I love sunny Saturdays
It's been a too-lazy Saturday. I rode my bike this morning, going about 16 miles total. My legs weren't as strong as yesterday, and I ended up taking the bus up the hill instead of walking. I compensated by running a couple of errands on the ... Read more
Welcome to the voices in my head
As I got dressed for my bike ride this beautiful morning, I put on my padded bike capris (love those!) and looked for a shirt to wear. My eyes lit on the new, white SparkPeople "performance wear" shirt I'd bought.
This is not one of my b... Read more
A good, basic day
Well, dang. I just wrote an entry and it vanished without posting! Argh!!!
A good day. Most of it was a 5-hour meeting, which sounds dreadful, but is probably my favorite work thing of the month. It's at the center of the work I do, eve... Read more
And the hits just keep on comin'
I was actually eager to go to the gym today to work out with Dawn the Tormentor. I don't know whether I was eager to work out or just eager to get out of the house and away from the work I was doing. But I got there in plenty of time to get in... Read more
Journeys Ending, Journeys Begun
I was in a meeting most of today. People from all the boards and committees of the part of my denomination in this state gathered to begin discussing how they will need to organize themselves to get the work done once our regional staff is rest... Read more
The day that got away
It's kind of nice every now and again to have a day that just kind of gets away. I didn't have to work today, and it was lovely to wake when I wanted to, and feel no pressure to get things done, particularly. I cleaned out some bookshelves, fo... Read more
"If I can do it . . .
. . . anybody can."
I've said this almost every time someone admires something I've done and then says "I don't think I could ever learn how to do that." Now, I'm not talking about brain surgery or inventing the solution to world peace he... Read more
Sometimes I Amaze Myself
I had it all set up. My friend was going to bring his bike over at 6:30 and we were going to ride what we had figured would be 16-20 miles. I was looking forward to it. I thought it would stretch me a little more since I'd set my previous dis... Read more
Is it change?
Another beautiful day, the sixth in a row. And we're due for a seventh tomorrow. What an amazing stretch of weather! It's almost like the universe knew I had a new bike and a little more free time than usual and decided to give me bike rides ... Read more
Uphill Battles - Six Feet at a Time
I really try to avoid riding my bike up hills. Because this town was built along a river valley, we have hills. There's the East Side Hill, the West Side Hill, State Street Hill, and the University Hill. When you live on top of one, as I do, ... Read more
What a day!
Yesterday and today have been the kind of summer days I always long for. Perfectly clear, temps in the low-to-mid 70s, a slight breeze. Yesterday, I had made plans to go biking with a friend and was antsy all day until he fina... Read more
A Declaration of Intent and Purpose
Two minutes ago, I clicked "send" on a transaction that registered me for the Certification course at The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). This is a big step forward into what I fervently hope will turn into a new direction for my future.
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I never thought it would happen. For most of my adult life, the idea of participating willingly in most forms of physical activity only inspired a deep desire to nap instead. There are lots of reasons for this -- natural inclination, an old bac... Read more
Once again it's late on a Saturday night and I'm still working on my sermon. The pattern of a career!
I just read my fabulous sister's blog, though, and if you haven't seen her entry today, you really should. Check it out here;
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Where does the time go?
I swear that the thing in this life at which I would take a world championship is frittering away time. I think my house, maybe my whole life, have been situated in a gigantic time-suck zone where minutes and hours just fly away before I get an... Read more