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Day 1 (again!)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010      4 comments

It is a good thing that we can always "start again"! Here I go again, Day 1 after my SECOND setback this year!! UUuuuggghhhhh!!! (I fractured my elbow in May if you remember!) I have not exercised since my last bike ride on August 14th! ... Read more

Gaining again

Wednesday, November 03, 2010      3 comments

Well . . . went in for a follow up with the doctor today and I was up from my last weigh in of 185 to 191! Oh well . . . I suspected it would happen. I just need to focus to keep it from getting out of hand. I mentioned working out in th... Read more

Slow Goin'

Thursday, October 28, 2010      1 comments

Well . . . I was told that it would be anywhere from 6 - 9 months before I felt like myself, and I really did not believe it! I was going to be the optimist! But optimism is not what is going to get me healed, only time and patience! It h... Read more

Finally a GOOD Day!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      3 comments

Finally I have had two nights in a row with good sleep, and not waking up in any pain every half hour! Today has been a good day without any pain. I still have three weeks to go and need to get my strength back up now that I seem to be hea... Read more

It's behind me now

Monday, August 23, 2010      1 comments

Surgery went well. Feeling a little better each day. Doing a lot of TV, puzzles and movies to keep occupied during the day. Thanks for all the wishes for speedy recovery. Loretta Read more

Will the Setbacks ever stop?

Thursday, August 05, 2010      2 comments

I haven't blogged in a while, and apparently this is my year for setbacks. Depending on how you look at it, this one is also part of my getting healthy. I found out about three weeks ago that I had grade one uterine cancer and am in need... Read more

On the Road again

Monday, July 05, 2010      1 comments

First Road ride since the elbow incident. Went just over 14 miles in the Blue Ridge area above Greer with my husband this morning. I did all of the hills, which there aren't many on the route we took today, but one! Pennington Hill coming ba... Read more

Back in the Saddle!

Saturday, July 03, 2010      3 comments

Finally got the bikes out to the Swamp Rabbit Trail this morning with Paul and took my first ride since I fractured my left elbow on May 3rd. Ride went great and elbow got a little weary near the end, but no discomfort at all. Tomorrow I may t... Read more

Slow Progress

Sunday, June 13, 2010      3 comments

Well, I have been going to therapy for my fractured left elbow and am making great progress. Still not able to get back on my bike yet. I have started back at the gym with the cardio, but no weights yet. Hopefully in another couple of weeks. ... Read more

Getting back on track.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010      1 comments

After 4 weeks of favoring my left arm, I finally went back to the gym tonight to start working out again. I am limited as to what I can do since my left elbow is still not able to take any weight or pressure, but I did the stationary bike for 3... Read more

Setbacks!

Sunday, May 16, 2010      4 comments

Well, vacation did not go as planned! While attempting to dismount my bike on Monday afternoon, I lost my balance when my foot caught the pack I had on the back and I hit the pavement my first day on the Silver Comet Trail in GA! Aaaarrrrggghh... Read more

Making Progress!

Saturday, May 01, 2010      1 comments

Well we took the big hill this week with the women's ride on Thursday night. . . and I rode up! I hit the top and had to take a break to catch my breath before continuing to the top of the next small hill after the big one! But Wait . . . That... Read more

Pushing my limit

Friday, April 23, 2010      3 comments

Well I rode much better on the women's group ride last night at Furman University here in Greenville. But my body was not happy with me. I did not walk any of the (small) hills that we rode up, and that is major for me! But I rode all 13 mile... Read more

Maiden Ride!

Sunday, April 11, 2010      7 comments

It was a beautiful spring morning with temperatures of mid 40ís overnight. My husband, Paul, checked my trunk bag to make sure it was secure and went through the list of things that I should have for the trip. It was his way of taking care of ... Read more

Pushing too hard

Friday, April 02, 2010      2 comments

Well . . . I had some discomfort yesterday around my right abdomen so I went to have it checked out. I apparently have been working out too hard. I strained something in my right hip. I remember about two weeks ago when my daughter Michelle a... Read more


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