"FITNESS" TEAM! - All Physical Activity & Sports

Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! - All Physical Activity & Sports - 07/03/10 12:00 PM

Hey! I have had a brilliant plan!

After all this talk about swimming... does everyone want to swim with me? yes

This is my idea: Each time we swim, we record our yards/meters/time by adding it to the previous post, and so on and so forth.

(The reason for the time is that I still want credit on the days I feel too bad to actually swim, and end up treading water with the folks in the deep end)

When we get to 1,000,000 yd/m/hrs we win! 1cup

I'll start ~ My stats for today are...

1,000 yds

50 minutes

Add yours to mine and post the new total in your post!
Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/03/10 12:45 PM

Erica this is a cracking idea!
I swam 20 lengths in a friends pool... it's 12 metres long... I think... will check this... but that is 240 metres. It took me about 30 minutes.

New total:
80 minutes
or 1 hour 20 minutes
clap
Posted by: Dow

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/03/10 01:45 PM

Great idea, Erika, you are on!

Our pool is 28 feet long, I count back and forth as one lap, and I try to do 100 laps a day.

That's uh, umm, let me see...and we have to convert feet into yards, too? Or metres?

Uh oh, may have to get back to you on this.. doh

(floating on new pool lounge as I type this, clearly not an activity that is inducive to higher brain activity)
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/03/10 02:55 PM

You're right Dow, it should be there and back is a length, oh man! That means it took me half and hour to swim 10 lengths!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/03/10 03:39 PM

Go Tinkerbell! clap This is going to be fun smile
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/03/10 03:40 PM

Cool! cool

I don't think we need to convert.

Yards are close enough to meters, and minutes are the same everywhere, right?

Go team! cool
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/03/10 03:43 PM

Like my exercise physiologist says... it doesn't matter how far you go, it just matters how much time you spend getting there!

When I first started swimming I could barely make it 25yd/m (depending upon the pool), where I would stop and gasp for air until I could swim back to the other end.

The trick is to do it as often as possible.

Go team! clap
Posted by: Dow

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/03/10 06:29 PM

I don't think I could swim that far, even now, with proper breathing!

Because our pool is just 28 feet on the long end, what I basically do is hold my breath the entire length, then come up for air as I turn around, then push off and hold my breath for the next lap, etc

So on the occasional times when we are in a hotel or somewhere with a full-sized pool, I have to try to and relearn the whole coordination thing of doing the crawl-stroke and exhaling underwater, coming up and inhaling during the next stroke, and find it quite difficult! yes

Or revert to a much slower side stroke, which is okay, it got me through all those swimming boy scout requirements as a kid doh
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/04/10 03:07 PM

Checked and pool is 12 metres long and did another 10 lengths today =240 metres and took me 20 minutes (less stoppage and breather time today!!)

So new totals are:

TIME
100 minutes
or 1 hour 40 minutes


DISTANCE
1480 metres / yards
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/04/10 03:34 PM

if it were a triatholon (swimming, biking, and walking) i could participate, otherwise i'll just cheer you all on from the sidelines! clap
Posted by: Dow

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/04/10 04:49 PM

I think I figured it out for our pool. 107.5 laps is about 2000 yards.

I keep forgetting to look at my lap counter ring thingie to see how long it takes blush

So that will be my goal for each day, so far I did that on Friday & Sat, but only 50 today, because we rushing to a BBQ to replace all the calories burned with fattening treats.. tongue2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/05/10 09:51 AM

Side stroke counts! Time + Motion = SWIMMING

Go team! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/05/10 09:55 AM

Sue, You're totally in this one! Just add in your swimming time! We should really just make a multi-sports team...

My stats for today =

1,000yd
40 minutes

New TOTAL =
2,000 yd
90 minutes

Go Team! clap
Posted by: Dow

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/05/10 02:52 PM

Do I get to calculate in the time spent floating on the lounger? Like I am doing now?

(mental prep phase, very important! laugh2 )
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/05/10 02:56 PM

thanks erica! heart

ok, i'll add in a walk/run distance/time and a bike distance/time and if anyone adds to those, i'll keep going, otherwise, i'll just happily cheer on the swimmers smile

so, this weekend:

walk: 3 miles, 70 minutes

bike: 8 miles, 40 minutes

today? its so hot out, sure would be a good day to be in a body of water, but walking or biking along one will have to suffice. cool2
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/05/10 02:57 PM

if you are visualizing yourself swimmin', then aren't you already doing it?
ok, too much philosophy for such a hot day! clown
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/05/10 09:13 PM

tonight:

walk: 2.5 miles, 50 minutes

total:

walk: 5.5 miles, 2 hours

bike: 8 miles, 40 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/06/10 05:47 PM

Well.... I guess if you lie flat on your stomach while floating in the pool you could count the time as prone exercise. But that's only 20 minutes a day, right? confused2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/06/10 05:49 PM

Go Sue! clap

I didn't swim today, but I'm claiming:

walking 40 minutes
tai chi 1 hr
roll
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/07/10 12:29 AM

this is fun! clap

so hot here, so waited for sun to go down, then just before it got dark:

bike: 4 miles, 20 min
walk: 0.5 miles, 10 min

new totals:

(i'm gonna say you do a 20 minute mile just to be able to add things up:)

swimming 2000 yd, 90 min + dow's laps
floating 5 days
walking 10 miles, 2 hr 50 min
biking 12 miles, 1 hr
tai chi 0 miles, 1 hr
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/07/10 10:02 AM

Getting confused with totals!
I added my swimming to Erica, then she did more, then I added mine onto hers again - but then she did new reply with just here two added together??!!!
Are we keeping our own totals or adding everyone's???!!!
I am confused!
laugh2 confused2 eek2 eek2 eek2 confused2 laugh2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/07/10 11:03 AM

Yes! This is totally fun! clap

I should just tell you all right now that I am a horrible team captain. ohwell

I always played 3rd base & left field! laugh2

My vote for co-captains are Sue & Tinkerbell, because I am out to lunch and Dow seems to be floating around somewhere floor

So, how should we do this? Add our time to the last person posted? Add up only our own times? And is there a way to change the team name to "FITNESS" team? Maybe more people would play that way? Hmmm.... hugss

That said:

For me today & TOTAL ~

1000 yds swimming
45 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/07/10 11:06 AM

We're supposed to get up to a sweltering 84F today ~ which means people will be huddled in their houses whining and hoping for rain roll

Go team! clap
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/07/10 01:44 PM

Hey Erica!
Wait to see what Sue thinks also, but I think if we keep a running total as we go it might be easier...
Perhaps we could mention what we've done eg swimming 20 lengths / 20 minutes and then add it on to the last relevant activity. Does that make sense?!!
I have been swimming for hours today in my glorified "fish bowl"!!! lol I've literally been swimming round in circles, so have not infact achieved any lengths at all - just lots of rounds laugh2 laugh2 laugh2
Am off to friends pool tomorrow though and will try and get a serious swim in. Usually I have my little one's with me, which makes swimming lengths very tricky for the obvious safety reasons. I generally swim on my back to the deep end, so I am facing the children and then breast stroke on the way back!
Will pop my stats in tomorrow! Byeee for now!

PS I bet Mig will tell you how to change the title of the post... It's a GREAT post by the way, Erica, totally loving it!
Posted by: Sue22

"FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/07/10 05:22 PM

well, changed the title here, but maybe mig can change the heading of the start of the thread as well? since you started the thread erika, probably best coming from you.

and my mistake in adding things up. yes, i agree that we should do it the way erika initially suggested (the way you tinkerbell are reiterating it). if we just keep our own tallies it feels too much like competition, but if we add it all together, feels much more like a team event! and already its been motivating me to go out each day that i can, so thanks again!

so tinkerbell, if you want to add up the "yardage" and time for swimming and add it here, that would be great! i have no idea how to add dow's floating and your going around in circles anyway! laugh2

then as you said, every time someone does something new, they list their distance and time and then the totals of everyone's distances/times together, as you've both suggested.

sorry about my mistake and the ensuing confusion!

i'll be at work today, maybe a walk through the air conditioned part of the building, though in our lab, the AC is all messed up, its now down to about 82 degrees, was hotter earlier.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/07/10 06:07 PM

I will contact mig, but I do not know who this person is... or how to contact him/her?
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/07/10 06:08 PM

Mig?
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/07/10 11:01 PM

smile smile thought everyone knew mig!

she's one of our admin. probably any admin could do it if it can be done,

but anyway, mig is the third highest poster,

anyway, here's here profile page:

http://www.kickas.org/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showprofile&User=669

you can PM her.
Posted by: mig

"FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/07/10 11:08 PM

Hellooo Erica... I found your note and have changed the title of your top post. Nice thread you have going here btw! smile

Not sure I can play, um, unless swimming in a river last Sat and Sunday counts but I have no concept of what the distance was... from the 'dock-rock' to the falls and back, twice, x 2 days... ahhh but with flippers on! And half lounging on a swim noodle! laugh2 And I mostly just floated back on the current ...does that count??? Maybe you could add it to Dow's floating time! lol

I cannot swim in the river without flippers! Well, I can, but it's not nearly as fun and is a chance I might drown if a snapping turtle startles me.

Sue I cannot believe you are walking and biking in this awful heat! Cripes. I am very cleverly hiding indoors in the cool AC.

Go team!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/07/10 11:12 PM

hi mig!

i only walk or bike starting after the sun starts to set. last night i went out after 8:30 pm and started with a bike ride since it creates a little airflow, then walked after 9 pm. no way would i do it in the heat of day, i draw the shades and hide inside with the lights off! at least i'm not further east where they're experiencing triple digits! but a break at the end of the week!

ah the river swimming sounds lovely!
Posted by: mig

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/07/10 11:16 PM

Hey, thanks for the introduction Sue! lol

Third highest poster eh... right, lets see now, who was it again that so cruelly bumped me out of 2nd...???! tongue3

lol
Posted by: mig

"FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/07/10 11:20 PM

Yes, the river is lovely right now... except we scare the heron when we swim over to the falls! lol He always comes back though.

It is even hot at night but yes, way way better than daytime. I have been keeping all of my curtains drawn as well. It is brutal!

So far at least no thunderstorms!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/07/10 11:40 PM

Hi Mig:) nice to meet you!

Swimming, walking, biking, tai chi... Pick a sport of your choice.

Anything goes here! It's all about staying in action!

Thanks for the switcheroo wink2
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/07/10 11:47 PM

was wondering if that was the same river where you posted that excellent picture of the heron. at least he comes back!

thunderstorms, by friday should see some as a cold front comes in, that will be good! but i agree heat and thunderstorms followed by more heat just equals mugginess. at least we haven't had that. but a good cold front will be nice.

my husband on the other hand LOVES this weather. to him nothing says summer better than heat (and thunderstorms).
Posted by: mig

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/07/10 11:56 PM

Hi Erica.. so nice to meet you too!

Pick a sport... lol, err, ummm, wellll, I am one of those few who is not a big fan of anything that looks suspiciously like exercise. (still equate moving with pain) but disguise it enough and I'm happy - love to walk in the woods and swim in the river.

I keep thinking that I should buy a bike. I used to adore biking! Hey, maybe this thread will help to inspire me.

Or I may stick to the cheering section! smile
Posted by: mig

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/08/10 02:51 AM

Yep Sue, it's the same river! There are two herons this year, a big one and a little guy.



This shot is taken from the rock where I get in, then swim out to the white water and float back along the far side... it's my oasis. smile
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/08/10 04:06 AM

Ok Sue
When get back from swimming today (like you, I am finding this post is VERY motivating - THANKS ERICA!!) I will add totals so far and we can start tallying as we go!
GO FITNESS TEAM!!!
clap clap clap
Posted by: Sue22

"FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/08/10 04:21 AM

LOL! i just noticed this........that was a terrible introduction! laugh2

that certainly did not do justice at all!

but you know how wonderful i think you are! and if not, i'm telling you now! heart
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/08/10 04:23 AM

with woods to walk in and a river to swim in, who needs any other form of exercise; it is absolutely beautiful there! no wonder you love it so much. throw in the herons, and it sounds like paradise!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/08/10 10:00 AM

Oh! That place looks like I imagine heaven to look smile
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/08/10 10:17 AM

Hi Everyone!

I love how this has morphed into and ALL SPORTS team grin

The only "rules" for this team are to jump in and keep moving at your own pace yes

Tinkerbell has volunteered to tally the stats as we go along --- I think? confused2



Okay ~ so...

My stats for today are:

1,100 yd & 50 min/swim
1 hr/ tai chi

+ my previous count of:

3,000 yd & 135/swim
60 min/tai chi
40 min/walk

= my new TOTAL:

4,100 yd & 185/swim
120 min/tai chi
40 min/walk

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ineptwill

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/08/10 12:49 PM

May I dive in here and say that I have had the great good fortune to visit with Mig on two occasions at her little oasis. It is stunning. She gifted it to me you know so I am re-naking the river the 'Migwash'
Posted by: mig

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/08/10 12:55 PM

Hey, you are not allowed to re-name the river, Alan, that is a clear clause in our agreement! LOL

Next time (!?) we can go for a canoe down to the lake, if you want! yes

The water is unusually high right now for this time of year. I took this pic on Sat.. smile

Posted by: mig

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/08/10 01:01 PM

blush2 Aw thanks Sue, too kind... has Alan been brainwashing you by any chance? LOL

It was a fine introduction, it cracked me up!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/08/10 03:09 PM

I got very motivated today and managed 24 lengths (there and back) of 12 metre pool, so did 576 metres and took me 30 minutes.

Ok, here we go... the story so far... math hat firmly in place...

SWIMMING:
5,480 yards/metres
260 minutes


(Dow did not give time for his 2,000 yards + 1,000 yards - so I put in 40 minutes per 1,000 yards based on Erica's best time! Also, I did not count Friday's swim Dow, because we started on Saturday - so we'll count that as a warm up if that's OK?!!! Goodness I'm strict, arent't I?!!! lol)

WALKING:
8 miles
170 minutes


(Erica did not give distance for walking - so I used Sue's 20 minute mile calculation)

BIKING:
12 miles
60 minutes


TAI CHI:
60 minutes


FLOATING
5 days

Yes, the colour grey IS significant here!!! as a grey area!!! lol!!!

TOTAL TIME SPENT ON EXERCISE SINCE SATURDAY (not including grey areas!) Drum roll please...
550 minutes this is approximately 9 hours! (sorry maths not THAT great...) Yipee! Good work everyone!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/08/10 06:45 PM

Tinkerbell, You are the queen of the team! hugss

You ROCK THE TALLY! 1cup

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Dow

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/08/10 06:59 PM

Wow, Coach Tinker, color and everything!

and I think you got the distance part for me right, 2000 yards, everyday since last week, except one day when didn't have time and only did 1000

I didn't give my time yet, because I wanted to confirm over several days that I was really the super speedy swimmer that it looks like:

My daily 107 laps, totalling about 2000 yards takes me just over 38 minutes.

And before anybody is overly impressed by that speed, I mean it is kinda true, I do concentrate and try to go in a straight direction and all, keep my eye on the line on the pool floor, and imagine that there will soon be cheers from the TV audience...

But don't forget that in our little pool, I am just barely finished pushing off from one end, swim like maybe three actual strokes, and it is time for another turn-around and push off, so that rocket-propulsion is why I am so fast! yes angel3d
Posted by: Dow

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/08/10 07:02 PM

Nice new pix, but I am still keeping the one with the heron as my laptop desktop picture!
Posted by: mig

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/08/10 07:59 PM

smile Still? Cool!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/08/10 08:17 PM

just in from my bike ride, waited til 8:30 pm to go so it was in the 80s instead of 90s and no sun beating down.

a nice invigorating yet relaxing bike ride.
biked along the erie canal,
air so still, thus water so still, perfect reflections.
got to the 'basin", my turn around point,
as i stood there drinking my water and eating my bar,
noticed the stillness of the water, haziness of the atmosphere,
birds, the only sounds,
so peaceful and serene.

then on my way home, almost home,
a close encounter with the slithery kind!
coming out of the reeds along the side of the road,
had to swerve to miss him!
good thing no cars were coming!
screamed like a little girl!
my phobia for them runs deeper than mig's for spiders!
i'm sure of it, though maybe it is a contest unto itself.
anyway, that sure got the adrenal flowing!
think i rode twice as fast after that!

anyway, all told:

biked 7.5 miles in 35 minutes.

so new biking total is:

19.5 miles and 95 minutes.

now i need a nice relaxing shower to get over my close encounter!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/08/10 11:24 PM

OMGoodness! You swim exactly twice as fast as I do - on my fastest day!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/08/10 11:26 PM

Sounds sublime... Except for the creepy crawly.

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Dow

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/09/10 12:57 AM

Posted by: mig

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/09/10 03:07 AM

Wow and full screen even!

I love the total disarray of your desktop icons there Dow, laugh2 they kinda look like little floating paper sailboats and paper airplanes!
Posted by: Dow

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/09/10 04:08 AM

ha ha, and that was after I cleaned up a bit before letting everyone come by for a visit, and admire your picture! yes
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/09/10 05:59 AM

i suspected your desktop wasn't normally that empty, just didn't look quite right to me! tidying up, that explains it. yes yes, is a lovely desktop photo to have.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/09/10 01:23 PM

Today's stats:

swim 1,200
time 60 minutes
getting a massage 60 minutes ~ do I get to count 1/2 time for doing the prone exercise? laugh2

(and thanks for the 20 minute mile vote of confidence, but i think mine is really more like 30 eek2)

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/09/10 02:26 PM

finally rain today! yay! (we needed it)

so no outdoor walking or biking, maybe swimming in a puddle somewhere. laugh2

no, probably not.

will be walking around an art exhibit, but probably will only walk 50 feet in an hour! roll

so will just count today as a day off. rainbow
Posted by: Dow

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/09/10 05:03 PM

I love Mig's picture, but still think it's missing something...

Don't you think it needs my friend Nigel on his floaty thing somewhere?

Hopefully I'll get to that one of these days, have to come up with something funny for the heron to say as he passes by laugh2
Posted by: Dow

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/09/10 05:27 PM

Please add my 2000 yards for today!

But today was special, added something that we've been talking about for over a year now, first with CC, and a few other times as well

I finally tried my underwater headphones that I got from Marsha on my birthday!

And it was really really cool!! yes

I already had the underwater housing for the iPod, bought to protect it from accidental droppage into the hot tub (learned that the hard way... doh )

So before getting into the pool, I strapped the iPod on my arm, put on the headphones, and hit the play button. It didn't sound very good, kinda tinny, but I wasn't expecting much, these are completely waterproof ear buds, remember..

But then got underwater, really thinking that something terrible was going to happen, the music would just fizzle out, or I'd get an electric shock or something

But as soon as I was completely immersed, the bass in the music came in, and they sounded full and rich!

Let me tell you, it is very weird to be swimming underwater, on the bottom of the pool, holding your breath, and listening to Peter Gabriel sing "I Go Swimming" !!!!

(The way the earbuds work is that when underwater, the water actually seals them in to make a better fit, and then magically the low frequencies can be heard)

Can't wait for a day when it rains here, nothing will stop me now! angel3d angel3d
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/09/10 06:34 PM

Right on! Aren't waterproof Mp3 players the absolute bomb? We use Speedo Aquabeats because my husband and I Are too chicken to put the iPods in the water.

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/09/10 08:18 PM

Belaboring a Point: My exercise physiologist says that the time spent moving is what's important, not the intensity.

The spondylitis association morning and evening exercises take 30 minutes each time. I wonder who all is doing these?

Go TEAM! clap

p.s. I hope you had a great time at the exhibit

I so want to visit this exhibit , but alas I will not be in NYC for quite some time. I'm hoping it makes it over to Seattle, WA or Victoria, BC one of these years.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/09/10 11:57 PM

laugh2

can't wait to see what you come up with! smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/10/10 12:00 AM

wow, very exciting about that waterproof ipod/ headphones, that's awesome!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/10/10 12:13 AM

thanks, small local artists' art exhibit (my husband is part of the art group), so only took about half hour to look at the art, take some photos, but then spent another 3 hours combing the bookstore. rarely do i have the luxury to spend all the time i want in a bookstore, so not a lot of movement, but better to be on my feet and up and down vs just my usual sitting at work.

got another sudoku book, mensa this time, hope its challenging enough, most people do sudoku for the mental stimulation, i do it because it find it relaxing, yes, i am not typical in a lot of ways!

got a cookbook of sicilian cooking, loving the photos of the region, of the food, and the recipes look good too. my stepfather is sicilian so very fortunate to have learned how to cook good authentic italian food.

saw a cheap copy of "siddhartha" in paperback, so bought that for one of my research students who i had just recommended it to the other day.

and bought a book by a doctor called "every patient tells a story":
http://www.amazon.com/Every-Patient-Tell...8414&sr=1-6
it looks like a very good read, will report back when i'm done.

so, not much "exercise" but good to be up for a change, and to buy books, even better.

as for that art exhibit at moma, looks interesting. here we have the george eastman house and international museum of photography and film:
http://www.eastmanhouse.org/
i've seen a few interesting exhibits there, though should probably go more often.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/10/10 04:58 AM

Ok Stats to date are:

SWIMMING:
8,680 yards/metres
295 minutes


WALKING:
8 miles
170 minutes

BIKING:
19.5 miles
95 minutes


TAI CHI:
60 minutes


TOTAL TIME SPENT ON EXERCISE UP TO FRIDAY
620 minutes this is approximately 10 hours!


Dow I have amended your swimming times to your super speedy 38 minutes per 2,000 yards! It must be a combination of your incredible underwater music festival and your push off from one end turn around and push off from the other end technique that has you ripping up the dance floor... Oh! I mean swimming pool! GO DOW!!!!!!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/10/10 09:51 AM

Erica this is the best post ever!
I have been going on for ages about getting a regular exercise program going - this has been the encouragement I neeeded! Self motivation can be a struggle sometimes, but your effort becoming part of a team effort really does it for me!
Thank you so much for your inspirational post.

Erica and Sue it's great to hang out with you!
Dow it's fab to get to know you better!
Mig so glad you have popped in to join us - love your heron pic too!
laugh laugh grin grin tongue2 tongue2 tongue3 tongue3 rainbow rainbow roll roll
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/10/10 11:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell
Self motivation can be a struggle sometimes, but ~ becoming part of a team effort really does it for me!


Ditto! hugss

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/10/10 11:53 AM

Ok, I guess we don't get to count shopping and wandering as exercize. I am truthfully quite a slacker at heart! The ONLY reason I have ever exercised is to combat pain. Well, except when I was a youngster bodysurfing at the beach near my house.
Posted by: EricaK

Today's Stats & Technology - 07/10/10 03:06 PM

Yessiree, waterproof Mp3 players really are awesome. My husband listens to music on his, and I listen to Norwegian lessons on mine. yes

Synes jeg at teknologi er veldig bra! eyes

My stats for today are:

walking 40 minutes
tai chi 30 minutes
(too lazy to swim just this once)

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Dow

Re: Today's Stats & Technology - 07/10/10 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Synes jeg at teknologi er veldig bra! eyes

Drats, after finding a Norwegian to English translation of that, what a disappointment to find it had nothing to do with bras of any kind at all! tongue2

Originally Posted By: ErikTheVikingTranslation.com
I think that technology is very good indeed! eyes
Posted by: Dow

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/10/10 04:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell
It must be a combination of your incredible underwater music festival and your push off from one end turn around and push off from the other end technique that has you ripping up the dance floor... Oh! I mean swimming pool! GO DOW!!!!!!

Thanks, Coach Tinker, that is just the motivational speech that I needed today!! yes

Okay, here we go...

angel3d (splash!) angel3d
Posted by: Sue22

Re: Today's Stats & Technology - 07/10/10 09:42 PM

another walk along the erie canal today, and saw a great blue heron first flying, then sitting in a tree a bit above the water, so still, waiting to catch his prey, what a site to see! they are just so big and majestic to me.

walking: 3 miles, 70 minutes

and yes, wanted to add, that this will be just the motivation i need on the days i don't feel like moving........

while i've never liked indoor exercising: running around and around on a track, or some aerobics type class, i love anything aerobic and outdoors, and the better the scenery, the more i enjoy it.

Posted by: EricaK

Whew! Barely Made IT! Today's Stats - 07/11/10 06:04 PM

Repeat after me:

I love to exercise I love to exercise I love to exercise!

Bah ~ Swam today & my back is NOT impressed.

Stats:

1,100 yds
40 minutes

(hot tub time... VERY LONG!)

Go TEAM! clap

limp...sniffle...whimper
Posted by: Dow

Re: Whew! Barely Made IT! Today's Stats - 07/11/10 08:35 PM

You have a hot tub too?

Something about parallel universes here- yes

add my 2000 yrds/38 minutes for today, though SI joint was hurting, maybe ok thing I won't be able to swim tomorrow, have to go to the hot big city to work in the evening frown1
Posted by: naj

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/11/10 08:54 PM

What a great idea!
I just got some information about a heated pool that has arthritis classes. I may not be swimming laps with you all, but I'll keep track of my time exercising in the water in the classes.
I grew up swimming in the ocean, so never got really good swimming skills. I can swim, just never really got a proper technique going. Here's a question: is it *okay* to sign up for laps if you swim slowly, awkwardly, changing strokes all over the place, like starting with back stroke and then switching to a crawl? From what I've seen at pools, not that I've much experience, but it seems as though the swimmers are fabulous and just doing so well!
Thanks,
Jan
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Whew! Barely Made IT! Today's Stats - 07/12/10 12:41 AM

I swim at our local pool and fitness clib which has a hot tub. I WISH I had a pool and sauna in my own yard, but I am not quite that wealthy... Actually not even close no

Your times are giving me inspiration to swim faster.

