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NonScale Victory
Thursday, October 05, 2017      2 comments

My mornings are pretty busy. I'm up around 5, drop off teen to band by 5:40, then into work. TuesThurs, I work about an hour, swim nearby, back to the office. I teach community college science, so lectures, grading, etc. This morning, I was reco... Read more
2 weeks of strength and walking
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      1 comments

As many of us are, I am an emotional eater. Stress comes with my life choices ( family, work, animal rescue) and those choices also fulfill my soul. As my workouts have progressed from my beloved swimming (90 to 120 mins of crawl a week) adding... Read more
Pets helping cut calories
Thursday, August 03, 2017      3 comments

Love dogs and cats. I have 5 permanent dogs and 2 permanent cats. At the moment, I have 6 foster dogs and 1 foster cat, plus 2 kids, hubby in 1500 squa... Read more
Dipping my toes back in the water
Tuesday, August 01, 2017      3 comments

Started swimming in April. I've built up to longest swim of 1 mile, 65minutes. Now adding walking, and today went 1.4 miles in 30 min.... Read more
A month, no blog? Time flies
Friday, October 26, 2012      2 comments

I knew I'd been "slacking" on SP with other time commitments. Didn't realize it's been so long. Another way time flies: 3 months, a quarter year, since I hurt my back. Week by week, I think the pain, limited mobility, gone. Then, suddenly, I can... Read more
First Charity 5K
Saturday, September 22, 2012      3 comments

Even better: my daughter, 9, ran with my husband. I thought the course was up and back, and I planned on getting in 2 miles or so "batting cleanup" if my daughter wanted to walk with Mom as she tired of running with Dad. I was almost to the midp... Read more
Positives!
Saturday, September 15, 2012      4 comments

My previous blogs, while heartfelt, have been downers. Accentuating the positives here: I cleaned my house today! Fellow flybabies: 15 minutes at a time when I felt overwhelmed. And as I worked through my kitchen table, I thought, ya know, I cou... Read more
Too Much, Too soon working out & kids
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      1 comments

Hurt my back as July turned into August. Couldn't move by the 3rd week of Aug. Pain meds, stretching, heat, you name it I tried it and improved. Sept 3, I went to walk. Had to stop at a mile. Sept 9, I walked two miles. 36 hours later, my back f... Read more
Breathe in, breathe out, move on.
Friday, August 31, 2012      5 comments

Jimmy Buffett’s words describing the Gulf’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina. “If a hurricane doesn’t leave you dead, it will make you strong. Don’t try to explain it, just bow your head, breathe in, breathe out, move on.” No, I’m not talking abo... Read more
Waiting out the storm
Thursday, August 23, 2012      5 comments

I messed up my back almost a month ago. Stretched it out, kept going as it loosened up. Heating pad, ice, ibuprofen. Restored our house following foundation repair, ran a mile, painted a couple of rooms. The pain came back every few days, lasti... Read more
Just run for 5 minutes...
Monday, August 06, 2012      4 comments

Please see the humor in this: Bless me father, for it has been 3 weeks since my last triathlon. That's the traditional way to start a Catholic confession. I was out of town for 10 of those 21 days. I haven't been vigorously working out, getting... Read more
Vacation ending, projects at home
Sunday, August 05, 2012      6 comments

Last Wed, my family and I returned home to a "repaired" home, which meant drying concrete in the holes to fix the foundation, dirt and some clay embedded into the concrete floors, dust on EVERYTHING. I am not a neat freak by any stretch of the i... Read more
Czech Wellies & an active few days
Friday, July 27, 2012      5 comments

Watching opening ceremonies for Olympics. I've enjoyed the humor: Mr. Bean with Chariots of Fire, James bond bringing in the Queen. I've thought of my family. My sisters drooling over Mark Spitz as their children, and children's children watch P... Read more
Choices in my face
Sunday, July 22, 2012      4 comments

I am about to be kicked out of my house for 10-14 days while the interior foundation gets leveled in my concrete slab home, thank you Texas' drought last summer. Just about every item in the house needs to be moved to secure, minimum dust enviro... Read more
2 miles post tri & Ode to Body Glide
Thursday, July 19, 2012      4 comments

Body Glide is a stick, like solid deodorant, that you rub on body areas that rub, chafe, blister. The ingredients let skin, well, glide, with less friction. I have been obese... Read more

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