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Ask "Why Not?"

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Robert Kennedy used to quote T.S. Elliot in saying "Some men see things as they are and ask 'why'? I dream of things that never were and ask 'why not?'"

So it should be with our lives. There are a lot of things in our lives that could exist but don't for no good reason. Look at these things and ask "why not?" if you cannot come up with a good answer, make it happen!

  


Never Look Back!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it, it's only good for wallowing in.

Katherine Mansfield

  


Walk Somewhere!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sometimes you need a goal, even if it is fictitious. In the summer of 2000, I set a goal to walk to Washington, DC in time for the Inauguration of the new president on January 20, 2001. I kept track of my walking on the treadmill and recorded my mileage and when I walked the streets, I recorded the mileage. A simple Excel spreadsheet kept track and sure enough, by January 5, 2001, I had logged the necessary 750 miles. This gave a sense of accomplishment.

Pick a place to walk to. Pick a time frame to walk there. Establish an average miles per day and get started. You can even go on-line and see what is happening in the place you have walked to along the way.

  


The Morning After

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I woke up this morning after a full day of college football and I felt GREAT! Football Saturday used to mean too much fried chicken, too much cake, too many potato chips and usually a few more beers than were absolutely necessary. Yesterday, I enjoyed the game and the tailgate and a couple of beers and when the day was over, I had exceeded my calorie range by a mere 11 calories. If I were picky, I would say that in my walking to and from the game, I earned those 11 calories but that doesn't matter. In years past that 11 was often 1100 so 11 is good!

  
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COLLOMR 9/27/2009 12:12PM

  Reading blogs and commenting to get points. I can relate to your post. What is football without beer. Have to have some pleasures in life, but balance and moderation are key. Enjoyed the USF/Seminole game yesterday - go BULLS!! Oh and I had 1 and a half beers, but hiked for 60 minutes, so i think it will balance out.

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Walk, Walk, Walk

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Football Saturday! The game! The pre-game and post-game cameraderie! And a side benefit is the walk to the stadium, walking uop the ramp to our upper level, front row, forty-yard line seats, the walk back down the ramp, and then back to the car. Entertainment and exercise all rolled up into one. It doesn't get much better than that, especially when my team wins.

  
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MOTOMOMOF2 9/26/2009 10:17AM

    good way to get your exercise in, glad your team won, ours lost, oh well

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