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/12/10 12:47 AM

Yay! Another teammate! In my experience pools usually have a slower lane. Ask the lifeguards, they're there all the time and know what goes on. There's usually pool etiquette that governs whether or not you can split lanes, or whether everyone swims clockwise or counter clockwise. It's time exercising that counts, not how fast you get there!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/12/10 01:00 AM

jan,

just wanted to encourage you to do the laps! as erica said, ask a little for how the pool handles faster vs slower swimmers, but really everyone should be able to swim the laps they want / need to swim.

i remember when my sister needed to swim (laps) for physical therapy (she was in a minor accident a long time ago but good as new now), she was a young very shy teenager who was afraid to do the laps because she was afraid of getting in others' ways; i went with her to encourage her that it really would be ok and it was.

usually if you ask someone who's lane you want to join, usually i've found that its easy to work it out with the other person. at most pools i was the slower swimmer. only when i found a therapeutic pool (in the other city i lived in, none here frown ) was i the faster swimmer. but in either case it always worked out. and i always switched up the strokes.

happy swimming smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: Whew! Barely Made IT! Today's Stats - 07/12/10 01:01 AM

hope your SI feels better tomorrow dow! hugss
Posted by: Sue22

Re: Whew! Barely Made IT! Today's Stats - 07/12/10 01:01 AM

hope your back feels better tomorrow erica hugss
Posted by: Sue22

Re: Whew! Barely Made IT! Today's Stats - 07/12/10 01:11 AM

ok, my times.

today we went to an arts and crafts festival. one of many in the area over the summer and fall around here, i swear this must be arts and crafts festival territory or something.

anyway, decided to count the steps and turn them into mileage since we did a lot of walking!

steps: 10,555, rounded to 10,000 or ~ 5 miles

time? if i figure maybe a third of the time walking and two thirds of the time browsing, then maybe about 1.5 hours (90 minutes).

looks like we are all a little sore today. my back and SI held up remarkably well, but my hips, knees, feet, OY! but a hot bath when i got home and lots of peppermint lotion to the feet and some ice and a nap (in front of the tv of course!) and, well, recovering.

hubby and i both so beat at the end of the day (he and his art group had a booth at the festival (nonprofit so free, the fees are so expensive to sell anything), good thing i picked up barbecue (pulled pork) on the way home, then just had to open a can of black beans, doctor them up a little, slice some tomatoes, add a few herbs......we were both practically falling asleep at the dinner table. smile
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/12/10 07:18 AM

Ditto! Everyone gets to swim, no matter their speed. I have found that the majority of people in the pool are there for some sort of ailment, as opposed to being swimming enthusiasts. At our pool we have a SLOW lane, a MEDIUM lane, and a FAST lane. But many days it's a SLOW lane, a SLOWER lane, and a DOGPADDLING WHILE MOVING FORWARD lane. yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Whew! Barely Made IT! Today's Stats - 07/12/10 07:21 AM

Brilliant idea! How do you count steps? Do you have one of this little handy dandy belt clip counters? Isn't it amazing how much exercise we get when we're goofing off?

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/12/10 08:47 AM

Yipee! Hello Jan
Hope you get the lanes cracked at the swimming pool.
I agree with the others, usually you get fast and slow lanes to do laps.
In my experience fast means rocket fuel required and slow lane means anything faster than going backwards or staying in one place is absolutely acceptable!
As far as choice of stroke - anything goes! Don't be shy.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: Whew! Barely Made IT! Today's Stats - 07/12/10 08:56 AM

Hello guys and gals
Hope you are all feeling much better soon - I must admit, my neck and shoulders have been making their discomfort felt over the last couple of days... maybe we all ought to hit the slow lane for a few days.
Take it easy everyone! We don't want to end up in a worse state than when we started, do we?!eek
rainbow roll rainbow
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/12/10 09:05 AM

New Totals as follows:

SWIMMING:
11,780 yards/metres
373 minutes


WALKING:
16 miles
370 minutes


Erica, how many miles shall I put for your 40 minute walk, hon?

BIKING:
19.5 miles
95 minutes


TAI CHI:
90 minutes


TOTAL TIME SPENT ON EXERCISE UP TO MONDAY
928 minutes this is approximately 15 hours!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: Whew! Barely Made IT! Today's Stats - 07/12/10 12:20 PM

yes, i have a pedometer. and at one point i walked a known mile with it on to calibrate it, that number long forgotten, but think 10,000 steps = ~ 5 miles about right.

one of the things i like about the summer festivals is that it keeps me moving, walking around, up on my feet, vs sitting which is just plain bad no matter how you look at it, for me at least.

that pedometer, given to everyone at work doing this "eat right, live right" x-week program. at first i thought a good idea, get people eating right and exercising. but many people in my department, gorging themselves on bags of dried fruit to "win". nothing like sugar induced diabetes. a good idea run amuck, and i don't need a program like that to eat well, my body lets me know how i'm doing, so never participated again, but got to keep the handy dandy pedometer, which i only use if doing a lot of walking about.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/12/10 12:22 PM

thanks for keeping track of the totals! very much appreciated. yes
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/12/10 12:43 PM

It's such a pleasure, Sue, thanks, hon!
Mind you if we get an influx of exercise junkies following Erica's adverts in the main forum I may well rue the day I put my name down laugh2 laugh2 laugh2 laugh2 laugh2
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/12/10 01:22 PM

well, if we get a lot of people, i could keep track of say walking and biking, you could keep track of swimming (and whatever else), and/or someone else could help out as well. another team effort!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/12/10 02:00 PM

Phew! laugh2 laugh2 laugh2

I'd want to get to pulling my weight with the actual exercise as well as just the pen pushing... or is that key pushing laugh2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/12/10 02:37 PM

Probably 1.5 miles. I am a bit limpy these days, but getting faster by the minute roll
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/12/10 02:41 PM

Diddo Sue22! Tink is our scorekeeper extraordinaire! 1cup yes

And I am having a seriously slow week myself, so no beating yourself up! Just sitting here typing trying to get up the gumption to go swim. yawn It might just end up with a short walk today.

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Whew! Barely Made IT! Today's Stats - 07/12/10 02:47 PM

I hear you and feel your pain! eek2

It is my policy to spend the same amount of time moving each day... but on pain days I take it MUCH easier. wink2

I encourage everyone else to do the same yes

Remember, it was the tortoise who won the race 1cup

Go TEAM! clap

p.s. I really like all of these smiley icons eek2 devil2 rainbow elf shocked2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Whew! Barely Made IT! Today's Stats - 07/12/10 02:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
gorging themselves on bags of dried fruit to "win"


It is extremely curious what people choose to think of as "healthy food". I find it quite weird that there are healthy diet programs that specifically leave out sugar & white flour ~ hello, those substances are not food in the first place. Food is defined as something that is nutritious, not just any old substance one throws down the gullet. And now the candy makers are all rushing to include wheat products in candy so that it will be untaxable as a food. As if white flour makes it food. Grrr...Harumph! no
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/12/10 02:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell
Yipee!
As far as choice of stroke - anything goes! Don't be shy.

Plus which, I learned to swim by watching YouTube. Well, I sort of knew how to flail about while going forward, but now I can actually use my arms, legs, and breathe all at the same time... and mostly I never run into any of the other swimmers. (any more) laugh2
Posted by: naj

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/12/10 03:13 PM

@ Sue & Tink: thanks for the good advice regarding swimming laps, I will follow up on that.
Meanwhile, I walked for one mile yesterday and did some yoga.
The day before, I hiked for about an hour, and did a bit of yoga.
Great posts, people! Thanks ERica.
Jan
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/12/10 03:21 PM

Woohoo! Another one joins the bus!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/13/10 06:43 AM

yesterday:

walking: 1 mile, 20 minutes
Posted by: Dow

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/13/10 01:22 PM

POURING rain here!

Yahoo, just like I've been hoping for, thanks to my underwater musical equipment, I'm still getting ready for a swim today!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/13/10 04:02 PM

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/13/10 04:03 PM

Hey, you'll be wet anyway!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

A New Day has DAWNED! - 07/13/10 04:06 PM

After feeling like dewdew yesterday, I'm up and at it again!

Today's Stats:

Swimming 1250 yds &60 minutes
Tai Chi 60 minutes

I feel good. I knew that I would now... la la la la la... eek2

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: A New Day has DAWNED! - 07/13/10 09:36 PM

james brown! yay!

i felt like dewdew today! so went for a "gentle walk"
woke with such a migraine, suspect connected to my very upset bowels right now, no idea what is causing my body to spazz out so badly right now!

1 mile, 30 minutes

i suspect the photos of the marvelous sunset i took along the way helped add to my time, but still got my walk in and felt a bunch better afterwards

rained, actually poured here in the early afternoon, but then it was a nice evening, perfect for a walk smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/13/10 09:37 PM

hope you had a good swim! yeh, one of the few outdoor activities one can do in the rain, so long as no lightening like we had this afternoon!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/14/10 03:23 AM

Sorry coach got a day off yesterday!
Will update stats later this afternoon, team!
We are doing so well aren't we!

Dow is swimming in the rain,
Just swimming in the rain,
What a glorious feeling,
He's happy again!
La la la la la - la la la la la
He's swimming, just swimming in the rain!!!! laugh2 laugh2

Good job you couldn't hear me singing that, Dow! laugh2 laugh2

Oh! I saw your sound effects clip on the anal leakage post, btw - I put a comment on there about it for you! grin




Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/14/10 10:54 AM

Teehee. I've somehow managed to avoid the entire a.l. conversation. I'm afraid that once I jump in, all bets will be off.

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: A New Day has DAWNED! - 07/14/10 10:55 AM

One more mile toward the goal!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

OkeeDokeeArtichokee - 07/14/10 11:12 AM

Wow!

A whole day free to do nothing but study and exercise. I love my life yes

Swim 1,000 yds / 40 min
Tai Chi / 15 min


Make it a great day everyone!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: OkeeDokeeArtichokee - 07/14/10 11:45 AM

must say reading "OkeeDokeeArtichokee" has already made my day a great one! rainbow

couldn't help but smile and laugh! smile laugh2
Posted by: Sue22

Re: OkeeDokeeArtichokee - 07/15/10 02:16 AM

Today: Walked: 2 miles, 40 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: OkeeDokeeArtichokee - 07/15/10 08:57 AM

Yay! You're feeling a bit better today?

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: OkeeDokeeArtichokee - 07/15/10 03:33 PM

still don't know why my gastrointestinal system is still spazzing out so much, but at least i'm not crazy i'll be fine, i'm used to this! but now would be a very good time for those small bowel tests that the insurance denied......need to call the gastroenterologist tomorrow, see what plan B is.

thanks for asking hugss
Posted by: EricaK

Re: OkeeDokeeArtichokee - 07/15/10 03:44 PM

I frown at this discomfort. Maybe if it sees me frowning it will flee like the lilly livered coward that it really is!

Sorry it's getting you down. frown
Posted by: EricaK

laughing is sweaty business - 07/15/10 03:47 PM

Hi TEAM!

I have another new really fun sport. Laughter Yoga ! It is super fun and you get an awesome cardio workout without hurting yourself at all!

My stats for today:

Laughter Yoga 30 minutes
Tai Chi 60 minutes


Sigh... rainbow

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Dow

Re: laughing is sweaty business - 07/15/10 03:56 PM

Hope this will help with your Laughter Yoga...

This is Sonar watching me swim in the pool with my underwater concert:

Posted by: EricaK

Re: laughing is sweaty business - 07/15/10 05:31 PM

Heck yeah! You are very brave to take your camera so close to the water. I for one am too clumsy to attempt that move.

Go Sonar!(is Sonar a samoyed?)

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: laughing is sweaty business - 07/15/10 07:18 PM

what a cutie! he looks so alert and curious smile
Posted by: Dow

Re: laughing is sweaty business - 07/15/10 11:38 PM

ha ha, brave? laugh2

Appreciate that as a nice way to describe some of the stuff I do..

(wouldn't be the first gadget that I lost in the water! doh )

Sonar kinda looks like a Samoyed there, doesn't he?

He's an American Eskimo, aka Eskie!

(although he doesn't know it, we try not to remind him he's a dog)
Posted by: LATH

Re: laughing is sweaty business - 07/16/10 05:22 AM

Oh this looks like fun! I couldn't sleep so I was reading and hit this. Can I join the team? I walk daily or ride a bike.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: laughing is sweaty business - 07/16/10 09:08 AM

yes of course! the more the merrier! roll

welcome to the team!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: laughing is sweaty business - 07/16/10 11:32 AM

Hurray!
Another new member!
Just jot down your stats and I'll tot them up and add them to the team total!
WELCOME ABOARD!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: laughing is sweaty business - 07/16/10 11:45 AM

I am VERY excited today....
My 4 year old has learned to swim!
She suddenly started swimming lengths in my friends pool!
She swam 8 and half lengths today in a 12 metre pool!
I am sooooooo proud of her! rainbow heart heart heart heart heart rainbow
Have been away last day or so, don't worry guys, I will tot up the stats later on!
Well done everyone!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: laughing is sweaty business - 07/16/10 11:58 AM

Abso-freakin'-lutely!

This is a no holds barred, any sport goes, free for all ASKicking team!

Just go on over to the TEAM SITE and plug in your stats!

Welcome!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: laughing is sweaty business - 07/16/10 11:59 AM

Right on! Kids are strong and fearless!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: mig

Re: laughing is sweaty business - 07/16/10 04:00 PM

floor Oh now that is just too darned cute Dow! Sonar is adorable, ya just wanna hug him.

Sonar Ponders Thoughtful Question.... "What crazy thing is my human up to THIS time? He is making me dizzy!"
Posted by: EricaK

July 16 stats: - 07/16/10 06:47 PM

tai chi 15 minutes
swimming 1,000yds/40 minutes

I like the colored text option rainbow

Life is good here on the N.O.P.!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: LATH

Re: July 16 stats: - 07/16/10 11:05 PM

Woohoo! This is actually motivational. I decided to ride the stationary bike this evening because it was for the team!

Walked: 2 miles, 40 minutes
Stationary Bike: 53 minutes

This is going to work out good. I want to loose a few more pounds for a work contest...so, this will help.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 16 stats: - 07/16/10 11:54 PM

Today:

Walked 2 miles, 45 minutes
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/17/10 03:37 AM

OK a huge update in stats here! As well as new team members! Yipee clap clap clap

SWIMMING:
15,030 yards/metres
513 minutes


WALKING:
26.5 miles
545 minutes


BIKING:
19.5 miles
148 minutes


LATH: Is there an average stationery bike time/distance calculation I could use to pop a distance in here? If not, no matter! We will just use the time yes

TAI CHI:
240 minutes


HIKING:
60 minutes


YOGA:
Some + a bit!!!


NAJ - any idea how much time you spent here, hon?

LAUGHTER YOGA: laugh2
30 minutes


TOTAL TIME SPENT ON EXERCISE UP TO FRIDAY 16 JULY
1536 minutes this is 25.6 hours!
TOTAL DISTANCE
15,076 yards/miles
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: July 16 stats: - 07/17/10 03:45 AM

I know what you mean!
This post is very motivational!
There is no I in TEAM!!!

Good luck with the work competition - at this rate you should be odds on favourite to win! yes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 16 stats: - 07/17/10 08:51 AM

Good job! I love that your work is having a health contest. That's so cool yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 16 stats: - 07/17/10 08:51 AM

Good job!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/17/10 08:54 AM

WOWIE WOWIE WOWIE!

This is AWESOME! yes

Thank you soooooooooooooooo much for keeping track of our time/yds etc.

You rock! heart

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: LATH

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/17/10 11:21 AM

ok...here is the adjusted numbers with bike distance:

Walked: 2 miles, 40 minutes
Stationary Bike: 15 miles, 53 minutes
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/17/10 01:56 PM

Thanks Lath
You're a star!
Will update figures accordingly!
grin
Posted by: EricaK

July 17, 2010 - 07/17/10 03:07 PM

My stats for today are:

swimming 1,000yds/40minutes
walking 1 mile / 30 minutes

I really miss hiking on perfect days like today! The Olympics are clear as a bell today... calling, calling, and my old hiking buddies are up there without me. frown1

Ok, self-pity time over. wink3

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Dow

Re: laughing is sweaty business - 07/17/10 06:47 PM

Ha ha, yes Sonar may not be all that much in the IQ department, but he would make an excellent Action Figure, you can pretty much bend him into any position and he will stay that way for a while..(before falling asleep) laugh2

My lap totals for the last few days, Coach Tink!

Thursday: only 75 toy pool laps 29 min
Friday: 111 laps 39 min
Sat: 111 laps 38 min

Go team!
Posted by: Dow

Re: July 17, 2010 - 07/17/10 06:53 PM

Are the Olympics a Washington State mountain range, or do you some pretty ambitious goals for your little swim team here? laugh2

Still taking prednisone drops for my iritis, hope I wouldn't get us all disqualified for steroid use!! eek2 laugh2
Posted by: LATH

Re: July 17, 2010 - 07/18/10 01:21 AM

Worked in the yard today...so no walk, but biked:

Stationary Bike: 8 miles, 31 minutes


Dow, YUK iritis. Does that affect your vision? Each time I got it I couldn't even read the E at the top of the eye chart. I was thankful it only happened in one eye.
Posted by: Dow

Re: July 17, 2010 - 07/18/10 03:15 AM

This time (second since 2002) the iritis isn't so bad, mostly just some moderate light sensitivity (like opening the fridge, or a car with bright headlights makes me run for cover)

Nothing like the first time, when I had to wear an eye patch, and stayed under a blanket, any light at all was awful, needed a shot ultimately to get it under control eek2

Most people here seem to only get it in one eye or the other, I've noticed

I did get a little nervous though one night, with iritis in the left eye, then my right eye gunked up with blepharitis, but that ended up being a 24 hour thing, Optho told me to keep washing it, that worked, phew

I'm pretty confident the drops are going to be enough this time, now tapering off to 2 a day, from 1 every hour. Even went to the movies tonight!
Posted by: EricaK

Steroid Use OK'd by Consensus - 07/18/10 09:01 AM

It's a mountain range. The very same mountains where the twilight teenage vampires and werewolves frolic, when they're not frolicking at LaPush beach.
eek2

Hope your eye gets better super soon! smirk2

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

July 18, 2010 - 07/18/10 07:08 PM

Lazy day for me folks!

Just can't seem to get motivated.

Walk 1 mile/30 minutes
Tai Chi 15 minutes

nap / 2.5 hours
sleep1 sleep yawn

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: LATH

Re: July 18, 2010 - 07/18/10 07:47 PM

Lazy for me too. I worked in the yard...the temp was 100+...I came inside and napped away. Even the Tour de France has rest days...ya...that's what this is...a rest day. clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 18, 2010 - 07/18/10 11:30 PM

saturday: walked: 2.5 miles, 1.5 hours

sunday: walked: 1.5 miles, 30 minutes

and if napping is a competitive sport, well, then, count me in! smile
Posted by: LATH

Re: July 18, 2010 - 07/18/10 11:50 PM

CORRECTION... My wife me an iced coffee drink (yummy) and it was off to the races!

sunday: sationary bike: 15 miles, 60 minutes
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: July 18, 2010 - 07/19/10 04:48 AM

Ran 10 miles
swam 50 lengths
cycled 5 miles
spent 2 hours in the gym.

Then got out of bed and had my breakfast. floor floor
Posted by: mig

Re: July 18, 2010 - 07/19/10 07:45 AM

floor floor Kevin, you crack me up!

(I didn't knowing dreaming counted or I would've been posting my stats too! grin2 )
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 18, 2010 - 07/19/10 10:00 AM

Let's see.... how can we work in napping? If we DREAM about exercising?
laugh2

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 18, 2010 - 07/19/10 10:01 AM

Coffee fueled? Is that legal?

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 18, 2010 - 07/19/10 10:04 AM

Nice one! (Coach Tinkerbell may require proof :r)

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Posted by: EricaK

July 19th, 2010 - 07/19/10 05:06 PM

Okay folks!

My stats for today:

Swimming ~ 1000 yds / 40 minutes
Tai Chi ~ 10 minutes (totally slacked on this today)
Walking ~ 1 mile / 30 minutes

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Posted by: aussiegirl

Re: July 19th, 2010 - 07/19/10 05:10 PM

Too cold to swim for now but look out once spring rolls arround.
Did send my darling daughter back of to swim training at 6am this morning though. lol But I am not too mean it was in the heated pool, our pool is not heated sadly and with other kids I cant go to the heated one.

Felt like I walked 5km on Sunday though at the shopping centre, does that count?

Keep up the good work everyone.

Trish
xxx
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 19th, 2010 - 07/20/10 03:49 AM

today: walking: 1.5 miles, 30 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 19th, 2010 - 07/20/10 10:48 AM

Yes! 5K absolutely counts! yes

This is a free-for-all fitness team, not just swimming.

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 19th, 2010 - 07/20/10 10:50 AM

Thumbs up Sue22!

We just have to keep moving, right?

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 19th, 2010 - 07/20/10 01:56 PM

thanks erica! smile

yes, little by little........now walking such a habit, i miss it on the days i can't do it!
Posted by: EricaK

July 20, 2010 - 07/20/10 05:45 PM

My stats for today:

swimming 1,000 yds / 50 minutes
yawn

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Posted by: LATH

Re: July 20, 2010 - 07/21/10 12:24 AM

Monday: walk: 4 miles, 80 minutes
Tuesday: walk: 4 miles, 80 minutes

My employer has a beautiful place for us to walk and they actually encourage it. We take a morning and afternoon walk along a path through a park that includes a lake, geese, occasional fox, peacocks, turtles, hawks and recently a boxer and pit bull pair. I didn't like the pit bull.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 20, 2010 - 07/21/10 01:19 AM

lath, that sounds wonderful! my last job, had a nice little lake / pond with some woods around it on one side, to walk around on campus. friends and i would do that a few days a week.

here, work gets in the way of my walks, but got a short one in. think tomorrow i will walk or bike before i go in to work!

when i started walking again a few summers ago, had this bright idea that i'd do it indoors, a good walk through several buildings, all connected. could do that any time of day or night, light or dark, any kind of weather. well, about 2 weeks into this excellent experiment, plantar fasciitis reared its ugly head in the worst way! walking on concrete floors not the best game plan for us! lesson learned; now its predominantly walking on dirt or grass as possible.

today: walk: 1 mile, 20 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 20, 2010 - 07/21/10 09:06 AM

Wow, that's awesome that you have such a cool place to walk at work!

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 20, 2010 - 07/21/10 09:08 AM

Hey, Sue22!

You're picking up speed I see. Are you feeling better? Or just walking off steam?

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Posted by: EricaK

July 21, 2010 - 07/21/10 07:40 PM

My stats for today:

zip. sick
nada. sick1
zilch. yawn


In my infinite wisdom ~ even though I KNOW this never works, I ate some candy to try and get some energy, which resulted in an almost immediate pain flare, which led to .25mg clonezapam, which has made me even more lethargic.

I know, how about I REST when I feel like crapola? angel3d

Go TEAM! clap ...limp...sniffle...sigh
Posted by: Dow

Re: July 21, 2010 - 07/21/10 08:31 PM

Erica, where are your Yoga Laughter stats for today? Not even a sitcom, or reading a joke from one of the Silly Forums?

But I have you covered for the team swim stats for this week so far:

Sunday: 140 mini laps 48 mins
Mon: 60 munchkin laps 24 mins
Tues: no laps of any size, PT day + 2 pizza slices in city
Wed: 150 micro laps 52 mins
Wed Nite: Ouch X100
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 21, 2010 - 07/21/10 08:46 PM

Good job!

Laughter Yoga is tomorrow morning, TYG!

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 20, 2010 - 07/22/10 01:40 AM

rain rain go away, sue wants to go out and walk! tomorrow for sure!

its not the rain i mind so much, but getting struck by lightning ain't too much fun! he he! the lightning strikes i got to see on my drive to work were quite impressive though! thunder and lightning and pouring rain for about 4-5 hours straight today.

good job dow roll

but sorry you're hurting tonight hugss
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 21, 2010 - 07/22/10 01:42 AM

erika,

hope tomorrow is a better day for you pain-wise hugss
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: July 21, 2010 - 07/22/10 04:45 AM

awesome! glad i found this !!! okay..so i dont swim. lungs are a mess from intersitial disease, blah blah blah. but i've been exercising when i can. helps rid all the built up stress and pains. i figure i'll shove the AS pain out as much as i can each day...of course i'm beyound exhausted by the afternoon but it gives me a big sense of accomplishment!
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/22/10 04:47 AM

have you done a triathalon sue? i was just thinking about that the other day in my twisted little buggy mind. for just a brief moment. my body wouldnt make it but the thought of it intrigues me lately! smokin
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: July 18, 2010 - 07/22/10 04:50 AM

works for me..i am fueled with caffeine...aka cola for me..my only vice and 1/2 tab of norco and soma and i am fearless. or in least till it wears off after an hour. ha!
i'm doing kravmaga kb and and all and all out class they offer. insane class of all classes. but i wont quit!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 21, 2010 - 07/22/10 08:56 AM

Oh, here you are!

Welcome here!!!

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 20, 2010 - 07/22/10 08:59 AM

Being struck by lightning would be VERY BAD for stats! roll

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Posted by: EricaK

July 22, 2010 - 07/22/10 12:41 PM

Woohoo! Up an at it today yes

Todays stats:

Laughter Yoga ~ 30 minutes
Swimming ~ 1,000 yds / 40 minutes


Life's a hoot and then you fly!

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Posted by: Dow

Re: July 22, 2010 - 07/22/10 03:52 PM

Excellent, Erica, she's back in the water again!

Proves that swimming is just like riding a bicycle* you never forget!


