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The Seniors at the Y
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      2 comments

I get to the pool at the Y yesterday to start swimming. There's a senior water aerobics/arthritis class at one end. There's 5 lanes open for swimming. A lady asked if she could share the lane with me. Sure. No problem. She was older - probably l... Read more
Sleeping, Swimming, Running and Breathing
Monday, January 09, 2012      2 comments

Sleep is a good thing. I've been sleeping the night through with the help of a sleeping pill. I'm not getting the fuzzy head that some people get. (I am getting head aches, but I often have head aches, so what else is new?) It's like clock work.... Read more
Learning How to Breathe
Sunday, January 08, 2012      0 comments

Uggh! Swimming is hard. Well, maybe swimming isn't that hard. Breathing is hard. Well, no I can breathe fine most of the time. Swimming and breathing together. That's hard. I met my husband at the Y yesterday. We had a hot date in a warm... Read more
4-Miler, Swimming and Breathing
Saturday, January 07, 2012      0 comments

A friend of a friend is interested in running some races with me. She had heard about "Will Run for Beer", so I sent her the link to the site. I think I talked her into the 4-Miler. Now I'm worried that she'll either be much faster or much slowe... Read more
Anxiety is back
Friday, January 06, 2012      3 comments

I suppose I'm getting better. No tears yesterday. No anxiety yesterday. Today... not so much. Nervous and fidgety. I plan on getting out for a run. That will help. I will get better. I will not let anxiety rule my life. I will let others helps m... Read more
My Walk
Thursday, January 05, 2012      1 comments

I live in a beautiful city. There are two rivers and seven canals. It's easy to walk along the rivers and canals. The views are amazing. I have been living in this city for 15 years and it still tickles me that I live in such a beautiful place. ... Read more
For a bad day, yesterday was pretty good
Wednesday, January 04, 2012      0 comments

Overall, yesterday was a good day. Nothing went according to the tidy schedule in my head, but I got most everything accomplished. I had a pretty big meltdown in the middle of the afternoon. Fortunately I got a phone call just at the point where... Read more
Badlands
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      2 comments

The morning of the 5K, I set up a playlist of songs to keep me going. I put Badlands (Bruce Springsteen) close to the top of the playlist. I'm not a huge Bruce fan, but the beat keeps me running. I find the lyrics hard to understand - this is ea... Read more
1st Run
Monday, January 02, 2012      3 comments

I ran 31:40 in the 1st Run 5K yesterday. I ran the Hoof it for Habitat 5K in October at 34:34. Almost a 3 minute improvement in my time. It wasn't nearly as hard as it was getting through the Habitat 5K. This is me at the finish. My husband... Read more
Predictions
Sunday, January 01, 2012      0 comments

They say who you start the year with and what you are doing will set the tone for the rest of the year. Well, at exactly midnight, I was alone in my apartment. My husband had stepped out to walk his uncle back to the hotel and then he was going ... Read more
Goals for Today
Saturday, December 31, 2011      0 comments

Short and sweet is the order of the day: Walk for a half hour despite the rain Go to Staples to get stuff shipped out and fax medical leave note TIdy the house in preparation for visitors tonight and tomorrow Go to Mass at 4:00 Bake... Read more
My Friend Gave Me a Gift from God
Friday, December 30, 2011      0 comments

One of my friends has been especially helpful for me in the situation I'm in right now. She is a medical professional and she has been able to hold a mirror up to me so I can see what this situation is doing to my health. She has also helped me ... Read more
Managing the Anxiety
Thursday, December 29, 2011      1 comments

I've been reading about anxiety and how to manage it. I'm on the right path: * exercise - got that down * maintain a good diet - working on it * get some sleep - now that's a problem * set small goals - just started doing thi... Read more
It bears repeating: I am friendly, happy, out-going and I love life.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011      1 comments

I am moving toward increasing the Good Things in my life. I did what I said I would do to improve my surroundings. I cleaned the house. It didn't need much to make it look better. I went to Mass with my friend Kathy yesterday. We had a good visi... Read more
DogLady: Happy, Out-going, Friendly, Loves Life
Monday, December 26, 2011      1 comments

Jeez. That last blog entry was a harbinger for things to come. The stress in my life is through the roof. a few weeks ago, my doctor gave me a prescription for ativan for 30 days only. She told me that the solution to my stress related problems ... Read more

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