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FINALLY!


Friday, February 18, 2011

It's been a crazy / busy work week after taking off a sick day on Monday. Lots of deadlines, paperwork and people to catch up with. And NO time for ANY cardio until FINALLY I got out for one of my inter-office jogs today on our 2nd 60 degree days...whew!

Tomorrow I plan to attend my first Spinning class...it'll be run by a fellow social work friend...you know, a kinder, gentler Ninja Spinner...? :-) Hoping to survive well and catch up with fellow members of our local SparkTeam later for lunch.

Yesterday evening I had a pleasant outing with clients...we agreed to go for Chinese buffet and I "tweaked" our plans by adding a little walk up / down the local Rail to Trail nearby before dinner. One of my new clients had been having a tough time with auditory hallucinations and hadn't had more than 2 hours sleep a night for the past couple of weeks.

I was pleased to hear during a follow up call with him today that after last evening's pleasant walk, dinner and conversation he "slept like a baby" for 8 hours straight, waking up feeling like a million bucks! Those moments are better than money in the bank!

In the meantime, I think my bike has been tearing up over not being used during these past few glorious days and I'VE been tearing myself up over not having time for at LEAST a "little" spin!

Speaking of which, I'll let you all know how I survive my first Spinning class tomorrow...lol!

Don
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BINGHAM37 2/22/2011 4:35PM

    That's wonderful about your client... sleep is so important. I hope your client keeps up the walks before or after dinner and that it helps long term.

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NIKANN7493 2/19/2011 7:59PM

    Sorry I missed it. I really wanted to be there today, but I was cheering on the UE bowling team! They will be going to the state championship in March! Hope all went well and everyone had fun!

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MNCYCLIST 2/19/2011 10:40AM

    Can't wait to hear how it goes!

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LADYGWEN25 2/19/2011 9:40AM

    can;t wait to catch up with you later today!

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CARRIE1948 2/19/2011 8:48AM

    Can't wait to hear what you think of spinning. I LOVE it and miss it.

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FRECKS96 2/19/2011 8:42AM

    Such a great day you had and today will be a blast! Catch up with you later!

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VALERIEMAHA 2/19/2011 8:38AM

    SUCH good news all around...and I found Veejay's comments fascinating...and sensible!
xox
Maha

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WATERMELLEN 2/19/2011 8:31AM

    Probably the combo of physical exercise and social interaction and just plain kindness . . . on your part . . . helped your client relax. When we make a difference for our clients, our work seems so meaningful. In an authentic non-self-aggrandizing way.

Glad you're not forgetting (maybe temporarily postponing, but not forgetting) to take care of you too!!

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MIZZSB 2/19/2011 7:59AM

    WOW Don Spinning!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon !!
Ever tought you would do this when you first started this journey??/

And that temperture i LOVE it.. its still low 30's here...

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MRE1956 2/19/2011 7:56AM

    Enjoy!

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CHANGE4FIT 2/19/2011 7:15AM

    Don,
You are always an inspiration! Thanks for the blog and can't wait to hear your assessment of spinning!
PJ

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JLITT62 2/19/2011 5:12AM

    I bet you're going to love spinning! And how cool that you client slept so well after a little exercise - hope he got the message!

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VEEJAY3 2/19/2011 12:18AM

    I love that physical activity helped your client! My daughter is getting her PhD in Clinical Psychology, and she's interested in combining a therapy practice with physical activity. She ran across an article about a therapist who conducts his sessions during walks. Says his patients can talk more easily ... and that the exercise releases endorphins that just naturally make people feel more uplifted. Also interesting: my daughter's run across several "motion therapy" or "yoga therapy" practices for young people with eating disorders.

Mind and body work beautifully together ... when we LET them!!!

I'm still jealous of your bike rides ... but it's just about warm enough here for me to pedal away, too.

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SCOTTK3000 2/19/2011 12:06AM

    sounds great!

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MRDPOLING 2/18/2011 11:16PM

    i just resents learned a Spinning class is bike riding. I thought it was some sort of dance class

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L*I*T*A* 2/18/2011 10:08PM

    enjoy.............. emoticon

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BOBBYD31 2/18/2011 10:03PM

    good luck with the spinning it looks interesting, guess depending on the instructor.

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