*Legal disclaimer: except that with swimming, you don't need a bicycle, you almost never get run over by a car, unless the driver is really really really drunk, then there can be that small problem about being consumed by sharks, on the other hand, how many bicyclists find buried pirate treasure? Local laws and restrictions may apply, this may be void on the planet Neptune, where there is no water, only poisonous atmosphere, for more information, see instructions on "How to Remove Water From Boot" printed on sole of boot..Ibid, X12-425.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 22, 2010 - 07/22/10 09:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Dow
*Legal disclaimer: except that with swimming, you don't need a bicycle, you almost never get run over by a car, unless the driver is really really really drunk, then there can be that small problem about being consumed by sharks, on the other hand, how many bicyclists find buried pirate treasure? Local laws and restrictions may apply, this may be void on the planet Neptune, where there is no water, only poisonous atmosphere, for more information, see instructions on "How to Remove Water From Boot" printed on sole of boot..Ibid, X12-425.


cute! laugh2

today: walking: 2.5 miles, 50 minutes

boy did my body need that!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/22/10 09:30 PM

hi buggy!

you found us! no thanks to me i might add, telling you all about it and forgetting to post the link! silly me! fortunately erika helped you out. smile

triathalons, no not me. LOL! hrtballon

when i was in my teens and 20s, i did run and swim laps for pleasure, fitness, and the calming effects that aerobic activity always gave me. would bike as a form of transportation as i didn't own a car through my poor college and grad school existence. but never did any of them very fast......well, except for the biking when caught in a thunder and lightning storm once, but that's another story. laugh2 boy did i fly then. otherwise, for me, it was always more about distance than speed.

now, i really couldn't even dream of such a thing, just really happy to be able to walk because i know what its like to have even that taken away from me. so any day that i can go for a walk is a good day rainbow
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: July 21, 2010 - 07/22/10 11:04 PM

tank u ! tank u veri much! cool
Posted by: LATH

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/22/10 11:05 PM

Wednesday: walk: 4 miles, 80 minutes
Thursday: walk: 2 miles, 40 minutes

Only one walk today. I had server problems that kept me in my seat from 8:45 am to 4:00 pm...oh the stress.
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/22/10 11:10 PM

Thanks Sue..and Erika! grin
Ok..bugs not on a swim team. Wish the km center had a pool but mostly gyms only have it.
Yesterday : Light jog 2 miles at my kddos high school.
Hobbled home after that. So humid even with it cloudy out
Today: went to KM center and went for more torture at Pete's all in all out class. it's 1 1/2 hrs of insanity. My 2nd time.
Jump rope light and drills for 15 min and intervals of one armed pushups with medicine ball
then off to ropes they use for rope pulling contests...you have a partner stand on end of rope and you do an "S" motion with each arm. TOUGH...wanted to cry...
AND of all things when we did situps with medicine ball..partners ran out...guess who I had for that and the self defense punching ?! PETE.the owner! I held my own..thank GOD!! finished off with gymnastic rings and steppers to lean on for pushups, pullups without it and dips.
about that time i wanted to cry out "Mommi! Mommie! spook
Mommie!" spook
But I survived. Check back with me tomorrow...last time it took me 3 days to feel my shoulders and body again.
I am a sick bug for torture!
But I feel good now!
Thats all folks..! Luv bug
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/23/10 09:38 AM

That's a LONG time to sit in one spot! Ouch!!!

Good job on getting in your walks, though.

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/23/10 09:41 AM

Ok, but remember we need all of our team members in one piece!
yes
You have evidently not had the high impact lecture from your doctor yet?
eek2

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/23/10 12:01 PM

Late to bed, early to rise, makes me sleepy yawn

Stats for today:

swimming 1,000 yds / 40 minutes
walking 1 mile / 30 minutes


Nap... to be determined. angel3d

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/23/10 02:12 PM

nope.not yet. doh i dont care to tell my rheumy yet. my gp i'll let know next week. finishing up my 2nd round of medrol.

thankfully today i am still alive and hobbling. i didnt think it was really high impact since it was with the jump rope and the rings were for endurance. for some reason since joing the KM classes my back is stronger. i still hurt the same i did before i joined but i am much fitter. its a fantastic stress reliever. smokin

i'll try to stay in one piece. i get the tough talk from hubby or my mom every other week. tongue4 i'll behave! lol
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/23/10 05:32 PM

Hey Ladybuggie!
Welcome aboard Erica's fitness team!
grin
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 07/23/10 05:33 PM

Just checking in - will update stats soon, got alot on this week with Birthdays and visitors!
Keep up the good work everyone!
clap clap clap
Posted by: LATH

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/23/10 10:19 PM

Friday: walk: 2 miles, 40 minutes

Is there anybody watching the Tour de France tomorrow? If you are then you know how important tomorrow is!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/24/10 04:59 AM

friday: walking 3 miles, 70 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/24/10 09:31 AM

You've got some extra energy I see!

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Posted by: EricaK

July 24, 2010 - 07/24/10 09:37 AM

It's a bright bright sunshiny day here on the N.O.P.!

My stats for today:

Swimming 1,000 yds / 45 minutes

Me in my imagination while swimming. yes

Speed I'm ACTUALLY swimming . laugh2

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Posted by: EricaK

July 25, 2010 - 07/25/10 01:11 PM

It's another sunny day in paradise folks!

My stats for today:

swimming 1,000 yds / 40 minutes

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Posted by: Dow

Re: July 25, 2010 - 07/25/10 05:25 PM

Go Erica!

Here's a surprise development:

Last summer, I developed a problem with my left underarm, I think I posted about it, because I went to a dermatologist for it, it was getting all red and was hurting. They did a biopsy on it. Didn't discover anything specific about it, but the doctor gave me a cream treatment to put on it twice a day, said it would take months to go away, which it did, pretty much gone by Christmas, and I thought he must have been clever to have predicted that.

Well yesterday, I noticed that it was coming back..felt it in the same place during swimming. and looked at it in the mirror afterwards, yup starting to get red again!

But guess what I think it is:

Click to reveal..
remember how we have a very small pool, and I spend about half the time turning around? And then I rocket-propel myself from the end of the pool with my feet, that's why I have such fast swimming times?
Well, I always turn in the same direction, to my left, and lead with the left arm..

So I actually think that "rash" under my arm is likely caused by the water rushing against it! blush

And since I only can swim in the summer months, explains why it got better by Christmas! santa :

So no swimming for me today, until I figure out a way around this...

Thursday: 107 laps, 38 minutes
Friday: 110 laps 38 minutes
Saturday: 150 laps 42 minutes (Billy Idol's "White Wedding" came on right as I was ready to stop)
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 25, 2010 - 07/25/10 06:27 PM

Hahaha!! Well, good job sleuthing out the answer. laugh2

I used to put plain Vaseline on my kids eczema spots before they got in the pool and it worked like a charm.

It works for snow/cold rash as well.

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Posted by: Dow

Re: July 25, 2010 - 07/25/10 06:50 PM

Great idea, will try, thank you! yes
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 25, 2010 - 07/26/10 02:07 AM

or maybe when you take that power stroke, maybe your arm and body rub against one another? if not vaseline, eucerin also a good thing to try, or did i already suggest that before, not sure? but eucerin is the only thing that heals up my trouble spots (for me that's scabby dry patches).

above all else, i hope you find a way to keep on swimming! it seems to be so good for you from what i've heard you say over the last year or so. yes
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 25, 2010 - 07/26/10 02:13 AM

love your "go team!" clap encouragement! yes

today: walking: all told, 4 miles.

not all at one time. walked 1/2 mile from car to local arts and crafts festival, walked around festival which came out to about a mile, walked 1/2 mile back to the car. and after dinner took a 2 mile walk.

so tink can calculate time, i'll go with the typical 20 minute mile, thus:

80 minutes.

it was a beautiful day here! after all that rain, blue skies and white puffy clouds very much appreciated! yes
Posted by: Dow

Re: July 25, 2010 - 07/26/10 06:48 AM

yes, thanks Ms. 22, you did mention Eucerin cream before, I do remember that!

I'm not sure exactly what is doing it, just now making the connection that it the likely culprit is the kick-off

At one point I was trying to see if I could alternate turning left on one end of the pool, and right on the other, just to balance the muscle burden

but it was too much mental work, and it would interfere with my breathing and timing of the swimming strokes crazy

I may have to keep working on that, though!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 25, 2010 - 07/26/10 01:57 PM

well, breathing is important! don't want you drowning or anything! crazy

maybe just not such a hard pushoff, i know that would lower your time down from speed of superhuman, but, well, i'm sure you'll figure it out! yes as they say half of solving a problem is determining what the problem is (yes, paraphrased very loosely smile )
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 25, 2010 - 07/26/10 03:42 PM

4 miles! You're feeling better and better this week? Yay!

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Posted by: EricaK

July 26, 2010 - 07/26/10 03:47 PM

My first day back at my volunteer job at the food bank today, after 8 months of incapacity.
I made it the whole 4 hours and get to go back on Friday!

I love my life!
yes

My stats for today are:

swimming 1,100 yds / 40 minutes


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Posted by: LATH

Re: July 18, 2010 - 07/27/10 12:02 AM

Monday:
walk: 4 miles, 70 minutes
Stationary Bike: 8 miles, 31 minutes

Going to bed...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 18, 2010 - 07/27/10 08:46 AM

Wowie Kazowie! You're back up and at it now!

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Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: July 18, 2010 - 07/27/10 09:42 AM

Hello Team!
Wow everyone's been busy lately!
I have been busy, but not exercising unfortuneately!
The weather has turned ugly up until today and pool temperature dropped to 21 degrees! That is just too cold for me!

I think it's about time I did a little tot up of stats - here I go...
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/27/10 10:55 AM

Here are the stats for the previous week or so...

SWIMMING:
42,396 yards/metres
1196 minutes


WALKING:
68.5 miles
1315 minutes


BIKING:
65.5 miles
270 minutes


TAI CHI:
265 minutes


HIKING:
60 minutes


LAUGHTER YOGA: laugh2
60 minutes


LIGHT JOGGING:
2 miles (time??)


GYM: (Pete's Torture Chamber devil2 )
90 minutes


TOTAL TIME SPENT ON EXERCISE UP TO TUESDAY 27 JULY
4732 minutes this is 78.9 hours!
TOTAL DISTANCE
57,608 yards/miles


***************************************************************

So since the last stat update we have exercised for a total of
3196 minutes (53.3 hours)
42,532 yds/miles


GUYS! This is AMAZING!!!!
All new members who have joined are making all the difference!
We are soaring towards our target!
Well done everyone!
clap clap rainbow rainbow roll rainbow rainbow clap clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/27/10 03:39 PM

Monday morning
light jog 2 miles 30 min...Bubba and me! wink hugss
Monday evening:
KravMaga KB 60 min. smokin
A complete mess this morning no...dragging thanks to intervals of humidity and rain. Hoping to be at class tonight...pain pills do your thing please!
Buggie
Posted by: Dow

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/27/10 04:00 PM

Thanks, Coach Tink! clap

Pain pills, do your stuff roll roll Buggie!

Now about to try out Erica's idea of prepping that rash-thing under my arm with Vaseline, maybe it will make me swim faster?
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 01:28 AM

thanks for the update Coach Tink! heart
dow...pain pills were worthless today. i dragged myself up...reminded myself chin up bug..momma's not coming with a "binky" for you so move it or lose it. eyes
what a sight i was..hobbling along...survived km kb class..
i was a wreck. instructor is in SWAT...so he's a force to be reckoned with. almost as rough as pete but NOT..thank God.
hoping tomorrow i wont be flat out in bed with hands and feet again...i HATE major flares!
KM KB 1 hour
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 08:59 AM

Thank you Tink! heart

These are impressive stats and we've only being at it 25 days! yes

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Posted by: aussiegirl

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 03:28 PM

My weekly stats.
I got out of bed every day this week.
I drove all over town pretty much every day, so the right foot got a workout at least. lol

Walked 4km on Tuesday trying to find a good place to fish. (They were all hiding)

Trust me I will get serious when it warms up. lol
Well done to everyone.

Trish
xx
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 03:59 PM

Hey Trish!
Nice of you to pop in and say hello!
I will add your 4k walk into the stats - well done you!
What sort of fishing do you do? My hubby is a mad-keen fisherman!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 04:01 PM

Hey Ladybuggie, Dow and Erica!
Stats are great aren't they!
No problem with doing stat control! I really enjoy it! Gets my brain going!
Keep up the good work everyone!
I love being part of this team guys!
It's so cool! yes yes clap yes yes
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 04:07 PM

My stats for the day are:

Swimming 456 metres / 25 minutes

I really overdid it tonight - I thought I'd push myself a little harder than usual (I normally only manage about 20 laps) and my poor little neck is hurting as are my shoulders and chest. I don't swim regularly enough... need to try and get in the pool every day even if it's only for a few laps!

Oh well it's nice to be adding to the stats instead of just adding them up laugh2 laugh2 laugh2
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 04:56 PM

KravMaga KB class Tuesday nigh. Dragged myself in relunctantly. I didnt want to miss as I enjoy Tuesday's instructor. He has a great class. Plyometrics is something that can make some of the strongest cry. spook Had a couple of young-un's in class. Very physically fit in all their gear and new gloves. They were officially out at 20-30 minutes. I hobbled to my car....but felt accomplished either way. Sore and tired but when isnt AS like that with me? LOL
heart
Tuesday
KravMaga KB 60 min
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 05:22 PM

Hello Ladybuggie

Please tell me what KravMaga KB class is! I can't imagine - it sounds hardcore! cool grin

All power to you for seeing off the newbies in the first half of the class and making it the whole 60 minutes!

You totally rock, hon! (that sounds very American coming from an English gal!!! I'm actually very English sounding indeed!!! - you guys are rubbing off on me!)
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 07:57 PM

Krag Maga looks like it's hard!

My joints could definitely not handle this, but anyone that can do this get's my total admiration. I'll bring the ice.

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 07:59 PM

Wow! I'm pretty sure you're officially the most hard-AS-kicker on this fitness team! Krag Maga looks rockin' wild. It's the Israeli self defense system? Is that right?

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 08:01 PM

Oh no! It's no good to overdo! no

Remember, we're in this for the long haul!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 08:03 PM

Right on! Getting out of bed is awesome!

Good job on the walk while fishing... maybe I could be convinced to walk for... chocolate?? Hmmm...

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Posted by: EricaK

July 28, 2010 - 07/28/10 09:09 PM

Bah. Tired. Sore. Cranky. Not at all my usual perky self. no

My stats for the last two days are:

water exercise (2 laps + treading water) / 30 minutes

Go TEAM! clap

...limp*sniffle*grrr...
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 09:12 PM

today: walked: 3 miles, ~1.5 hours

a mile of that was pacing the halls drinking volumen (for the CT enterography of my small intestine), but that's walking, right!

was starting to drink it in the waiting room but hated having these two older ladies staring at me as i made these horrible faces (of course hubby just told me to stop being so melodramatic, LOL!), so started walking around, found it easier to not focus, mind over matter, so asked if i could go wander with my "milkshake".

found a beautiful courtyard garden, they really put a lot of thought into the fragrances: evidence of peonies come and gone, lemon thyme, lavender, sage, butterfly bushes (no butterflies though), clethra, phlox, roses, and a number of interesting trees, shrubs, plants that were not fragrant. thought i'd be bored there for an hour and a half drinking drinking drinking, but between walking, having free wireless and taking my mac book air, my ipod, the time passed very quickly, and i even got part of my daily walk in smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 28, 2010 - 07/28/10 09:14 PM

impressed that no matter how you all are feeling physically, you're still there to cheer everyone on, so cheerily smile
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 09:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
today: walked: 3 miles, ~1.5 hours

a mile of that was pacing the halls drinking volumen (for the CT enterography of my small intestine), but that's walking, right!


Status points for exercising during medical tests!

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 09:43 PM

hi tink! rainbow
km stands for KravMaga which is a type of Israeli Self-defense that is now used in the military and police departments. the kb is the kickboxing. the class incorporates the 2 together so its 2+1 so to speak. you learn to defend yourself AND burn off up to 1000 calories in one hr. yes

i dont take the self defense classes yet. i'm not sure if i can handle it. i need them but waiting just a wee bit more. ive got a pretty vicious "hammer-fist" thanks to KM now. lol laugh2

what is so amazing about the class is we get anywhere from 80-100 people in each class from all walks of life. we have a BIG number of folks that have arthritis, elderly or disabled. you work at your own pace. the instructors are top notch and i love that they know how to get you going. the only thing they ask is for you not to stop. you can slow down but dont stop. if not it's like you are literally starting from the beginning b/c its a tough class. winter was really hard for me but the instructors worked with me. Pete is the owner and it's 20,000 sq feet of KB, KM level 1+up, Cardio kickbox -without bag, Kettle bell --way too much weight for bug, Cycling, Power cycling -really enjoyed that...good music, KMX which is a mx of 20min cardio, 20 min bag, 20 min of ab work in one class. there's also yoga, and pilates as well.

for now i'll stick to that i'm way too high strung for yoga. i'm not very flexible either. tried it years ago. when we stretch in KB class i STILL have the same flexibility i started with almost a year ago...thats just damage from the AS monster. so i work around it.

we have newbies that are injured, or arthiritic and i always try to help and give them tips on fighting stance, gloves, etc; there are some that are huge muscle folks--usually guys...and they are about to faint after 20-30 min of class. but it builds your endurance and that's important to buggy. even if i'm layed out for a few days afterwards ''''ring ring...stretcher carrying buggie out... laugh2 laugh2
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/28/10 10:14 PM

thanks for all those descriptions buggie smile
sounds very interesting! yes

when you stated "way too high strung for yoga" i had to chuckle,
our yoga instructor said that the mind is like a monkey chasing its tail,
and not just a monkey, but a drunk monkey chasing its tail,
and one of the goals of yoga, of meditation is to quiet that drunk monkey.
i always got a kick out of that imagery! and your comment reminded me of that.

i loved yoga class, but always seemed to pull something or another when i did it with a class.
though i tried hard not to do the things i knew i couldn't do,
and the teacher was good about letting us do what our bodies told us to do,
i still found doing it at home on my own to be safer in regards to pulling things.
Posted by: LATH

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/29/10 08:02 AM

Tuesday: walk: 4 miles, 80 minutes
Wednesday: walk: 4 miles, 80 minutes

I've been thinking about taking a yoga class offered at work, but I'm really self-conscious about the things I know I won't be able to do.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/29/10 08:48 AM

My trick is to stay in the back of the class. yes I say GO FOR IT!

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/29/10 03:53 PM

aww shucks erika...i think KickAS has some of THE toughest folks around period! this disease took but it also gave me endurance, discipline, patience and more love to give. grin

yes its the israeli self defense system. i'm not doing the self defense classes though that are on youtube. but we have that. i'm trying to figure out how to post the link...its under 911 self defense san antonio. but i cant seem to figure out how to post it.
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/29/10 03:55 PM

http://krav-maga-san-antonio.com/

i hope this is right...you can click around and see the center i love!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 07/29/10 04:23 PM

if the teacher / instructor is good, then it will be as much about the meditative aspects as it is about the poses. if it is run that way where it is emphasized to listen to one's body, do what one can, modify poses to suit one's abilities, then it could be fine. if its more about "competition", then its not a very good yoga class anyway, goes against the original purpose of yoga.

when i started it, we had a very spiritual instructor, so much so, that she went to india. the next instructor was not very spiritual at all, the class had a totally different feel, and so after a short time, i stopped going to the class, and just continued the practice at home.

now i kind of mix yoga plus PT exercises, many similar anyway, do what i can, avoid things i can't do. like the bridge pose always irritated my SI, so we stopped doing that. would never think of doing a head stand, too much pressure on the neck, but a good shoulder stand really stretches my neck in ways nothing else, not even traction can do. and the shoulder stand strengthens all my back muscles in a totally nonaggressive way. its my favorite pose. the spinal twist is another good stretch, even if i can't twist very far.

i think you should check out a class. you can always stop going if it doesn't feel right for you.
Posted by: EricaK

July 29, 2010 - 07/29/10 04:24 PM

And she's back.

My stats for today:

Laughter Yoga / 30 minutes
Swimming 1,100 yds / 40 minutes
Tai Chi / 1 hour

Phew! eek2

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Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: July 29, 2010 - 07/30/10 07:48 AM

Hello everyone

My stats for yesterday (before getting struck down with an evil stomach bug) are:

Stationery bike: 5km (will translate into miles later) / 25 minutes.

I thought I had very bad stomach cramps, for doing some cycling!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 29, 2010 - 07/30/10 09:10 AM

Ouch! frown

I'm so sorry you got that bad gut thing. I will growl at it for you... grrrrrrr... mad

Be well soon heart

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Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: July 29, 2010 - 07/30/10 01:07 PM

Thanks Erica heart
Am feeling much better now.
Now just got to tackle trying to eat something... am fading away!
Thanks for the growling - though if your growls are bigger than the one's in my tummy, you'll have to be growling hard, girl! laugh2
Hope your knee has recovered itself hugss
Posted by: EricaK

July 30, 2010 - 07/30/10 04:49 PM

I'll be over in Seattle for SEAFAIR for the weekend. Woohoo! yes Be back late Sunday or early Monday!

My stats for today:

swimming 1,000 yds / 45 minutes
walking 1 mile / 30 minutes

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 30, 2010 - 07/30/10 05:43 PM

walked 1.5 miles, 35 minutes cool2
Posted by: LATH

July 31, 2010 - 08/01/10 12:17 AM

Thursday: walk: 4 miles, 80 minutes
Friday: walk: 2 miles, 40 minutes
Saturday: ....vegetate.... blush2
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 31, 2010 - 08/01/10 04:18 AM

today: biked 8 miles

took an hour and a half, but that's because i stopped to take photos of a heron, ducks, scenery, etc.

so really time spent actually biking, probably about 40 minutes

it was a great day for a bike ride! not too hot, not too cool.

oh yeh, and ate a few gnats along the way, so got my protein too tongue2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/01/10 05:47 PM

Yay!

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 29, 2010 - 08/01/10 05:48 PM

Yay! Glad you're better. Knee is dandy smile

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 31, 2010 - 08/01/10 05:49 PM

Woohoo!

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 31, 2010 - 08/01/10 05:49 PM

Nice. Photos? We like photos. yes

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Posted by: EricaK

August 1, 2010 - 08/01/10 05:52 PM

The Torchlight parade was CROWDED!

My stats for the last to days are:

Walking 2 miles / 1 hour
Swimming 1,000 yds / 45 minutes

I'm guessing time spent eating sushi and/or gluten free pastry doesn't count.
no

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 31, 2010 - 08/01/10 10:52 PM

maybe, have to see how they turned out on the camera.......
Posted by: Sue22

Re: August 1, 2010 - 08/01/10 10:54 PM

today: walking 2.5 miles, 1 hour

another beautiful day!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: August 1, 2010 - 08/02/10 08:13 AM

Beautiful days here, too!

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: July 31, 2010 - 08/03/10 01:09 AM

I need to take miss G to take a couple pics of class...I'll look like "Bob the Tomato"....lol eyes laugh2
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: August 1, 2010 - 08/03/10 01:12 AM

Has a sinus infection Wednesday...so I was down and out Thursday..missed then and Saturday because it was a SPECIAL day..Mr. Dimples turned the big "7"!! I was putting together legos with Arthur all weekend and hot wheel racetrack and now have to teach him a skateboard! LOL. I do not recall legos being so darn tiny as they are no!! mad2

Dragged myself to KM KB today...survived. My thoracic is super super stiff today. Keep arching my back hoping it will just miraculously straighten out and I'm good...lol. Just a fantasy! eyes But it feels good! heart
Posted by: Angelmom

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/03/10 01:42 AM

Sue this is for you or Erica..Tori and I walk several times a week, we have set up 1 mile and 2 mile paths but we have never timed it, that will be easy just start timing it..my question is when I swim it's in a 24 ft round pool, I swim, walk, run around it how would I count that either in laps or just rounds? alot of times I will go around it like 200 times so I know I am putting some excersize into it just dont know how much. When I was at the Dr. for my last remicade I found out I have lost another 8lbs for a total of 31 pounds so far so Im going to keep going.

Let me know what you think.

Lisa
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/03/10 02:59 AM

hi lisa,

i'm thinking either just give the amount of time or estimate a number of "rounds" and tink will figure out how to incorporate it. i figure there's no exercise police keeping count so i just estimate. more than anything i think its just a way to keep one another motivated and have some fun with it. then again, i never kept score when i played tennis back in the day; for me it was just an excuse to go out and get some exercise.

ah yes, and congrats on the weight loss! wish i could lose a few pounds, but at least my legs are mostly muscle now and very little fat from all the walking and biking, just wish the tummy would cooperate!

Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/03/10 07:35 AM

Hello you!
So glad you are climbing aboard the exercise team, hon!

I was thinking get someone to time you swimming / running / walking once round the pool and then keep a rough count of how many laps or "rounds" you do LOL then we can just multiply it up! (I will convert the feet into yards for you). Dow gave me a time for how long it takes him to swim a certain distance and so I divided it down as a time per yard and then when he puts in his yards I figure out the time for him.

I hope that makes sense!!! If this sounds all too complicated - just give me the time and we won't worry about distance. Erica does Thai Chi and that is just a minutes thing as are Ladybuggies gym trips!

You are doing great btw it's fun doing it as a team, it just pushes and motivates you that little bit more!

Tink rainbow
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/03/10 08:27 AM

Woohoo! More team players! yes

There really aren't any rules on this team, it's all about encouraging each other to keep moving.

Glad you're here! hugss

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: August 1, 2010 - 08/03/10 08:31 AM

Oh no! no Sinus infections are no bueno. I hope you're better soon soon!

Take care of yourself and don't do too much. I have heard that legos are healing, or maybe it's the playing that's healing. hugss


Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

August 3, 2010 - 08/03/10 08:55 AM

Hi team! smile

My stats for yesterday:

walking 2 miles / 1 hour

My stats for today:

swimming 1,000 yds / 45 minutes
tai chi / 1 hour


Go TEAM! clap

Posted by: Angelmom

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/03/10 12:30 PM

Thank you Erica, I just popped in and thought well I am trying real hard so I might as well join in..lol
Posted by: Donette

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/03/10 03:41 PM

Hi exercise friends!!

I just saw this fun post, yay. We have a 32 foot pool so my numbers are about the same as Dow's. (only he swims wayyyyyyy more laps than I do!)

In July I spent about 9 hours in our pool, constantly moving, sometimes just treading when I feel bad. But man, oh man, does the swimming ever help. I dropped Celebrex 2 1/2 weeks ago and flared hard as a result and the swimming helped stop the flare. I did have to have my 2 daughters (10 and 12) hold each of my hands to help me descend the steps down into the pool, but hey... I made it and I felt sooooooooooo much better!

Super fun post guys!!

-Donette
Posted by: EricaK

Join the TEAM! - 08/03/10 05:47 PM

Yay! Does this mean you've joined the AS FITNESS team?

We need all the participation and encouragement we can get!

9 hours in the water ROCKS! yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: Join the TEAM! - 08/03/10 06:45 PM

hot and muggy today, high 80s, so waited a bit to go for a walk. now its down to 80 and the sun is going down as well, so not beating down on me. nice evening for a walk:

walk: 1.5 miles, 30 minutes smile
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Join the TEAM! - 08/03/10 08:59 PM

You should get double points for exercising today! I remember that weather. I lived in New York (Great Neck ~ not the rich people section) for exactly 6 months during 1991-1992. Moved there in the sweltering humidity, survived the perfect storm,and fled the state during first break in the snow during February! I am a west coast sissy and I am not afraid of anyone knowing. My hat is off to you who live in wild weather places.
pimp

Ok, well it's on. But if there were a hat's off icon I would use that one instead. You get the idea, right?

