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Back to the races
Sunday, February 14, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday was my first running race of the year! A very bizarre 5K in the next town over. It was 15 degrees F (-9.45 C) and hilly! I've been fighting off allergies that want to become a chest infection, which made breathing tough, but I managed ... Read more
Of my philosophy
Friday, February 05, 2016      0 comments

Last night I had a nice meal in front of me; a nice, well-rounded meal. And we ate while the news was on. And we ate as the reporter talked about Syrian refugees eating dirt and grass because there was nothing else to eat. I am not going to... Read more
Lost arts
Monday, February 01, 2016      4 comments

I really miss writing letters. I miss receiving them as well. This was brought home to me as I wrote my quarterly letter to my in-laws. My mother-in-law is no longer able to respond due to Parkinson's Disease and Post-polio syndrome, but she and... Read more
Monday, January 25, 2016      4 comments

Some 25 years ago I had a VHS exercise tape for larger women. It was a good workout, but one of the things that I liked about it was that at the end of the tape the trainer told us to hug ourselves & say "Today I am okay the way I am." I think... Read more
What lies ahead
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      4 comments

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. My daughter posted this on FaceBook this week. I keep getting caught on the 'start where you are.' On one had I think : Well, der. But on the other I know how easy it is to put t... Read more
Taming monkeys
Tuesday, January 12, 2016      2 comments

I got a promotion at work. I deserved this promotion, no doubt about it. I have been doing 98% of this job for the past six years, and 100% of it for the past two years. But working for the Federal Government has some drawbacks and one of those ... Read more
Positivity Circle 1-4-2016
Monday, January 04, 2016      2 comments

Last year I posted a positive thought or feeling every Monday here at work. It really helped us move into a more positive frame of mind, and we were great at helping each other through the rough spots. We had not decided if we wanted or neede... Read more
"To stay our minds on"
Tuesday, November 17, 2015      2 comments

I don't know if you've read Frost's poem : Choose Something Like a Star? You can find it here:
/longa//poems/rf-star.htm We sang this in choir in high school and the lines that have stayed with m... Read more
Lessons learned
Friday, October 09, 2015      2 comments

Things I learned on my 25K trail run that it's taken a few days to get straight. Life is a trail run. Just when you think you've found your pace, things get rocky or root-y or steep, and you have to change your pace to meet the new c... Read more
Sunday, September 20, 2015      3 comments

I need to stand up, get dressed and run a nice little half-marathon distance. I don’t 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
Asleep at the Wheel
Saturday, September 13, 2014      1 comments

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
Scientific-ish study
Friday, May 23, 2014      2 comments

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
Reflecting on Boston
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      3 comments

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
Because I can
Monday, April 14, 2014      4 comments

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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Using your head
Friday, February 21, 2014      6 comments

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

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