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good news

First, the good news: saw my doctor this morning. He says my labs looked better than they ever have, and he’s thrilled with my progress. My cholesterol readings—both of them—are even below the lower limit for the healthy cholesterol range. (Funny to me, as I haven’t been watching that at all, since I’m on a… Continue reading good news

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mountains out of molehills

Before I forget:  does anyone know a good half-marathon training app to use? I’m going to need one pretty soon, so thanks in advance. I got up pretty early today to hit the gym before having labs drawn at 8 a.m. (because I knew I’d be starving when I finished that, and I didn’t want… Continue reading mountains out of molehills

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playing hobbit (weekend workout #11)

..and I don’t mean “second breakfast.” Although I did have one of those about 10:15, after the race, in the form of a homemade breakfast burrito with some great–and spicy–salsa. Today was the Mammoth Race, the 5k the BFF and I signed up for about 3 months ago, and our first goal race for all… Continue reading playing hobbit (weekend workout #11)

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tiny changes, much happiness

I’m playing hooky from the gym today, in favor of keeping caught up on my week. And avoiding people. Also very important. (I’m an introvert. Sometimes people exhaust me.) Last week, I went into the kitchen to get a glass of water…and 20 minutes later, finished cleaning off the counter/rearranging the clutter. Distracted much? Yep.… Continue reading tiny changes, much happiness

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living vicariously

…or, seeking inspiration in far-off places. For someone who barely watches TV, I’ve been watching a lot of it over the past week. The Olympics, of course. Volleyball and gymnastics are my favorite, but I’ll watch other things as well. Usually while repeating “How do they DO that?” The gymnastics have been astonishing. (Except for… Continue reading living vicariously

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week in review: busy every day

Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets to get to listing. What did I accomplish this past week? Well… I worked 5 days/approximately 45 hours at the day job. (Since my awesome boss was leaving, he wanted everything shipshape before he left. Done and done. Sigh…) Went for lab work, a pulmonary… Continue reading week in review: busy every day

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week in review: random accomplishments

I have actually accomplished some things this week, although I warn you:  these are really random accomplishments. No rhyme or reason around here…. Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets. 1) I made the hour-and-a-half drive back from the airport after dropping my mother off , in a torrential downpour and flooding,… Continue reading week in review: random accomplishments