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2/6/18 9:39 A

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Yes, sorry Jen about your brother's friend. I had a brother in law that had a heart attack at age 31. He survived it at that time, just barely! He was adopted so did not know his family history. He did NOT take care of himself. He was a heavy smoker and overweight. It scared him enough to lose some weight and stop smoking, but eventually, his old habits came back. He and my SIL got divorced as he had some affair....eventually married that woman....but at age 50...he had another heart attack and died! He just did NOT take care of himself and everyone was amazed he lived as long as he did. Other folks can take pristine care of themselves and still have heart issues, though that is a lot less likely. The guy that wrote those original books on running back in the 70s (for any of us old enough to remember) had a strong family history of heart attacks. He ate right and started running to avoid his "destiny". I think he was in his 50s or 60s when it caught up to him and he had a fatal heart attack. People said, "See...he had one anyway"...but cardiologists were quick to point out that his family history was SO bad, he probably bought 20 years of quality living from all the right things he did. Nice that you are there for your brother!!!! Best wishes to him and he goes through his loss.

We probably got about 4 inches of snow last night on top of the two we had earlier. Another potential for as much as 3 more for tonight. As much as I'm done with winter, the morning sunrise was absolutely AMAZING..... Attaching photo at end (if I remember).

Swam 1700 yesterday and used the swim snorkel LESS.... I was using it for 800 yards of the swim and worked it down to 400 yards. I swam 400 yards straight without stopping....This doesn't seem like much given the yardage I used to do, but after 18 months of no swimming (sans the 2X I tried to swim in great pain), I'm having to rebuild. Still not as bad as when I returned after 38 years of no swimming! LOL I could BARELY make the 25 yard lap without gasping for air!!!

Thanks, Heather....Nice to see you as well....Never forgot all the fun conversations we all had on here. I see Carol is still popping in....



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2/5/18 10:39 A

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It's nice to see you here Teniswhiz!!! We do have new folks and I think you'll find they are pretty cool and will enjoy sharing with you and your experiences!

Jen, I'm sorry to hear of the death of your brother's friend. That's so difficult. My brother in law had a stroke at 29. He survived, so that's different, but it really was odd. They never did fully determine what caused it, but they did find a congenital heart defect which was a small hole in his heart wall which I guess they said could have thrown off a clot. I don't really know......

But losing anyone at any age is hard. It's especially hard when somone is young though. And early 30s is very young. So my sympathies are with you and your brother at this time.

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2/4/18 8:30 P

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I'm barely paying attention to the super bowl so stopped here to say hi hehehe

Glad to see other people chatting and getting to the pool! I've had a sinus infection and was down for the count for about a week. The antibiotics have kicked in now and I was able to hit the treadmill yesterday. No sprints, but 30 minutes between 3.7 and 4.3 mph was plenty challenging.

My brother's best friend passed away suddenly the other day, no official word on what happened but it sounds to me like it may have been a heart attack. I spent most of my weekend with my brother. He and I are way too young to lose friends this way (in the first half of our 30s). On one hand I feel like that's why I'm here with you all on spark and at the y, but on the other hand you just never know. Oof

Anyways, go Eagles I suppose lol! I'm on the outskirts of Philly, tonight might be crazy out there regardless of how the game goes!

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2/4/18 9:25 A

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That's awesome! I wish I were fast...But am slow as molasses. I find swimming very therapeutic. Especially as a runner and being able to "kick it out". :D Our Y also had a aqua jogging class that I did for a while when I could't run on land due to injuries. The popularity has really waned as it's not the most exciting class. But the calories burned and the great workout you gave your hips and legs were amazing (you did not jog on the pool floor, but were tethered to a lane line with a float belt and did a variety of "types" of runs, jumping jacks, ski movements, etc. all to music with a coach). A few years ago, I got into a bike crash with a cycling group as we hit gravel (Used to do short triathlons) and I broke my pelvic in in my hip area. On crutches for six weeks....But 2 weeks after, my doc, who knew I swam, told me to get into the water and walk back and forth in it without the crutches. I was in BLISS and convinced it speeded my healing. I had been so "tight" from not walking much for two weeks and it completely freed me. Needless to say, I LOVE THE POOL for a variety of reasons. Now I can't wait to get back in! LOL So far...no residual effects from my shoulder getting tight during the last half of my swimming. Still need to take it slow....





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2/3/18 4:11 P

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Yes, hello again, Tenis! I swam again today; third time this week which is great.

I swam competitively as a kid and restarted swimming laps for fitness about ten years ago. I'm still pretty fast and came in third place in my age group in a regional ocean "marathon" (1.2 miles) back in 2011. I try to do at least two open water swim events a year. My times have really started to drop and life events have effected my training. But still swimming and loving it as I approach 59 years of age!

Not sure about your shoulder, but I have found swimming is great for random foot and leg injuries!



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2/2/18 12:01 P

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Thanks.... I used to go to a Masters Swim and swim M, W, F for 2500-3200 yards. I've since retired and found it hard to get up at 4:30 AM so I was there by 5 AM! I kept that group together with social events and workouts when the coach was absent. I started swimming later in the day, but missed my swim buddies. Went back months later and NO ONE WAS THERE! I E mailed them all...tried to get them back, but no-can-do. Those were the good ole days and I miss them terribly! But life goes on. Time for some new friends then! LOL






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2/2/18 11:35 A

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Good for you, Teni, for sticking with it through those injuries. And 1600 yards is terrific!

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2/2/18 11:34 A

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Thanks for the words of encouragement!

Good swim yesterday.

I continue to be thrilled with my 15 minute morning yoga workout. Lots of core work/abs involved. I really stretch my back and legs too.

Yesterday I got some small weights; I have decided to add five minutes of weight training as well.

Just a matter of getting up 20 minutes earlier!

Planning on doing 30 minutes on the elliptical after work. It does keep you on your toes, staying fit, doesn't it?

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2/2/18 9:00 A

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Nice seeing you again, Heather.... I'm trying to get back into the swim of things again....slowly. Coming off a year and a half shoulder injury that completely prevented me from swimming! Had therapy on it and started to go back in the water but then tripped over some tar in the road while running and broke my hand!!!! Another huge setback! So went last Tue and did a slow 1600 of variety of things. Shoulder was tired, but not sore. Hoping to get in again today.

Seeing some new faces here....not too many from way back when....

Have a good day everyone...





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2/1/18 9:05 A

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I love your dedication Brownme!!! You inspire me!!!

I can't believe it's Thursday already. I think I picked up another client, so that's 6. Now, this one is only for a tax return, not bookkeeping, so it's not as lucrative, but I'll take it!! I'm following up today to see when we can meet so I can start her return.

Exercise plods along.....January is hard but it's February now, and that means it continues to get brighter and brighter in the evening.....yay!!



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1/30/18 2:33 P

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Planning to cross train on the elliptical and lift weights today. Will hopefully swim again tomorrow!

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1/29/18 11:59 P

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Good swim today. The club is still a little busier than usual, with the new year's resolution folks. By March, it will be back to normal!

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1/29/18 11:01 A

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Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I was so busy but it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed a few days off of my job so I could work on my clients! Busy, busy, busy

I'm keeping my promise to work out every day, even if only for 10 minutes. I'm happy about that!!

Have a FUN and ACTIVE day!!

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