Hopeful realism

After starting this post during lunch and scanning it quickly just now, I recognize that shock of sudden death is starting to fade and I am in full-on processing mode, albeit the scenic route. I live a small life. It's not big, not flashy, not glamorous. But in the ways that are important to me,…

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…

Fall down, get up – lather, rinse, repeat

The title of this post was not originally intended to be a metaphor for the process of going through the day-to-day business of living, but more a discussion of my literally falling down, getting back up, and then falling down AGAIN and having to get back up. Seriously, my bathroom floor was cleaned yesterday (thanks M!)…

Standing up for myself

Last Friday I wrote about the stranger who tried to correct my form while I was going through my practice (The peanut gallery speaks). Well, today our paths crossed while I was replenishing my supply of allergy meds in a nearby town. If he had not again spoken to me first, I would have never…

Life coaching

One of the side benefits of working out in the morning is writing blog posts in my head. While the soundtrack in my brain is playing “shoulders back, chest up, abs/glutes/upper body tight, don't shrug, don't shrug, don't shrug” as well as counting reps, some other section is mulling over various other things in my…