Rocks, cars, year-end brain dump

It's New Year's Eve, and I actually feel on the verge of feeling crappy. I know that sounds sort of vague and mysterious, but I have felt "off" since last night with a stomach ache that is not going away yet not getting worse. Bad food was my first choice, because M and I ate a…

Corollary to my final 2016 training recap

Last year, trainer J introduced Scott Abel into our training routines. Whether he had been reading and following Coach Abel for awhile or I just start paying more attention when he was discussing technique and theory seems irrelevant at this point, although I do believe it was the former. Or maybe I was just finally…

Training #99 – Nothing’s gonna stop us now

Thursday morning, J is back from his holiday vacation, and it was our last training session for 2016. Going forward and starting on Monday, these and other exercise-related posts will begin appearing in my new endeavor - MakingProgressGettingFitter.com - going live on Saturday, December 31. Today was our final review day, appropriate since he is…

The weight of expectations

Christmas 2016 is now past, and the beginning of a brand year begins in less than a week. While it is an exciting time to me, so many I know struggle up to and through until the middle of January. The holidays are difficult. My theory is that the heavy marketing of Christmas and the…

Christmas Eve 2016

Pretty quiet on the homestead this Christmas eve, and I am so happy about that. I slept later than anticipated - this no alarm policy could be a problem if allowed to continue unchecked - but I enjoyed the most restful sleep I have had in days, maybe even weeks. I woke up with the…

The view from the gym floor

Since no training session and no recap today, I seem to have had some other blog pondering to share today, as this is post number 3 for today. No matter; it's Thursday and even with trainer J's absence, it is kind of weird and difficult for me not to write something about my exercise excursions. To…

3 years, 3 days, 1132 posts later

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.    - Marcel Proust I missed my 3 year blog anniversary - I officially published my first post on 12/19/2016. But oh well. My ongoing amazement that I am still here, still writing and…

The fear box

Everyone has fears - big ones, little ones, epic phobic ones. It is my conclusion that my ability to cope and manage my fears determines the quality of my day-to-day life. And if it were only so simple as to decide to set them aside and not allow them to influence, direct, or drive my…