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Do you like to play in the mud?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Remember back in early June when I got my bike tire fixed as my first reward on my new healthy living kick? I was going to go riding the next weekend... but it rained. Time moves on, I'm busy. I finally went on that planned ride... this morning!

Keep in mind that it rained yesterday morning, relatively hard. It rained this morning, too... and I slept in 'til six, and took the dog for a walk before breakfast. This bike ride started around 10:40 a.m. It was still only 70-something degrees, so I decided: go!

Those of you from the Spark Lincoln team already know we have some pretty terrific bike trails around here. Last year they opened one section up from the Holmes Lake dog run all the way down to Pine Lake Road (further than that really, but that's all the further I got this morning).

Well! The run off has had some definite impact, particularly in the underpasses, where the bike trails offer you the option to not buck motor vehicle traffic. They had "high water" signs warning you... but I walked up to them, took a look, then decided, what the hey... and rode through anyhow.

I got spattered, but you know what? It's been years, maybe decades since I played in the mud, and this was... FUN! Now I'm home again, and... does anybody have a good detergent to recommend for my T-shirt? It's like one of those old TV commercial kids playing in the dirt all day shirts... I'll snap a pic and upload it in a bit.

Bubbles, bubbles... hope you're letting yourself have fun today, too!

  
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URNIGHTNURSE 8/16/2009 1:10PM

    Good for you. Fun keeps you young. I don't know anything that can remove mud, but when you find out, please let me know. good luck and happy mudding. :-)

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Friday adventures... broken field running? Rolling with punches?

Friday, August 14, 2009

I had three appointments to start with: car in for an oil change, me in for the annual smash-a-body-part and take its picture, and later this afternoon, my weight loss plan consultation.

So... naturally, they find enough "other" issues with the car: tires old (I knew that), tranny fluid looking iffy (I knew it was getting time for that, too), fuel pump... Bottom line, they wanted to keep it longer and take more of my money (funny, they don't give you tires free for the life of your car?).

Not a biggie, as I had a book along to read, and I was within easy walk of the hospital from the car place... but the paperwork was back at my house. So, had the car dealer drop me at my house, and I decided to walk the 3 miles and a smidge back to the hospital for the test. Warm out there, folks. Then I walked to the mall to have a light lunch before picking up the car. Home now, showered, and well over my step count for the day.

I feel good!

  
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CARO1YN 8/16/2009 11:19AM

    That is fantastic. I need to get out there and do more walking. Keep up the good job.

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GRANNYPANTIES 8/14/2009 5:38PM

    great how when you have the not best day ever you can take it in stride and just make the best of it.

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I have been doing better with my diet and exercise...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

but my blood work is still saying "not so hot" on the cholesterol numbers. Still, the Dr. isn't forcing me on to meds at this point... we'll monitor it and see how the exercise affects it over the next four to six months.

Still, like not having a weight loss when you've been "so good" on your plan, not having the health numbers get better is also a downer.

By comparison... it's not that terrible. Many people deal with much worse... but you know how self-pity works! It doesn't care about the blessings in your life.

So, to combat it: the gratitude list!

Today I am grateful for sunshine and warmth, and the ability to breathe.
Today I am grateful that I can walk.
Today I am grateful that my dog is with me!
I am grateful to be alive!

  
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DIDI440 8/13/2009 9:19PM

  Good work about sticking to your plan. I feel your pain on the stuck numbers. I am hoping that mine have improved when I see my doctor on Monday. Just hang in there. You can do this.

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DISTAN 8/13/2009 9:18PM

    One day at a time. Great out look.

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Peaceful morning... "I deserve..."

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Affirmations are a wonderful thing, pulling in the power of faith and trust to doing things that are good for us.

"I deserve to take the dog for a walk in the cool of the morning, because..." fill in the blank. How about because God put me on this earth to enjoy its wonders! Among those wonders are clouds and grass and trees (at least around these parts).

It felt so peaceful to come home to breakfast after seeing my old girl enjoying her own life... gee, if we could all just live in the moment like our pets, wouldn't life be great?

  
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NEWMOMOVER40 8/15/2009 11:03PM

    "if we could all just live in the moment like our pets, wouldn't life be great?" Yes! They have so much appreciation for the present - and us. Little unconditional love machines.
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Jennifer

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SHANNONSTILLS 8/9/2009 9:43AM

  Wonderful

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NANCANGEL 8/9/2009 9:36AM

    Boy you have a good sense of life!!
I wish I could stay in that place all the time.. but I forget and get sidetracked....
Thank you for the wonderful reminder!!
I so love my furbabies! emoticon

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Don't you love it?

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Love that feeling you get when you've done something a little different? Changed up your exercises? Doesn't it feel like a reward in itself when you find yourself all sweaty and stretching to feel... wonderfully released?

Does it always feel like this? Heck, no. There are times when it's just slogging through the workout... but there are days... when it starts out that way... and ends up this way...

and that will keep me coming back. Through thick and thin!

  


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