August challenge

New month starts tomorrow, and with it, a new challenge. *sigh* Me and my pals - we get these wacky ideas and then suddenly we're all committed to doing something a little nutty for the sake of our mildly competitive neurosis. A few of my crew have been whining complaining expressing concern about their exercise routines…

The Dress and my gym crazy returns

After a very shopping-crazed few weeks I have found The Dress for G and K's wedding. There were 17 different dresses delivered to my home or office the last couple of weeks, and not only were there 17 different dresses, there were 17 different dresses in 2, sometimes 3 different sizes. Because I'm just not…

Follow-up mammogram update

I had my follow-up mammogram yesterday, after which I was shuffled off to have ultrasounds done. While disappointed the second mammogram was not so definitive that no further testing was required until this time next year, better safe than sorry. And unfortunately the ultrasound has resulted in the need for needle biopsies, which I assume…

Boozey-schmoozey summertime

A couple of my private clients run very social organizations. Over the traditional holiday season and in the summer there are multiple parties for different tiers of their organizations with lots of really great food and booze. The raffle and door prizes are pretty stellar, too - everything from bottles of good booze and cases of…

When the world hugs me

Word is out that I had The Call after my routine mammogram, and the texts and emails and kind and encouraging words are pouring in from all sides. I am so touched, always, by the care other people present to and for me. Friends near and far sending me hugs and good thoughts and kind…

Training #59 – Legs

Monday morning, training with J. Today was leg day and a new machine-based routine for me with some new stuff. Specifically: A1. Leg Press (255, 12-15/15-20, 4 sets) A2. 3 Point Toe Touch Reaches (5-8/side, 3 sets) B1. Abductor (120, 15 to 20 reps, 3 sets) B2. Adductor (90, 15 to 20 reps, 3 sets)…