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Proud of my children!
Saturday, November 02, 2013      8 comments

While Friday was a crazy day for me with a few more twists and turns than I had planned for, it was a very exciting day in that my youngest daughter, who is working on her Masters degree in Public Administration, got a chance to shine in a very ... Read more
Busy Sunday ahead...
Sunday, October 27, 2013      1 comments

Long list of to-do's today: - Breakfast and shopping - Mowing and cleaning up the garden (at least the tomato vines -- pepper plants may stay for a little longer) - Broncos at 4PM - Red Sox at 8PM - And in unattended mode, upgrade m... Read more
Successful return to the 5K race curcuit!
Saturday, October 26, 2013      13 comments

Saturday 10/26 is a day I have been looking forward to for a few weeks now, as today was my first 5K race in several months due to my Achilles tendon injury back in June. The results: 28:55, good for 34th place overall (out of 89 partici... Read more
Another good run today (on the treadmill)
Thursday, October 10, 2013      5 comments

With the coastal storm dumping copious amounts of much needed rain on the Delmarva Peninsula, today's run was inside and on the treadmill at the Y. I've really made an effort to do as much running outside as I can, both to enjoy the weather bef... Read more
Very successful running week
Sunday, October 06, 2013      6 comments

A very good running week for me as I slowly get back into ideal running condition. A total of 12 miles, ran Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, so a good test of the Achilles tendon. No issues! I'm right around a 10 minute mile, obviously... Read more
Good run today!
Thursday, October 03, 2013      5 comments

Slowly but surely, I'm getting back to a normal running schedule. With just a one day break from Tuesday's 3 mile run, today I got in a nice 4.40 mile run in 50 minutes, which includes a 3 minute warm up walk and a 3 minute cool down walk. Stay... Read more
Oh Myyy!
Sunday, September 29, 2013      8 comments

Today is my 2 year anniversary of my Lapband surgery, so wanted to keep this light and fun (not that this was going to be a dreary blog!), so I borrowed the now classic George Takei line (and the title of the Facebook page his husband put up!). ... Read more
Very Proud!
Friday, September 13, 2013      11 comments

I've been very lucky to have such great "kids" (they are 31, 29, and 23!) -- not that it has always been a smooth ride, but each of them has found a path to success. Last night was one of those great moments where we got a chance to celebrate a... Read more
"Green Light" (I can start running again!)
Tuesday, September 10, 2013      8 comments

Good news from my Orthopedic Dr this morning -- I got the green light to start running again, albeit VERY slowly to start! He also wants me to get some off the shelf orthotics to help cushion the Achilles tendon. I'll go look for those later t... Read more
Great weekend, busy month ahead!
Tuesday, September 03, 2013      2 comments

Nice way to end the unofficial end of summer (Labor Day weekend) -- 4 day weekend and a family reunion in WV! Weather was warm but not overbearingingly hot, officially "tasted" my homemade Pinot Grigio wine with the family on Sunday evening (th... Read more
Achilles Tendon Progress
Thursday, August 29, 2013      3 comments

So I think the healing process has gone much better this time. The air boot really seemed to stabilize the tendon, and this week, with no air boot on, have been slowly introducing back some workout activities that involve the flexing of the ten... Read more
Monday Ramblings...
Monday, August 26, 2013      3 comments

- It occurred to me over the weekend that today (8/26) it will have been 35 years when my first marriage started. WOW, that is a long time ago! BTW, it ended officially in 2003. - Wore the air boot sparingly over the weekend with no soren... Read more
Dr Update
Thursday, August 22, 2013      11 comments

Had my quarterly checkup with my primary care Dr yesterday. All the #'s are either good or improving. Ha1C stayed steady at 6.1, so my Dr and I agreed to stop using remaining diabetes med (Metformin, 500MG 1x/day), but to keep an eye in my blo... Read more
Surviving with the "boot'...
Monday, August 12, 2013      7 comments

Made it through the weekend with "the boot" -- actually I found it is much easier to maneuver around with it then I thought! Even though it is an air boot, I had assumed (incorrectly) that it would feel like a cement block, but I have adapted t... Read more
I've been "booted"!
Friday, August 09, 2013      13 comments

So, one of those good news / bad news kind of deals. Good news: Right Achilles tendon appears not to be torn (at least per the x-rays). Bad news: Due to my imp... Read more

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