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So How To Prepare For Surgery Tomorrow...?

Monday, March 23, 2009      6 comments

Oversleep the day before, have the craziest, busiest day EVER, and THEN before going to sleep, FINALLY get on my 'mill for a good session that will have to hold me over for a few weeks or so until I'm up to getting SPARKED again! I bid my ... Read more

Paying Forward The Hope!

Friday, March 20, 2009      5 comments

I have received SO MANY well wishes for my upcoming gall bladder surgery this Tues. 3/24 that I wanted to thank EVERYONE for all your positive, HOPEFUL energy! It really adds so much to my sense of calm, confidence and hopefulness regarding my a... Read more

Next Tues.: Goodbye Gall Bladder!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009      12 comments

Well at last the date has been set! Tues. 3/24 I'll be heading in for my gall bladder surgery. Looking forward to putting this behind me...of course not eager for the pain of recovery, nor the end of my daily cardio streak which I've been k... Read more

1st Ride of the Season...woo hoo!

Sunday, March 15, 2009      5 comments

What a GLORIOUS day for my first bike ride of the season! Mid-50's, not a cloud to be found...I felt so strong...! There is some *potent* magic stirring when I'm on my bicycle! Biked up around our local Chenango Valley State park 'round highway ... Read more

Doing Better...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009      2 comments

Instead of oversleeping an hour and a half I only overslept 45 mins.! DOH! But I *refuse* to use an alarm clock...going to keep working at re-setting my own internal alarm. I still struggle so to get to bed seems 10:30... Read more

Just When My Sleep Was Getting SO Steady...

Monday, March 09, 2009      1 comments

...comes Daylight Savings Time...oof! Overslept an hour and a half this morning, blew my treadmill session out of the water! Energy was low all day, but still got home and did my 'millwork tonight. It didn't rev me up, the music made it tol... Read more

Biking Continues To Be De-Railed...

Sunday, March 08, 2009      1 comments

Went to the park with the best of intentions once AGAIN today...but this time I noticed that during it's winter storage *somehow* (grrr!) the chain had come off and gotten tangled up and I was unable to get it going. I was so steamed up I ... Read more

Cycling Cx'd On Account of Rain... :-(

Saturday, March 07, 2009      1 comments

Hustled home after working this morning hoping to get out for my first bicycling of the season...60 degrees here...! But the clouds gathered and the rain fell too quickly...phooey! Guess it's back to the 'mill once again...sigh... ... Read more

Celebrating Two Months Cardio Streaking...!

Friday, March 06, 2009      0 comments

Woo Hoo!! Today marks TWO MONTHS of cardio streaking for me! Been doing mostly my treadmill every day. For a few days I substituted cross country skiing. Lately I've been trying to get in two cardio sessions a day, morning and night...feeling li... Read more

Morning Inspiration

Thursday, March 05, 2009      2 comments

Inspired workouts don't happen everyday, but when they DO I feel a special boost that stays with me throughout the day. During my 'millwork this morning the sun rose spectacularly over the treetops and by the time I was done it was fully ov... Read more

Stress Test w/ Flying Colors

Tuesday, March 03, 2009      1 comments

Jogged my heart out today and everything went very well with the stress was great to get a clean bill of health on ye olde ticker! :-) Nice to get another jog in on the treadmill! Okay now...waiting for su... Read more

Still No Date

Monday, March 02, 2009      2 comments

Had a reassuring visit with my surgical doc today. He seemed fairly confident of a lap approach and said even if he converted to "open" the incision would be fairly small. No date was set yet, however he seemed in agreement with me to move... Read more


Sunday, March 01, 2009      2 comments

Did *almost* a grand trying to ramp up my workouts in anticipation of my surgery. *Soon* I am hoping to really ramp DOWN my food...but have to admit to enjoying some of the higher fat foods a bit more than I should right now...y... Read more

Revving UP!

Thursday, February 26, 2009      3 comments

Anxieties over being laid up after surgery are being burned off by taking time to do a second treadmill session tonight after already having done one this morning...that's a FIRST for me! Also doing THREE sets of 15 reps on each of my strength-b... Read more

Dealing With Setbacks (Response to Weekly Prompt)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009      3 comments

How I deal with setbacks depends a bit on what type of setback I'm dealing with. However, in general even if I'm feeling overwhelmed or other negative feelings, the one thing I try very hard to do and am mostly successful at is... To mainta... Read more

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