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It was Hell

Sunday, August 30, 2015      5 comments

Glad I did it though. My friend/former boss was there and thanked me. I guess a lot of these cross fit routines are based on heroes. Today's was based on a fire fighter work out and the 15 in it was because TJ died in the year 2015. Before t... Read more

So I did a virtual 5K and tomorrow I die

Saturday, August 29, 2015      3 comments

I know that by donating directly to the fund, more money would go to the fund. I know. But see, I saw an add for something called virtual strides last week. I clicked. There is this one that had a cool name - The Quest for the Golden Pearl. ... Read more

Choices (nothing deep here friends)

Friday, August 28, 2015      4 comments

I'd planned on running "the loop" yesterday after work. My husband said he wanted to go too. By want, what he really meant is that he has to do something to get back into the exercise swing and since I was running, he might as well go too. ... Read more

5K history and goals

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      1 comments

I LOATHE running. Really. I have never gotten that runner's high some people talk about. The closest I've come to it is when it is done and I'm hyperventilating while I pour water into me or on me - sometimes both, and I'm just so thrilled to... Read more

A quick thank you

Friday, August 21, 2015      3 comments

I just wanted to take a minute and thank those of you who have commented on my recent blogs. Things will work out one way or another with the boy/college/apartment stuff. Somehow, it always does. His depression (if that is what it is) - all I... Read more

Parenting - the first 50 years are the hardest

Wednesday, August 19, 2015      4 comments

At least that is what my father hopes. That is one of his quotes. He bumps up that number every time I reach it. His other famous quote is, "I hate kids, especially my own." There were few things I knew with certainty when I was a kid,... Read more

The seal picture

Monday, August 17, 2015      4 comments

This was just taken with my phone. The seals weren't out very far in the water and there were just tons of them. Taken at Coast Guard Beach (C... Read more

I decided not to be a grown-up today

Friday, August 14, 2015      3 comments

Okay, I sort of did grown-up stuff. I got up at ungodly hour which is normal for me on a Friday, but I did this all this work week. Ungodly hour translates to 3:00am. I went to the gym and to work, but I left work 4 hours early. Why? Becaus... Read more

The tweaked plan

Thursday, August 13, 2015      3 comments

My new plan is very ambitious. I knew that when I made it. I don't leave a lot of spare time in my life. I'm a planner by nature (and it's my day job), so it fits into my personality type. I think I am not so much changing the plan itself. ... Read more

Getting caught up

Monday, August 03, 2015      5 comments

I tried to jump a little bit ahead of the goals for today. The wake is tomorrow and the funeral Wednesday. I also have to pick up my parents from the airport Wednesday night. They've been visiting my sister in Montana. Thursday should be bac... Read more

My husband is officially diabetic :(

Saturday, August 01, 2015      6 comments

Two years ago he was dx'd as pre-diabetic. He eats pretty well. He's not into a lot of carbs or sugar, with the exception to sugar in his coffee. He started to exercise and cut back on the sugar in his coffee and last year the numbers were mu... Read more

Death mentioned (rambling)

Thursday, July 30, 2015      4 comments

My work situation isn't the greatest, but it could be a whole lot worse. My immediate supervisor is clueless (I think he's getting better though) but the boss we both report to is really good. My former immediate supervisor was/is almost... Read more

Couple of things not especially note worthy

Tuesday, July 28, 2015      2 comments

1) I love my new plan for the most part. It's really taking care of the family stuff that throws it off. Laundry, supper, doing things for my parents while they're visiting my sister (feeding the beasts, cleaning the pool), take precious time ... Read more

Week 2 of the new plan

Monday, July 20, 2015      3 comments

I'm doing a fantastic job with the physical part of my new plan. I haven't missed any cardio or strength training yet. The mental aspects, the reading, writing, online course, and just keeping sane, well that has been tougher. I've still ... Read more

The new plan (which is still a work in progress)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015      3 comments

I have a lot of stuff I want or need to do. It's a matter of fitting it all in. I don't like the excuse/reason of "I don't have time" because if something is important enough to you, you find the time. Besides, sleep is overrated. (kidding - ... Read more


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