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Today's Blog is Therapy
Wednesday, March 12, 2014      13 comments

If I had written my blog this morning, it would have been fun and upbeat. But it's late. I often have insomnia, but my problem is staying asleep, not falling asleep. Tonight I can't fall asleep so I am going to use this as my therapy and maybe t... Read more
Hey La! Hey La! The Dogster's Back!
Monday, March 10, 2014      12 comments

It didn't seem appropriate to summarize where I'm at in my mental toughness journey in the blog about the wake. Hence, two blogs today. I managed to stick to my plan. It's easy with food because the Swingin' Sister that I stay with has a di... Read more
We Can Only Hope for the Same
Monday, March 10, 2014      12 comments

We last left off where I was going home to NJ for a funeral for my brother-in-law's mother's funeral. It was lovely. A real celebration of a well-lived life. One of my nephews is a professional musician. At the end of the wake, he took out his g... Read more
Exercising Mental Toughness Muscles
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      14 comments

As anticipated, my thighs were sore today. This morning felt like the usual soreness and stiffness that I feel dragging myself out of bed. (Side question - does anyone over the age of 45 leap out of bed without feeling aches and pains? Is ... Read more
Therapeutic Beating
Monday, March 03, 2014      14 comments

A lot of pressure and stress at work today. i was happy to be going for a 50 Shades of Sore class. As I was walking over, Lenny was doing a step up, but like he was showing the intern something. They both looked up, saw me and started laughing. ... Read more
A Tribute to a Kind Woman
Sunday, March 02, 2014      18 comments

My brother-in-law's mother died Friday night. She was very ill, had late stage Alzheimers. She died at home, in her bed with her son with her. Isn't that what we all hope for? The wake will be Wednesday evening and the funeral Mass is Thursday m... Read more
I'm Done with Cream Sauce
Saturday, March 01, 2014      15 comments

Well, my back has returned to its usual, low-level, mild soreness. Since this is baseline for me, I'm done complaining for now. I'm going to get on Lenny to increase the core work. I had a great swim today. Shared a lane with The Hubster. S... Read more
Sore Back and TRX
Friday, February 28, 2014      9 comments

This is going to be quick Sparkers. My back hurts and I am only comfortable laying flat. The Lenny work out was a lot of fun tonight. Lenny's minion, aka the intern, found some TRX equipment. Whatever TRX is. I heard the acronym but didn't ... Read more
Morning Exercise and Swimming Weirdness
Thursday, February 27, 2014      14 comments

Yesterday was a long, busy day. I was up shortly after 5 AM so I could be on time for Donna's Pilates class. The Hubster got up, too and we met up with our friend, Mimi. I hate morning exercise. I have never liked it. In school sports, I w... Read more
Swimming and Stockholm Syndrome
Tuesday, February 25, 2014      12 comments

All I have to do is complain and it seems I improve. The other day I was complaining about how lame I was with flip turns. My back is still sore so I decided to swim today. I had a reception to attend after work, so I didn't get to the Y until 8... Read more
Things that Entertain Me.
Monday, February 24, 2014      15 comments

OK, Sparkers! A little reminder in case you forgot: That picture cracks me up. I have it as the desktop picture on my computer at home. Really. I laugh every time I ... Read more
Could She Be Less Self-Aware?
Sunday, February 23, 2014      18 comments

I wanted to get some feedback from all of you and how you react/respond to this situation. Yesterday morning in the locker room at the Y, a woman came storming in asking quite loudly, "Is the pool open?" I explained to her that the pool wa... Read more
15 Push Ups, Flip Turns and the Pedicure Treatment
Saturday, February 22, 2014      12 comments

Last night's work out was really great. I was the only one. It seems the two new ladies have dropped out. The other woman tends to show up late, if at all, so the way I see it, I'm getting personal training at a discount. Highlights... Each... Read more
So Who is the DogLady?
Friday, February 21, 2014      14 comments

It occurred to me how we only know bits and pieces of each other through our blogs. I have gotten to know some of you better through facebook and by meeting you face to face, which is just lovely. We mostly talk about our health, fitness and var... Read more
The End of the Grumpy Day
Thursday, February 20, 2014      11 comments

So I got the roasted beast sandwich. Ran into a local politician while waiting and had a great conversation with him. (That's me always ready to schmooze.) I also got a small milk. I really like milk with roasted beast. I don't usually drink mil... Read more

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