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Every day is a fresh start
Monday, April 25, 2016      0 comments

Coming back each day is a fresh start. Today is my second day back after an 8 week hiatus. In the interim, I closed a lab down, went on a few business trips as the business completed transfer to the new owners, and went on two interview trips. ... Read more
None but us can free our minds. ~Bob Marley
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      1 comments

Knowledge is nice. Only we can do differently when we notice. Noticing is the hard part.... Read more
back.... running out of jail... again...
Monday, October 19, 2015      4 comments

Life is a struggle sometimes. Sometimes, it flows like water. Other times, it flows like cement, a mudslide, a rock slide or an avalanche. I keep falling down. I get back up. Fun foods and larger portions of quality foods have been ma... Read more
The dots made me do it
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      0 comments

The dots made me do it. Ok. Maybe not. The dots? My pebble from work - Sonic Boom activity tracker. Looks rather like the spark people one for sale here. Last night, I took TJ, le Dog, for a long walk after vinyasa yoga class with Juli... Read more
Experiment of One
Thursday, April 30, 2015      0 comments

I read one of the blog articles about how much exercise one needed to get the scale to go down. I am an Experiment of One. I'm anecdotal. I read nutrition studies and public health physician blogs on the topic of health & exercise. K... Read more
crabby toe
Tuesday, April 28, 2015      1 comments

the right big toe is still crabby. Plank position in vinyasa yoga with Julie last night indicated that the toe is more functional yet full weight on the top of the toe in a plank lowering to cobra and flowing back to downward dog is not what it ... Read more
It popped...
Monday, April 27, 2015      0 comments

My toe that I stubbed a week ago. it did it when I went to vinyasa yoga Saturday. It's not broken but it is still a little swollen and it's sore. I can still do balancing things (one foot, eyes open or closed) without much issue, aside from fina... Read more
Hello glutes!
Tuesday, April 21, 2015      0 comments

Hello, glutes! Yup. A Sunday spent in my yard putting in a retaining wall while on my hands and knees carefully leveling each brick worked out well. Then I put in some plants into the new part of the bed I completed last weekend. Mond... Read more
Rest is a must
Thursday, April 02, 2015      0 comments

Yup. Obvious, isn't it? Rest is a must. I ran Monday and had physical therapy on Tuesday. Result: I felt strong. My knee was crabby and stiff. Patience is a virtue that I must have missed out on so I need to practice it a lot.... On W... Read more
Tolerating it... :)
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      1 comments

I ran last night again. Still limited intervals to 12 intervals of 'run 1 minute, walk 2 minutes'. My knee cooperated and was not painful. I can still feel at the inside of my knee, the push off of the big toe at the end of leg follow through. I... Read more
What will it tolerate?
Friday, March 27, 2015      2 comments

Joel, my physical therapist who is also a runner, suggested it was time to see if my knee would tolerate some running. I went for my first run since January two mornings ago. The workout: 5 minute warm up followed by 10 intervals [run 1 min... Read more
Paying attention - includes injury
Monday, March 23, 2015      1 comments

Paying attention includes noticing and admitting when one is injured. I'm 6+ weeks into physical therapy for a knee injury. I'm glad I am in physical therapy and that my knee is healing. I wound up injuring myself when my running shoe... Read more
Start Over Again and Again
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      3 comments

I'm starting over right now. I only can make a difference right now. I can't change the past. I practice noticing so I can pause to choose.... Read more
Self-kindness 1, Cruelty 0
Tuesday, February 03, 2015      0 comments

I've been down this road a few times. Working at losing weight. Self-acceptance wasn't part of the equation before. Acceptance is the thing that's different this time. My goals in the past have been "to get healthier". I'm not vain although... Read more
Happy Monday!
Monday, February 02, 2015      0 comments

Happy Monday! I actually like saying that. Some folks roll their eyes. Some laugh. Some even say it to me before I get it uttered. We humans these days mark time in seven day increments to make a week. I used to say "TGIF!" and I mean... Read more

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