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: Join the TEAM! - 08/04/10 01:39 AM

LOL!

up here is nothing compared to growing up in southern NJ or living in Maryland or Virginia for 10 years before coming up here. yet compared to someplace like houston......well, guess its all relative.

and i always wait til the sun goes down. just watching people run in the midday sun makes me want to pass out! i too am a wimp when it comes to the heat; with that said, i spent 2 summers in a row when i was in college working on the rutgers research farm, out in the fields every day; drank a gallon of water every day, no kidding!
Posted by: EricaK

August 4, 2010 - 08/04/10 09:39 AM

Hey! Here's some encouraging news yes
I discovered that I can kick a bit harder now and my right hip doesn't beat me up afterwards.
I actually swam 50 yds in 1 minute yesterday. I only did it once in the middle of my workout, but no bad after effects. Woohoo!

My stats for today:

tai chi ~ 20 minutes
swimming ~ 1,050 yds / 40 minutes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: August 4, 2010 - 08/04/10 01:24 PM

WooHoo! clap

its so much fun when we can see this kind of progress yes
Posted by: LATH

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/04/10 06:38 PM

Hi exercise buddies! Iíve been on vacation the last few days. There was walking but nothing quantifiable and I wasnít keeping track of it.

Today I decided I needed a long bike ride to work the stiffness out of my pelvic joints Iíve been having lately.

Bike: 35 miles -160 minutes
Posted by: LATH

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/04/10 06:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Angelmom
...I found out I have lost another 8lbs for a total of 31 pounds so far so Im going to keep going...


Congratulations on the weight loss!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/04/10 10:20 PM

wow! that's a nice long bikeride!

today: walk: 2 miles 45 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/04/10 11:34 PM

Yay! Good job getting back at it!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/05/10 01:00 AM

The bug is baaaack. lol. Dragging and suffering succatash...thoracic is testing my patience!!
Anywho...
Wednesday: Power Cycling 1 hr.
I have no idea how to measure how many miles that is. Anyone know how to figure that out? It's like spinning supersized!

All I know is that it izzzza hard!!! Resistance changed constantly, hills, standing up, sitting down, tapping up and down...AND fricking weights...l. 1-3 lbs but yipes! Last but not least pushups while power cycling! Muyah! I survived....figured I needed some variety..shake things up. Tonight in recovery unit! aka my bed, pillows, motrin, soma and norco ....my close friends!! laugh2

Tomorrow...mayyyyybeeeesssss Petes class....if not KB and save myself for Pete's class saturday.
Nite folks...good work fellow sport AS kickers!! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/05/10 08:22 AM

Good job!

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/05/10 02:03 PM

Happy to report that I've lost 5" off my waist!! Took measurements today to see if there were any changes. So I went from my square little 32" to a happy 27"! Weight still the same but inches are still shaving off here and there so I am pleased as punch! rainbowrainbow And I can eat pretty much what I want...whats that? Oh got to run...Banana nut bread is calling me! Arts co-worker's mom makes some...gave us a loaf...yuM! roll
Posted by: Angelmom

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/05/10 02:18 PM

Well wednesday night I did 200 rounds in the pool, not sure what that comes too would like to know, the pool is 24 feet around.

Lisa
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/05/10 02:22 PM

Nice Job! You inspire me:)

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/05/10 02:30 PM

Way to go! A pool is usually either 25 or 50 meter or yards depending upon the country. One lap is 50 meters/yards also depending. By my calculations you swam 1200 yds! I count my total yards ant also time to make it easier for our team scorekeeper, the wonderful Tinkerbell:)

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 29, 2010 - 08/05/10 02:35 PM

Hi! Look at this great link! http://www.easysurf.cc/cnvert.htm#ym3
it's not a hint, just sething cool I found while trying to figure laps.
Hugs:)

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/05/10 02:44 PM

LOL! between lath biking 35 miles and you doing all this "ultra" stuff, just glad we're all on the same team and its NOT a competition! smile

you go girl! 1cup
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/05/10 03:01 PM

Oh Sue22 smile on the contrary, this is the ultimate 'us against AS' competition! We'll swim, walk, bike, KM, yoga, tai chi, stretch that pain demon right down to the mat! And then we'll laugh loudly and proclaim "WE WIN SUCKER" while making the AS monster say uncle and snivel for mercy! HooAh! Oh yeah...

Go TEAM clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/05/10 03:09 PM

My stats for this morning:

swimming 1,050 yds / 35 minutes
laughter yoga / 25 minutes


prep for colonoscopy tomorrow... 6 hours... Grrrrrrr mad
at least when it's done tomorrow I'll only have 10 more days until I can start LDN!

Go TEAM! clap

PS my sister is taking me to the pool tomorrow after the procedure. Pray I don't drown while under the influence of fentanyl. Seriously, I'll wear a floaty belt and there are lifeguards wink
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/05/10 04:11 PM

good luck with colonoscopy!

if you need a procedure such as this done again while on LDN, propofol was a great alternative that could be used with the LDN. my GI doc is a genius! kind too smile

the drugs shouldn't last in your system too long, at least for me that is true, by the time they let me leave the hospital, drugs mostly out of my system, at least the effects seemed to be.

prep is the worst part, the procedure and after easy peasy in comparison....if you've done this all before then you know all of this already.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: July 29, 2010 - 08/05/10 04:14 PM

Thanks Erica!
That will certainly save me a lot of head scratching!!! laugh2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/05/10 05:29 PM

Oh yes! Been here done this before. My mama dies of colon cancer at 57, so I and my siblings are sentenced to every 5 years from age 45 onward. Yippee!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/05/10 05:39 PM

sorry to hear about your mom, and sorry you have to go through this every 5 years, but if it prevents colon cancer, then we gotta do what we gotta do, so does sound like if the LDN works out, in another 5 years you may be trying to figure out how to do the procedure's drugs and continue on the LDN. i was all set to go off it for a bit, but the doctors and i didn't know how long and my GI doc wanted to be extra careful, he certainly didn't want the fentanyl to not work during the procedure, and his idea to use the propofol was a wonderful solution. now i know for all future procedures.

cheers,
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/05/10 05:42 PM

Sorry to hear about your Mum too, sweetie.
Hope you get proceedure over and done with, no hassles (at least for another 5 years, poor you) hugss
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/05/10 05:42 PM

Awww... Sanks
Posted by: Sue22

Re: July 29, 2010 - 08/05/10 05:42 PM

today: more walking: 2 miles, 45 minutes

and even walked past where i almost ran over that snake on my bike without going into a major panic attack! grin2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 29, 2010 - 08/05/10 05:48 PM

Yay! Sooooo good it was a snakeless ride!

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/05/10 05:51 PM

Thanks:) It's been 23+ years since my mom's been on the planet, so it's not a recent sadness. I'm religious about preventative screenings, because she had been putting hers off after lifelong bowel trouble. I might check out because of clumsiness, but not from self neglect.
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/05/10 11:01 PM

oh erika..what u just wrote ...brought a tear to my eye! floor
art truly believes i was a merchant marine or drill sergeant in another life! laugh2 i've said the "say uncle" on numberous occasions...hehehe!

but so true, it's about us against the KA monster...and i'm not going down and staying down without a fight. mad2
hobble, wobble, moan, whimper often but i wont give up. rainbow
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/05/10 11:04 PM

Another humid day here. Dragged myself to KM and was crying "Mommy" within 10 minutes. eek2 That instructor is relentless. No mercy and no special treatment. He must have had an extra helping of grumpy-flakes today b/c he was on everyone's booty today!! eyes

I got very nauseated 30 min later but i dont think it was that..its the heat. the heat index has been nuts this last few days. I had that feeling twice last year. I had a huge water bottle....36 oz i think....and he gives hydrate breaks every 15 minutes. but just that short drive over there in the heat got to me. I survived and treated myself to some baked ssssshiiiicken!! yes
KM's Pete All in all out 90 min
Posted by: EricaK

Re: July 30, 2010 - 08/06/10 08:42 AM

Another KickAS team member working out in the wild weather!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/06/10 11:40 PM

My stats today:

walking - 1 mile / 30 minutes
tai chi - 15 minutes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/07/10 12:40 AM

today i will just cheer from the sidelines:

Go team! woo hoo!



PS cheerleading squad borrowed shamelessly from dow! eyelashes
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/07/10 01:38 AM

Walking today was difficult. Something is still going on with me and I haven't figured it out.

Wednesday: walk: 2 miles, 40 minutes

frown
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/07/10 02:10 AM

here's to tomorrow being a better day for you hugss
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/07/10 03:46 AM

Yes, hope you figure out what's wrong and feel better soon, Lath.

And you, Sue heart
Love your/Dow's cheerleading squad!
I too am cheering from the side-lines again lately.
My kids are all learning to swim, so no chance for me to get my laps in!
Hope you are OK, hon.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/07/10 10:59 AM

My stats for today (based on 20 minute mile) are:

Walk: 2 miles / 20 minutes

I walked down to the river and back with my daughter. Goodness it's hot today... lucky there were lots of shady trees along the way!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/07/10 06:54 PM

Very fine cheering and forward momentum team! yes

We don't have to go far or fast, we just have to keep going!
Remember ~ the TORTOISE WON THE RACE! 1cup

My stats for today:

swimming 1,000 yds / 35 minutes


Go TEAM! clap

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Posted by: mig

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/07/10 07:18 PM

Added just for you Erica..... cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader

Sorry it took so long. (I don't check my profile page much so just found your comment! If ya need me, a PM is best. wink2 )

Hugs for health!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/07/10 07:23 PM

Yay! Thank YOU!! cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader
Posted by: mig

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/07/10 07:33 PM

You are quite welcome!! smile
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/08/10 08:59 AM

Well done Erica for putting in this request! Boy do we need cheering on!

And thank you heart heart MIG heart heart for making Erica's wish come true!

That little cheerleader smiley is enough to brighten anyone's day!!!

cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader (cheers for Erica x3 plus cheers for Mig x3)

Love you girlies hugss
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/08/10 05:20 PM

yesterday:

bike, 30 minutes, 7 miles

walk, 20 minutes, 1 mile
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/08/10 05:54 PM

Good job! Biking and walking cheerleader

you must be feeling a bit peppier - is that a word?

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/08/10 05:58 PM

I love our new cheerleader! cheerleader

my stats for today:

swimming 1,000 yds / 50 minutes

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Posted by: Angelmom

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/09/10 12:09 AM

I love it too..lol

I did 250 laps in the pool then crawled out and limped into the house..lol cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/09/10 01:06 AM

i wish that were true.......

today: walked 1.5 miles, 35 minutes
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/09/10 09:15 AM

hugss
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/09/10 03:44 PM

thanks tink! heart

you girls (and guys) are awesome cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/09/10 07:54 PM

Yay!

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I love our cheerleader, too! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/09/10 07:54 PM

Woohoo! cheerleader

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/09/10 08:04 PM

rain rain go away........

and finally it did right as the sun was setting,

so,

walk: 1 mile, 20 minutes

better than nothing roll
and i feel a wee bit better after the walk smile

and got to see another pretty sunset, usually the more clouds, the better, so long as there's some break in the clouds for the sun to come through, kind of a subdued sunset, as the break in the clouds was to the north, interesting though, like snowflakes, every one unique rainbow
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/09/10 08:07 PM

Sunsets are the best cool

Glad you got a good walk in! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

USA date 8-9-10! - 08/09/10 08:58 PM

My stats for today:

walking - 2 mi / 1 hr
swimming - 500 yds / 20 minutes

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Posted by: Angelmom

Re: USA date 8-9-10! - 08/09/10 10:43 PM

250 laps in the pool tonight, then assorted football playing and other water aerobics.

Lisa
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: USA date 8-9-10! - 08/10/10 01:56 PM

Hello team mates!

My stats for today are:

I swam 720 metres.

I think a bit of totting up is in order again, I will get my calculator out tomorrow!

GO TEAM! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: USA date 8-9-10! - 08/10/10 03:00 PM

Nice job! You go! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: USA date 8-9-10! - 08/10/10 03:02 PM

Right on! Good job!

Yes, you must total soon... because I am certain we are close to our one million mark and will need to start another round soon!

Because we are ASkicking exercizers! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

August 10, 2010 - 08/10/10 03:05 PM

Hei! Hola! Greetings!

My stats for today:

Tai Chi - 1 hour


I might take a walk later this evening, but I overdid a bit yesterday. It was worth it, because I got my LDN prescription and took it to the next town over for processing. Woohoo!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: LATH

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/10/10 11:37 PM

Monday: walk: 4 miles, 80 minutes

I'm back! I felt better starting today. I could actually walk without really bad pain. I see my rheumy tomorrow...I think I've had Humira induced Lupus...but well see tomorrow.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/10/10 11:47 PM

today hubby and i took a bike ride: 10 miles, 50 minutes

along the erie canal path. toward the end of the day, so the bugs and thus the birds were out coming back.

on the way back:

first we spotted a kingfisher, which was kind of special, don't see them very often.

then a kingbird.

then a green heron, which is always cool to see; the bright orange legs are the give away, as they are about the same size and shape and coloring when not right close up as a least bittern, but the leg coloring is the obvious marker.

then we got to a spot where there were about a dozen or so red wing black birds up in the tree tops, flying around eating bugs, the canal being a great place for bug catching, so a great place to see birds.

we stopped to get a closer look at the other birds and noticed a male and female scarlet tanager

and a nondescript little yellow warbler of some kind up in the tree (not close enough to see any identifiable markings.

all in all a good day for a bike ride and a great day for unexpected bird watching. and best of all, the bike ride helped me feel better for a little while at least.
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: USA date 8-9-10! - 08/11/10 12:51 AM

Stats for Monday Aug 9th: KV KB 60 min.
Tuesday August 10th KV KB 60 min.
Hoping for my 1st self defense class tomorrow at 6. I'm very excited because I can earn my belts.

Bought a shirt from there yesterday..have to post it...love it!
It says STW
Self-defense-Fitness-Fighting
Krav maga Worldwide
The best part is the back corner that says
STW on the bottom right corner
below it.it says "sh*t that works"
ROFL! laugh2 smokin laugh2 I only saw the KravMaga part and didnt see that till I got home! LOL. But after going through this...I would have to agree with them. Simple yet effective and good for you! cheerleader
bug heart
Posted by: Angelmom

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/11/10 01:06 AM

Awesome bike ride! clap
Posted by: Angelmom

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/11/10 01:07 AM

Tori and I walked 1 mile tonight, forgot to time it..lol going to have to get better at that *stomps foot*
Posted by: EricaK

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/11/10 09:03 AM

Yay for getting the family in on it!

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: USA date 8-9-10! - 08/11/10 09:06 AM

Go Krag Maga!

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/11/10 09:08 AM

This walk of yours makes me feel like singing yes

It sounds so gorgeous!

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/11/10 09:10 AM

Soooooo glad you're feeling better! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/12/10 12:31 AM

today: biked 10 miles, 50 minutes

in the other direction from yesterday, so not so much bird action......
and an eye thing going on (99% not iritis/uveitis, just something i get now and then, but if it doesn't feel better soon, off to the eye doc)

on a more positive note: lots of people walking their dogs, nice to see so many friendly dogs, except for this little dog, looked like a doberman, and mean as could be! but the other dogs were friendly, and none of them got in my way, actually impressed by how obedient most of them were. and when i got to my turning around point, ducks napping in the grass, til they saw me, and i shared some of my bar with them, then a dog came by and they high tailed it to the water, instinctively knowing they'd better get out of there.
Posted by: EricaK

August 12, 2010 - 08/12/10 11:59 AM

My stats for the past two days:

yesterday

walking - 1.5 miles strolling around Victoria with my sister on a beautiful sunny day.
swimming - 1,000 yds / 35 minutes

today

laughter yoga - 25 minutes


If I ever get back to work, I don't know how I'm going to find time to exercise! confused2

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: LATH

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/12/10 08:38 PM

Thursday: walk: 4 miles, 80 minutes
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/12/10 09:45 PM

Well sporting folks..bug pulled her wings up..dusted them off..and i DID it.
I am officially a KravMaga level I student! I'm so excited. I went to try it out today. No stress on joints. Self defense and I was a nervous wreck! eek2
All the girls had partners when it was time to team up..I had to find someone ..ended up with a gentleman that was very nice and helpful. 2 instructers in there and they ask our limitations, etc. Very accomodating. One showed me how to open my stance more because he said I was a skinny little thing and with my stance wider I wont be knocked over. So he had me do it, then shoved me to try to knock me over..and my wings were still standing. yahoo! cheerleader

After class I explained to him. Said he remembers me from KB class and that if I can handle KB class and SURVIVED Petes all in all out basu, etc then this will be a-okay! At the end they said..testing on the 21st...we'll be ready! WTH!!!?? ROFL!! eek2 They put fireman's hoses around our waists, and had to pull forward to hammerfist a rectangular self defense target bag. I was a sight to be seen!! floor They would have our partner pull us back. The other hold the target. My shoe flew off TWICE. LOL> I quickly put it back on and kept on chugging...lol

He said I did great and I can come all I want. The students were all nice cept for one giant guy that when we close our eyes and get attacked with choke hold and have to defend ourselves..he racked me in the groin, then in the chest then realised i was a girl! crazy he was supposed to open his eyes and SEE first like they said. THEN when it was my turn later and he tried to choke him i got to hits in and he said "okay okay...thats enough"..and pulled away super fast! I was not pleased. Turd is all I have to say! hmpf!

So onwards buggy goes..maybe a belt or two in the near future! I am so happy. I am not hurt because its not direct contact on each other only on target boxes and a good sweat....so I need my Rocky song next...lol

THURSDAY stats:
KravMaga Level I 60 minutes. cheerleader
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/13/10 01:56 AM

Goodness everyone has been busy!

My stats for yesterday are:

Swimming: 720 metres
Posted by: Sue22

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/13/10 02:26 AM

here you go!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvEnIkz82A0&feature=related

well, i for one am very impressed! 1cup

andy you sound like you are having a great time at it as well. clap

as for me, can i count ice cream eating as an aerobic activity! laugh2

Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/13/10 02:45 AM

now we're talking sue!! why thank you little lady!!! i love it!! the owner plays it when we do the 1 min rounds in KB class when he pops in to kb class about once a month *quiver* sick he also plays that one that say's "lets get ready to rumble..." laugh2

thanks sue...its been a whole year this month since i slowly started. still cant stretch worth a hoot. still crab-walk..but i'm alive and breathing and actually have some muscle tone. something i lost when i had my back surgery and the AS monster when it went full blown. i just wish i were more coordinated. i'm a mess. they were 3-4 moves at a time and i'm like what???

they had fireman hoses they'd wrap around our waist..one partner would hold you back, the other had the target mat and you had to pull towards and hammerfist it...i was a jumping bug! lol. i bet the guy holding the firehose was laughing his head off behind me! laugh2 but hey i tried right?

and yes ma'am..i certainly dont see why ice cream cant count...you are using your biceps to lift the spoon and then your jaw muscles to open and close while eating the ice cream..correct??!! laugh2 roll that takes work! i know art would vouch for that..he loves his ice cream! i treated myself to some nice cold watermelon when i got home. heart

i am having a great time. the instructors are great. real life scenarios and good exercise but no stress on my joints at all. i asked before and one of the ones that remembered me from kb said i'll be great since i survived kb and petes class. they encourage you so much you cant help but want to give it a shot. gianna is at about 95% ready to join me. but she wants alot of young un's in her class..and there is. anyone over 27 is ancient to her! eyes so i'm a dinosaur at 41! laugh2

i am so happy we have this forum...so much happening....its exciting! even if we are hurting or sore...i'll be a lifeless dishrag in the morning..but right now i'll jam to rocky's song. lol
thanks for posting it! made my day!! cheerleader buggy hugss
Posted by: EricaK

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/13/10 08:42 AM

Good job everyone!!! cheerleader

We are - KM'ing - biking - swimming - walking - ice cream eating - laughing - tai chi'ing - KickAS'ing wild people! Woohoo!!!!
cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader


Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/13/10 12:57 PM

this little cheerleader icon has got to be one of my fav icons ever..and the batting eyelashes one! lol cheerleader cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/13/10 04:30 PM

Think we need a male cheerleader, too? With one of those cone shaped things and blue pompoms? cheerleader

We do after all have men on the FITNESS team!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Friday ~ August 13th! - 08/13/10 04:47 PM

I'm still hanging in there for 4 hours each Monday and Friday at my volunteer job at the food bank. I love my job smile Ya'll are giving me back my life with your encouragement and good examples. Today I packed food boxes for the customers for 1/2 the time, and I even feel pretty good. Thanks!
heart

My stats for today:

walking - 2 miles / 1 hour
swimming - 1,000 yds / 45 minutes


Go TEAM!
Posted by: LATH

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/13/10 05:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
and an eye thing going on (99% not iritis/uveitis, just something i get now and then, but if it doesn't feel better soon, off to the eye doc)


Sue, I was curious about your "eye thing". When my "flare up" started a couple of weeks ago I noticed a puffiness under my left eye and a slight feeling of pressure. I never had this before and nothing in the left eye (My iritis was always in the right eye). It went away or I just never paid attention to it because a lot of other pains started up. I have had blepharitis but this was different.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/13/10 07:28 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
I noticed a puffiness under my left eye and a slight feeling of pressure.


A few weeks ago I had a puffy and pressurized right eye during a wicked flare. Around the same time my doctor prescribed nasacort which got rid of the eye problem. However, after much urging from the people here at KickAS, I went to the ophthalmologist and she found a freaking "cortical spoking cataract"! Sheesh ~ I'm only 50! NO, the cataract doesn't cause pain or pressure or puffiness - it's just a bonus of taking steroids for JRA when I was a kid. Oh, what am I talking about? Right... nasacort. I don't know why it works, but maybe it's worth asking your MD about?
Posted by: LATH

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/13/10 09:01 PM

Friday: walk: 2 miles, 40 minutes
bike: 15 miles - 75 minutes

Nascort...I'll keep that in mind. At the time I had no light sensitivity or redness...so, I didn't give it much concern. Oh well...it's gone now.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/13/10 09:06 PM

Way to get back at it! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/14/10 12:10 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Originally Posted By: Sue22
and an eye thing going on (99% not iritis/uveitis, just something i get now and then, but if it doesn't feel better soon, off to the eye doc)


Sue, I was curious about your "eye thing". When my "flare up" started a couple of weeks ago I noticed a puffiness under my left eye and a slight feeling of pressure. I never had this before and nothing in the left eye (My iritis was always in the right eye). It went away or I just never paid attention to it because a lot of other pains started up. I have had blepharitis but this was different.


plans are to go to the eye doc next week. like most of us, trying to make sense of it. its basically "just pain" and "pressure" and headache inducing. could it be allergies? well, i take zyrtec every day, but allergies can get worse over time, and it is ragweed season. still, when i would get "eye allergies" before starting the zyrtec, my eyes would hurt, but then i could rub them, ball up the mucus that had accumulated in them, and they'd be temporarily relieved. no mucus in them, so thinking not allergies. blepharitis? well, as you said, this feels different than when i was dx'ed with bleph, but i went ahead and washed out my eyes and used the moisturizing drops and maybe it helped? but not like it did when it was definitely bleph, so either its not that, or its just a really bad case of it. so i guess when we can't figure it out ourselves, home remedies don't work, and it's bad enough, that's when we go to a doctor.

actually lots of "flare" symptoms, not sure which is the worst, probably whatever is hollering for the most attention at the time. but if we ran to the doctor every time something felt bad, we'd always be there, so i guess we all try to figure out, when is it important to go, and when is it just something that either we can handle ourselves, or something that nothing can be done about.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/14/10 12:11 AM

ya'll are a great cheering squad! cheerleader

funny too! clown

today, not much time when i got home before it got dark, so just a short walk in the dusk; another great sunset though!

walk, 1 mile, 20 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/14/10 12:22 AM

Another mile toward our million! cheerleader

I missed the meteor shower last night. Did you see any on your dusk walks?

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: August 10, 2010 - 08/14/10 01:22 AM

did go outside a little after 3 am last night, as that was supposedly the peak, did see a few, but only faint one's, nothing bright in the few minutes i looked up.

the coolest is when you're driving home, with the open sky in front of you, late at night, and "a big star falls from the sky", so to speak!
Posted by: EricaK

14 August 2010 - 08/14/10 06:30 PM

My stats for today:

Swimming - 1,000 yds / 40 minutes
Walking - 1 mile / 1 hour


Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Angelmom

Re: 14 August 2010 - 08/14/10 09:57 PM

200 laps around the pool
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 14 August 2010 - 08/15/10 12:15 AM

today: walk: 1.5 miles, 35 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 14 August 2010 - 08/15/10 10:25 AM

Yay! cheerleader 200 laps! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 14 August 2010 - 08/15/10 10:25 AM

Yay! cheerleader Walking is awesome! cheerleader

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Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 14 August 2010 - 08/15/10 11:11 AM

Hey you guys!
Must get onto those stats before we pass the target without noticing!!!!
Everyone is doing soooo well!
Have been totally consumed with family visiting - not much time at home on PC lately!
Will get you up-to-date as soon as I can!
Keep up the good work everyone!
Tink - over and out! clap clap clap
Posted by: EricaK

15 August 2010 - 08/15/10 05:32 PM

My sweetie is home after 10 days in Colorado! Yay!

My stats for today:

swimming - 600 yds / 45 minutes

It is hot here, and I am moving slow. Oof!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: LATH

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/15/10 10:24 PM

I know this doesn't count...BUT I was active...

Saturday: yard work 5 hours
Sunday: yard work 6 hours

I was shoveling dirt into yard irrigation trenches...about 400 ft. And, moving, cutting, stacking a woodpile. I was wonderfully tired. But no energy for a qualifying bike ride.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/15/10 11:30 PM

my husband is a gardener, does lots of yard work, and i know from watching him, how hard that is, and what strenuous exercise it is. he's always jokingly trying to get me to help him. i do have a small herb garden, wish i had more time and ability to do more in the yard, but at least i have my herb garden, and get to enjoy the fruits of his labor (and the flowers and veggies as well!).

maybe tink can add in the time, even if there's no distance involved. smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/15/10 11:33 PM

today: walking: 2.5 miles, 55 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/16/10 12:45 AM

Wowzaz! Long walk! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/16/10 12:52 AM

Hey! That absolutely counts! cheerleader

This is a no-holds-barred-free-for-all FITNESS team. I think if we're working out and moving we get credit. yes This is all about keeping moving and encouraging one another!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/16/10 01:17 AM

hate to jinx it, but think the worst of my flare might be behind me, fingers crossed, said quietly so as not to jinx.......

so yeh, a good day for a longer walk!
Posted by: Mella

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/16/10 09:34 AM

has anyone tried some martial arts? I found that it assist with my flexability and strength. but it really hard work if joints dont wanna work with......
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/16/10 03:18 PM

Yeah! We have a KickAS Krag Maga adherent in our midst!

