.

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