MDEAL72's Blogs

Doctor Update
Tuesday, November 15, 2011      4 comments

For those of you who read yesterday's blog, thank you so much for the don't know how much that means to me! Anyway, my doctor checked me out today, and feels like everything is stress related, with the possible exception of m... Read more
Thoughts and Prayers Needed Please
Monday, November 14, 2011      7 comments

Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. I am going to the doctor tomorrow for a variety of symptoms I've been suffering over the past several months. I've been experiencing shortness of breath, heart palpitations, shaking hands, trouble swa... Read more
I am a Warrior!
Sunday, August 28, 2011      6 comments

Yesterday, I did something I didn't ever think I'd do. I competed in a Warrior Dash, which was held in Huntersville, NC. If you're not familiar with a Warrior Dash, it's a race (usually around a 5K distance) where there are 11 obstacles sprinkle... Read more
My New Mantra
Saturday, August 13, 2011      2 comments

One of my favorite newer music artists is Kerli. I absolutely love her music, though many of you may not have heard of her because she hasn't exactly hit mainstream yet. She reminds me a lot of a cross between Bjork (though not QUITE as eccentri... Read more
What It Takes
Monday, August 01, 2011      1 comments

On my way to work this morning, I heard the Aerosmith song, “What It Takes”. Part of it says: Girl, before I met you, I was F.I.N.E. Fine… Tell me what it takes to let you go… The song is about a guy who’s had his heart broke... Read more
Tri and Tri Again
Monday, July 11, 2011      3 comments

This weekend, I completed my second mini-triathlon, The Ramblin’ Rose, which was held in Rock Hill, SC on 7/10/2011. I did this same event last year, because I thought it would be a great one for my first triathlon, since it’s a mini (250 yard s... Read more
Strangely Calm
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      2 comments

“The mind that is anxious about future events is miserable.” – Seneca This Sunday, 7/10/2011, I’ll be participating in my second mini-triathlon. It’s the same one I did last year, and I signed up for it to see if I could get some improvemen... Read more
Things Happen
Thursday, June 23, 2011      1 comments

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Have you ever ruminated over a particular situation, fretting over it continuously, wondering when things are going to start happening? When things ... Read more
Persistent Patience
Saturday, June 04, 2011      3 comments

It's been almost 10 years since I started teaching yoga, and for those of you who have attended a class of mine, I think you'll agree that I love what I do. I began my own yoga practice because of physical pain (sciatica and low back pain)... Read more
Beautiful...Just As You Are
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      0 comments

Sometimes when I look at the people around me in various situations, I stop and wonder why I’m not as good at "such and such" as they are. I will harp on the things I can’t do, or the things I could be doing better. Lately I’ve been doing ... Read more
Excited for a Challenge!
Sunday, May 15, 2011      3 comments

It's been a solid two weeks now of being back into my routine, and I'm feeling good. My running is going great...I might be a little slower, but not by much, and I haven't lost the ability to run the distance I had worked up to. So I've challeng... Read more
Take It Easy
Friday, April 29, 2011      5 comments

Exercise is how I manage my stress. Yoga and running are what get me through my days, especially when my stress level is high. Focusing on my breathing and my form forces me to forget my worries and concentrate on the present, which always helps... Read more
Needing a little encouragement
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      7 comments

Well, on Friday (4/15), I had surgery to repair a ventral hernia which was located in my upper abdomen, directly underneath my floating ribs. Everything went very well, so I am very happy about that. But I am getting frustrated. I can bare... Read more
First Repeat Race
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      5 comments

This past Saturday (4/2/2011), I ran my first “repeat” race, which was the Cooper River Bridge 10K run (in Charleston, SC). I was so excited to be able to compare for the first time ever, since it was the exact same course as I ran last year. ... Read more
Tuesday, March 29, 2011      2 comments

Change is part of life. We all know that, but dealing with changes is not always an easy thing to do. This past month brought a lot of change my way, and dealing with it has been quite stressful for me. The biggest of the changes was that ... Read more

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