This is an everything goes FITNESS team!

Are you in?

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/16/10 03:22 PM

An ex flare is always good news yes

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Posted by: EricaK

16 August 2010 - 08/16/10 11:04 PM

Well, all I can say is either LDN is actually working for me at hyperspeed, or I'm having a REALLY good week for no good reason.

My stats for today:

walking - 3 miles / 75 minutes
swmming - 1,000 yds / 40 minutes

This is so crazy being able to walk.so much in one day! Yippee!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 16 August 2010 - 08/17/10 12:01 AM

thanks erika, glad you are feeling better as well!

was going to go for a walk tonight, after i put the chicken in the oven (organic whole chicken, roasted with fresh herbs from the herb garden), was going to have hubby keep an eye on it. but then cut up some yams, tossed them with EVOO, cinnamon, cumin, and coriander, and roasted them. then cut up some cauliflower, tossed with EVOO, a little italian bread crumbs and romano cheese, and put that in the oven to roast. then decided if the asparagus wasn't cooked, it would go bad, so made that. then saw the apricots were getting pretty ripe, so cooked them down; learned the secret of making chutney last night on the food network (add a little sugar and vinegar and spices, who knew it was that simple!), so added honey, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, vanilla, and almond extract and cooked them down. and didn't want the drippings to go to waste so made gravy from the organ meats, herbs, onion, and carrot. two and a half hours to cook, 15 minutes to eat. now lots of leftovers for the week.

tomorrow we walk!
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 16 August 2010 - 08/17/10 01:36 AM

aww geez sue..i just read your post and now i'm super hungry!! lol!! laugh2
the best i had was homemade chicken soup last week! lol. i'm hoping to make some caldo de pescado this week. fish soup. sounds scary but verrrrry yummy. i dont know ..but i think its the omega stuff ...every time i eat it..i feel so invigorated and like an energy boost of some sort for a couple of days... rainbow

right now i'm dragging bug wings...strong winds..i am HOPING rain as all weekend i suffered from hands. my right thumb is a mess. it hurts to bend it from knuckle below fingernail to the bigger knuckle below it...so puffy and stiff. blegh! hoping doc soon but have to catch up on kids new school uniforms and supplies and registration transfer--Gianna lost a book. grrr. but with art working now we are inching towards sanity money wise again....its an unbelievable feeling to be able to go to grocery store and just do regular budget shopping and not chew my fingernails from lack of coins this whole year he was laid off.

take care! buggie heart
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/17/10 01:38 AM

i dont know about anyone else lath, but yard work is top notch exercise !! harder with these heat as well! sick
arts been keeping up and i only try to maintain my long slim mulched garden by front gate..but the rest i pass the torch to him...even at 8 pm here in texas its horribly hot! sick1

good job !!! a++++ cheerleader
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/17/10 01:43 AM

hi mella!
buggie here! nice to meet you! i've been doing kravmaga kb for almost a year. at my own pace, and the actual km self defense level 1 student --started last week! today was my 2nd class!

it has been a lifesaver for me as far as helping me build endurance, strengthening my back while zero stress applied to my back..thank God! i wish i had more flexibility. one of km instructors told me as long as i work on my stretching..but i told him i have none. lol. fused on one si joint and l4/l5 and lots of titanium bolts, screws plates and all that good stuff. laugh2 so he said to always tell my team partner and i can take my own pace. and its helped.

what type of martial arts are you doing? i still have my pain thats for sure..AS monkey is always on my back but it has helped me an immense amount. heart

take care and welcome!! buggie heart
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/17/10 01:51 AM

Monday stats:
KravMaga KB : 60 minutes
MOST UNPLEASANT...yes caps! lol. unbelievably hot today and they are having trouble with a/c in there. kicks in right when class starts and they've been out there 3x already trying to fix it. sick1 I looked like an oiled bug today. bleh...but everyone was.

KMaga level 1: 60 minutes.
I had zero energy left after my kb class heatwave. had a real nice young lady as a partner. then don don don!!! [drum beats] we had carjacking self defense today! eek2 spook
1st started out with 1 attacker...its usually a higher level but instructor was very excited...ummm..not this kitty kat!! Lol by the time it was our turn..they jumped it to TWO attackers. you sit in an actual car, then partner acts like they are asking you for change...then attack you..you have to pummel or shove or what not two attackers one in back seat to get out. then open palm strike square bag -dont know technical name eyes then get away and lay yourself on back asap and kick off attacker who has longer bag you kick off...then have to get back up and open strike the bag to fend them off. eek2 i wrapped my hands real good since my right hand is a mess. but it was more kicks which was good thankfully.

i survived. im recovering with my crackers and strawberry cream cheese spread..yet another one of my well kept recovery secrets! roll cheerleader laugh2....oh yes an a few motrin and a norco. lol laugh2

luv buggie aka kravmagabugmeister!
Posted by: LATH

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/17/10 08:02 AM

Monday: walk: 4 miles, 80 minutes
Posted by: Mella

Re: 16 August 2010 - 08/17/10 10:49 AM

going to sound stupid. LDN? I by accident started doing martial arts. was actually looking to do tai chi, but no one here teaches it. So i went to see them with my AS file. We agreed that i will be able to do most of the "moves", but that it will take me alot longer to reach that point. I just need to listen to my body, and my body will listen to me! Its been a year and a half, and i am on my 5 belt. And i can actually do 50 "women" push-ups without difficulty (at one go). During a class of 90 min, we do about 150 push ups, 100 squad kicks, 150 sit ups and then all the normal stuff thats involved. So two classes a week, i feel really good. Now i just need to find something extra for the 2 days of the week.....
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/17/10 08:05 PM

Long walk! Go dude! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 15 August 2010 - 08/17/10 08:09 PM

Carjackers beware! Yeaauuuhhh!!!

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 16 August 2010 - 08/17/10 08:18 PM

*nods* yes

sometimes food must take precedence cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

17 Aug 2010 - 08/17/10 08:25 PM

Hi all! Another good day in PARADISE! Nothing like a two year nasty flare to make a person TRULY appreciate a period of physical functionality yes

my stats:

tai chi - 45 minutes
swimming - 1,000 yds / 45 minutes

and I still might walk down to the beach w my family. Sigh rainbow

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 17 Aug 2010 - 08/17/10 11:33 PM

yahoo erika! cheerleader
how do you like tai chi erika? have u been doing it long? my hubby used to do it years ago and he loved it. heart

your sporting pal buggie rainbow
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 17 Aug 2010 - 08/17/10 11:37 PM

Tuesday stats:
KravMaga KB : 60 min
A/c was working again--yahoo! cheerleader
also had a friend join me too! She's got one more pass on thursday and hoping she'll join with me! heart Gets a little lonely in KM 1 when i dont have a partner! hubby works long hours driving loading and unloading so he says he's living kv 15hrs a day! laugh2

i just wish the heat would ease up...it was super windy last night..but no rain! eyes right hand hurts so bad. wrapped it well but my left thumb is acting all kinds of bad right now...grrr! no
what can i do?! oh well...took a hot bath, and onwards i march!!! cheerleader or drag...crawl into bed...*whimper* laugh2
kravmaga bug rainbow
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 16 August 2010 - 08/17/10 11:44 PM

awesome mella! so it's tai chi you do? cheerleader
we do a mother load of pushups and situps--same amount as you! cheerleader but they've taught me better ways to do them without harming my back. i can do the men's pushups. took me a looong time. i had to do women's for months. but i've learned to work through my breathing. soooo much heat though right now that it's physically draining me. no
went to class today and hands felt like jello! no

oh, i dont know what ldn stands for and not a stupid question. i believe it's an alternative med that some of the ka folks here use to treat the AS monster. perhaps someone here will jump in soon to explain better than buggie can!

anywho welcome! glad to see another martial arts kickas member! belt 5 thats awesome!!! cheerleader i am just on km level 1 --hope to be out of weenie hut jr. soon and on to level II as soon as I am able... laugh2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 17 Aug 2010 - 08/18/10 12:01 AM

Yay for KM & A/C! cheerleader

Sorry your hands are hurting, that is no bueno. no

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: LATH

17 August 2010 - 08/18/10 12:21 AM

Tuesday: walk: 4 miles, 80 minutes

Walks are a fortunate benefit at my work. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Recently I heard that someone was complaining that some people walk too much. Ha ha...maybe I can get a note from my doctor.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 17 Aug 2010 - 08/18/10 12:25 AM

I love tai chi! yes
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 17 Aug 2010 - 08/18/10 04:45 AM

LDN: low dose naltrexone. for those who can't take other meds, don't want to take other meds, or for those of us for which the doctors won't prescribe other meds. very safe, low risk drug, and hey, it has its place. check out the pharmacy and alternative sections. not really sure why people consider it alternative medicine, lots of drugs are used off label. why LDN seems to have this stigma that other drugs don't is kind of a mystery to me (not here, but out there in the medical world); my GP started giving me this huge lecture about the dangers of blah, blah, blah.......honestly, i started tuning him out when i knew how off base he was on this one. its one of the few drugs that does what its supposed to do without side effects......though the what its supposed to do seems a bit unknown at the present time, but for me it allows my body to heal up inflammation way faster than it can on its own! i was in a horrible flare for about two weeks, and just a few days past and its all but a memory, that NEVER happened before the LDN, always lots to recover from before the LDN.

"too much walking": NEVER! get that doctors note if you must! tell them its good for clearing the mind making you more productive when you sit down to do your work. and at least for me, and probably for most others, clearing the mind really does make one more productive. oh lots of reasons that the walking is not only good for you, but for the company as well. they've done studies on such things.

buggie: sorry about the hand(s). something to put on the gift list for santa to bring you: a paraffin wax bath. can't tell you how much i love mine, got a good quality, high end one that's big enough to stick both my hands and feet in (well, not all at the same time, LOL!) mine's from therabath. and one of the fun things is choosing the scent of the wax (unscented an option as well, though the mint and fruit ones are great to me). just a little affordable luxury, a bath or shower, or soaking the hands or feet would work as well, but well, i still like my wax bath. i leave it plugged in as they instruct, on the floor, but beware if you have a dog to put it in a safe place.

oh yeh, almost forgot!

today: walked, 2 miles, 40 minutes.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Stat updates! - 08/18/10 06:08 AM

OK, hold onto your hats everyone - big update coming your way!

SWIMMING:
65,792 yards/metres
1886 minutes

WATER EXERCISE:
570 minutes


WALKING:
144.5 miles
3390 minutes


BIKING:
153.5 miles
700 minutes

POWER BIKING:
60 minutes


TAI CHI:
525 minutes


HIKING:
60 minutes


LAUGHTER YOGA: laugh2
140 minutes


LIGHT JOGGING:
2 miles
30 minutes


KM KB:
510 minutes


YARD WORK:
660 minutes


TOTAL TIME SPENT ON EXERCISE UP TO WEDNESDAY 18 AUGUST (Sue's 2 mile/ 40 minute walk)
13,323 minutes this is 222 hours!

TOTAL DISTANCE
123,700 yards/miles


***************************************************************

So since the last stat update we have exercised for a total of
8591 minutes (143.2 hours)
66,092 yds/miles

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HUGE CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!

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Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: Stat updates! - 08/18/10 06:20 AM

Just as a side note (incase anyone wanted to know about any calculations) here are some of my workings out!

LISA
Swimming
1 round of 24foot pool = 8 yards (3ft = 1yard)
You swam:
8 x 200
8 x 250
8 x 250
8 x 200
TOTAL 7,200 yards

I need you to time yourself on one swim so that I can go back and calculate your time, please hon! Thanks so much.

TRISH/LISA/ERICA
Walking
You walked 2.5 miles / 1 mile and 1.5 miles respectively

I used the 20 minute = 1 mile to calculate your times as follows:

50 minutes / 20 minutes and 30 minutes

(Trish your 4km = 2.5 miles)

TINK
Bike
I calculated my 5km = 3 miles

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Thanks everyone!

I hope my calculations are correct - I am checking and double-checking!!!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: Stat updates! - 08/18/10 07:59 AM

Yes I absolutely DID include:

Donette: water exercise (9 hours) in July cheerleader
Lath: Yard work clap

As Erica says, any measureable exercise can be added to our total!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Fitness Team Stats - 08/18/10 08:02 AM

Hey Mella!
Welcome to the fitness post!
If you would like to add in your class to our stats, just write a reply with what you did and the time/distance (as applicable) each time you do it - I will add your stats when I do the next update!
Any questions, just fire away!
Posted by: LATH

Re: Stat updates! - 08/18/10 08:08 AM

YEA!!! cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader clap clap clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Stat updates! - 08/18/10 10:00 AM

You are the best scorekeeper on the planet! cheerleader

And the KickAS FITNESS team is the best team on the planet! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: Stat updates! - 08/18/10 02:17 PM

cheerleader eyelashes cheerleaderyahoo! tanx tink for update!!! awesome!! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: Stat updates! - 08/18/10 05:36 PM

cheerleader IMPRESSIVE! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: Stat updates! - 08/19/10 03:06 AM

today: walked: 1.5 miles, 30 minutes
Posted by: LATH

Re: Stat updates! - 08/19/10 08:01 AM

Wednesday: walk: 4 miles, 80 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Stat updates! - 08/19/10 03:40 PM

Woohoo! Good job! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Stat updates! - 08/19/10 03:41 PM

Nice going! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

19 August 2010 - 08/19/10 03:46 PM

Before I settle in for a nap... sleep

My stats today:

laughter yoga - 30 minutes
tai chi - 60 minutes


Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/19/10 07:59 PM

went out for a walk, but a thunder storm approaching, so had to turn back, got home about 5 minutes before the storm hit, but it was short lived and so we went back out again about 15 minutes later. love summer thunder storms!

all told:

the first leg was .75 miles in 10 minutes, usually hubby thinks i walk way too slowly compared to him, today he couldn't keep up as i was trying to beat the storm home.

second leg 1.5 miles in 30 minutes

together:

walking, 2.25 miles in 40 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/19/10 10:40 PM

So the moral of this story is that exercising in inclement weather improves one's speed? Maybe we should give this info to the Olympic committee.
yes

Good Job! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/19/10 11:39 PM

well, the imminent threat of being struck down by lightning certainly helps, LOL!

remember riding home on my bike, from my carpool, thought i could beat the storm, as it seemed so far away, 1/2 way home, so just as long to turn back, and it was lightning all around me, and all farm fields around me so no place to take cover, i never rode so fast.....before or since!
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/20/10 12:14 AM

Thursday Stats:
KravMaga CB class: 60 minutes.
The fun part u ask? I had a good friend join me for the 2nd free pass she had..and she joined! YAHHOOOO!! cheerleader She's got a vacation in Barbados planned in october so she wants to get back on track exercise wise. She is a sweetheart. i also showed her Pete's all in all out class and she was floored at the class...i passed these last 2 weeks. AS monster was flaring too viciously for me to even think of attempting! sick I told her Yeah!! I have a partner for pete's class!! devil2 oh the fun we will have together..muahahahha!! laugh2 she's big on weight training so i know she has it in her. but she let out a soft *whimper* laugh2
she's content and i'm happy as i am often without a partner and she's focused and ready so onwards we go!!!
Tomorrow is meet and greet with the teachers for 2 of my wee bugs! my other is an 11th grader so i dont foresee that happening! smokin laugh2
The right thumb is .hmmm..about 5% better maybe? Still swollen but not nearly as bad. stiffness still VERY bad but i'm glad swelling is down. no rain..sniff sniff! no

Goooooo fitness team!! yahoooo!! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/20/10 08:46 AM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
!! I have a partner for pete's class!! devil2 oh the fun we will have together..muahahahha!!


Way to reel in the workout buddy! laugh2

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

20 August 2010 - 08/20/10 04:01 PM

My stats for today:

swimming ~ 500 yds / 25 minutes

Go TEAM! clap

Napping soon sleep
Posted by: LATH

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/20/10 09:40 PM

Thursday: walk: 4 miles, 80 minutes
Friday (half day work...yea): yard work: 60 minutes

I've got an acre lot...lots of yard work. When I was LATH_ACHES it got neglected. Then LATH_FEELS_GOOD went nuts and planted 50 Italian Cypress and put in 1000+ feet of piping with bubbler irrigation. Now, LATH is just happy to be able to keep going. When I put in the piping I laid a feed line to where I want to put in a vegetable garden...that may be next. Then I've got about 300 feet of fence...the posts are in need of repair...replacing with steel pipe. Come on body...just keep going.
Posted by: LATH

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/20/10 09:46 PM

KravMaga? I really didn't know what that is...then I looked here. Holly cow! That is some serious stuff! Good for you!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/20/10 10:44 PM

Hahahaa!!! I hear you.

My yard is also at the mercy of my husband's good will and my pain & mobility level.

Keep up the forward momentum roll

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 12:53 AM

nothing like a little lightning to get our booties moving eh? no glad u got home in time! heart

trust me ..years ago there was a horrible flooding..i believe it was in 98'. i went with the intentions of a breakfast at dennys with my mom and Gianna...only had her then. boy! all of a sudden the rain hit. my mom's battery to her trooper went dead and we were stuck at dennys. literally for hours. then we start seeing helicopters. weather alerts. we were right off loop 410 and perrin beitel road. a little incline but not much. enough to have saved us. right under the highway they werent so lucky. they shut the highway down so my dad nor art could come get us. if you ever visit here theres a dip down at starcrest road...a cozy restaurant with big oak and cypress trees..that was UNDERWATER within an hour or so. no apartments were underwater.

we went there at 10an and were able to head back when they opened highway back up at 630! scary part was driving home and seeing huge oak trees and chunks of oak trees and pecan trees ON the highway. eek2 it was the scariest weather i've ever seen. before then i enjoyed shopping in rainy weather. but this was unforeseen and catastrophic. needless to say ever since then, i get nervous with heavy rain or lightning..this buggy flutters home...and quick! laugh2
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 12:55 AM

thanks erika..funny i havent heard from her today! hehehe. laugh2 she'll be back monday i'm sure. she works long hours and this heat is unreal over here in te'jas right now! no

i'm super happy to have a partner in some classes as i hate having to wander around asking till someone accpets bug. must be these chicken wings of mine. laugh2
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 12:57 AM

wow lath...all i can say...is you are hardcore man! cheerleader eek2 cheerleader lots of work done! awesome job!
i miss my hubby these last couple weeks even more. our gazebo flew off b/c he hadnt had a chance to secure it properly. tore. and i need to get it edged -the yard. but his hours are so long now.

hope the body keeps willing and is able to let u get the work u want done! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 12:58 AM

yahoo tai chi and yoga!! cheerleader
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 01:03 AM

aww shucks...thanks lath. yeah its pretty insane. i dont know why its worked for me but it has. arthur says its b/c there is no direct stress to my back or hips or si joints. they are drill sergeants no doubt, but they ALWAYS ask you if you are new, what your limitations are, any injuries, etc; rainbow

i'm only in km 1 level but hope i can test soon! today is testing but i doubt i'll be ready. right hand is still acting up. it helps release so much stress. you know how the AS monster can test us...some days more than others. my kids were teasing me today..or in least the ringleader was..aka Gianna. She was imitating me how grumpy i get if i dont get that 30 min nap on flare up days. and how she runs fast ! laugh2 she's an athlete and soccer player. and she's afraid of kravmaga. lol laugh2 she said no thanks mommy..i'll just watch from here and cheer you on. laugh2

take care! smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 01:46 AM

wow, that's a scary weather story! i can understand your apprehension now!

i've got scary weather stories from when i lived in maryland and virginia, the threat of tornados, of course nothing like out in the midwest, but scary enough for me. a few close calls when we lived down there. when it does no damage, severe weather can be kind of exciting, but when it does damage, it definitely turns scary. the worst thing here are the ice storms. i lived up here until the fall of 1990, in the spring of 1991 they had a terrible ice storm. we came back in the summer of 2003, the spring before our return, another terrible ice storm. somehow we managed to miss them both. and the very worst virginia weather, a really bad flood and on another occasion, high winds, possibly a tornado, hit within the year or two after we left. i think we've been fortunate, my hubby thinks we've been unfortunate! but boy have i gotten caught in a few severe summer thunder storms in maryland, so dark and raining so hard, one literally couldn't see while driving.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 01:51 AM

today: walk: 3 miles, an hour and 15 minutes

don't get too excited though, fighting hard for my back not to get as bad as it was last fall when i was out of work for months on end. walking is the one thing that helps it. i thought the flare was over, but guess it screwed up my upper back enough to cause issues. and when i think i have it settled down with the KIP nsaid gel and ice during the day, i go to bed and wake up really bad. so tonight i need to start sleeping with an ice pack under the spot where i think i must have torn muscle and/or tendon back in 98', the spot that just hasn't ever healed up properly. prayers please!
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 02:44 AM

prayers otw sue!
geez..this summer was supposed to be good for us! winter was nippy for texas this past one..and summer had everyoen excited. and we were grateful for all the rain! helped all my plants...but august came and wham! hit us with a huge slap of mugginess, humidity, and blasts of heat slapping our face if we even crack the front door open! eek2 killer on my joints!

my right thumb is now going on a whole week of super sharp pain. i have been wrapping. biofreeze didnt help. i think b/c of swelling. works great on my tspine. tried voltaren..helping slightly. but not enough. i dont want to go THERE with steroids again. eyes i cant even button my jeans or laundry without wincing. gianna helped me last 2 days. i cant even open my can of soda! thats just all kinds of wrong! eyes

hey, i read your post about the paraffin! my mom gave me one last year! thanks for reminding me sue! cheerleader at the time it was bad then it eased up and never pulled it out. its a nice big one too!! she got it through her insurance when she had carpal surgery done a few years ago. she didnt care for it as she doesnt have joint pain and it was predominently nerve pain for her. so she thought it would be great for me! i have to rummage my closet...i think i know where its at. kids are nuts right now...restless for school monday! so i'll crank that thing up monday if i can find the way or i'll find scented ones..now that would be real nice!!

have u every done the hot stone manicures? i got my nails done last week...a VERY rare treat but i had horrible cuticles. anyhow afterwards i saw that and a hot stone pedicure. i was contemplating getting the pedi one since my feet are in pain too lately.

good job anyhow sue!! cheerleader i hate that feeling too of trying to fight off a pain creeping up or the thought of it being like a similar flare up in the past. no i've been doing the last of back to school shopping and had to deal with angry and grumpy shoppers. one man honked madly b/c i got to the disabled parking first. i had my blinker on. i never raced him. i pulled up correctly. thing was i had my kiddos with me. stern uncalled for. he even circled back when we got off and yelled something at gianna. thinking she was older i am assuming!! mad she quickly turned around and told him "i'm sorry, my mom was here and you can find another spot--she has her tag!" she was a little stick of dynamite and i had to calm her down. but it was so ridiculous. we are ALL shopping. academy has about 50 disabled parking spots up front..but it was busy and people were leaving constantly. i was floored at peoples behavior. i guess i needed to roll out my paper saying i have AS, lung disease, etc. geez. eyes

hope u feel better! i'm hoping to catch kravmaga 1 class tomorrow morning before lil ones r up then bag class. thats if i can peel these ol' bones up. not looking that way so far! laugh2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 09:30 AM

Good job walking through the pain cheerleader , but don't hurt yourself worse! no

It's a fine balance this exercise vs. rest endeavor! yes

(It's always a trade off for me when I take a day off of swimming to rest, because I know that the next day I'll be stiff and sore and will only be able to swim half as far)


Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

21 August 2010 - 08/21/10 03:36 PM

It's one of those crazy days here where the sun is shining over my house, but the fog bank is hovering over the next street toward the water. I imaging scary shark movie music when this happens.

My stats for today:
Swimming ~ 1,000 yds / 40 minutes
Walking ~ 1.5 miles / 40 minutes
tai chi ~ 10 minutes


I am supposed to be practicing tai chi for 30 minutes a day. Nobody tell my teacher! Shhhhhhh....

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 05:06 PM

for me right now, laying down to sleep at night is the scariest thing, as laying on it makes it infinitely worse. but started once again sleeping with ice under the inflamed area and hoping i can nip this before it snowballs out of control like it was last year. but right now i am very scared, to the point i'm trying not to really think about it, but waking with a freight train racing through one's body is never a good thing.

but the ice does help, it really does. and i have these artificial "peas" ice pack from CVS (dow told me about! thanks dow if you read this!). this ice pack stays cold a long time but its hard, so i layer it under my gel ice pack which is soft. the "peas" help the gel one stay cold longer. stays chilled for about 5 hours, so can sleep about 5 hours before waking, that's pretty good. can get up and change out the ice packs if i want. can take another muscle relaxant at that time if i want. but the way i have to lay, with the icepack under the area, and with my back propped at an angle is not so great for my neck, last year the neck and even the head muscles went into terrible spasm as well. feel like i'm on a rollercoaster ride and its like "hold on" and brace yourself for this wild ride.

but classes start in 2 weeks. can i drive to and from work? can i sit at work? can i sleep enough to not be so sleep deprived doing my job is difficult? can i get this under control by then? can i go to see the rheumy in philly next month or do i have to cancel again? so many questions, and when i think about them, right now i get very freaked out, so i'm just trying to live day by day right now. i used to be so proactive, a real planner, but this disease has been teaching me that i just can't always do that anymore. trying to take it one day at a time.

but, with all that said, my SI joint was a nightmare since oct 2000, and finally in april 2010 (so almost 10 years), i discovered that if i wear a flector patch over the spot 24/7, my SI is "almost normal" (just a little butt spasms if i sit for too long, lay for too long, etc) but the "loosey gooseyness" is gone, the misaligning is gone, the lower back spasms are gone, the severe inflammation right in the SI joint is gone, the sciatica is lessened.

so when i start to get particularly freaked out about my upper back, i remember that i finally found a solution (for now) for my SI joint (so long as i can keep using the flector patches side effect free and so long as my SI joint doesn't get too bad for this to work). sadly i had to figure my SI joint out for myself, and this is with a team of doctors (2 physiatrists, a rheumatologist, a GP, a chiropractor, PTs, and other doctors), and no one thought of such a simple simple solution. thanks to all you here!

so i think its only a matter of time before we'll hit on a solution for the upper back. i have to believe that anyway. if it were the rotator cuff, they'd be thinking surgery i'm sure. but since its the rhomboid area.......i need to find a doctor that does rotator cuff surgeries and talk to him/her, that's my next step. this conservative treatment thing just isn't working. i really think i tore something and it needs to be addressed.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 06:32 PM

oh poor buggy! but you're still kicking AS$! heart

this is where i get my wax refills. lots of yummy flavors to choose from! cheerleader

http://www.therabathpro.com/products/refill_paraffin.php

i do think the sleeping on ice is helping, fingers crossed, toes too!
now that i've been up, think its better today than yesterday, if i can just get through this.......

never heard of hot stone manicures........will google!

as for that rude person, my mama taught me that the ruder someone is, the nicer and sweeter i am, either it diffuses the situation rainbow or really makes em' boil over mad . either way, at least that way i don't get all worked up cool2 . but too bad he had to be so rude to ya'll. no good for gianna! yes good to see she had your back, so to speak! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 07:35 PM

today: walking: 2 miles, 40 minutes

at least the feet and knees (really the hamstring tendon entheses behind the knees which yield "impingement" in the knee when inflamed) seem over their flare!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 08:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22

at least the feet and knees (really the hamstring tendon entheses behind the knees which yield "impingement" in the knee when inflamed) seem over their flare!


