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To My SparkFamily: I Just Wanna Say...

Thursday, June 19, 2014




My night opened up: totally free to head to the fitness center and see what I could cook up...and had an AWESOME workout!

Although my music didn't really grab me during my full set of upper body strength training...2 sets of 12 apiece 'round all the weight gizmos, once I moved on to the spin bike? I was sizzlin'!

The music finally took me by the collar and MOVED ME!

It started with Ivan Lins' studio version of "She Walks This Earth"...can't find it on YouTube but here's a respectable live version, my only fault is that it lacks the cracklin' percussion of the original which kept a subtle but fast 16th or who knows 32nd beat on the undertow of the song...but these guys are having a blast with it:

I had intended to only do 30 mins. but the music took me away and I avoided looking at the clock and by the time I did I was only a few mins. shy of an hour.

Really pumped it up with lots of standing climbs and a combo move "spogging" sorta like jogging on the spin bike, not using the handlebars, but holding my arms up like I'm jogging while sitting up straight in the saddle. I had the room to myself tonight too so I could get into the music even more and sorta danced in the saddle at times.

It just felt so wonderful to MOVE again at long last! Near the end Stevie returned in my shuffle mix with "Do I Do"...and boy DO I! :-)

I stood for a hard standing climb with the resistance cranked and only going around 60 RPM through most of the song.

My creativity got going a bit too and I thought of another move on the spin bike: lean backwards and engage the core while pedaling away. There were times I was so *INTO* my pedaling that I would pull the front of the spin bike off the floor with the strength of my downstroke...woo hoo!

Wrapped up with funky Candy Dulfer
and some terrific percussion and bass licks from Jaco & Weather Report:

I am filled to overflowing with a very, very fine form of fatigue thank you...I'm laying odds on a super night of sleep ahead! :-)

Thank you, THANK YOU everyone!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RAINBOWFALLS 6/22/2014 8:56AM

    what wonderful news - I love when music can take me away

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SASSYCHRIS1952 6/21/2014 10:40AM

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ZELLAZM 6/21/2014 3:43AM

    Great to see you back, Don! Missed you and your tunes! emoticon

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BILL60 6/20/2014 5:34PM

    Way to go, my friend.

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WOMANWITHGRIT 6/20/2014 12:28PM

    Wonderful - I can hear the music!

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123ELAINE456 6/20/2014 11:59AM

  HE BACK!!! Welcome Back!!! Great Music and Workout Don. Rest Up!!! You Deserve It!!! God Bless You. Have a Wonderful Week. Keep Pushing Forward. You Can Do It!!!

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L*I*T*A* 6/20/2014 11:48AM

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KANOE10 6/20/2014 11:32AM

    Great music and great workout! You are back in fine form my friend! It is good to hear you happy and exhuberant.


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NANCYPAT1 6/20/2014 10:21AM

    Sounds like you had a great workout - welcome back

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HILLSLUG98239 6/20/2014 9:11AM

    Sounds like a great workout - both for body and soul.

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FERRETLOVER1 6/20/2014 7:52AM

    I knew you'd be back! So very, very, very glad to hear it!

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HIPPICHICK1 6/20/2014 7:50AM

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/20/2014 7:10AM

    emoticon Rest well, you earned it, Don!

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Watch out world....HE'S BACK!!!

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_LINDA 6/20/2014 1:05AM

Back in the saddle again! emoticon
I think you were born on a bike lol!
Loved the music! Thanks for the peek into your playlist!

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ALIIDA 6/19/2014 11:53PM


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SLIMMERJESSE 6/19/2014 11:44PM

    So happy for you. I knew you'd find your groove before long.

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WATERMELLEN 6/19/2014 11:30PM

    Great music . . . and so happy to hear about the great workout!! Yay Don!!

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HAPPY-DESTINY 6/19/2014 11:07PM

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1CRAZYDOG 6/19/2014 10:55PM

    Good job!

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STRIVERONE 6/19/2014 10:54PM

    Now that's what we're used to!

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