jet lagging in transit...
jet lag is one of those things you have to put up with, the price you have to pay, for traveling over time zones. and experience says it takes 7 days to get past it - which means just a few days ago we were saying whoopie! jet lag is over! and n... Read more
whenever we are in stockholm, we walk. and walk. and... well, you get the picture. our hosts provide us with bus/train passes, which we dutifully tuck into the wallet - just in case. and still we walk. we have set record steps and miles, until a... Read more
sipping coffee on a stockholm morning, last day before the journey home. found a scale today - not the best news, but not the worst. the past few days exhaustion and obligations have kept me from getting the steps in, which otherwise balanced th... Read more
first cool weather run
that is, if you can call 65 degrees cool - but it sure is compared to 75... four miles, mostly running with a few walk breaks, mainly on the hills. so beautiful - no flowers yet (we watch them spread north on this road that parallels the river),... Read more
no, i haven't been in transit all this time. we arrived home on thursday evening, immediately locked ourselves out of the house... panicked when we couldn't remember where the hidden spare key was and couldn't reached the neighbors who had the o... Read more
phew! the great thing about traveling is a) you can't work and b) you have no household responsibilities. at least, when you are sitting in a plane. or a car.
and so i "have a day off". or two. well, maybe it's three, but who is counting. t... Read more
ah.... can't believe it. somehow i have gotten to *this* point - the one where i can breathe. after a final push last week, and doubling down on the weekend. and practicing the N word (nnnn oooo....), i am at a break. which means... i can pack. ... Read more
350 day login streak! almost there...
last year, somehow i messed up right about when i was supposed to hit 365 days. it probably came while i was in transit to a conference in sweden, and i had to start over. but here i am again - yesterday i hit 350 days of logging in. consistency... Read more
growing better, not growing old
i hope this works - i saw this video from AARP in which millennials were asked to define "old" - one said 50s was old! most said 60s and 70s. they were asked to demonstrate how old people walk, text, do push-ups and jumping jacks. then they met ... Read more
what a week!
what a week indeed. last saturday, DD arrived with DSIL for a last minute planned break. DD (and i) worked the whole time, but we took off for adventures every day. had to show them our favorite walks, and even managed a few of the tourist highl... Read more
that's how much time has passed since my last blog.
that's what happens when you break a streak.
and what else happens? you get sloppy. habits slip. that halo ... Read more
a good night's sleep...
everyone talks about it. yet, it is something that usually eludes me. and i have to say, it is not a bad thing. i didn't set the alarm last night, and before i knew it, 5 a.m. had come. not my usual schedule, and not sure how the day will go - w... Read more
....and april is here...
after a big push my mind goes blank for a while. can't seem to get up much motivation for anything other than poking around on the internet. took the day off yesterday, which was wonderful. a new hike, not too far. splashed in the water for a wh... Read more
and there went march....
not only is today "blink! it's friday!"; it's also "blink! it's april!" and there went march...
while the weeks seem to fly by, it feels like there must have been an awful lot of weeks in march, because i sure can't remember the beginning o... Read more
blogging: end of a streak
you know what my problem is? i need a day longer than 24 hours. because yesterday, 24 hours just wasn't long enough. i usually have enough time to do it all - to spark, to walk, to hit the 15,000 step goal, to deliver all the work i'm supposed t... Read more