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Ride Like a Kid

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My next door neighbor kid stops by every once in awhile to see if I want to play. Itís kind of endearing that a 7 year old thinks itís great to play with someone north of 40. She is a delightful person. Last weekend she got a new bike & couldnít wait to show me. At about 11 oíclock Sunday afternoon there was a knock at my door. There stood Lexi with her new bike wanting for me to ride around the neighborhood with her. I had about a million things to get done & didnít really feel up to it. But, I put all of those things aside & out we went on a biking adventure. For the next two hours we rode around the neighborhood & I saw things Iíve never noticed before. We laughed & had a great time.

That afternoon took me back to when I got my first bike. It was a used purple Schwinn from the local bike shop. I rode that thing everywhere & never took notice to how far I went or how fast I rode. Sunday afternoon made me realize that sometimes I get so wrapped up into distance, speed, and calorie burn that I lose why Iím on that bike in the first place. And, it took a 7 year old to teach me... to ride like a kid.

  
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BILL60 11/11/2011 8:13AM

    What a super little "Crumb-Snatcher". I certainly hope that her parents give her the attention that she deserves.

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PCOLAGATOR 11/10/2011 2:48PM

    Kids tend to do things just because they enjoy it instead of because they should or what they'll get from it. They go for long bike rides, walks and just play without thinking about how far or how long they've been going

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W5VEOTX 11/10/2011 2:32PM

    Fantastic--when you give you receive!

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Still looking just ahead of myself & taking small steps

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's been awhile since my last blog. Last night I took out a pair of pants that almost got thrown away b/c they were too small. I have been toying with the idea of tossing them out. The last time I was able to get them on w/o struggle was almost 3 years ago. Much to my suprise they FIT!!!!! WITHOUT STRUGGLE!!! Losing weight hasn't been an easy journey for me. (as is the case for most) Slowly I have been plodding forward, looking at the short term goals just ahead of me and taking small steps to my overall goal. Sometimes there are rewards along the way that come out of no where. And, those are the best kind of "pats on the back" a person could have. ~ Journey On~

  
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JOURNEYOF3 7/20/2010 11:35PM

    Congrats! What a fun surprise! emoticon

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REVJVH 7/20/2010 10:14PM

    Isn't it great to fit into things you thought you'd never wear again? Congratulations!

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CNTRYGAL 7/20/2010 9:08PM

    That's FANTASTIC!!!!!

Way to Go!!!!!!!!

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Sometimes the smallest steps are the biggest accomplishments

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Physical therapy is winding down for me. Today, I was at the gym working out and feeling impatient with my rehab progress. A teen walked into the weight room on a pair of crutches. He was 6 weeks out of his ACL surgery. We finished conversing & I went back to my leg curls. I was finally able to complete a set of 5 lb. leg curls. And while that may not seem like much to most, I was not able to do half of a set a week ago and not at all 4 weeks ago. Seeing that kid on his crutches and finally being able to finish a set of leg curls made me feel as if I'd made huge progress. I just lost myself in where I felt I should be instead of how far I've come.

My weight loss is alot like that. I get lost in where I feel I should be instead of acknowledging how far I've come.... And, that sometimes, it's the smallest steps that make for my biggest accomplishments.

  


44 Inches of Snow

Thursday, November 13, 2008

This past week Deadwood got 44 inches of snow. We get a fair amount of snowfall & every once in awhile a pretty good dump of the fluffy precip. But, by Saturday I was ready to check out & head for warmer territory. Now, don't get me wrong. I like snow. In fact, I love to play in it. But, SNOW REMOVAL- now that is an entirely different story. YUK! It took me 2 hours to dig from my front door to the street. (a distance of 10 feet) And, another 3 hours to dig my car out after the snow plow pushed a bunch of snow up against it. Someday, I'll have a garage and a front end loader for the sidewalk. emoticon The upside is.... I got a great workout, helped a friend dig her car out & got outside after being housebound for a couple of days. And, while a sunny beach with an umbrella drink sounds tempting, I'm not ready just yet to give up my four seasons.

  
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SPINNYBOO 11/13/2008 9:16PM

    think of all the calories you burned!

44 inches of snow ... I am SERIOUSLY SERIOUSLY JEALOUS ... I love snow and I love winter but am still stuck here in Tex-ass where it is warm.


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SPINNYBOO 11/13/2008 9:15PM

    think of all the calories you burned!

44 inches of snow ... I am SERIOUSLY SERIOUSLY JEALOUS ... I love snow and I love winter but am still stuck here in Tex-ass where it is warm.


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Samhain

Friday, October 31, 2008

Ah, the feast of Samhain. My favorite time of the year. Aside from Candy, October 31st has always been my favorite day of the year. A celebration of the season and those who have gone before us. The smell of fall, leaves burning, crisp air, pumpkins and things that go bump in the night. To all those who have gone before me, you are not forgotten on Samhain. Peace and light to all of you.

  


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