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busy day
Monday, July 27, 2009      5 comments

Had one of those "too tired to sleep" days yesterday. Got off in the morning, staggered around the neighborhood to walk the pups, washed my face and brushed my teeth, and tried to sleep. And tried, and tried. Read some, watched some TV, fell asl... Read more
Murder in the Mountains
Monday, July 27, 2009      6 comments

My massage therapist and her husband have a cabin in the Jemez Mountains (HEY-mez, not Gem-ez). John inherited the cabin from his father, and he & Deb have been going there for at least a decade that I know. As she kneads and pummels me, Deb and... Read more
Dang Blast It!
Sunday, July 26, 2009      1 comments

Grrr. My left knee is swelling and hurting again. I had hoped it wouldn't do that anymore, since 1) I've lost more than 35 pounds since winter; 2) it's hot, not cold, weather... Read more
It's the Weekend! (Sorta)
Saturday, July 25, 2009      1 comments

For the rest of the world, it's the weekend. I'll get off this morning, then have to come back @ 2330 (11:30P) to work until Sun morning. Depending on how I feel when I get off this morning, I might go to the gym. Right now, I'm yawning until my... Read more
Internet Security
Thursday, July 23, 2009      0 comments

After being off work for a couple of weeks, I know I'll have to change my passswords at work. The system is set up to require changes every 90 days - it starts warning you 2 weeks in advance as you sign in "Your password will expire in 14 (13, 1... Read more
Desiderata
Wednesday, July 22, 2009      2 comments

I used to think this was from the Romans or Greeks, but it's from c. 1920, written by an American lawyer. Desiderata - by max ehrmann Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as ... Read more
Made a Decision to Take a 20% Day
Tuesday, July 21, 2009      1 comments

I have this 80/20 plan. I make 80 % well-thought out, planned decisions. Or at least, 80 % better decisions than less than good ones. After my podiatry appointment this morning, I went to the gym and used the treadmill for 90 minutes. Ran inter... Read more
More Gym Classes and Cat Jokes
Monday, July 20, 2009      1 comments

I had classes today on the upper and lower body machines. I now have a personalized cardio plan. Only did a 10 minute warm up on the treadmill before the upper body class, and 32 minutes between classes. The trainer told me to take it easy, alt... Read more
Running in Place
Sunday, July 19, 2009      2 comments

Another hot day in the US desert Southwest - outdoor temp signs at several places showed 100+, altho the official high temp was 98. So glad I had the gym to go to. I used the treadmill for 24 minutes for the first mile, then did the 30 minute ... Read more
Grumble
Saturday, July 18, 2009      4 comments

Work last night wasn't bad - good coworkers and not too busy. Got home in the morning, and forced myself to walk the pups - it was still relatively cool then, but going up to ... Read more
Boo-hoo, I Don't Wanna Go To Work
Friday, July 17, 2009      2 comments

Had another lazy day planned on vacation. Went to the gym this morning and had a cardio plan made (won't get to use it until I get the upper & lower body workoout classes next week). Used the treadmill for 40 minutes - 2.25 miles, then, the kill... Read more
Gym Rat?
Friday, July 17, 2009      1 comments

I went to classes today at Planet Fitness. The first was on the 30 minute circuit - it works upper, lower, core, and cardio all in 30 minutes by using 20 stations for a minute each with 30 seconds between. There are 10 machines and 10 step, uh, ... Read more
Doing the Treadmill Hike
Thursday, July 16, 2009      2 comments

After lunch, I went to the gym to walk on the treadmill. I noticed that, when I'm not having to stop at every bush or corner, or drag Shalako, I can walk a lot faster and fu... Read more
Joined a Gym Today
Wednesday, July 15, 2009      3 comments

I'd been thinking about it for a while. I got the book, "Younger Next Year for Women", and one of the co-authors really pushes joining a gym. Planet Fitness has been advertising a special - $99 for a year. I see the sign every time I drive by.... Read more
Happy Dance!
Monday, July 13, 2009      7 comments

I finally broke the 200 barrier. Been teasing at it for a couple of months - 205, 204, 204, 203.5, etc. The first 30 came off easier, then, the dreaded plateau. But, I didn't ... Read more

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