Nice walk it seems? cheerleader

Feet and knees being essential to walking - glad yours are behaving better! Way to keep moving - you inspire me yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/21/10 11:59 PM

LOL! you all inspire me! heart
Posted by: LATH

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/22/10 12:17 AM

Oh MAN Sue...what else can I say but I know. I know that lying down to sleep is both a necessity and can be an evil. I know. I know about having to go on...I am the sole wage earner in this family. I know. I worry. But I do what I have to do. Oh MAN I know.

You will find a solution to your upper back problem. I know.
Posted by: LATH

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/22/10 12:24 AM

Saturday: yardwork 200 minutes (3.3 hrs).

Split a bunch of wood for winter.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/22/10 01:26 AM

thanks lath, just saying you know and knowing you know is enough smile

and yes, we are strong people, even if we don't feel like it sometimes. i often say "things will work out because they have to." and so far they have.

thank you.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/22/10 01:27 AM

wow! getting ready for winter already! school starts in 2 weeks and i'm not even ready for that! LOL! good for you!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/22/10 09:07 AM



YOU'RE THE MAN! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/22/10 09:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
thanks lath, just saying you know and knowing you know is enough smile


I feel the same about all of you! Everyone here! When I got here, I felt like my life was almost over, and now I feel like I have something to offer my family, my friends, and my community.

It's a magical osmosis here at KickAS. yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/22/10 08:15 PM

thanks for starting this thread erika, it has been beneficial in so many ways yes

today: walked 2 miles, 40 minutes
Posted by: LATH

22 August 2010 - 08/22/10 09:57 PM

Saturday: Yardwork 180 minutes (3 hours)
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 22 August 2010 - 08/22/10 11:21 PM

your yard must be pretty spectacular! yes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/23/10 12:10 AM

Are you kidding? Thanks for participating! Ya'll are keeping me sane and healthy. I was nuts when I got here... well, I could still be nuts now.

Good job!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 22 August 2010 - 08/23/10 12:12 AM

OMG! Can you come to our house next?

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/23/10 12:13 AM

Yay cheerleaders! clap

Think we need a boy cheerleader for the guys? clap
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/23/10 02:22 AM

Hey Erica and the gang!

Hope you don't mind me throwing this in...

I have been thinking that we should convert the walking/biking distances from miles into yards to be in keeping with the swimming distance - otherwise the figures are very skewed!

Eg. if Sue walks a mile it is equivalent to Dow swimming 1760 yards!

Can I have permission to go back and edit the figures accordingly?

I first realised the situation when I walked a mile... it's a lot further than swimming a yard!!!!!!!

What do you say folks?
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/23/10 02:58 AM

i'll go with the majority vote, i'm flexible........

well, maybe not literally, but figuratively, ha ha ha!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/23/10 08:36 AM

Very diplomatic, Sue yes laugh2



Stats over last few days... not very impressive really!

Swim: 144 metres / 15 minutes
Swim: 144 metres / 15 minutes

Walk: 1 hour
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/23/10 04:20 PM

My vote is the scorekeeper gets to decide! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/23/10 04:22 PM

I beg to differ!

Anytime any one of us can exercise at all is a minor miracle. cheerleader

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/23/10 08:48 PM

today, a walk, 2 miles, 40 minutes, would have done the last half mile before it got dark, but i drank too much water on the first leg of the walk, if you know what i mean wink2 tongue2
Posted by: EricaK

23 August 2010 - 08/23/10 10:16 PM

Phew!

Big day at the OK Corral yes

Worked for 4 hours this morning packing boxes for hungry people. I've developed and ingenious plan by which I roll a small grocery cart into the store room, fill the order, then roll it back out again and give it to the client. That way I never lift anything heavier than a can of corn, and I don't get too sore to do my job. I love being a volunteer. It makes me feel so freaking fortunate! And it also makes me feel like someday I might actually be well enough to work for money again.

My stats for the day:

Walking - 1 mile / 40 minutes ( not Sue's 20 minute mile by any means ) no
Swimming - 1,000 yds / 40 minutes

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Posted by: Angelmom

Re: 23 August 2010 - 08/23/10 11:03 PM

Awesome job!
Posted by: Angelmom

Re: 23 August 2010 - 08/23/10 11:04 PM

Well I did the usual 200 laps in the pool...YAY!
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 23 August 2010 - 08/23/10 11:51 PM

Buggie is back. Hectic day of back to school for 3 buggies-!

cheerleader
Monday stats:
KM I: 60 min roll
KM CB: 60min

Have a new self defense partner as well! cheerleader have my other buddy that i know already that is doing the cb class but i met this lovely lady today who joined me as a partner and we exchanged numbers. She said it was the most fun she's had since she joined the sd classes! rainbow We worked quite well together and our instructors were fantastic today. Learned quite a bit. Found out they now test 2x a month. I have to have my km pants and tshirt/mouthpiece and the other protector pieces dont apply to buggie! laugh2

All in all a rather fruitful day....tomorrow i'll b flat out on my back! laugh2 Off to go to sleep and nurse my bloody knuckles. Wrap not enough for the wrath of buggie today..hahahha! floor yeah right! laugh2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 23 August 2010 - 08/24/10 08:28 AM

Good Job! Woohoo! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 23 August 2010 - 08/24/10 08:29 AM

Yay! Workout partners rock! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 19 August 2010 - 08/24/10 08:36 AM

Oh, I hate when that happens. eek2 It's a fine balance to stay hydrated while exercising. There's an awesome easy trail here, but there are nowhere near enough bathrooms along the way.

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Posted by: EricaK

24 August 2010 - 08/24/10 08:27 PM

My knees are pissed from tai chi, but I made it almost all the way through the class again!

My stats:

swimming - 1,000 yds / 40 minutes
tai chi - 57 minutes

( you can call it an hour if you want Tink, but I'm just being honest here...} eyelashes

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 24 August 2010 - 08/25/10 12:10 AM

today: walked 1.5 miles, 30 minutes

boy its getting dark outside earlier and earlier! keep getting caught off guard.......ok, i was on the phone with a friend, but still! LOL! roll
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 24 August 2010 - 08/25/10 01:41 PM

You need a head lamp! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

25 August 2010 - 08/25/10 01:43 PM

I was up and at it early today. I swam at 8am and now, when I'm supposed to be studying comparative mythology... I'm reading posts instead. Hmmmm... maybe this is why it takes me so long to get things done smile

My stats for today:

swimming - 1,050 yds / 40 minutes

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Posted by: Dow

Re: 25 August 2010 - 08/25/10 02:46 PM

All right, I'd better get into the pool now, while I still can, and it sounds less mentally challenging than studying comparative mythology

When I finally roughly figure out how many laps I've done since the last time I've reported, I hope it won't make Coach Tink's calculator explode, I think I've only missed about 5 days in the last month
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 25 August 2010 - 08/25/10 02:48 PM

Go jump in that pool! 26/31 is pretty darned awesome! cheerleader

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 24 August 2010 - 08/25/10 03:23 PM

in the fall and winter, i've been known to go out with my handy little LED mag light! mostly to avoid having close encounters with the skunky kind!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 25 August 2010 - 08/25/10 03:27 PM

whether posted every day or once a month doesn't matter, all that really matters is the swimming! roll
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 24 August 2010 - 08/25/10 05:57 PM

Good idea! Here we have giant raccoons who will fight for their spot in the road.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 24 August 2010 - 08/25/10 07:56 PM

today: walked 1.5 miles, 30 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 24 August 2010 - 08/25/10 09:26 PM

1.5 miles closer to the goal! Woohoo! cheerleader

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Posted by: LATH

Re: 24 August 2010 - 08/25/10 10:04 PM

Monday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Tuesday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Wednesday: walk 2 miles (40 minutes)

Today's morning walk got cut out because of an ammonia leak...well, it was hot anyway.

Hey, I met my weight loss goal at work...wooohooo!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 24 August 2010 - 08/25/10 10:32 PM

Good job on meeting your goal! Yahoo! cheerleader

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 24 August 2010 - 08/25/10 11:21 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH

Hey, I met my weight loss goal at work...wooohooo!


wooohooo! cheerleader clap 1cup clap cheerleader
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 24 August 2010 - 08/26/10 12:10 AM

woo hoo Sue!! cheerleader heart cheerleader
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 24 August 2010 - 08/26/10 12:11 AM

Wednesday stats:
KM CB: 60 min.
= 1 doggone tired bug! sleep1
night folks...oh yes..gooo team! cheerleader
back to sleep1lol laugh2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 24 August 2010 - 08/26/10 08:29 AM

Go KM fighter! Woohoo! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

26 August 2010 - 08/26/10 05:58 PM

It is stinkin' WINDY here! The Strait is wild with whitecaps and the sun is shining. My husband is out crabbing in it. Sheesh ~ these fishermen are a bit nuts I think!

Stats today:

walking - 2 miles / 40 minutes (Sue's time inspired me!)
laughter yoga - 35 minutes


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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 26 August 2010 - 08/27/10 12:53 AM

today: walk: 1.5 miles, 30 minutes
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 26 August 2010 - 08/27/10 01:01 AM

go erika and sue! cheerleader cheerleader
we had quite a bit of wind the last 2 days too! our pop up screen gazebo flew clear over our private fence in back!! eek2 twice! laugh2 unfortunately, it sustained substantial damage and is in gazebo heavan now! eyes
on the plus side we had rain yesterday AND cloudy cooler day today! cheerleader beats that 105 temp we had going for nearly 3 days! sick1

THURSDAY stats:
KM CB: 60 min
Passed on KM I ..me poor weary knuckles need to finish healing. hand wraps slipped off my right hand and i've been feeling it for last couple days. no
TGIF!! rainbow cheerleader rainbow
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 26 August 2010 - 08/27/10 06:37 PM

no walking today, stupid SI!

last night, bent over to pick something up off the floor, something very light, and when i went to stand back up, the whole pelvic area seized up. and it was doing so well. wonder if the 1/2 a flector patch isn't enough, will be nice when i can remove the other 1/2 from the rhomboid area and protect the SI better.

but could've been worse, got away with just tightening of the muscles, those protective muscle spasms, not the screaming muscle spasms. today the muscles are just very fatigued, that's what happens when they run their spasm marathon. so even if i can't run a marathon, apparently my muscles do it without me! LOL!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/27/10 11:16 PM

Hi Team! heart

My stats for today:

walking - 2 miles / 40 minutes
swimming - 1,000 yds / 40 minutes

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 26 August 2010 - 08/27/10 11:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
today the muscles are just very fatigued, that's what happens when they run their spasm marathon. so even if i can't run a marathon, apparently my muscles do it without me! LOL!
laugh2

you win the team prize for good attitude today! 1cup

glad it wasn't worse eek2

take care heart hugss

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 26 August 2010 - 08/27/10 11:24 PM

Please pay more attention to your hand wraps! hugss I don't like to think of you with bloody knuckles. no

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 26 August 2010 - 08/27/10 11:25 PM

cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 26 August 2010 - 08/28/10 02:07 AM

thanks sweetie! heart

muscles weren't too fatigued, even able to make dinner myself, until at the end of their visit for the night (they are spending the night in a local hotel, their preference). so when they left, i set the recliner up with ice packs for my rhomboids and SI and a heating pad for my complaining back muscles.......i love heat and ice! all the muscles became so relaxed, i realized just how tired i was, and fell soundly asleep for about 2 hours, i love that feeling!
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 26 August 2010 - 08/28/10 02:28 AM

i will erika yes i had them on okay but in km 1 room the a/c was acting up in there too and i was sweatin' bullets. i think thats why that handwrap went down for the count. doesnt take much to hurt these bony fingers of mine. since AS monster any nick or bump...major inflammation. miss sofie was kind enough to put some antibiotic cream on them tonight. all but pinky are healed..yahoo! clap

go team! roll
Posted by: RealityBites

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/28/10 09:57 AM

Hehehe haven't been here for quite awhile.

Well I swam for 1h 30 minutes today.

I did 95 laps X 25m breast stroke which is 2375m

And 5 laps X 25m of freestyle which is 125m

Total of 2500m in 1h 30 minutes

Actually i've been doing this for close to 2 weeks. However I'll start recording from today since I only read this post today laugh

GOGO fitness team.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 08/28/10 10:47 AM

Yay! cheerleader

We all need a dose of reality! yes

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Posted by: EricaK

28 August 2010 - 08/28/10 01:09 PM

So far today...
sleep sleep sleep

I'm cheering between naps. cheerleader
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 28 August 2010 - 08/29/10 01:46 AM

Hello team ka pals!!
Saturday stats:
KM CB: 60 min.
I peeled myself up today. Was so sore and stiff but the andreniline [spe?} once i'm there is like nothing else...till i saw it was bridget one of my fav instructors but a force to be recokened with. KM big level instructor, bag teacher, and marathon competitor. eek2

luv the gal. she is good and always modifies. i cant do alot so she always gives u an alternative. heart sweatin' bullets...lol but felt great after a cool shower and puppy power nap.

looking forward to cooler days so i can get my mojo back 100% smokin heat is too draining and painful on my joints!

gooooo team!! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 August 2010 - 08/29/10 11:53 AM

Woohoo KM queen! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

29 August 2010 - 08/29/10 12:04 PM

Hi All! My semester has started, so I might not be here every single day to cheer you on. This is my very last semester of school before I FINALLY get my 4 year degree that I've been working on ~ around injuries ~ for 20 YEARS! Barring any unforeseen difficulties, and these last classes are ALL ONLINE, I should be done by December 14th. Whew (drawing my hand dramatically across my brow)!

My stats:

Walking - 2 miles/40 minutes
Swimming - 1,000 yds/45 minutes


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Posted by: Dow

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/29/10 02:13 PM

Go STUDENT!! cheerleader

(pool temperature starting to get chilly here anyway, so you have timed it well.)

Last year, though I DID actual swim a few laps on Oct 1st when it was about 67 degrees, not sure if I can beat my own record again snowflake1 )
Posted by: Dow

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/29/10 03:54 PM

My stats for today:

Laps: 108
Time: 47 minutes
Water temperature: 76
Number of times bumped into side of pool because water is cloudy: 8
Number of times headphones fell out of ears: Too Many (should I try a stapler?)
Songs Listened To Underwater: I get to pick the first one, the rest are from iPod shuffle mode)
Click to reveal..
Seals & Crofts: Hummingbird
The Who: My Generation
The Who: Pinball Wizard
The Who: Glow Girl
Big Audio Dynamite: Rush
Renaissance: Mother Russia
Warren Zevon: Lawyers, Guns and Money
Divinyls: I Touch Myself
Better Than Ezra: Burned
War: Low Rider
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/29/10 05:32 PM

Yay iPod swimming! cheerleader

Ahem, I hope Sonar is watching to make sure you don't knock yourself out when you bump your head. And is trained to run for help? Or pull you out?

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/29/10 06:48 PM

boy walking is a lot harder when the muscles are still fatigued and stiff as a board, but went out and walked a mile anyway (25 minutes), not sure if this will loosen the muscles up or fatigue them more, but the rest of the body needed to get out. surprised that my time was not really much different despite the funny gait, one side moving correctly, the other side moving as one part.

and on the way back, found a tiny butterfly on the newly tarred road. thinking that was no place for a butterfly, picked him up, he didn't resist. gave him some water in my bottle cap, he still stayed on my hand, brought him home, took some photos of him, gave him some more water, and he didn't fly away. thinking maybe he was old and dying, but not sure, set him on a flower cluster of one of our butterfly bushes, thinking even if he were dying, that would be a better place to go. or, maybe he could get nectar from the flowers and regain his strength. always an adventure out there, never knowing what each day will bring. heart
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/29/10 06:52 PM

good play list! your ipod sure likes the Who! you trained it well! laugh2

swimmin' good yes bonkin' head not so much so no !

love erika's comment about sonar to the rescue! smile
Posted by: Dow

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/29/10 10:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
found a tiny butterfly on the newly tarred road....set him on a flower cluster of one of our butterfly bushes


Another good use today for a stapler!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/29/10 10:14 PM

maybe so, i sure hope he doesn't fall off overnight!

he really seemed to take a liking to me, though i bet he was just too tired to fly away.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/30/10 08:55 AM

You are my walking hero! I can't believe you can walk with that cramp/spasm. And saving butterflies? Beyond the call of duty. smile cheerleader

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/30/10 08:55 PM

awe shucks! blush2

the butterfly helped me too, took my mind off myself, which is always a good thing. yes

today walking was much easier! the back spasms are gone, i got off easy this time, just 3 days of spasms. now all that is left is that sore inflamed spot right over the SI joint.

lots of ice, including sleeping on ice packs is getting it back to good. today the only time it really hurt was when i first woke up, the entire pelvis was stiff and sore, think that's just the body trying to heal it up. that always happens when my body is healing tendons or ligaments. just a little sore after the walk, but really its coming along pretty good.

wish the upper back were so easy, but every time i sit or lay, it gets irritated. they say to rest inflamed soft tissue, easier said than done sometimes, but again ice and topical nsaids are helping. compared to last year, i'm getting off easy.

oh yeh, almost forgot:

today: walked: 1.5 miles, 30 minutes. no butterfly rescues though! LOL!
Posted by: LATH

Re: 26 August 2010 - 08/30/10 10:16 PM

Thursday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Friday: walk 2 miles (40 minutes)
Saturday: yardwork 90 minutes
Sunday: yardwork 360 minutes! (worked my [*bleep*] off)
Monday: walk 4 miles (70 minutes) we're picking up the pace
Posted by: LATH

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/30/10 10:31 PM

I getting caught up with posts...I've been absent the last few days...

Sue, I'm curious about your SI joint pain. Do feel the pain in your bun either left or right? And does it pain the most going down a slope? Now it isn't too bad but I've had bad pains like this. I hate them the most because it makes walking so painful.

I never thought to look for topical nsaids. I used to take oral nsaids all of the time until my GI cut me off of them for the ulcertive colitis. I would think a topical would be ok. I get an upper back ache when I stop working and sit on the weekends. Then when I get back up and work it gets better. Is there a particular name brand you use?

But, I can't image sleeping on ice packs.
Posted by: LATH

Re: 28 August 2010 - 08/30/10 10:37 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
luv the gal. she is good and always modifies. i cant do alot so she always gives u an alternative. heart sweatin' bullets...lol but felt great after a cool shower and puppy power nap.


That sounds like a really good instructor who forms the class to your ability. I signed up for a yoga class at work...I was really concerned about being able to do anything...the class was full and I didn't get in...I actually wasn't disappointed. The only reason I signed up was because my friends were so supportive, convinced me, and they really thought it would be good for me. Just knowing that made me feel good. smile
Posted by: LATH

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/30/10 10:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Dow
Seals & Crofts: Hummingbird


Seal & Crofts... I saw them at the June 13, 1976 Mountain Air in Calaveras County, Angels Camp, CA. They played with Poco and Pure Prarie League. (The internet is great you can look this stuff up because I wouldn't remember the details otherwise.) Our friends spent the night at the gate and got our group THE front and center box seat in an audience of 10,000. That was a good time!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/31/10 12:31 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Originally Posted By: Dow
Seals & Crofts: Hummingbird


Seal & Crofts... I saw them at the June 13, 1976 Mountain Air in Calaveras County, Angels Camp, CA. They played with Poco and Pure Prarie League. (The internet is great you can look this stuff up because I wouldn't remember the details otherwise.) Our friends spent the night at the gate and got our group THE front and center box seat in an audience of 10,000. That was a good time!


have you read aloha ben's musical musings? this all sounds right up his alley.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/31/10 12:46 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Sue, I'm curious about your SI joint pain. Do feel the pain in your bun either left or right? And does it pain the most going down a slope? Now it isn't too bad but I've had bad pains like this. I hate them the most because it makes walking so painful.

I never thought to look for topical nsaids. I used to take oral nsaids all of the time until my GI cut me off of them for the ulcertive colitis. I would think a topical would be ok. I get an upper back ache when I stop working and sit on the weekends. Then when I get back up and work it gets better. Is there a particular name brand you use?

But, I can't image sleeping on ice packs.


working backwards:

sleeping on ice. gotta do what ya gotta do. one ice pack isn't too bad, but now with one on the upper back and the other on the lower back/butt, woke after about an hour and a half and was awake for a full half hour before going back to sleep SO COLD! then remembered last year how i'd also fill up a hot water bottle and take that to bed. the hot and cold balance out and then i can sleep. i do the same sort of thing in the recliner, ice and a heating pad on different areas, it works.

topical nsaids.

the patch is called a flector patch. think its the only brand out there. don't think there is a generic.

the gel / creme is called KIP gel, for short. its a triple antibiotic creme made up by my local compounding pharmacist. it contains: 10% Ketoprofen, 10% Ibuprofen, 2% Piroxicam.

http://www.kickas.org/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=396050#Post396050

before my compounding pharmacist recommended this, i used voltaren gel, but that was way too mild, didn't do a thing for me, but the KIP gel is pretty powerful stuff.

as for the SI, yeh, when the docs talk about lower back pain, i tell them its really more of a pain in the butt. the lower back kicks in when its acutely bad, but the butt pain is pretty much a chronic thing. even when its pretty good, too much sitting will cause the butt to kick in. more right then left, but it does shift around. before i got the cortisone injections and then 6 months later switched to the flector patches, before that going up or down stairs wasn't so great, so i avoided them. now honestly with the flector patch over the SI, this is the first real issue i've had with the SI since i started wearing them in april, but my fear is that the 1/2 patch just isn't enough medicine, but i need the other 1/2 patch on my rhomboids for now.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/31/10 09:15 AM

Good job walking! cheerleader

I thought about you yesterday while I was swimming with a cramp in my right rhomboid. I slowed down, changed position, and carried on.

Thanks for the inspiration. heart

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/31/10 09:17 AM

I just gave my tubes of voltaren gel to my sister... sniff sniffle whine. I loved that stuff, and so does she. Sue, you use flector patches? Ahhhhh.... lucky duckies smile


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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 26 August 2010 - 08/31/10 09:19 AM

Woohoo walking man! cheerleader


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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 26 August 2010 - 08/31/10 10:59 PM

Tuesday stats:
KM CB: 60 minutes of pure torture. eyes
Had Rube today as teacher. Great instructor...ferocious. lol
I need to get a knee brace though. I have such a hard time with my knees..years now. I tried a brace Arthur got me but it wasnt give me correct support. May have to go skadoodling around for one this week.

Anywho..I survived and am on an anti starch night...a big bowl of spaghetti..and i dont care pffft!! laugh2 laugh2 i think i deserve it. laugh2

Goooo team!! windy nights lately...hoping for yardwork soon..i have one shrub that got's to go...but i dont know if i can do it without arthur. he's outta town and i'm pooped out with 3 crazy buggies! we shall see!! roll
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 26 August 2010 - 08/31/10 11:14 PM

today: walked: 2.5 miles, 45 minutes

so good for the SI joint to have settled down and the back spasms to be gone already!

but much more troubling is my upper back / neck. i can walk forever, seems to be the only thing that gives me momentary relief. but can't sit, and trying to get ready for the school year is becoming next to impossible.

started a pred dosepack today. will report back later. but so far no negative side effects that i can tell (9 hours into day 1; 8 mg at 3 pm, 4 mg at 7 pm, 4 mg at 11 pm, and supposed to take another 8 mg at bedtime. then less each day for 6 days total. my feet feel better after all that walking than they ever do and my right knee, no impingement from my hamstring tendonitis. and my upper back feels a lot better. right now its just my neck along my spine that concerns me, and all those bizarre symptoms that are going along with it.
Posted by: Donette

Re: 29 August 2010 - 08/31/10 11:20 PM

Hiked and picked up litter with the cub scouts today: 90 min and 1 mile (and lots of bending!!!!)
Posted by: LATH

31 August 2010 - 08/31/10 11:56 PM

Tuesday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/01/10 12:08 AM

go donette and lath! cheerleader cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 26 August 2010 - 09/01/10 05:40 AM

go buggy too! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/01/10 05:41 AM

go donette! cheerleader

bending over too! that's a heck of a lot harder than walking, take it from my SI joint! eek2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 31 August 2010 - 09/01/10 08:48 AM

Walk this WAY! Good JOB LATH! cheerleader

I didn't walk, but my stats for the 31st are:

swimming - 1,000 yds / 35 minutes
tai chi - 45 minutes
(late to class eek2)

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/01/10 09:14 AM

True Sue! Bending is hard work...if I had to do that more than a couple times..I'd be stuck there...in my early days I was the turtle bug. I'd get stuck like that...i'd forget...or lay on the floor and couldnt get up...kids would have to roll turtle bug over! eyes

Go Sue, Erika, Lath, team! cheerleader
Posted by: Orch

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/01/10 09:59 AM

Ran 2.25 miles this morning. Didn't run far because I am saving my legs for the half marathon on Saturday. It is 4 miles up hill then 9 miles down hill.
Posted by: Donette

Re: 26 August 2010 - 09/01/10 01:57 PM

Sue, talking about your spine reminded me of something I read last night in the awesome trigger point workbook. Another reason it is so important to sit up straight is because when we slouch we sit on the very tip/end of our spine. OUCH. All that pressure right there on the tip causes myriad other problems and pains. Now I straighten up and think of that several times a day.

