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Apr 18, 2017 11:22PM octogirl wrote:
yes, great story. Here is another good one from this year's Boston Marathon:
My mother ran marathons well into her seventies. Unfortunately, I didn't seem to inherit the running gene (and I don't think my knees would allow it now...)..but I still find both stories inspiring.
And I did do well today: an hours worth of laps in the pool. Followed by a soak in the hot tub...
Apr 18, 2017 11:27PM ruthbru wrote:
Gosh, she looks as good now as she did then! I didn't inherit any running genes either, but somebody has to be on the sidewalk cheering the runners on!!!
Apr 19, 2017 12:42AM karen1956 wrote:
Lot's of walking the past couple days...walked to Mom's yesterday which is about 3 miles each way. I wanted to check on her as Sunday her aid called in sick and there was no one to take over. Sunday I was at Mom's 3 times - in the morning to get her dressed and breakfast, to get her lunch in the afternoon and then in the evening to get her into bed. Yesterday she had both aids. It was too hot and sunny to walk over today. I sat outside reading after lunch and to a little to much sun.....I had sun screen on my lower arms, but when I took off the top and just had a sleeveless she on, I burned by the shoulders. The backs of my arms are pale!! I love sitting outside in the nice weather....I really don't like sun screen but I did put it on today and good thing. Tomorrow its back to the work week. Lots of catch
Apr 19, 2017 08:59AM breastcanceryogi wrote:
So happy and grateful! Monday was the 6-week postoperative mark for me and I celebrated by taking my expanders for their first run in 6 weeks and a day. Everything stayed attached. My knees complained a bit.
Going out again this morning. :)
Apr 19, 2017 09:39AM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Ran an errand this morning and a workout tonight
Apr 19, 2017 11:56AM ruthbru wrote:
Here we are walking in the park. Since all our "snowbirds" (people who go south for the winter) are back, we figured it would give them a chance to wear their cold weather clothes!
Apr 19, 2017 04:12PM Falconer wrote:Varga it's such a nice sentiment that it's worth posting again and again! Love or cheer buttons!! Let's ask the Mods.
Apr 19, 2017 06:31PM Wonderland wrote:
Vargadoll: I agree about the Love or Cheer button. Hope you have a good week with rads.
Claire: Thanks for posting your gorgeous pictures.
Ruth: Looks like your snowbirds friends had to dig out their winter clothes.
Hi Everybody! I fixed a big Easter lunch on Sunday (ham, turkey, deviled eggs, potato salad, green beans, sliced vegetables, rolls, and heirloom cake) and have been eating leftovers every day. Yum! I've been walking/running faithfully.
Apr 19, 2017 08:17PM Falconer wrote:Ruth, I'm so naive about the world. I always imagine that ND is sparsely populated so therefore it is so quiet. A long time ago I read the book Dakota by Katherine someone, and I remember population decline and quiet and that her mom was good at drying the laundry on a clothesline. Then you post a photo of your walking group and I'm amazed at how many women are there! And I imagine that it isn't quiet. It looks like a whole lotta fun.
Apr 19, 2017 09:31PM ruthbru wrote:
North Dakota is not necessarily quiet, but the nice thing is that you can get to somewhere quiet real quickly if you want to!
I cleaned house all afternoon (including spot shampooing stains on the carpet), went to yoga, and actually made a compliment worthy dinner when I got home. No rest for the wicked!
Apr 20, 2017 12:55AM karen1956 wrote:
Ruth, good looking bunch of ladies.
Work sure gets in the way of walking!!!
The weather here is changing with snow predicted for Denver over the week-end. Spring time in the Rockies!!
Sweet dreams....getting off the computer, packing my lunch for tomorrow and off to bed!
Apr 20, 2017 01:59AM hbcheryl wrote:
Nats glad you are on the mend. LB kind of in the same vein - I have been watching The Royale Family again on Netflix and I looked up Caroline Aherne and come to find out she died of lung cancer and when I watch it now all I see is them all sitting on the couch smoking and the full ashtray, the whole show they have cigarettes going ughhh. Ruth it must not be too cold by ND standards as none of you have gloves on Add me to the list who wish we had a love and cheer emoji.
Wanted to go to Body Combat tonight but got home too late to make class so I just did a Body Combat Express and a Sh'bam in my living room 'On Demand' then found out a guy I love was subbing U Jam at a gym near me so went out and did his class.
Apr 20, 2017 10:51AM pat01 wrote:
Thank you all for your prayers and warm wishes. Our dearest friend will be removed from life support this weekend. We are devastated.
In my sorrow my exercise is very sporadic - even though I know I should get out there and walk clear my head, I just can't make my feet obey. Easter weekend my daughter and friend came to visit (and to pick up a car to replace her wreck). We did a long beach walk one day, and a long bike ride another. Some gardening and yard work this week, but that's about it. This weekend one of my sons is coming - I think he just wants to be here to support us, which is great - hopefully we can get a little outdoor time with him too.
