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Mental Health Week
Thursday, April 05, 2012      1 comments

What a week. I am focusing on mental healthiness. Monday was a Very Icky Day, but my co-workers processed the What The Hell Happened At The Monday Meeting with me ad nauseum and I feel much better now that I understand the dynamics that I missed... Read more
Kick Butt Kind of Day
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday I found myself in a Very Bad Place emotionally. I had seriously bad anxiety related to work. It Freaked Me Out. But I talked it over with co-workers, understood what had happened and I realized I still have work to do so that I don't e... Read more
Giving and Receiving Blessings
Sunday, April 01, 2012      4 comments

In Acts of the Apostles we can read: In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, β€˜It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:... Read more
WooHoo! Totally Great Day!!!!
Saturday, March 31, 2012      6 comments

So YDAVIS23 and I did the 4-miler with her friend Catherine. Catherine was like the wind. She finished in 29 minutes or some crazy thing. YDAVIS23 was ahead of me. She finished around 38 minutes. I finished 39:48. Are you reading this IRISHF!!!!... Read more
Not What I Signed Up For
Thursday, March 29, 2012      4 comments

I don't know what I thought I was going to get when I signed up for SparkPeople almost 2 years ago, but it certainly wasn't running races, training for triathlons or not feeling guilty for eating a piece of cake. I have been improving what ... Read more
4-Miler coming up
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      2 comments

I'm running in the April's Fool 4-Miler race in Salisbury, MA on Saturday. Afterwards, the Hubster and I have reservations at a beachside hotel nearby. (My MA friends - we're staying in Hampton Beach NH. I love the state beach in Salisbury, but ... Read more
Chew Glass or Go Swim?
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      3 comments

For those of you in the greater Boston area, you will appreciate my frustration today. I work in Peabody. My doctor's appointment was at 4pm in Lowell. I had to be in Malden at 7pm. For those of you not in the know and who don't want to hau... Read more
Improved Swimming
Monday, March 26, 2012      2 comments

I didn't give myself time to think. I just did it. I jumped in the pool and started swimming. I matched the pace of the guy next to me doing slow laps and I found myself not tiring out. I was able to swim 50 yds without stopping. I'd take a shor... Read more
Lady Party
Sunday, March 25, 2012      4 comments

My friend and I hosted a jewelry party today. We invited our lady friends. We drank wine, ate home made cookies, dipped strawberries into melted chocolate, dipped corn chips into salsa, and laughed, laughed and laughed. I'll be working it... Read more
Swam Three Days in a Row
Saturday, March 24, 2012      2 comments

I went swimming last night. 400m warm up/death march. 5x100m and then I just did laps until I was cooked. I shared the lane with a really good swimmer. She motivated me to keep going. No swimming today or tomorrow. I am determined to get m... Read more
Sweet Young Things 1 Cranky Old Lady 1
Thursday, March 22, 2012      3 comments

I made it through advanced swim today. I swam 400 m as a warm up! I don't get how this is a warm up. Feels like a death march to me. Lots of stopping and resting, but I got through it. Then the first drill was 5x100 m with a short break between ... Read more
Sweet Young Things 1 Cranky Old Woman 0
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      3 comments

Darn those Sweet Young Things! But first, a quick update. I've been struggling with the work, exercise, sleep, pray, clean the house and have a life balance thing. So I haven't been here too much. I have managed to ignore those evil little ... Read more
Little Coconut Candies and Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanies
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      6 comments

When I declared that the candy in the Fiscal Department had no power over me, I didn't know they had this egg-shaped M&M type candy that was filled with coconut creme. The coconut candy kicks my butt. Yesterday I only ate 2. Today I ate only 2. ... Read more
10K Day
Sunday, March 11, 2012      6 comments

I surprised myself. I ran 10K this afternoon in 70 minutes. My goal was to run 4 miles, since I have a 4-miler coming up at the end of the month. I was running the 5K route that I did on New Year's Day and had clocked off the additional mile. I ... Read more
Trying to Find Time!
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      4 comments

I'm struggling to find a routine now that my husband and I are both working and on the same schedule. I'm adamant about getting enough sleep, which is why I haven't written in a while. I've been getting meditation, prayer and Mass in the schedul... Read more

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