So everyone together now. Sit up straight. Roll your hips forward and viola!! Now you're sitting on your cheeks and not the tip of your spine.

On an exercise note, I got up to go to a swiss ball class and couldn't move because my hammies were so tight from picking up litter. Ohhhhhhhh well, the world is a cleaner place today. smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 26 August 2010 - 09/01/10 03:43 PM

you're absolutely correct about sitting! that's why i spent the money to buy swopper chairs, one for work, another for home, really the only chairs that don't bother my back, unless its already been bothered by something else. not only does the constant motion from the spring strengthen the lower back muscles, but the tilt that you can achieve puts the body in the proper pelvic tilt.

if i am elsewhere and seating is limited, i find a small firm chair and sit at the very very edge to force the proper pelvic tilt. my physiatrist showed me that, but i told her i already discovered it too, great minds think alike! helps take the stress off the upper back muscles. even rock on the front legs of the chair if its a light enough chair.

but if the rhomboid area is already inflamed, then all load has to be off those muscles: no sitting, no lifting of the left arm, no use of those muscles / tendons until some healing has begun.

who ever knew sitting was such a hard thing for the body to do, even when done properly.
Posted by: joannesford

Re: 26 August 2010 - 09/01/10 03:47 PM

Hi Donette

Glad you have mentioned this because I have notice that the last few days I am slouching about more. I do when I am getting depressed, so I will have to put more effort in

I do have one good method though. I have programmed myself to think 'sit up straight' each time I stop at traffic lights, I also give my hips a little wiggle. It's my way of adding a bit of excercise without taking any extra time out of my day

Love Joanne

Posted by: Sue22

Re: 26 August 2010 - 09/01/10 10:49 PM

today: walking 2 miles, 40 minutes

boy its getting darker and darker earlier and earlier! i swear we're losing 5 minutes of daylight each evening! so hot this week, waiting til sunset to go out, but the earlier setting sun catching me by surprise! that's ok, come saturday they're saying a high of 60ish, can go out earlier then!
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 26 August 2010 - 09/02/10 01:00 AM


Wed Stats:
Krav CB: 60 minutes
Making an appt with doc tomorrow. Right thumb is so swollen again. We had rain last week and it eased up but its back with a vengeance. eyes Ahh, what else is new in the life of a KickAS member eh? I barely peeled myself outta bed in time for school today. Kids were great about it thankfully. rainbow Stuffed myself right now A-gain with leftover spaghetti. Not sure whatsa matter with bug...tired? I ate a big lunch. pain..always. Lost my inner chi? possibly? laugh2 Found my mojo? YES..thats it! yes Hubby is still outta town and buggy is plumb worn out...big time! sick1

Go Steve [orch], go sue, erika...go team..woo hoo!! cheerleader cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

1 Sept 2010 - 09/02/10 01:17 AM

I did nothing today except goof off... Huff da! humpty

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 26 August 2010 - 09/02/10 07:59 PM

buggy, don't know how you do it! cheerleader

erika, a day off now and then is good for the soul! cheerleader

today: walked: 2.5 miles, 50 minutes
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 26 August 2010 - 09/02/10 09:05 PM

hola sue..heck i dont know how i do it either..its a work in progress. pain is vicious. it made my life miserable for years full blown 10 yrs ago and back for over 21 yrs. i guess b/c for that short time i forget or make myself forget. they tell us to work through the pain. to push through it.. i have made myself to. but come night and mornings i am a mess. laugh2

i've tried so many meds. deathly allergic to a few. so for now my friends are norco and my all time fav soma. i was always a sickly kid in gym as a teen -back pain, couldnt do bleechers up and down. got an F in there and my mom had to raise caine at my school. heart i feel like it's a huge accomplishment. even though it's small in reality. but when u have pain like us AS folks in our face non stop..any accomplishment achieved is a stomp on the AS monsters head and that is all worth it! hugss
Posted by: LATH

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/02/10 10:52 PM

Wednesday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Thursday: walk 5 miles (95 minutes)

We added another mile today to the morning walk at work!
Posted by: LATH

Re: 26 August 2010 - 09/02/10 10:54 PM

I hope you feel better soon buggy. At least the weekend is near for a little more rest.
Posted by: LATH

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/02/10 10:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Donette
Hiked and picked up litter with the cub scouts today: 90 min and 1 mile (and lots of bending!!!!)


I loved when I was in cub scouts! Good for you working with the boys!
Posted by: LATH

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/02/10 11:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
Ran 2.25 miles this morning. Didn't run far because I am saving my legs for the half marathon on Saturday. It is 4 miles up hill then 9 miles down hill.


WOW...that is just awesome. Welcome to the team and you are starting to inspire me. I think I'm going to try short little runs with weekend walks.
Posted by: EricaK

2 September 2010 - 09/03/10 12:50 AM

Studied studied swam studied...

Stats today:

swimming - 1,250 yds / 45 minutes

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/03/10 12:54 AM

Yay scouts! Woohoo for anti-litter exercise!
cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/03/10 11:23 AM

Woohoo marathon man! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/03/10 11:24 AM

Yay! Miles added = better heart and lung health! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/03/10 11:26 AM

Blue Oyster Cult
Procol Harum
Grand Funk Railroad
Sweet!

Just name dropping & showing off my age.

floor
Posted by: Dow

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/03/10 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Blue Oyster Cult


(a.k.a. "Soft White Underbelly" by those of us who have listened and looked up to them while swimming underwater) yes
Posted by: LATH

Re: 29 August 2010 - 09/03/10 04:01 PM

Oh ya...Blue Oyster Cult...saw them June 6, 1976 with the J. Geils Band, Jeff Beck, Mahogany Rush, and Sammy Hagar at Day On The Green #4 of 1976...more good times! Yes, I'm an old rock-n-roller and I have the hearing to prove it. Concerts sure where cheap in those days.
Posted by: EricaK

3 September 2010 - 09/03/10 05:24 PM

Sue! I swear I'm having sympathy pains for you. eek2 At around 1:45pm pacific time, I had the most godawful stabbing cramp in my right deltoid ~ around lap #7, and nearly sunk to the bottome of the pool. If I find out something happened to you at the same time, that's it... I'm becoming a psychic. For pay of course. yes

My stats today:

Swimming - 1,000 yds / 35 minutes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 3 September 2010 - 09/03/10 07:27 PM

LOL! no, actually at 1:45 pm things were pretty good! but makes me smile to know you were thinking of me. actually went to this really good chiro today for my rhomboid, sounds like he will be addressing it similarly to how it was addressed back in virginia when i had a good PT and good physiatrist. i have faith we can get this back under control. of course ask me after i've had to go to work on monday, two more days to try to heal a bit first.

today: walked: 2 miles, 40 minutes and since it rained all afternoon and was just clearing up near sunset, got to see another pretty rainbow again while out walking!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 3 September 2010 - 09/04/10 04:59 PM

Yay for rainbows! cheerleader Yay that you feel better! cheerleader Yay for the long walk! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

4 September 2010 - 09/04/10 05:02 PM

All I want to do today is sleep ...

But I have to do come canning and catch up on the weeding ~ the dinosaur plants are competing with my veggies!

Stats:

swimming - 1,050 yds / 35 minutes
walking - 2 miles / 40 minutes minutes


I've been watching YouTubes on kicking while swimming and I'm gradually getting a teensy bit faster. yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/05/10 01:26 AM

Sat stats 9/4/10:
KM CB: 60 min
I was shuffeling about for the 10am slot...UNbelievable! laugh2
It was an absolutely splendid day because we had nonstop rain the night before all the way till about 5-6am! My yellow bells are over 6 ft tall now! There's been a breeze for 2 days and nights...sweet! heart

Must have been the change in temp and rain that eased the joints torture and livened me up a bit. rainbow Small class...guess lots of folks slept in or out and about enjoying the day early....and it went smooth. Only trouble with elbow balancing..planks i think they call it...trying to keep the back straight a few inches off the ground. Me'ol'spinie dont care for it at all!! crazy Other than that I was pleased. Showered and baby buggy had a birthday party to attend at her friends gramma's house in new braunfels...so we enjoyed the small trip and weather along the way. rainbow

Only downside? Couple of muddy patches in yard + one silly boxer boy named Bubba = Muddy tracks! Ack!! eyes But he was laying out in the sun supervising Art saw off the last shrub. clap

Go team! cheerleader
Posted by: triathlete

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/05/10 04:22 AM

Hey guys, mind if I join in??

If so, I did 1800m in 35 mins (challenge thanks to flared up shoulder)

smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/05/10 04:47 AM

triathlete,

by all means! good to see you here, welcome! saw your other post about exercise. i think a lot of people have times where things are harder and then times when things are easier, so we do what we can when we can.

today i walked 2 miles, 40 minutes.

buggy,

we too had a cold front move in! 2 days ago it was 90, yesterday it was only 65, cool and crisp, and when i went out in the evening at sunset, the storm clouds were in the process of drifting away, the sky was so magnificently dramatic! a mixture of dark charcoal grey and pinks and oranges and indigo blue. i love the sky after storms, especially at sunset!
Posted by: Orch

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/05/10 09:17 AM

On Sept. 4th I ran the Salt Lake 1/2 marathon. 13.1 miles
Posted by: jay_bharat

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/05/10 09:25 AM

Hi,
Really amazing. Great effort. I am unable to imagine, leave alone participating in marathon, even running by a person having AS problem. What is the secret?
Regards.

JAY
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/05/10 03:41 PM

clap congrats to you! cheerleader

while in high school, ran a 20 K walk-a-thon (~12.5 miles) with 2 friends, it was great fun!
Posted by: LATH

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/05/10 05:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
On Sept. 4th I ran the Salt Lake 1/2 marathon. 13.1 miles


Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!!! cheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/06/10 12:44 AM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
Me'ol'spinie dont care for it at all!!:
no

I hope you're being careful! doh

Go TEAM clap
Posted by: EricaK

5 September 2010 - 09/06/10 12:48 AM

Hi team! cheerleader

my stats today:

swimming - 1,300 yds / 45 minutes

LDN is making my legs stronger and more coordinated. I am praying that it keeps up! heart

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 5 September 2010 - 09/06/10 07:49 PM

stupid school! no time for exercise! unless walking about a mile each way to and from class counts! LOL!

and since the chiro fixed that rib, sue is a happy camper. today was a good day!

when i went to sit on the edge of a table in class, felt the same horrible feeling nearer the spine. got up immediately. so wonder if something similar going on with either the spine or maybe where the rib attaches to the spine (the other day it was a rib stuck under the shoulder blade). but thank god sitting doesn't affect it! and going back to chiro on wednesday so he can address it then.

just so happy to have found this chiro,

tomorrow i go home early to do a proper walk! at least that's my plan. maybe wednesday after the chiro as well, we'll see!
Posted by: LATH

Re: 5 September 2010 - 09/06/10 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
...since the chiro fixed that rib, sue is a happy camper. today was a good day!


Yea Sue!!!


My status since last Friday:

Friday: walk 2 miles (40 minutes)
Saturday: yard work 300 minutes
Sunday: yard work 360 minutes
Monday: Bike 12 miles (60 minutes)
Posted by: LATH

Re: 5 September 2010 - 09/06/10 09:44 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
LDN is making my legs stronger and more coordinated. I am praying that it keeps up!


I'll join you in prayer. Lord keep our bodies going!
Posted by: LATH

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/06/10 09:46 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
Must have been the change in temp and rain that eased the joints torture and livened me up a bit.


Yea ladybuggie!!!!!
Posted by: EricaK

6 September 2010 - 09/07/10 09:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
no time for exercise! unless walking about a mile each way to and from class counts!


It ALL counts! cheerleader

Why don't you get a cheap pedometer for school? I bet you walk much farther than you think. yes

My stats today:

swimming ~ 1,300 yds / 45 minutes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 5 September 2010 - 09/07/10 09:32 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Originally Posted By: EricaK
LDN is making my legs stronger and more coordinated. I am praying that it keeps up!


I'll join you in prayer. Lord keep our bodies going!


Why thank you! I love having more people on my prayer team! heart
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 5 September 2010 - 09/07/10 09:35 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH

Friday: walk 2 miles (40 minutes)
Saturday: yard work 300 minutes
Sunday: yard work 360 minutes
Monday: Bike 12 miles (60 minutes)


Yay! cheerleader

Ok, my yard work time is seriously lacking. I picked strawberries for about 10 minutes tonight... and a few corn and zucchini. Any my husband picked jalapenos and raspberries. In all though, it only took 20 minutes tops and we ate as many berries as we brought in... so I think maybe that defeats the calorie reduction activity!

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 6 September 2010 - 09/07/10 11:11 PM

yes, i do have a pedometer, that's how i know how far the parking lots are.

its not the distance that is the problem except when i have a problem where i can't walk, but that is usually the exception these days.

the problem is that the distance is much to far to be carrying my lunch, all the water i need to drink (the water from the water fountains makes me feel kind of ill), my computer (even though its a light mac air), my clay ice packs (right now have to drive with one for my butt (SI/piriformis) and upper back (though both getting better, driving with ice helps not set them back), etc. shouldn't be carrying all of that any distance, think after today, pulling up to the building, putting on the hazards, taking everything in, then parking the car and walking in, and that's from the handicap parking, i will be talking to the ombudsman once again how though the transportation office is nice to me when i tell them the issues with handicapped parking, really its just all lip service. my husband thinks its totally unacceptable. they are in conformance with laws (handicapped parking must be in the parking lot nearest the buildings with clear egress (well, they don't have clear egress in the winters and i will raise this issue as well) but they do have handicap parking in the nearest lot, its just the nearest lot is over a half mile away from our building.

and walking to class isn't such a big deal but again i have to take my own laptop, they don't supply them in the classrooms, even though its an "institute of technology". so by the time i take my laptop, etc, its really too much to be lugging around the way my back is.

truth be told, i never thought of these issues before i had them, but with that said, when i bring them up to the department (chair), no one really cares. i just get put teaching where ever on campus they can find room.

don't worry, i'll adjust, i always do! but...........
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 5 September 2010 - 09/07/10 11:12 PM

didn't you know, berries have negative calories! roll
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 5 September 2010 - 09/07/10 11:12 PM

you must have a seriously awesome yard! 1cup
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 5 September 2010 - 09/07/10 11:18 PM

well, almost made it home today for a walk, but mother nature intervened with a thunder and lightening storm, so took a nap on the couch for 2.5 hours when i got home. so good to be able to crash like that! means my body is finally adjusting to not being in that horrible pain anymore!

tomorrow have chiro at 5:30 pm, so should be home in time for a walk!

think though as it gets dark earlier and earlier will just have to plan going over to the gym at school before coming home. they have a track which is always open but must climb several flights of stairs to get there and that was really messing up my SI joint 2 years ago when i was trying to do that. they have another track downstairs in a multipurpose type room and its closed more than its open, i need to talk to them about that! or just might have to go back to the recumbent stationary bikes instead, that's not a terrible thing to do, though i prefer walking. also plan to get a recumbent stationary bike for home very very soon so i can do it here when i get home even easier. told hubby i want that and a treadmill, he said to pick one, i know he's right.
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 5 September 2010 - 09/08/10 08:17 AM

Better late than never! crazy
Monday stats:
KM CB: 60 min.
Tuesday- 24 hrs of slacking. Ok not slacking all day...housecleaning fiddling with digital cable...but no exercise..storms flew in!! Neighbor lost their HUGE pecan tree. Saw the damage on way to drop off wee ones right now! eek2
Was considering this mornings class..but me wee'bones are so achy since monday morning. sick sick1 sleep1 Glad we got the rain but the flooding was scary!
Be safe and goooo team!! cheerleader
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/08/10 08:20 AM

Yes..buggies being careful. Just extra stiff spine lately. The front that moved through knocked me off my feet...literally. Feet hurt, spine super sore. And skipped class and KM 1 all last week to play it safe. You'd think with some sturdy titanium rods and screws, and plates i'd be a wee bit stronger...not! eyes but the mind is willing. rainbow
Posted by: LATH

Re: 5 September 2010 - 09/08/10 08:51 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
you must have a seriously awesome yard! 1cup


No not really. I just neglected it for a few years while my body was going immobile. So, now I am catching up. This last weekend's activity included septic tank work. I just had it pumped...for the first time...in 20 years! (long story) I had to dig two 34 inch diameter holes over the tank lids, insert 32 inch pipe as a riser, and install riser lids. The septic tank guy broke the tank's concrete lid...so, I had to build a form for that, form the rebar/wire mesh, and poor a bag of concrete. Then I went back to the normal yardwork: lawn, veg garden, and started cleaning out a section that needs work.
Posted by: EricaK

8 September - 09/08/10 06:15 PM

Wowie Kazowie! I learned to a flip turn!

I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO love YouTube cheerleader

today:

swimming - 1,300 yds / 40 minutes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: LATH

8 September 2010 - 09/08/10 09:18 PM

Tuesday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Wednesday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 8 September - 09/08/10 11:52 PM

whenever i tried turns under water, even ones simpler than this, i always ended up with water up my nose, even when i breathed out really hard, etc. tongue2 never did try it with nose plugs. that vid was kinda cool and so cool you can now do this! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 5 September 2010 - 09/08/10 11:55 PM

well, still impressed with all the work you are doing! 1cup

and at this rate, soon you will have a seriously awesome yard! 1cup

once you get all the overdue projects done, i'll suspect yard work will be such habit, you'll just keep going......or your get so tired of it, you'll say "enough is enough!" LOL! but my husband just keeps going and going; always something new to work on, something new to plant, to transplant, to weed, etc.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/08/10 11:57 PM

LOL! every time you post,

i just keep hearing the rocky theme playing in the background!

cheerleader 1cup cheerleader clap cheerleader 1cup cheerleader

Posted by: Sue22

Re: 8 September 2010 - 09/09/10 12:11 AM

today: walk: 1.25 miles, 25 minutes

though i got home a bit earlier, by the time i ate something first, still getting a bit dark, still, i was determined to go outside, even though it was raining, so put on a jacket with a good hood and walked in the rain, which was fine, it was a light rain. walked in the cul-de-sac neighborhood so i wouldn't get hit by a car, and took a flashlight too!

chiro again today:

he fixed up around my neck the same way he fixed that "rib under the shoulder blade" the other day (found out today he did it by a technique called A.R.T. (active release technique)). it wasn't as bad to start and not quite as perfect after (but i have arthritic changes in my C-spine so not surprised), still remarkable the difference.

on the other hand, without my knowledge that he was going to do so, and without my permission, he started on my SI. i warned him but he gave me one of those "if you don't let me do what i do, i won't be able to help you." but i'm gonna have to warn him again that if he's gonna work on it, it has to be after philly next week, and its gonna have to be very slowly and cautiously.

it was pretty settled down (even after it misaligning a week and a half ago) so long as i didn't sit too long, slept with ice under it, used my flector patches. but tonight, the right piriformis is on fire (when he pressed on a triggerpoint there i told him to stop and that's when he argued with me), my SI joint wasn't hadn't been sore (inflamed) now is on the left side of the tailbone (wasn't a problem until he mucked around back there), the sitzbones (hamstring entheses there?) are so inflamed, sitting is difficult. i was going to work tonight, but had to lay with ice to calm it down, now sitting is next to impossible! when he worked on the upper back it was sore, but nothing like this, but hoping maybe it will settle in a few days though my fear is that it won't. he's going to have to learn how to work with someone with an SI joint that is inflamed by the body's chemistry, rather than for mechanical reasons. i bragged about having a large toolbox. lets see if that is really true. let's see if he's like the good PTs i've had where they listen to my feedback, do the things that seem to help me, and stop doing the things that make things worse. if the SI joint and piriformis don't settle down soon, i can't function like this, especially going to philly. OTOH, maybe if the rheumy in philly sees my SI like this, maybe that would be a good thing. just wish my butt wasn't a ball of fire right now! hoping sleeping on ice tonight would settle it down!
Posted by: Orch

Re: 8 September - 09/09/10 09:39 AM

I ran 3.8 miles this morning. First run since the half marathon. Felt good, but my hips feel a little sore now.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 8 September - 09/09/10 11:43 AM

cheerleader 3.8 it's never too late! cheerleader


Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

9 September 2010 - 09/09/10 11:48 AM

I really wanted to just laze about in my pajamas today and read mythology, art history, and aspects of the novel... but in order to function I've got to keep my body moving!

Today's stats:

swimming - 1,000 yds / 35 minutes


Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 8 September - 09/09/10 11:53 AM

I definitely got some water up my nose, but not as much with the blowing out technique taught in the YouTube. I think I used to try and hold my breath, which somehow gets even more water up my nose. I kicked my own AS yesterday by doing too many turns. Today's method: swim 5 laps FIRST, practice turning during the middle 10 laps, then swim 5 laps without turning! I was soooooo sore last night! Uff.
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/09/10 05:25 PM

Adriaaaan !! Aaaaa-dri---aaaan!! laugh2 laugh2
I have to play that song in my head every time Sue....Pete says we have to work through the pain. We have to push past it. Psych myself out in other words!! floor

Heading out in a bit... where's my rocky trunks??? ....got to go find them..and my championship belt!! laugh2
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 8 September - 09/09/10 05:26 PM

Good job Orch! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/09/10 07:37 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
where's my rocky trunks??? ....got to go find them..and my championship belt!!


cheerleader I want Rocky trunks! cheerleader

Go TEAM!
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/09/10 09:04 PM

Thursday stats:
Rocky aka buggy is flat out. eyes
Krav CB: 60min.

New instructor. Think they are usually teaching KM defense classes only if I'm correct. He tortured us in ways that should be banned or considered "illegal". laugh2 We had to partner up for 2 drills. Medicine ball and rolling them up and down our front of calves while doing crunches. Sick instructor..sick I say!! eyes When it was all said and done i was proud...because my partner finished her turn and i did too and the rest stopped altogether. hugss

This weather and all ..the rain was great but my joints just are so sore. I want to snap out of it, but cant seem to. I've been going to bed several hours earlier and am still pooped out. Art comes back from Victoria tomorrow..hallelujiah!!! laugh2

Go team!! erika...we must now find rocky trunks!! cheerleader cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/10/10 12:49 AM

go team! cheerleader

me: today: walk: 1 mile, 20 minutes
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/10/10 06:18 PM

some girls, all they want to do is dance:



and some girls just wanna have fun:



all this girl wants to do is sleep! we really need a song for that!

no walk today! knee rather cranky, but tomorrow is another day!

Posted by: EricaK

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/10/10 10:27 PM

Queen of the Night!

I got the stuff that you want... clap

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 8 September 2010 - 09/10/10 10:31 PM

Yeah!!! Walking Man! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 8 September 2010 - 09/10/10 10:33 PM

You get extra credit for walking right after that stupid rib being out! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 6 September 2010 - 09/10/10 10:38 PM

Well, I say strap on that pedometer and count it in your miles each day! cheerleader

Remember, the entire planet is watching our world famous KickAS FITNESS team, so we have to be examples of how one exercises in the face of adversity! laugh2

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

10 September 2010 - 09/10/10 10:43 PM

I'm having such a good time with the new FLIP TURNS! Had to take two muscle relaxers today, but it was worth the fun. yes

I only got water up my nose twice today. smile

Stats:

swimming + 40 turns (I'm really flippin' tired!) floor
1,400 yds / 45 minutes


Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 10 September 2010 - 09/10/10 11:15 PM

just don't drown! eek2 laugh2 tongue3
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/11/10 12:02 AM

OMG Erika..thank YOU for posting the lauper video!! It brought tears to my eyes and made me weepy. That video epitomizes me as a teen with my daddy. Of course my dad doesnt look like him! LOl. But i was a HUGE lauper fan...and still enjoy her music.

No matter where I am at or time of day..I hear it and I cry and smile. Especially now with my daddy's cancer. He's an amazing man. And had a tremendous amount of patience AND wisdom to offer buggie. For that I will be forever grateful. And his unconditional love. hugss
Posted by: Dow

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/11/10 03:09 AM

course, I had to, I mean, you couldn't expect me not to respond with this one...
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/11/10 04:29 AM

i almost posted this, but then i thought, "no, i'll let dow!"

and when i'm not craving sleep, you know me, i'm always ready for lunch! roll
Posted by: Orch

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/11/10 10:49 AM

Ran 7.25 miles this morning 1hr, and 11 minutes.
Posted by: LATH

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/11/10 11:03 AM

Thursday: walk 5 miles (90 minutes)
Friday: walk 2 miles (40 minutes)
Posted by: LATH

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/11/10 11:25 AM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
OMG Erika..thank YOU for posting the lauper video!! It brought tears to my eyes and made me weepy. That video epitomizes me as a teen with my daddy. Of course my dad doesnt look like him! LOl. But i was a HUGE lauper fan...and still enjoy her music.

No matter where I am at or time of day..I hear it and I cry and smile. Especially now with my daddy's cancer. He's an amazing man. And had a tremendous amount of patience AND wisdom to offer buggie. For that I will be forever grateful. And his unconditional love. hugss


Well, now that you mention it buggie, that made me a little misty too...and happy. I was in exceptional shape at that time...riding my bike like a animal...walking new cross country routes in the high sierras over incredible passes...I'm just glad I did that stuff. I was just having fun!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/11/10 05:29 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH

Well, now that you mention it buggie, that made me a little misty too...and happy. I was in exceptional shape at that time...riding my bike like a animal...walking new cross country routes in the high sierras over incredible passes...I'm just glad I did that stuff. I was just having fun!


me too! i didn't own a car during college or grad school so i walked and biked everywhere and had a great time doing it! i ran and swam and played tennis too! it was so great to be so active!

hubby and i did lots of hiking around as well. we loved vacations in the mountains or at the beach. and we'd walk and walk and explore like crazy. we also rented bikes at the national seashore on cape cod. we were going to rent bikes and ride down the mountain in maui at sunrise, but chose to sleep in instead. but we did explore every nook and cranny on the road to hana, the trip (by car) took us like 10 hours, we stopped and explored so much. it could have taken longer, but we speeded up the end so we could get to the inn before they closed their doors for the night.

i too am so glad i did all of this when i could.

we have a lot of natural areas up here and still take walks when we can, but its not always a given. maybe that's why i appreciate it all the more when i can.

but the 80s, in my 20s, they were some good times! and i love my music from back then as well. smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/11/10 08:32 PM

read in the thread about alcohol that you work at a vineyard, what a lovely place to be able to walk around i'm sure smile

though our university is out in the suburbs surrounded by undeveloped land, it really is a concrete jungle, no where very pleasant to walk, and hard on the feet. at home i walk on the side of the road, on blacktop some, but also on grass and dirt. or down a dirt path, along the dirt towpath of the erie canal, or in our grassy back field. i wish i had someone decent to walk at work that didn't kill my feet, as now that darkness descends earlier and earlier, finding time to walk is becoming a major challenge. doing it before work would be the obvious option, but for those of us who need time at the beginning of the day to start moving, that would come with its own set of challenges. i do plan to get a stationary recumbent bike and walk on the weekends for sure, but i guess i'm lamenting and mourning the passing of my daily walk. i went out today and though my knee made it slow going, it was so good for the rest of me: helped my migraine, helped my overall body (its kind of unhappy due to GI distress), good for my upper back, and didn't seem to bother my SI. its just so good for my soul to be out walking amongst nature: the beauty of the clouds and sky or sunset, the sound of the birds, the smell of the flowers, wood burning in fireplaces as it cools down, the cool breeze on my face, its so therapeutic.

today: walked: 1.5 miles, 40 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 10 September 2010 - 09/11/10 11:04 PM

laugh2 My husband swims with me and watches me like a hawk!

