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Day 936... blue

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I have no reason to be melancholy, but I am feeling blue today. I took Cooper for a long walk this morning, along with my niece and her friend. Afterward I drove them out to my parents' house, and consulted with mom and dad. Dad asked if I would drive him to the hospital in Erie for some tests sometime in May (I think he said it was for a heart cath). No problem. And mom wants me to drive her to Westfield tomorrow afternoon. Again, no problem. I am happy to do these things. That isn't making me blue. Came home, crated Cooper and went for a run. It warmed up today, so it was a comfortable run, though I was especially slow today for some reason. The sun was out, which usually puts me in a good mood, plus the endorphins from the run should have perked me up. After my run had a bowl of chili for lunch, then took another walk. I spent the afternoon alternating between reading, walking and the stationary bike. Managed to finish a book. Had dinner, walked Cooper, drank more water. Still feeling blue. I guess I will just have to accept that it is what it is today, and hope that tomorrow I feel more perky. Even though I am feeling blue I still feel good that I got in the exercise that I did, so I am still light years ahead of where I was three years ago. I suppose that is my silver lining.

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    Somedays, the blues just hit for no apparent reason. You're out there exercising and eating right - hope the blues go away quickly! emoticon

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CTUPTON 4/18/2014 2:11AM

    Hope you can get the bright spirit back! chris

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/17/2014 10:49PM

    I hope tomorrow is a better day I feel blue today too,I have to keep the cast another 5 weeks and this marked week 12 !

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_LINDA 4/17/2014 9:36PM

    You are amazing!! Way to get your exercise in in spite of feeling down.
Wishing you a better day tomorrow!
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Day 935... cold run

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I got out for my run today before lunch, but it was cold. I am sick of the cold. I promise not to complain much about the heat this Summer. Walked Cooper 3 times and took a long walk without him. Only did 10 minutes ST. I need to do more ST, but I can't work up the interest. Not even knowing it would help my kayaking helps.

I think I am driving mom to Westfield on Friday, but I am not certain. I am feeling a bit blue. And my thoughts are scattered. I think itis time to go cuddle with Cooper and sit and read. I am still making my way through the bag of books I bought last weekend.

Good night. emoticon

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GOULDSGRANITE 4/17/2014 7:46PM

    To the ho hum attitude, glad you are going with the flow. This may be your last chance to really relax before all the happenings of Spring. It popped up really quick around here and now Im playing catch up in double time!

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THINAGIN2 4/17/2014 5:09PM

    I think that everyone is sick of cold weather. It has been a long, cold Winter!

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/17/2014 2:28PM

    Wishing you relief. Sounds like you're ready for some springtime!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/17/2014 11:05AM

    This weather is doing bad things to everyone. Hope puppy cuddles makes it better.

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    I would love to say that I won't be complaining about the heat this summer, but I know I will.

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WAY2GOCAT 4/17/2014 2:47AM

    I love my dogs!

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MARYANNSQUEST 4/17/2014 2:14AM

    I want so bad to have two consecutive days of nice weather! I will not complain if I get Sunburned this Summer!

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/16/2014 10:54PM

    I am fed up of the cold too.Promise if I start whingeing about the heat this summer you will remind me of this long winter !

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JO88BAKO 4/16/2014 10:47PM

    This has been a long cold really yucky winter for most of the country. I hope it warms up soon for you!

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Day 934... Snow

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We were walking in snow showers this morning. After a few days of 70 degree weather it was a bit of a bummer. As a result I took a second rest day. Of course I still did a little over 120 minutes, but no running or rower.

I had lunch out with an elderly friend, and made much better choices than last time I ate out with him. I even refused dessert. I had another glass of water instead. After lunch I took him shopping. He is very shaky with his walking, so I parked right in front of the store. Usually when I am shopping by myself I park as far away as possible.

I couldn't get warm this afternoon, so I turned on the heater and wrapped up in a blanket with the dog in my lap and read for a while. I finally got warm, then had to take Cooper out for his evening walk and got cold again. Sigh. I am so ready for Summer. I was warmer kayaking on Sunday than I was just walking today, and most of the lake is still ice.

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/16/2014 1:23PM

    Wishing you warmth!

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GOULDSGRANITE 4/16/2014 10:07AM

    Nice you took time for your friend. Good for you. Warm weather is just around the corner. emoticon My promise is to never complain about the heat, no matter what. I am just so sick of being cold.

