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20 miles again on my bike

Saturday, April 03, 2010

The day started out rainy, but it cleared up before lunch. I raked the leaves out of my flower beds for an hour with some breaks for stretches and shoulder rolls. Later I loaded my old bike and took off to ride in the country. I chose a route I have used many times in the past.
I started out slowly, but was able to do several faster intervals. I rode from TN. to KY. and back today. I was not as fast as I have been, but not as slow either. I was more cautious if I heard or saw a car with my mirror approaching me from behind. It was a gorgeous day and I really enjoyed being outside. My shoulder is not hurting much due to my efforts today. I am positive that I am well on the mend.
Tomorrow I leave after services for Texas. I am going to meet mr first grand daughter. She is two weeks old and of course a beauty. I will take pictures to share when I get home next weekend.
Happy Easter to all of my SP friends. Be blessed this season. I know I will! Jesus is the reason for Easter!

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BELLACUDDLES 4/5/2010 2:46PM

    Sandy.....hope your time in Texas is wonderful!!!!! A new baby!!!!! how exciting!!

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NANASUGE 4/5/2010 12:49PM

    TN to KY - I would not be able to get out of Cali ;-). Sounds wonderful!

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JUDYPETE1 4/5/2010 10:54AM

    Happy Easter and safe, wonderful travels. (pictures are expected!!)


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JOYATLAST 4/4/2010 10:04AM

    What good news! I'm especially happy for you.

He is Risen!

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SVELTSTER 4/4/2010 9:54AM

    So glad you're healing--and riding again. Enjoy the time with your new grandbaby!

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MSLZZY 4/4/2010 7:20AM

    emoticon You are doing fantastic! Have a wonderful Easter and enjoy that new little one!

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FITKAT2010 4/4/2010 6:00AM

    You've healed well!

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 4/4/2010 1:28AM

    That is wonderful that you were able to ride so many miles after your accident. It's good to hear that you are doing so much better and congratulations on your grand daughter.
Happy Easter and Hope you have a great day with your family!

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COLUMBINE2 4/3/2010 11:33PM are one resilient gal! Congrats on your ride and your granddaughter. What a thrill for you!

What kind of mirror do you use on your bike...on the handlebars or on your helmet? I have a hard time turning around to see if cars are am considering a mirror.

Easter is a special day... one of great gratitude. Celebrate!

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Doctor visit

Monday, March 29, 2010

I went to the doctor at 4 pm and got into the room at 6 pm. I did not waste my time since I took the Germany driver's license manual with me. It was 99 pages long. I read the whole thing in the two hours that I waited. The good news is that my body is healing well on its own. The doctor said I would NOT need any physical therapy. I am only to return to him if my shoulder starts makes grinding or popping noises. This was great news for me since I don't have time for PT appointments. The scar on my forehead has healed exceptionally well too.
I am so pleased!!!!
Tonight I exercised for over an hour, but I took it easy with the injured arm. I added resistance bands too. I am sore, but not overly much. I plan to go slowly on adding any weights to the sore shoulder/arm because I don't want any set backs.

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    Great news on the doctor's report; and good thinking to make such wise use of your time in a situation that otherwise could be wasted time, or worse, stirring up anger within.

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    What a great way to "find" time AND not get caught up in a negative attitude spiral involving something out of your control. YEAH YOU!

Battle On

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JUDYPETE1 3/30/2010 12:33PM

    Good for you - you are smart to take it slow.


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BELLACUDDLES 3/30/2010 9:39AM

    WOW, Sandy, you are doing so well....PTL!!!!!!! So happy for you too!!!!!

Blessings to you,

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DESERT_BIRD 3/30/2010 8:54AM

    Great news, Sandy!

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DANA_LEE 3/30/2010 8:36AM


Praise God for such great news! And very smart to take things slowly!


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COLUMBINE2 3/30/2010 1:14AM

    Hooray for everything! And I'm especially glad you're being proactive on not overdoing and getting a setback. Excellent ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Truer words were never spoken! emoticon

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 3/30/2010 1:01AM

    That is great news! I'm pleased that you're exercising again and that you won't need physical therapy.
Good plan on taking it slow... emoticon

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JOYATLAST 3/29/2010 11:25PM

    Yay! Girl! You are blessed and highly favored!!!


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VISUALLYRICS 3/29/2010 10:48PM

    Your King is watching tenderly over you....that is Certain! Praise the Lord for such a Wonderful doctor's report!

You are wise to be careful...I remember my own injury all too well. I am sure you will be fine! I rejoice with you, Sandy!

By the way, what is one of your Fav praise/worship songs?

~ Laura

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MSLZZY 3/29/2010 10:46PM

    Positive thinking on going slow! Have a great evening and no more bumps and bruises!

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Exercising again

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Well, it's been over two weeks since I have done any kind of exercising. I have been healing from my injuries, and I know I have gained weight since I haven't burned any calories. Tonight I decied to at least try some lower body exercises. I took it easy and did a Prevention cardio DVD and Coach Nicoles' calf hops and squats, glutes videos. I could feel the pain in my shoulder, but it was not unbearable. If the weather is nice tomorrow, I might try a walk/jog. I just can't do nothing this spring.
Onward and upward! emoticon emoticon

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JUDYPETE1 3/29/2010 8:22AM

    Don't give new meaning to 'no pain, no gain'....and like the nurse says - listen to your body.

Enjoy the fresh air - get out there. That will feel good in itself!

Continued mending!!

