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Icy streets and step counters

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Wow, I got a new insight today, thanks to my Spark Activity Tracker. We had a bit of an ice storm last night, just enough to turn all the sidewalks into skating rinks. I took the dog out walking on our usual routine path. It's .75 miles long and I average 1600 steps walking it. But the ice meant that I had to be much more cautious, and take smaller steps. So what is usually 1600 steps turned into 2200!

  
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OPTIMIST1948 12/21/2013 12:57PM

    Stats are fun.

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DOTTIEJANE1 12/9/2013 9:01AM

    emoticon all movement helps .glad you are careful got a bit of snow but temps below freezing for rest of week .

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LUCKYDOGFARM 12/8/2013 11:29PM

    that's pretty neat! wonder if you burnt more calories that way?

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CLEARNIGHTSKY 12/8/2013 11:31AM

    Hmmm! That is interesting.

Glad you're being careful.

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MSANITAL 12/8/2013 9:38AM

    well I give you credit for even going out for a walk on the ice.. be careful cuz you want to get on that bike in the Spring


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DESERTDREAMERS 12/8/2013 12:06AM

    I was walking my little dogs last evening, paying attention to the icy spots - until ... my phone alarm went off and I turned my head towards the pocket it was in - hit a slanted alley druiveway with black ice - oops! Fortunately, altho I have a big dark bruise with swelling on my hip, it doesn't hurt that much. On the plus side, yeah, I got more little steps in.

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NATPLUMMER 12/7/2013 11:18PM

    I'm glad you were being careful.

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MANDYLOVE_76 12/7/2013 11:12PM

    Bonus!

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Goodbye, Carey

Friday, December 06, 2013

My stepfather died yesterday evening. We had a house full of people when my sister called, and I just sort of fell to the floor. Everyone was wonderful and kind and stuck around to see it they could help, but of course there is nothing to be done, really.

Mom doesn't want anyone to come to Montana at this time. There will not be a funeral. Instead, she wants us to come next summer and have a memorial for him that is a picnic and family gathering. It's what he wanted.

My sister said that she had left Mom at dialysis and gone up to see Carey, and that even though his stats weren't changed, she could suddenly tell that something was wrong. She rushed back to get Mom from dialysis, and they got back to the hospital just 15 minutes before he died.

I'm feeling sad and in shock and kind of ... not numb, but like the world is all being muffled through cotton wadding. Like I can't quite move forward. I have a huge amount of work I need to get through in the next two days, but I can't really get myself started on anything.

I am glad that I got the Christmas lights up outside yesterday before all this happened. I can't imagine trying to do it today.

  
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JUDYAMK 12/6/2013 10:15PM

    I am sorry for your loss of your Dad. I will pray for the Lord to give you and your family peace within your sad anxious hearts.
Judy

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JANETRIS 12/6/2013 6:20PM

    Miss G, I am so sorry you lost your Dad. I hope the many wonderful memories you have help you through this difficult time. emoticon Jane

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LUCKYDOGFARM 12/6/2013 5:48PM

    MissG, i am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. You and your family are in my prayers. emoticon

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RHOOK20047 12/6/2013 4:35PM

    Sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family!

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TATTER3 12/6/2013 4:13PM

    Bless your heart. I'm so sorry. You're in my prayers.

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AMARILYNH 12/6/2013 3:09PM

    emoticon Oh my - I KNOW that feeling! If you are up to it, push yourself to stay active - it helps (at least it helped me.) And if you have trouble sleeping get some help with that! Hugs!!

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NATPLUMMER 12/6/2013 11:09AM

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I get the bad-a$$ badge after all!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

I went to bed last night, absolutely decided that I wasn't going to run in the Turkey Dash this morning. I went to bed late, and I didn5k.'t set an alarm.

I woke up at 7:00 and thought, "Oh, no. Not happening." I went back to sleep.

I woke up again at 8:00 and thought, "Well...."

I texted my buddy and asked her what she was going to do. She was sitting on the couch, trying to decide. So I typed, "Hey, it's an hour of being cold, but then a whole day of feeling smug."

