Friday, August 13, 2010
What a day! School rocked almost. It was Friday today and I got the dust off of my golf clubs and spent 4 glorious hours with a good friend!
So, I had to adjust the way I swing a club a little bit BUT....I knocked the snot out of the balls, I am still walking and I was signed up for a golf tournament! I am sore but I believe that I am going to survive!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Since school has started my exercise plan has drastically changed. I no longer have leisure time in the morning to plan when and what I want to do. Here is my plan for the rest of this month:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 4am gym- core, run three miles, lift upper body, 4pm ride stationary bike, yoga and pilates
Tuesday and Thursdays: 4am gym-core and lower body stair stepper and ski machine, 4pm cycling intervals..short and fast, swimming at 6 pm for two hours
Saturday: long bike ride---at least thirty miles and long swim---at least two hours.
Sunday: golf or laundry, sleep, eat, whatever. Might even mt. bike and take pups for a walk.
What does your week look like?
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I have been asked to go golfing this Friday. I gladly accepted the invitation (Sunday) and now I am beginning to wonder if it is the right thing to do. I would enjoy the company and I have not played in four years. What, four years? Yes, four years and I have a good reason..or is it a good excuse?
I was a golf coach for four years and I even got invited to play in a LPGA qualifier, but I had torn up and ankle about two months prior to the invitation and since I had just had surgery I couldn't go play. I am not new to the game of golf and I love it, I am competitive and I have not lost a long drive competition. So are you asking...what is the problem?
I have not golfed since I had my knees rebuilt and I am chicken (deep inside) to go try. There, I said it! I am so frustrated with not being able to run that I am not sure I can deal with finding out that I might not be able to golf either. For you golfers out there, you know that the lower legs turn with feet firmly planted and this causes a twisting motion on the knees after the weight shift on the follow through.
I have also been asked to play for the Silver City Daily Press in a major upcoming tournament. I have not given them an answer yet because I have not tried to golf yet and I am afraid and so...I think this is a vicious circle. (There is a very nice article about me..paragraph actually) that is in the paper tonight and can be viewed there on the internet if one so desires, just add a dot com.
The lady that asked me to play golf with her is a very close friend of mine. I know she will be totally supportive of me if I play and totally understanding if I don't.
I also know she would be there for me if I find I am unable to golf and therefore she will keep pestering me to go and try.
I am so afraid...and that is NOT easy for me to admit! So, I am going to go sleep on it. I will try not to worry about it tomorrow and I will try to just go with the flow. Hopefully the river will not be running uphill!
Keep on Keeping on!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I have always had some really good mentors to look up to. My Dad was the "bestest"...he was on a pedestal. He taught me many things and never told me I could not do something just because I was a girl. I am a great mechanic, a welder, a small engine repairer and I can buck hay and run a chainsaw all day.
My mother was and is a perpetual worrier. She never told me I couldn't do something, but she let it be known exactly what her boundaries were. I usually did not agree with her. I learned a lot from her, mostly about setting boundaries and respect.
I believe one of the biggest mistakes I ever made was finally realizing what I wanted to do with my life when I was a senior in college, weeks away from doing my student teaching. I was in the ewe pens at three in the morning, laying on cold, wet ground, delivering babies...lambs. It dawned on me that I really wanted to be a doctor..a little late and a dollar short.
I graduated, got married had kids, gained weight, lost weight...blah, blah, blah! I suddenly find that I despise my job as a teacher. It is very hard to get out of bed in the morning and find a way to drag myself to school and act like I really care. I do care but the spark is not there. I finally realize that I am a better than average student and that I can do this! Life is short and it is time for a change.
I want to be a doctor and/or really a physicians assistant. I would like to work with blood disorders but I think I would be good doing all around everyday things as well. I don't get upset by much but at my age if I go through with this....I will invariably treat and watch some good friends pass, knowing that I was unable to help someone that I have known for a long time or gone to school with. You see, if I accomplish what I want, I will return to the area I currently live in or somewhere very close by.
My second dream? I was an olympic sprinter and I know that I will never sprint that way again. I can almost live with that. You just have no idea how bad I would like to jog again. With age it isn't always how you feel that bothers you, but what you realize you have lost along the way. Of course, there are a lot of things I have learned and gained with age as well BUT........
I am really working on the running and I am beginning to start working on the idea of medical school as well. I have many hours of science and health classes already. Who knows, sometimes dreams do come true. Here's hoping.
What is/was your biggest dream and have you or are you working on accomplishing it?
This is my new grandchild. His name is Cisco, he is a Yorkie and he thinks I am a good "doctor" because I always feed him ground turkey and he loves it! LOL
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