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One Day at a Time
Friday, July 22, 2016      2 comments

We had a family crisis this week, and it robbed me of my appetite. As a result, I dropped between four and five pounds. I am taking my life one day at a time. One hour at a time. One minute at a time. One second at a time. ... Read more
Sleep is Overrated
Sunday, June 19, 2016      3 comments

Why sleep when you can roll over at 2:32 A.M. and see the clock's digital readout? Why not hop online and write your sports blog? Why not jump on SparkPeople to get your login points? Why not read the book you have in your hand instead of stimul... Read more
Big Walk Wednesday!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      2 comments

I went walking this morning and logged in 4.33 miles. This was accomplished in 75 minutes. I feel proud of myself for taking the time to do the work. I saw 13 bunnies, 2 herons, and 4 ducks on my route. Counting cars is a bit tedious.... Read more
A Day Away
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      2 comments

I went to bed last night with the notion that I did not have to exercise today. That's right. I decided to stay inside and tend to my house chores on my own schedule since I have no where to be today. I will hit the trail again tomorrow, but eve... Read more
First Run of the Summer
Thursday, June 09, 2016      2 comments

I managed to run 1.52 miles in 18 minutes on the track at the school around the corner where I teach. It felt good to log in that time and drop 200 calories in less than 20 minutes. Woohoo!... Read more
Summer Insomnia - Year Seven
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      1 comments

That's right. I have been dealing with insomnia since 2009, the year my son was in sixth grade. It started when we had reading and math tutorials for our state testing, and that made me nervous because I was not specifically trained to be a read... Read more
Milestone Achieved
Sunday, June 05, 2016      2 comments

Now I join the ranks of parents with high school graduates living in the house. My son graduated yesterday. Both sets of his grandparents were there to s... Read more
Thinking Time
Thursday, April 14, 2016      2 comments

Sometimes I have cursed my insomnia that strikes at odd times during the week. I awakened thinking about the seating arrangement for my students in the computer lab. I have one in particular who is destructive and bears watching closely. He is r... Read more
Wonders Never Cease
Thursday, January 07, 2016      5 comments

I've been back to work this week, and that five pounds I gained over Christmas is nearly gone. I've walked around in my classroom and managed to get a couple of cardio walks this week. No other changes besides skipping sugar in my coffee and usi... Read more
At Least Thirty Miles
Monday, January 04, 2016      1 comments

I'm tracking the miles I walk during the month of January and plan to post at least 30 miles of walking/running before February 1, 2016. I promised no resolutions, but this is a measurable goal I can track just for my benefit. I've logged just ... Read more
No Weight Loss Resolutions for 2016
Saturday, December 26, 2015      0 comments

I made a resolution for 2015 that I would take care of my hair. I would do anything (within reason) to keep it healthy and encourage growth since it takes a while for it to show length. I managed to do well with it because of the commitment. ... Read more
Middle School Blues
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      2 comments

I've taught middle school for twenty years. That's right. I've worked with pre-adolescent students my entire career. I work with them, but I don't want to be them. Sigh. Somehow, I've done something or am accused of doing something, and one of m... Read more
I'm Still Here
Thursday, October 29, 2015      2 comments

I just haven't written much and have even neglected my sports blog over the past few days. Life at school consumes my time and energy. Too much crazy stuff happening at once makes stress a constant health hazard. Students need help they aren't r... Read more
I Ran!
Wednesday, July 01, 2015      1 comments

It's been nearly seven months since I wrenched my ankle while running. I was so happy to start out again. Today I racked up 1.63 miles on the legs with a morning run. The endorphins are running high right now. ... Read more
Squat Tracker, Part II
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      1 comments

Monday - 125 Tuesday - 150 I may double up and complete some more exercises later today. We'll see how I am feeling. ¡Ciao!... Read more

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