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Privacy, a rant
I'm not up to date on who's who in... well, anything except classical music I guess. Still, people mention names as though they expect me to see faces with them (I'm really bad at recognizing and remembering people I personally see, I'm worse at... Read more
Exercising while hypothyroid
The ugly truth: It's mostly like exercising while NOT hypothyroid, but from time to time, this happens...
About half a mile into my run/walk tonight, my pulse-meter started beeping at me like crazy. I'm wearing one on concession to the team... Read more
A sure sign it's getting close to winter? All these bunnies out and about at night, fluffy and chubby and nibbling on everything.
I almost stepped on one today. Poor thing was just about as shocked as I was, we looked at each other and jus... Read more
This is me, flying
When you're severely hypothyroid, days without any pain are rare. At any moment, muscle soreness, headaches, joint aches, general malaise or similar ailments are our constant companions. It can be pretty well managed with the meds, but since the... Read more
I usually hunt for stuff to decorate my home with in nature. Today, I found the most amazing bright red rose hip covered branches and some maple leaves as well as tons of horse chestnuts and some unopened chestnuts.
Wound the rose hips into... Read more
Running in the rain
Coming in, you're covered in mud. Your shoes are wet, your socks are wet, your clothes are wet... and you're smiling.
Nobody out there but you, jumping in puddles like a child, chasing leaves on the wind... and running, running, running.
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Nighttime city lights
I just love running at night. You always meet the same crowd (I even said hello to one of my clients tonight!), it's nice and cool, and there's less traffic (I have to cross several streets running on my trail).
I've been really, really un... Read more
Doubts and fears
Yesterday's 2 1/2 hour volleyball training session was tantamount to torture at the end. We warmed up by doing circuit training (which, OK, it isn't my favorite but I can do it), then some more strength training using just our bodies and a ball.... Read more
I am NOT short!
Alright, so, I've played volleyball on and off, with more or less success, but why is it that one thing never changes?
New trainer comes in, surveys the team...
"WHOA! You're SHORT!"
I'm 5'7 1/4". I insist on the 1/4", it's defini... Read more