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Monday of a taper week...

Monday, July 22, 2013

All my weeks of late have been taper weeks. I've kind of lapsed into being a "weekend warrior" because of the OT, and how I decided to cope with it. Break walks and hold the line during the week. On the weekends have more active fun.

The good thing about Summer is that there are LOTS of activities to choose from. The sad thing about Summer is that you have to pick and choose. One person cannot be in multiple places at once. So, while I was out doing my Cornhusker State Games events, there was an "Uplifting Athletes" run down at Memorial Stadium that I had to bypass. And there was the annual Relay for Life that I had to miss, too... my kid sis SPINNINGJW represented the family at THAT important event.

Since I haven't mentioned it in a while... Kelsey progress... this past week they moved her to a local rehab facility, where she is receiving physical therapy and continuing her recovery. I have to believe that seeing her daughter the week of July 4th really spurred her recovery motivation strongly... and of course now that she's local, she sees the babe more often. Over the weekend, for the first time in a while, she posted FOR HERSELF on FaceBook, saying simply that she is doing well. The gratitude on the part of this whole family is immense. To those of you who have continued to pray through this: THANK YOU!

And speaking of family, that's how my weekend ended, with a family and friends birthday / pool party, in honor of one of my niece's 16th birthday a couple of weeks ago. We all had fun, and SPINNINGJW got up on the diving board to show us she still has what it takes, trying out a few dives for the first time in a couple of years, she says. Nowadays few pools support diving boards, due to liability risks, and for someone who loves to dive (as Jen does), this is a problem. Hard to find training venues if you're not an elite.

The second photo is proof I was there, taken by the mom of the niece. The other gal in the photo is a family friend who we say is "related by cat" because she adopted our dad's cat after he passed and no one else was able to take Mindy in.

And now, back to life as we love it:

* Drink that water.
* Remember to go to recess.
* Be grateful for every good moment, and accept that not every moment may be good, but ENOUGH of them ARE.
* Eat what's in that bag, it's why you packed it.

LIFE if good. Live it to the full. YOU are worth it. Spark on! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SLENDERELLA61 7/23/2013 11:04PM

    You have a tremendous following. Just look at all these great comments! Your following is well deserved. You always have good blogs, good perspective, clearly stated, helpful fitness/maintenance ideas. Keep it up! You are a role model for many. Life is good. Spark On!

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SUNNYWBL 7/23/2013 7:57PM

    Life IS indeed Good! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 7/23/2013 10:29AM

    Looks like a lot of fun!

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LEANJEAN6 7/23/2013 7:55AM

    Good morning Barb!--What great comments on my blog----GET rid of the excess food while we chat--LOL-----Enjoy the day--tis hot AGAIN!P_LYNDA

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    Good, looks like you has some fun down time.

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PATRICIAAK 7/23/2013 1:59AM

    With the OT, you are making the best of it.

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DOGLADY13 7/23/2013 1:02AM

    Thank you for the update on Kelsey.

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WATERMELLEN 7/22/2013 8:01PM

    Enough of them ARE good . . . that is right, and we've just gotta notice them!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/22/2013 2:56PM

    Glad that Kelsey is closer to home so she can see her baby more often! That really does help!

Looks like you all had a great time @ the pool party! I had to laugh out loud . . . "related by cat. . . "! That's too funny.

Hugs and smiles.

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DLDMIL 7/22/2013 11:46AM

    Great pictures and thanks for the update on Kelsey. Have a great day

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DALID414 7/22/2013 10:59AM

    You always look like you're having fun in your photos.

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LINDAKAY228 7/22/2013 10:19AM

    The weekends just aren't long enough! And sometimes it seems that everything is scheduled at one time and then nothing another weekend. Looks like the pool party was a blast!

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MIRAGE727 7/22/2013 9:55AM

    You just reminded me to stay focused on this race week leading to my first Tri, Barb! Hydrate, fuel clean, get good sleep, and light training top the list! Stay strong!
Oh, thanks for putting that little bug in Marsha's head. Now she's trying to talk me into coming to Lincoln for "The Games." I'll bite...where can I get more info on this?

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GABY1948 7/22/2013 9:48AM

    And a GREAT time was had by all! You look so happy!

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NEW-CAZ 7/22/2013 9:02AM

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DEBRITA01 7/22/2013 8:51AM

    You've found a way to balance the OT and getting your exercise in...good for you! The pool party is a fun way to be active...and stay cool. Glad to hear that Kelsey is making progress and she was able to enjoy some time with her DD (an excellent motivator, I'm sure). I will continue to pray for her full recovery. Have a Sparkly Monday, Barb! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 7/22/2013 8:45AM

    Looks like a great time was had by all!

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LEANJEAN6 7/22/2013 7:39AM

    Related by cat---pretty funny!-You are always into some neat trainin emoticon g session--pretty inspiring--and I hope yer neice continues to improve-Lynda

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KELLIEBEAN 7/22/2013 7:36AM

    I'm very glad to hear about Kelsey's progress!

Way a fun way to celebrate a birthday. You look great.

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MJREIMERS 7/22/2013 7:27AM

    Yay for Kelsey! Seeing her daughter would be a huge motivator and I hope she continues to do improve!

I love the family time at the pool. Your suit is really cute! I'm still looking for one. It's very true about the activities and it's sometimes hard to choose.

I will be grateful for every moment! (I needed that reminder after being in a car with four teenagers for 13 hours!)


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MSLZZY 7/22/2013 7:24AM

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NELLJONES 7/22/2013 7:23AM

    I love your last injunction: Eat what's in the bag, it's why you packed it.

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