Then on Monday my husband leaves for Nepal for 3 weeks, so my BCO friends please give me some not so gentle nudges next week to exercise everyday - I know I'm going to need it to keep my spirits up through the memorial service and beyond.
Apr 20, 2017 11:20AM - edited Apr 20, 2017 11:21AM by Falconer
Dear Pat, I am so sorry to hear that you are losing a dear friend. Here is a poem I turn to at times when grief is too heavy to bear.
The Thing Is
by Ellen Bass
to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you've held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.
Apr 20, 2017 06:28PM - edited Apr 20, 2017 11:35PM by ruthbru
I am so, so sorry, Pat. Sending love and hugs your way, I am glad your son is coming for the weekend. Yes, it will help (a little) to exercise, and yes, we will expect you to report in!
Beautiful poem, Falconer.
Subbed today (happily in history, not math) and took a walk. My Book Club meets tonight, so that means dessert, wine, coffee, and conversation......some of it actually about a book!
Apr 20, 2017 11:02PM octogirl wrote:
hugs, Pat. I am so sorry for your loss.
Apr 20, 2017 11:17PM Wonderland wrote:
(((Pat))) So sorry about your dear friend. Glad your son will be with you this weekend.
Nats: Good news that you are doing well. Been thinking about you.
Falconer: Such a beautiful poem.
Apr 21, 2017 10:46AM hbcheryl wrote:
Pat I am so sorry, your son coming will be of great comfort to you. Beautiful Falconer.
Last night did Sprint and U Jam then added to extra steps by pushing a cart around Costco, I only went in for milk but a few other things happened to fly into my cart - why oh why can I not resist buying workout clothes, my drawers are overflowing I need to purge but always justify with "oh I may wear that again"
Apr 21, 2017 02:20PM - edited Apr 21, 2017 03:02PM by LilacBlue
Pat, be gentle with yourself and enjoy family this weekend. Spent the day at a workshop put on by the Kent & Medway Cancer Action Partnership and sponsored by Macmillan Cancer Support. It was somewhat interesting, not overly helpful for community organizations but glad to make some connections with other orgs. Another new report of what already know and do: http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/breast-cancer/exercise-positively-affects-outcomes-in-breast-cancer/article/651313/
Apr 21, 2017 04:35PM - edited Apr 21, 2017 04:42PM by Falconer
Yoga this afternoon with a friend
Apr 21, 2017 08:04PM ruthbru wrote:
Subbed, walked, took a hot fudge sundae to a friend recovering from knee surgery (ate one myself in solidarity with her ), and now trying to talk myself into a toning DVD.
Apr 21, 2017 11:16PM Wonderland wrote:
LB: Always good to read a new report about what we already know!
Ruth: I know that sundae was good.
Cheryl: I feel your shopping pain. I met my sisters at a mall yesterday. One sister was going clothes shopping for an upcoming family wedding and my other sister and I were tagging along. So who ended up buying something? Only me, of course! (Walked into a Vera Bradley store that was 50% off everything in the store and then an additional 20% off)
Mall shopped/walked yesterday with my sisters. Walked/ran today after the rain today.
Apr 22, 2017 12:33AM hbcheryl wrote:
Wonderland, you're a woman after my heart - Vera Bradley has great stuff and on sale is the best!!! Ruth I had to stop by the pharmacy and pick up a prescription for myneighbor after the gym - I stood in front of the ice cream fridge but I resisted, of course now I wish I had bought some
Cardio Dance Party tonight.
Apr 22, 2017 05:53AM - edited Apr 22, 2017 06:13AM by Falconer
NatsFan, how are you feeling? Was thinking about you last night, as we had the game on here. (The Cubs game). I never watched much baseball but my DH has loved the Cubbies since the 80s. He used to listen to them on the radio but since they've been doing well we get to see them as there isn't as much cringing as there used to be. I hope you're recovering with your leg up in front of baseball games. Thinking of you.
Octogirl- I forgot to say that the marathoner you posted about, Katherine Switzer, lives in my neck of the woods. She is a beautiful "nasty" woman! Not that I know her, but I've seen her profiled in our local news every so often.
Ruth, you're brave to sub in the spring. Here's something for the back of your mind; perhaps there is a MS English class who would want to partner with mine to share writing. If you think of it when you're there next time, and you want to ask, that would be awesome. I remembered the author of the book I read- Kathleen Norris. She wrote about them Dakotas in a way I can't really forget. However, it created a limited view. My students would also benefit from a broader view. This year is nearly over, especially for me since my recon is May 30, so it would have yo be for fall
Lilac- thanks for the post and reminder. Up early to get some chores done and then off to yoga.
Apr 22, 2017 09:13AM pat01 wrote:
Just beautiful Falconer. Thank you all for your kind words. Spent part of last night at the hospital with his sister, trying to convince her not to spend the night. Today is the day and it is going to be an incredibly hard day for all of us.
Hubby and I did go for a nice walk on the beach Thursday evening, followed up by a trip to the ice cream shop.