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MSLZZY 3/29/2010 8:18AM

    It is so hard to be inactive after being able to work out whenever you want but do take care. The fresh air will do you good!

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RUSTBUCKET1 3/29/2010 12:37AM

    I am glad that you are feeling better. I concur that you do want to pace yourself. But a little fresh air and sunshine will help lift your spirits. Best Regards-RB1

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JOYATLAST 3/28/2010 11:03PM

    I'm glad you're feeling better! A nice walk should be good for you. I hope the sun shines and all of nature gives you a beautiful show.


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SKINNYINMYHEAD 3/28/2010 10:51PM

    Be careful.. there's a fine line between challenging yourself and pushing yourself over the line... listen carefully to your body.. and don't over due it... I'm a nurse, I get to give instructions like that.. LOL

So, glad you're feeling well enough to challenge yourself though!

Battle On

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Hurting shoulder

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

My shoulder has hurt constantly today and tonight. My eye is better, but definitely not my shoulder. I was too quick to think I had recovered so soon. I will need to ice it tonight to hopefully get some relief.
Thanks for the concerns!

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KSW1963 3/27/2010 8:55PM

    Feel better soon! Thanks for all of the encouragment! emoticon Have a beautiful Palm Sunday tomorrow.


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WARMSPRINGDAY 3/27/2010 9:59AM

    You are a strong woman, but not invincible. Give yourself time to heal. So sorry that you are in so much pain. I know this feels like a real setback in your plans. I haven't been sparking much, so I probably missed some of your blogs. Have you been able to work?

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RUSTBUCKET1 3/24/2010 11:29PM

    Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!

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JOYATLAST 3/24/2010 3:15PM

    I'm so sorry you are in pain. Praying for you.

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COLUMBINE2 3/24/2010 1:11AM

    After my dh's multiple injuries and surgeries and his expectations that he'd be healed sooner, an RN finally got in his face and said, "Your body is working so hard to heal and fight off infection and recover from this attack on your body. The least you could do is help it heal by not demanding that it function as if nothing has happened to it." Good food for thought. Sending prayers for patience. emoticon

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BELLACUDDLES 3/24/2010 12:45AM

    Ice is wonderful....relieves the inflammation hopefully. Maybe try heat if that doesn't work along with some Advil. You are in my prayers, Sandy!!



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NANASUGE 3/24/2010 12:31AM

    do take care of yourself!

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VISUALLYRICS 3/23/2010 11:20PM

    I know how anxious you must be to get back on that bike, as I was also injured recently on my trampoline.....I was given lots of loving advice to take it easy until I was sure that I had recovered - Sound Wisdom for sure..... emoticon just takes time.....

I pray you rest well tonight, Sandy. love ~ Laura

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SVELTSTER 3/23/2010 11:10PM

    Take it easy--and take good care of yourself. It may take some time to heal, but you'll get there. and soon you'll be riding again. emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/23/2010 10:36PM

    The ice should help so take care. Exercise will still be there when you are healed.

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JUDYPETE1 3/23/2010 10:20PM

    Hope you feel better, hang in there!!


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Monday reports

Monday, March 22, 2010

My old body is healing much more quickly than I ever expected it to. My shoulder still hurts, but it is so much better. My right eye now looks bad in the white part of it. It is bright red. It was fine when I went to get my eyes tested and order my new glasses on Friday. Today I woke up with it red. I know it isn't pink eye. But??
This afternoon we made another trip to the hubby's specialist at the VA. He got good reports from all and the go ahead for our move to Germany. This is an answer to our prayers too.
I am thankful that God continues to bless us daily.
My bike will be repaired on Thursday, but I won't ride until maybe on Saturday. BUT-not in the neighborhood that I had the accident. I might take my hybrid out to the country for a short ride. I so need to exercise!

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FITKAT2010 3/23/2010 5:41AM

    Sounds like a small blood vessel is either leaking or broke. Go to the opthamologist kiddo. Check it out.

Glad your dh had the go ahead.

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CT1954 3/23/2010 1:05AM

    Well everything is coming up roses for you, isn't it. Healing, riding, moving just like I believe is in God's plan for you. You send praises up and the blessing are bound to come down working together for your good because you love the LORD and keep his commandments. Can't wait to hear about your ride on Sunday.

More Blessings to you!

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COLUMBINE2 3/22/2010 11:06PM

    I bet your body is healing faster because you're healthier than you've ever been in your life! That's a better a reward than some finicky scale showing phony numbers (notice any sarcasm there?LOL) Am thrilled that you're doing so well...truly a blessing. I went for 2 bike rides today and going again tomorrow while dh goes to baseball game! YAY. You've infected me with the biking bug! emoticon

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JOYATLAST 3/22/2010 10:26PM

    You are beautiful, Sandy! I love your blogs. You inspire me in ways you could not know.

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MSLZZY 3/22/2010 10:07PM

    I am so glad you are healing and almost ready to get back to exercise. I's avoid that place, too. Bad karma! And to get the go-ahead for your move is fantastic. All those little details to
take care of and make sure are completed in time!
Now that the weather is finally nicer, I am out an about more at the farm and outside, raking the yard. Good cardio and much more fun that scooping snow LOL!
Have a wonderful evening and I hope the weather is extra special for your bike ride! emoticon

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SKINNYINMYHEAD 3/22/2010 10:05PM

    Yeah!! So glad you're healing well... and all your plans are moving right along!

I hope you've taken some souvenir pictures of that shiner of yours! The colors sound pretty... hehe

Ride On!

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