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Day 688 - M

Monday, November 11, 2013

"Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory."

General George S. Patton


This Veteran's Day a bit of wisdom from my favorite General, warts and all. He was a brilliant warrior and strategist. How he'd dislike living in our politically correct world now!! Oh my! But.....this quote of his is also a great mantra for our SP journey. We DO have to accept each and every one of our challenges and they come to us daily. I've come to agree that there really is NOTHING that tastes so good as being healthy & fit feels. Gimme veges, fruit & whole grains every time!! Then a good 8 mile hike in the hills.


Had a real good day, although the afternoon was a little rainy. It's supposed to get pretty cold tonight with a predicted 'mix'.....I so hope ice isn't a part of that 'mix'. Ice makes living on top of this huge hill pure treachery - sometimes it's a bobsled run - fit only for walking. People slide off into the ravine in the winter, totaling their cars. We park our 4 WD Subaru and my bus at the bottom of the hill and just walk up and down it. No driving it for days when there's ice. Here's hoping it won't be too bad.

Mileage: 9.48 miles
ST: core; lower body

Hope your Veteran's Day Monday was super!! emoticon emoticon

If there are any Veteran's reading this.....thank you for your selfless service to our Country and for preserving our freedoms. I can't thank you enough. God bless you.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MSLZZY 11/12/2013 7:10PM

    Hope the ice missed you this time around!

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GABY1948 11/12/2013 7:04PM

    GREAT blog...I do hope you don't get that ice...what a pain that must be! Stay safe and warm!

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WALLAHALLA 11/12/2013 11:21AM

    I'm not ready for bad weather yet, but I did but 4 new tires so that I would be prepared.

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WHITECAT19 11/12/2013 9:40AM

    We have a "dusting" of snow this morning. Thanks for your wonderful insights! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/11/2013 10:10PM

    LOVE the quote. Glad you had a good day. And for sure nothing tastes as good as good health feels! HUGS

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TATTER3 11/11/2013 9:56PM

    I think the new gym is open...gonna check it out. In a year or 2 I may join you on those trails!!Keep Sparkin'!!

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AJCOUCH1963 11/11/2013 9:47PM

    I know we were having a mix earlier I am not ready for this cold weather moving in i stayed in to do my workout I missed my gym tonight but got a hour workout which was awesome.

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