And so I went and did the 5k. I was slow as all get-out, finishing in an appalling 47 minutes. But I did it. At this point I have 10,000+ steps on my Spark Tracker for the day.

I am also absolutely stuffed full of delicious Thanksgiving dinner, and about ready to fall asleep.

  
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NATPLUMMER 12/1/2013 4:33PM

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DOTTIEJANE1 12/1/2013 4:27PM

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EBRAINK 11/30/2013 9:01AM

    Turkey tastes better with smug!

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PELESJEWEL 11/30/2013 3:23AM

    emoticon smug time!

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JANETRIS 11/29/2013 9:52PM

    Glad you chose the "smug" feeling! Way to go!

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 11/29/2013 12:54AM

    I've done 2 5K's. In 80 degree heat. With heart failure. It took me 60 minutes flat for each one, and I thought that was greaaaat!

I don't ever plan on doing another one though! I landed in bed for 2 days after each one.
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emoticon on getting out there - especially in the cold!


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LUCKYDOGFARM 11/28/2013 10:59PM

    Way to go MissG! Congratulations you smugturkeystuffedbadassgirl! emoticon

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HILLSLUG98239 11/28/2013 10:38PM

    Awesome! You get props from me, too.

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 11/28/2013 10:01PM

    Glad you had a good day. Good for you.

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THOMS1 11/28/2013 9:59PM

    Sounds like you had a grand Thanksgiving. emoticon

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Gobble gobble

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Tomorrow my girls and I are signed up to do a 5k "turkey dash" in the morning. Erin and I did this particular 5k last Thanksgiving with our friends Karla and Anil.

But last year Thanksgiving morning was about 45 degrees and sunny. This year the forecast is 23 degrees, snowing, and blowing like whoa.

I want to be that badass. I want to sit down to Thanksgiving dinner smug in the knowledge that I began the day with 3 miles of jogging. But even more? I do not want to be out in that crap. I think I will settle for walking the dog.

  
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KITT52 11/29/2013 6:42PM

    I'm hoping to do next year...I just moved here and about today after the run....

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TATTER3 11/28/2013 8:04PM

    Next year will be my year!!!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 11/28/2013 12:43AM

    I'd rather be the badass who conquered the 5k in crappy weather, happily eating my pecan pie and not sweating the scale the next day because I know that I did what it takes to burn off that pie!
GoGirlGo! Don't take orders from some blowing wind.

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Collapsing from relief

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We got the word on Rebecca's MRI today. There is no sign of her tumor returning. This means that she can proceed to chemotherapy. It's not a light at the end of the tunnel yet, but it means there is at least a tunnel.

The relief I feel is almost painful, it's so intense. I don't even know how to deal with the ache of adrenaline still coursing through my body. The relief is almost as painful as grief. It's weird and hard to deal with. I'm hoping a night of sleep will make it easier to live with.

  
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HILLSLUG98239 11/28/2013 10:39PM

    Thank goodness!

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TATTER3 11/27/2013 12:47PM

    What a blessing!!!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/27/2013 2:57AM

    I'm really happy for Rebecca and for you! I think sometimes we are so busy gearing up for the worst that good news can take us by surprise. It's a wonderful Thanksgiving gift.
Kay

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 11/27/2013 2:57AM

    I'm really happy for Rebecca and for you! I think sometimes we are so busy gearing up for the worst that good news can take us by surprise. It's a wonderful Thanksgiving gift.
Kay

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LUCKYDOGFARM 11/27/2013 12:28AM

    How wonderful! you all will really have something to be thankful for on thanksgiving!
Thank You Jesus for your miraculous ways!

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NATPLUMMER 11/26/2013 11:23PM

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.DUSTY. 11/26/2013 10:38PM

    That is so incredibly FANTASTIC!
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BJUMPINGFORJOY 11/26/2013 9:47PM

    That is very good news. Get some rest and thank God for his touch in your life.

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ALIHIKES 11/26/2013 8:36PM

    So glad for your good news! emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 11/26/2013 8:12PM

    emoticon emoticon (and prayers!)

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