Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Today one of my teams started May challenge. For this I chose to do the squats and also am trying to do reverse crunches (challenge also has a choice for crunches or squats). Now those reverse crunches can be a problem. You see, I have a dog, Cassie. Cassie loves people. Those reverse crunches are just too tempting for her since I am on the floor. So she just couldn't resist to get her nose in my face and ears. I did get some reverse crunches done, but I wasn't exactly in the right position because I kept having to fight her off. Ah, well, that is the fun of having a dog. If she hadn't been right there, the cat would have been.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I had to go downtown today and sure had a time getting there and back. I took the amount of money I needed for a round trip ticket. But I couldn't get the ticket machine to work so tried another one. The second one turned out to be for parking, not the bus/light rail ticket. I had enough to get a one way ticket and went and got on the first train that came along. Wrong train. At least I could get the free shuttle from either one, so I got to see some scenery I haven't seen in years and since they have changed a lot of things. Then I had to walk south to get to where I was going but had the wrong address, so was confused trying to find the place. I had trouble finding the room I needed to get to, too. What a comedy of errors.
On the way back, I knew where I needed to end up, but I needed to get some money to get the return ticket, so had to find a bank. Of course, I had passed the kind I needed and had to go back a ways. I finally got to the return light rail station and had learned a lesson and made sure I got the right train this time.
With all that running around I did manage to get some exercise. Now for some sleep.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
It was a really nice, sunny, warm day today after a week of cold. Cassie and I stopped at the park on the way home from church today. We walked the mile around the park. On one side I noticed that there is a pull-up place. Now, I've never been able to do pull-ups, even when I weighed 110, so I knew I couldn't now, but it was something different to do. I thought maybe just pulling on there might be some strength training for my arms. So I did a few pulls on it. Then we continued around to where there is something for stretching and I did a couple stretches on it. I was surprised that I could reach my right foot up and lean forward with no problem once it was up there (bent knee). That was nice to find out.
This morning I got a text from my friend that her son was going home from the hospital today. He had surgery to remove a tumor from his brain just Friday afternoon. Praise the Lord for his quick recovery.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Tonight my friend and I went to The Passion Play. This was my 3rd year to see it. They put on a really good play each year. It is all volunteers from several churches in the area. Every time I cry when they whip Jesus and crucify him. Tonight, though, I couldn't stop crying. I cried even when Jesus showed up after rising from the dead and leaving the tomb. I cried all during the song "He's Alive." I cried when Jesus was ascending to heaven. And I cried when they had the call to the altar. Well, I've not been embarrased to know Jesus or be a Christian, but have been to go up in front of everyone and admit I hadn't gone up to the altar before. This time, though, I went up there. And I was still crying when I went up and was standing there. I think I finally quit when I got back to my seat. I have never had that happen before. Though I have always believed in Jesus Christ, I think that Easter will mean more to me this year for some reason.
I hope that everyone has a blessed Easter.
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