With my back being injured, there is no way that I could safely clean up the yard for the summer. And boy did it need it: I did nothing in the line of fall cleanup, what with all the health crises going on. So we got a lawn service in to do a th... Read more
Injured, and sad
I am having a very bad day. I just got back from the physical therapist. She thinks I have a bulging disc. That means for now no biking, no lap swimming, no free weights, no running for now. I can walk at a moderate pace, walk in the swimming po... Read more
No benchpressing a Volkswagen for me
Yesterday after I wrote about my 30 days in the gym streak, I put out my back something fierce. No gym, not even any dog walking. Fortunately I already have an appointment to see the doctor today. But I also have to make a court appearance on be... Read more
30 days in
So, I’m 30% through my hundred-days-at-the-gym commitment. What are the results so far?
-I’ve gained 2 pounds
-I am not able to lift appreciably heavier weights
-Other than swimming, I am not appreciably faster
-Lifting on Sunday, I t... Read more
Spark People reset?
In all of my groups months of messages have just disappeared. Weirdness. I hope this is temporary!
EDIT: It's all straightened out now. Must have been a glitch!... Read more
Rebecca's MRI was yesterday. I will quote the Meyers for the results:
:::The MRI showed a mass behind Rebecca’s left eye that wasn’t there on the previous MRI. The doctors at CCF are communicating with the doctors at CHOP, who will determin... Read more
"Not those people"
On Thursday our goddaughter Rebecca will have yet another MRI to determine whether the toxic chemicals being poured into her system are successfully keeping her brain cancer at bay.
Rebecca is 5 years old.
She was diagnosed in August. ... Read more
5 miles, complete exhaustion
My daughter and I completed a 5-mile event today. It was a race, but we weren't really racing anything, so I'll stay with event. Our time was 1:18:35, or just under 16 minutes per mile. Slow, but hey, five miles!
And then, because I said I ... Read more
"Well, I'm back."
Today, I walked through the door of the house and said, "Well, I'm back." The last line of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. It made me a little teary. You see, I started on the Walk to Rivendell back at the beginning of 2006, and after... Read more
Self-deception for fun and profit
Yesterday's weather was abysmal. All the schools around us were closed because snow was ... not so much falling as being hurled vertically across the landscape like tiny ice bullets. The wind velocity combined with this punishing precipitation i... Read more
Hello winter. Back so soon?
It's snowing again in Cleveland. Yesterday it was 61 degrees.
We've reached the amusing part of this winter shindig wherein all the neighbors look at the forecast, see that it's supposed to be in the mid-50s on Friday, and say, "Oh HELL no,... Read more
Not feeling the need for speed
So I'm 11 days into a personal commitment to go to the gym every day for 100 days. So far I have made it every day, and I'm swimming a lot more, which is important for the upcoming triathlon season. I'm actually enjoying it quite a bit now that ... Read more
100 days of All The Things: 10%
Well, I promised not to talk about this project all the time, but I am planning to report in every 10%.
Gym: So far, I'm 10 for 10 on getting to the gym, which was the one about which I was most concerned. But it was also my highest priorit... Read more
Hypersensitive, or legitimately irked?
Lifted at the gym yesterday. I'm a little miffed. I was using the cross-cable machine, and had just switched to an exercise that only required one side when one of the personal trainers came in and started using the other side with his client wi... Read more
The problem with fitness sites.
I have been an active member of Spark People for a couple years now. I like the point system, and that it's nicely all-inclusive for tracking fitness and food. I like the groups and support.
What I don't like about Spark, and other sites li... Read more