I need to stand up, get dressed and run a nice little half-marathon distance. I don‚Äôt really want to do this today. I ran a 5k race yesterday. I am going to the movies later this morning. I have to stop by and see my mom at the physical rehab ... Read more
Music is one of my greatest loves in life. When people ask whatís the best thing about living now, my answer is always ďthat I can have music at the touch of a button.Ē Think about that. Think about the days when you either had to make music you... Read more
Okay, so Iíve had a bit of a zeitgeist here. Iíve read the information. Iíve understood the information, I just didnít put 2 and 2 together.
I have been part of a Biggest Loser type competition at work off & on for the past year. (The compe... Read more
Everyone, runners and non-runners alike, everyone knows what the 2014 Boston Marathon meant. It meant redemption. It meant strength. It meant purging demons. It showed us all what can be done if you want something badly enough. It showed us that... Read more
This isn't really my blog today. This was written and posted to Facebook by my daughter. If you would like to see the article she mentions, you may find it here :
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In Tai Chi we teach that we "Use the yi, not the li" which means to use your head, and not to react to things with brute strength, or without thought.
In commenting on someoneís page today that thought came to mind, and it makes me think a... Read more
What is it they say? If you can do something for 28 days it becomes a habit?
Last year I decided to create a Gratitude Jar. (You can read about that here if you want)
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.as... Read more
Iíve been sliding. Slip-sliding away. In the back of my mind is the thought : Iíve done it before, I know what to do, I can do it again, and yet I am not doing it.
I have gained back at least 16 pounds, and after this holiday Iím sure itís ... Read more
This blog was meant to be a kind of reflection of the new year with an added tribute to John Denver and all he means to me on what would have been his 70th birthday, but it turned into something else, so I've had to come back and look at this ag... Read more
ďMemory lives longer than what it remembers.Ē
This quote from Lloyd Alexanderís Prydain Cycle is stuck in my head. The entire work has been stuck in my head lately, but this quote may as well be lit with neon and hung right behind my eyes.... Read more
Iíve been thinking a lot about choices lately. Iíve been reading that our lives are what they are because of the choices we make and while I want to shake my head and shout, Ďno! no! no!í the fact is, itís true.
We make certain choices fo... Read more
And so it begins. The march into Fall.
The black walnuts begin the parade as always, dropping their leaves as quickly as they gained them in the Spring. How odd, though, to see the ground littered with brown bodies when the temperature is ... Read more
Iím 55. Nearly 56. As you know, I lost 110 pounds through SparkPeople. I hit my goal weight in May 2012, and have managed to sit below or at that weight since.
This has been a bad year for me, emotionally. The past seven months have been ... Read more
Way on back in October, after just finishing the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in St. Louis, and possibly after a cocktail or two, my daughter told me that her gym was going to be sponsoring an AFAA certification for group instructor. AFAA, otherwis... Read more