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BIGPAWSUP 4/16/2014 9:31AM

    We had snow here too. I hope better weather is around the corner.

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    Sounds like another good time for huddling and cuddling under a warm quilt!

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WAY2GOCAT 4/16/2014 1:29AM

    I hope Spring comes and sticks this time! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/16/2014 12:14AM

    It is snowing here today too, like you I am more than ready for summer !!!!!

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Day 933... Rest day?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Neither Cooper nor I seem very motivated today. I cut his morning walk in half because it started to rain, and he seemed happy to get home again. I went out for a short run, but I wasn't really feeling it today. Maybe it has to do with the weather, but I think it has more to do with the fact that I haven't really slept well the past two nights. Last night I couldn't get to sleep, and once I fell asleep I kept waking up. So, I think I am going to relax for most of the rest of the day. Just chill with my dog.

It is supposed to snow tomorrow. Ugh.

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GOULDSGRANITE 4/15/2014 7:58PM

    emoticon Hoping you get a better nites sleep.
LOL at BIGPAWSUP - great idea!

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/15/2014 2:47PM

    Wishing you restorative slumber.

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/14/2014 11:36PM

    Time with Cooper will be rejuvenating !

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BIGPAWSUP 4/14/2014 2:55PM

    Rest and re-"Cooper"-ate. Sounds great

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    A rest day cuddled up to Coop sounds wonderful emoticon

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Day 932... Neoprene is my friend

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Went kayaking on Lake Erie with my brother this morning. There were high winds, but no surf due to the amount of ice mass still on the lake. In fact it was still solid ice out past the break wall, so we just paddled back and forth along the beach, steering around the ice floes and dead fish. Lots of dead fish means lots of gulls. We worked hard paddling into the wind. If the lake weren't still mostly frozen we wouldn't have attempted as the gusts were over 20 mph. I had on my wetsuit, dry top and neoprene gloves and booties, and I was very glad I did. That water is COLD. Somewhere between OMG and "don't fall in". It would have been painful without the neoprene. It was a lot of fun, but it showed me how out of shape I am. I have been very inconsistent with my upper body ST this Winter (breaking my thumb didn't help), and I really felt it today. We were only on the water for about an hour, and I could feel it.

We stopped for an ice cream cone after we got off the water. I got a small soft serve. Even with the treat I still had to work at getting enough calories today. The challenge on the 5% Challenge this week is to track and eat within your calorie range. I had to add two snacks to make it today, but I did it. I feel like I was either out doing things or eating all day today. Now it is time to read another book from my bag of books.

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    Ice cream after kayaking and icy lake - yowza!

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/14/2014 1:43PM

    Mmmmm, books!

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GOULDSGRANITE 4/14/2014 11:14AM

    Way to go on getting that one behind you. It is amazing how each type of fitness works so many different muscles. I pulled the anchor up about 10 times on Saturday and OMG I feel it, too! emoticon

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LADYBUG546 4/14/2014 9:12AM

    We walked the lakeshore on Lake ontario and the water was sure crashing the beach but the puppy loved exploring and so did we. My hips are a little sore today from bending down and all the walking with the puppy.

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RUBYSNANA 4/14/2014 7:19AM

    emoticon Glad you got to kayaking but dead fish and ice flows……..hmm. That is real dedication!

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SWEETNEEY 4/14/2014 4:53AM

    I been reading a book for like one month and it's just a paperback, that's just to say how I can't get to read - so much going on. But you sound like you had a nice day.

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GINILEE4 4/14/2014 4:19AM


At last!!! Day 1 of paddling. You are going to miss it while you are away. Ot are you going to do some sea paddling in Vancouver? Have a wonderful week.

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/14/2014 1:51AM

    Awesome !

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COLLEENROSTE 4/13/2014 8:56PM

    You are unstoppable! Sounds like a great start to the season. And if that "unforgiving" neoprene is your friend, the winter hasn't been as harsh on you physically as feared. Well done emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 4/13/2014 7:49PM

    Sounds like a good solid start to the season. You'll build back up in no time.

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JULEE25 4/13/2014 7:35PM

    good for you, i also live on lake erie and the fish are horrible!!!!the wind the other day brought a lot of ice close to shore. NOt sure I would want to kayak in that

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DOGLADY13 4/13/2014 7:25PM

    I saw neoprene in your title and knew you went kayaking! Fun! But ice floes and dead fish? Really? Not sure that would be a high point in my day!


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