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/11/10 11:53 PM

ROFLMBO!!! Thanks for that...Wierd Al...ahhhh....classic Al!!! laugh2
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/11/10 11:55 PM

Awesome Steve!! I felt like Balboa with 2 in the past!! Cours I never ran in my life. I look like a dragging jogger is more like it!!ROFL!! Back to weenie hut jr. for me!! laugh2

Go team! cheerleader
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 10 September 2010 - 09/11/10 11:55 PM

Yahoo Erika for hubby watching you!! cheerleader
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/12/10 12:24 AM

Hey Lath!
Wow..looks like we all have something else in common!! Back then I was a teenager and had the cyndi lauper tshirts...and endless bangles on my wrists..and loads of SWATCH watches..remember those??? rainbow I would wear 4-5 at a time. I was a nut. A free spirit. I was so shy and had only 2 friends throughout high school. Was teased endlessly by the clicks for being only 1 of a few hispanics at my high school so it was a great outlet for me! Still love the song... glad I wasnt the only one that enjoyed. My girls even love it! heart
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/12/10 12:32 AM

SAT Stats:
KM CB: 60 min
Up remarkably early. Even though fatigue was on my back today, I kept myself shuffling along without stopping. I knew if I stopped I'd crash and burn miserably. The kiddos and I even did a little theraupetic outlet shopping!! I found some red white and blue sequin flag trim warmups!!!Not exactly the Rocky trunks...but i feel confident that IF there was a female Rocky equivelant ...I'd get the approval!!! laugh2 I'll post a pic tomorrow!! Nothing like a lil shopping to lift spirits. Only could handle one store with my feet and 2 wee ones that were well fed for breakfast but bored within 3 min of arriving. Lucky for Buggie..I'm a sifter..so I shop quickly. clap

A prodcutive day! Tomorrow is Bubba's 1st free training session. He was NOT good with big groups of socializing at dog adoption site today. It was for an Austin Boxer rescue. He was fit to be tied. eyes Ever since the pit attacked us he's a wee grumpy with other dogs. Lucky a lady thats president of an animal awareness that was there gave me good walking tips. He always does so well when we walk even with other dogs near. but it was too much stimulation....dozens of yapping doggies!! heart So he's now a member of Big Dawgs of SA and going for free obediance classes tomorrow!! yahoo! cheerleader He loves children, adults...and visiting dogs at our home...but i think he was just nervous. Overall a very productive Saturday! Arts back home and boy was I happy!! we missed him so much!! hug

Go team!!! cheerleader
Posted by: Orch

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/12/10 09:09 AM

We all do what we can do. I have been running most of my life. The last few years I have slowed down a lot. I am trying to get some speed back, but I am not sure if it will come back. I keep reminding my self that I run for me, I can't keep up with everybody.

The important thing is to keep going.
Posted by: LATH

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/12/10 11:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
read in the thread about alcohol that you work at a vineyard...


I work at the winery not in an actual vineyard. But, the winery does provide a very scenic walk and they encourage that we do walk. It is nice. We walk in the morning and afternoon. Here are a couple of images. If you look close on the image of the little lake you'll see geese. Those things floating on the water are there for the geese to nest. There are a bunch of birdhouses put up. Lots of wild life... One day I watched as a hawk picked up a squirrel to go for a ride. Every now and then we do go to the vineyards for the learning experience and for some tasting. cool

Posted by: Anonymous

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/12/10 11:20 AM

LATH what a lovely place anyone would enjoy walking around there your very lucky working there.

Kevin
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 4 September 2010 - 09/12/10 05:52 PM

wow, that is really beautiful! thanks for sharing!

sorry i misspoke, but hey, it got us some beautiful photos of where you work and walk!

one of these days i'll post my home surroundings where i walk when i'm home. smile
Posted by: EricaK

12 September 2010 - 09/12/10 10:15 PM

Yesterday:
sleep sleep sleep

Today:

swimming - 1,000 yds / 45 minutes

flip turns are fun!!!

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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/12/10 10:31 PM

once it warms up a bit down here im gonna try swimming, without doubt its best exercise for AS.
cheerleader nice work cheerleader

*i took my dog for a 30 minute walk on Saturday about 1 mile.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/12/10 11:55 PM

hey jet, welcome to the team! cheerleader

today hubby and i took a walk: 1.5 miles, 30 minutes

love when he goes with me smile
Posted by: LATH

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/13/10 12:02 AM

Saturday: yardwork 120 minutes

Sunday: yardwork 120 minutes
bike 15 miles (60 minutes)
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/13/10 03:38 PM

Originally Posted By: jet


*i took my dog for a 30 minute walk on Saturday about 1 mile.



woofLucky Puppy! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/13/10 03:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22


today hubby and i took a walk: 1.5 miles, 30 minutes



Lucky Hubby! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/13/10 03:40 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH

Saturday: yardwork 120 minutes

Sunday: yardwork 120 minutes
bike 15 miles (60 minutes)


Bike Ride? cheerleader Woohoo!

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/13/10 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Originally Posted By: Sue22


today hubby and i took a walk: 1.5 miles, 30 minutes



Lucky Hubby! cheerleader

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LOL! LUCKY ME! laugh2
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/13/10 07:41 PM

i love this time of year!

just a wee bit cooler (in the 60s) and humidity-free, nice crisp beginning of autumn air. the maples just starting to turn. was rainy all day but cleared late afternoon, so just enough clouds for another spectacular sunset. late enough that most of the birds roosting for the night, but the cardinals like to stay up til almost dark so could hear them on the way out. on the way back, almost dark at that point, could hear the eastern screech owl off in the distance.

if i hadn't stopped to take so many photos, could have walked further, but i just love taking the photos of the ever changing seasons.

walked 1 mile, 30 minutes
Posted by: LATH

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/13/10 10:23 PM

Monday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)

I like it cooling down part, but I am starting to miss the sunlight with the days getting shorter. I am jealous of your trees in the east. I was on a business trip to Ohio a few years ago in November and all I could do was talk about the trees...probably everyday...for a week.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/13/10 10:32 PM

I love this time of year, because the nights are dark enough now that the cruise ships going by are all lit up! We have a peekaboo view, and can only see about 1/3 of the ships at a time, but it's still fun to see smile

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Posted by: EricaK

13 September 2010 - 09/13/10 10:35 PM

I love fall, and it's almost here!

Today:

swimming - 1,000 yds / 35 minutes

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/14/10 01:06 AM

the trees out here in the east:

my husband and i went to hawaii for our honeymoon, and flying home, as we were landing in upstate NY (it was summer at the time), my first thoughts were how beautiful and green it was (in comparison to where we had just spent the previous 2 weeks)!

i've interviewed in southern california, out in the midwest, and the first thing i noticed was the lack of trees, it was so an odd thing to me. i probably would have gotten used to it if i had moved, probably would have fallen in love with other things, but visiting other places does make me appreciate the trees.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/14/10 01:06 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
I love this time of year, because the nights are dark enough now that the cruise ships going by are all lit up! We have a peekaboo view, and can only see about 1/3 of the ships at a time, but it's still fun to see smile

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oh, that sounds like a lot of fun! roll
Posted by: Orch

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/14/10 10:58 AM

I ran 4 miles this morning.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 12 September 2010 - 09/14/10 10:19 PM

Woohoo! Nice 4 miles! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

14 September 2010 - 09/14/10 10:26 PM

Hi Team! I wish I could say I was highly productive, but really all I did was get a filling, swim, and nap. I took .5mg clonezepam and 5mg cyclobenzaprine to stay relaxed during the dentist visit, then I swam under the influence ~ no worries, my husband was there ~ and I had to sleep off the meds the entire afternoon. If anyone has any better way to keep the muscles from spasming during procedures I'd sure appreciate the input!

today:

swimming ~ 1,150 yds / 50 minutes


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p.s. Anyone heard from Tinkerbell or Aussiegirl?
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 01:28 AM

encouraging to me to know i'm not the only one to have discovered that muscle relaxants are a necessity for the dentist.

for me its that plus my "bag o pillows"! i take a small couch pillow for under my knees, a small air lumbar pillow that i can adjust for the small of my back, and my neck pillow. my dentist like many has some arthritis type issues from all those years hunched over patients in odd positions for so many hours each day, so understands.......well, he just left his practice to another, but he seems very understanding as well, and the entire rest of the staff stayed the same, so nice that they are so accommodating! they also let me stand up in between whenever possible. and let me close my mouth and move my jaw around as often as possible.

i also have found a tylenol right after the procedure helps with any pain as the novocaine wears off.

and i use zanaflex as my muscle relaxant for both dental and other medical procedures (like US's, MRI's, etc). i take it 30 minutes before the start of my appointment so its kicking in as they are starting. it only knocks me out for about an hour, hour and a half (mostly while i'm there) and by hour say 2-2.5 i'm coming out of the muscle relaxant fog and i'm good to go shortly thereafter. the muscle relaxant effects last 5-6 hours, but the low blood pressure is only 1-2 hours long. its a great choice, i think, the short activity gives great flexibility, that's the main reason my physiatrist put me on this one in particular so many years ago.

me, getting ready for my trip, too much work to do, did do a few errands around campus today to make up a bit for not walking, but home early tomorrow to walk then pack and finish my medical resume. wanted to work on it more this evening, but needed to catch up on sleep.

GO TEAM! cheerleader

i remember trish saying something about being busy (with swim season maybe?) but had been thinking about TINK just the other day! TINK if you see this, (and trish too) know we are thinking of you! heart
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 03:56 AM

Your all so lucky you can walk so far or swim every day.
I walk Scoob minimum of 3 times a day takes me 20mins to walk about half a mile or should I say hobble. Cant swim terrified of water. Perhaps I have rabies laugh2 laugh2 Keep it up you really miss it once you lose it.

Kevin
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 04:05 AM

thanks kevin for the reminder! smile

there was a year where i could not do any form of exercise, could barely walk to and from my car and my work building each day.

and you are so right, once i could walk again, i was just so overly joyed and grateful. you are right, you don't appreciate all the things we take for granted until they are taken away from us.

sorry you can no longer really enjoy the simple pleasures of a good walk. but glad you still try to get out there with scoobs, i bet he appreciates it! heart
Posted by: LATH

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 08:27 AM

Originally Posted By: kevin_A
Keep it up you really miss it once you lose it.Kevin
Oh yes...I really take this to heart. I have so been enjoying working outside more than I ever have. In fact, I never did enjoy working outside. But, now I do it to keep me moving. I take my walks everyday like a perscription. I'm sure Scoob loves the walks...keep it up. clap
Posted by: LATH

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 08:28 AM

Tuesday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 09:33 AM

All exercize counts Kevin! yes

(just list your stats every time you walk! 1.5 miles / 1 hr)

Way to go Walking Scooby! cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader

Welcome to the team! heart

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 09:34 AM

Yahoo 80 minute walk! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 09:42 AM

I enjoy and appreciate my mobility every single day. Every morning my first wakin thought is "THANK YOU GOD!", and I'm not exaggerating. I feel like I'm living on borrowed time and am sooooooooo grateful smile

It's really fun to have you and Scooby here Kevin! yes

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 12:54 PM

hello fellow team mates!
fell asleep early last night..asthma flared up and i allowed myself to just put everything on hold --chore wise so i could catch up on much needed sleep! sleep1
Tues stats:
KM CB: 60 minutes

Go team!! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 01:17 PM

Yay KM! Woohoo! cheerleader Booooo asthma! mad

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 02:02 PM

Oh...I forgot to mention...I got a new bit of cardio from my buddy our boxer Bubba! We bought him a stuffed buffalo squeaky toy. Needless to say..like all his other toys..he killed the squeak in a few hours but he loves that toy. Anyhow...he usually plays toss and tag, or chase. It would seem now...Bubbay likes me to try to pull his buffalo away..and he pulls me through the house...while i sit on the computer chair!! laugh2 Little stinker is a yr old and hit 74lbs and is still growing eyes! He wont play unless he pulls me along...needless to say I got a good workout on my biceps!! 20 min and he's pooped out..thank GOD!! laugh2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 03:06 PM

Good job Bubba! cheerleader

Way to encourage your very own ladybug!

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 08:00 PM

he sounds like a hoot! laugh2

me, walked tonight, 1.5 miles, 30 minutes

fall is definitely in the air! i love this time of year! just crisp and cool enough but not cold!
Posted by: EricaK

15 September 2010 - 09/15/10 08:25 PM

Me today??? floor

Read

Nap

Read

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 08:26 PM

Yay for walking in the cool fall air cheerleader

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Posted by: LATH

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 09:23 PM

Wednesday: walk 3 miles (60 minutes)
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 14 September 2010 - 09/15/10 10:59 PM

Yay cheerleader 3 miles closer to a million! cheerleader

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Posted by: Tinkerbell

Hey everyone! - 09/16/10 08:27 AM

Hey everyone!
Just to confirm that I have not retired!!!
PC trouble again. Hope to be back on by the end of the week!
Have some stats to add in!
Joined a fitness class it is totally hardcore!
Take care everyone, I've missed you guys!
Tink heart
Posted by: LATH

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/16/10 08:28 AM

Yay TINK!!!! cheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/16/10 11:11 AM

better the computer is sick than that you are sick!
but hope your computer is better soon as well!

see you soon,
cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/16/10 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell

Joined a fitness class it is totally hardcore!

cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

16 September 2010 - 09/16/10 04:36 PM

Oye me guiness! (that's grandson for "oh my goodness") I can't believe how much easier it is to do flip turns than stop each lap and turn around. I only got water up my nose once today. smile

today:

Swimming - 1,250 yds / 50 minutes


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Posted by: EricaK

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/16/10 04:39 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Yay TINK!!!! cheerleadercheerleadercheerleadercheerleader


Just so you know, I have submitted a request to our overworked moderators for a more manly cheerleader for the guys. But everyone keep using this one until we get another! cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader

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Posted by: Dow

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/17/10 03:39 AM

Posted by: Orch

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/17/10 11:42 AM

Today I ran 4 miles. I usually don't run on Friday, but will not have time tomorrow.

Keep going:)
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/17/10 06:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
I usually don't run on Friday, but will not have time tomorrow.


Way to keep paying it forward! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/17/10 06:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Dow


Yay MAN CHEERLEADER!
cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader

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Posted by: Donette

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/17/10 06:25 PM

lol. oy, wow...he is ......happy?!?!
Posted by: EricaK

17 September 2010 - 09/17/10 06:28 PM

Hello FITNESS team mates! Life is good here on planet Washington, how is it on your planet?

today:

swimming ~ 1,000 yds / 40 minutes


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Posted by: mig

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/18/10 02:14 PM

Aw sorry Erica, but I've spent way too long looking for a male cheerleader dude that might be small enough ohwell ... and couldn't find any. (And searching through jumping smilies was making me nauseous). I hope Miss pompom and clapping dude will suffice.

Dow's ultra happy guy is just a tad large to be adding to the list! laugh2

Amazing how you guys are all inspiring each other!! Great thread!
mig
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/18/10 03:09 PM

No worries mig! You work way too hard here for anyone to complain about a single thing! Plus which, Dow gave us a giant redheaded guy cheerleader smile
Posted by: EricaK

18 September 2010 - 09/18/10 03:24 PM

Boggled the director of our local free clinic this morning! He sat in with our laughter yoga demo this morning and was completely amazed that you get such a good workout. laugh2

We had four clowns join us which was an absolute delight, because they had horns and fake dogs on leashes and squeaky noses.

The clowns combined with the huge marimba band outside made it our most fun LY session ever.
What a hoot. floor

today:

Laughter Yoga ~ 45 minutes!

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 18 September 2010 - 09/19/10 12:33 AM

the laughter yoga sounds like such fun! roll

ok, last few days:

thursday night must have walked at least 10,000 miles through the airport to get to ground transportation! ok, it wasn't quite that far, but boy it seemed like it with my luggage, even though what i had to carry was fairly light and i didn't even have much in my rolling suitcase. and to watch people 20 years older than me seeming to have no issues. anyway, next time i need to swallow my pride and ask for one of those people movers or something.

last night: walked around the museum area in philly at dusk and as it was first getting dark. so pretty at night with city hall illuminated in the distance behind the fountain. ~2 miles. 1.5 hours, picture taking definitely slows me down, but i love it, and its better on my currently wonky SI right now to go slow. really enjoyed myself though and discovered that the barnes foundation is moving to this area, can't wait til it does so! we visited it in its current location and i'd love to see the exhibit again: http://www.barnesfoundation.org/

tonight: biked 12 miles in 1.5 hours
a few pit stops along the way slowed me down: saw 2 green herons, 2 kingfishers, all in flight, a bunch of mallards, a great blue heron standing very tall and still on a spillway off the canal as darkness was descending, the first dance of a new bride and groom in their reception tent at the local inn on the canal (originally an old erie canal tavern). other than swallowing my share of gnats (ah protein!) it was a great night for a bikeride. and it finally got rid of my migraine that i woke with! yay! i'm sure i woke with the migraine due to the excitement of yesterday, finally a proper diagnosis and treatment plan! clap more about that later.......
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 18 September 2010 - 09/19/10 02:10 AM

Hello everyone - I'm back!
PC part arrived yesterday and we are back online, thank goodness!
Next job getting my calculator out methinks!!
I have been on such a guilt-trip the past couple of weeks wondering how you are all getting on. When you are part of a team you don't like to feel you are letting everyone down.
Anyhow, I am back now and will be pulling my weight again!
Missed you lot soooooo much.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 18 September 2010 - 09/19/10 02:23 AM

My stats are:

Wednesday 25 August
Swim 360 metres

Saturday 28 August
Walk 1 hour

Monday 6 Septtember
Gym class 1 hour

Monday 13 September
Gym class 1 hour

The gym class I have joined is for the seriously fit! (which I am not). It is the one day that is great for me though!! The first lesson I made the mistake of trying to keep up! It is mainly about core strength, muscle toning, core strength and stretching.

It was concentrating on legs the first week and arms the second. We used 1kg weights and I realised pretty quickly (3 or 4 arm extensions) that I cannot lift that much weight in the ways they wanted me to!! My neck cannot cope! I did lots of breathing instead. Will just remember to take things at my own pace and leave the hand weights out of the equation!

Happy exercising everyone!

cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/19/10 02:24 AM

Thanks so much for the encouragement, Lath!
grin
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/19/10 02:26 AM

Hey Sue!
My computer is certainly feeling much better, thank you!
I am just trying to mentally prepare for my "fitness" class tomorrow!!! Yowza!!! eek2 eek2 eek2
Hope you are doing well, hon.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/19/10 02:27 AM

Thanks for the cheers, as always, Erica!
yes
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/19/10 02:28 AM

Hey Dow
Loving your crazy jumping man!
... I would have to argue the manlyness of that cardigan though!!! eek laugh2 laugh2 laugh2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 18 September 2010 - 09/19/10 03:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
to watch people 20 years older than me seeming to have no issues
no Those punks!

Woohoo for the new treatment plan and biking! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 18 September 2010 - 09/19/10 03:54 PM

Nice job on joining the new gym class! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

19 September 2010 - 09/19/10 03:56 PM

Whew! Shoulder spasm appears to be gone. Yippee!

today:

swimming ~ 1,100 yds / 45 minutes

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/19/10 07:49 PM

Stats for Thursday:
Krav CB: 60 minutes..
Yes..I'm late posting...but it was the wee bug Sofia's 10th birthday this weekend so skipped class yesterday and took her and her bff's to movies and cake and shopping! heart
She hit the big "10"!! rainbow

Congrats Tink on the new fitness class!! Hows it working out? i know about the weights issue. Whats the class called? They let us modify if we have knee, back, hand, etc problems. I think to myself..."what if your whole body is a mess? lol" laugh2

we've been hit with so much rain since saturday morning! cooler days..it's 70 degrees right now!! yahoo!!!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/19/10 08:21 PM

Yay for bff day! Good job on the KM! cheerleader

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/19/10 09:16 PM

today, hubby and i took a walk together, beautiful sunset, 1.5 miles, 35 minutes
Posted by: LATH

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/19/10 09:28 PM

Thursday: walked 4 miles (80 minutes)
Friday: walked 2 miles (40 minutes)
Saturday: yardwork (120 minutes)
Sunday: yardwork (180 minutes)
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/19/10 10:23 PM

Yay for hubby walks! cheerleader

mine walked down to the water with me tonight to watch the Sunday night cruise ships - and a neighbor has a brand new baby llama smile

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/19/10 10:25 PM

Your yard must look AWESOME! cheerleader

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/19/10 10:48 PM

woohoo! "fitness team" has now made it to the popular topics box at the bottom right! cheerleader

LOL, yes, we will celebrate anything! laugh2
Posted by: Angelmom

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/20/10 03:33 AM

Yes I am a slacking too..lol

last tuesday night 2 mile walk, sorry not sure how long

last thursday night 1 mile walk

friday night laps in the pool for about an hour

sunday laps in the pool for 1 and 1/2 hours

will try and do better about posting.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/20/10 07:12 AM

Celebrating fitness rocks! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/20/10 07:14 AM

That doesn't sound like slacking to me! Woohoo! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

20 September 2010 - 09/20/10 08:53 PM

I'm mentally High-5'ing all you arthritic folk who manage a full time job and still work in a fitness program. I worked 4 hours volunteering at the food bank this morning, then swam, then napped for 2.5 hours. Now I'm in my recliner working on online classes, and trying not to fall asleep. Arthritis makes me feel like SUCH A SLACKER! I know I'm not, but still...

ok, today:

swimming ~ 1,150 yds / 45 minutes

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Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/21/10 04:22 AM

Hey Buggie!

Class is called Muscle reinforcement!
It certainly gets you stretching!
Last night we used an elasticated band which you hook onto one foot and hold the other end in your hand - you can also have in just in your hands to pull apart etc!
It's a hard class and it is different every week, working on different parts of the body. It always has plenty of cardio warm up and stretching for cooling down though.
I have to ignore everyone else and take things at my own pace!

Stats for Monday 20 September
Gym Class - 1 hour

Hope your daughter had a fantatic Birthday!

Take care,
Tink rainbow
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/21/10 09:16 AM

Hi Tink! Thanks..Baby Buggie had a great day! heart
Cool beans! That class sounds like fun! cheerleader

Yes, the main thing is you go at your own pace. We use the resistance bands..and although its been a long time for me i still use the yellow band..the easiest one...because if i try more than that...muscle spasm city! no Stretching and a good warm up and cool down...sounds like you've got yourself a good class! In class they warm us up with stretching and then the class itself and then a good cool down...kind of bringing you back down to "normaL" laugh2

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: Hey everyone! - 09/21/10 09:18 AM

Gooooood Morning Sporting kickers!! cheerleader clap

Monday stats: KravM CB: 1 hr.

One of my fav instructors last night...torturous! Art opened the front door when I got home and thought I was caught in the rain...no...just the torture chamber they call kravmaga! eyes laugh2

Onwards to tuesday....but FIRST a puppy power nap....adios amigos! cheerleaderGo team!! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 20 September 2010 - 09/21/10 12:40 PM

thanks erica! last night i definitely needed to hear those words of encouragement! after 12 hours here, i had to go home and grade for 4 more. this job definitely wears me out! but today i'm leaving around 4:30 pm to go to the chiros and then home, and no work tonight! well, not much anyway, a few emails maybe and putting together an equipment list for biochemistry. they told us yesterday that we have til tomorrow......gggrrrrrr mad they are so "bleeping" last minute around here.

anyway, knowing it was going to be a late night last night, went for a walk with a friend in the department to blow off some steam in the afternoon, a must after department meetings! 1.5 miles, 30 minutes.

i too can't do weights, always pulling something that way, but therabands, that i can mostly do, though my left ulnar wrist is getting a bit wonky again; certainly don't want to go back to typing one handed again.
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 20 September 2010 - 09/21/10 08:58 PM

Tuesday:
KravM CB: 60 minutes sick1
Weather made me so lazy this evening..I'm sure the chicken and cheese and guacamole chalupa didnt help before hand either. hee hee! laugh2
Lots of rain this afternoon and into the evening...my plants are happy..but my wood floors arent...Silly Boxer + Rain + Mud = Trouble!! tongue2 laugh2
Posted by: EricaK

21 September 2010 - 09/21/10 11:52 PM

Happy Autumn smile

Today:

Tai Chi - 40 minutes

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 21 September 2010 - 09/22/10 12:39 AM

way to go erika! cheerleader
i bought a few cool bling hoodies and sweatpants at victorias secret outlet last week...now waiting...for cooler mornings...hurry texas weather..hurry! laugh2

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Posted by: Angelmom

Re: 21 September 2010 - 09/22/10 06:23 AM

Tori and I managed to get a 1 mile walk in tonight, didn't time it just proud that I finished..lol
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 20 September 2010 - 09/22/10 08:28 AM

Sue! 16 hour days and you manage to still get in a walk? cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 20 September 2010 - 09/22/10 08:29 AM

Guacamole chalupa is KM fuel food! cheerleader

Mmmmm... and maybe breakfast food for EricaK???

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 21 September 2010 - 09/22/10 08:30 AM

Yay for walking a mile! That's one more mile toward the million! Woohoo! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 21 September 2010 - 09/22/10 08:32 AM

VS Outlet??? I'm going to look for one near Seattle! cheerleader
Posted by: Orch

Re: 21 September 2010 - 09/22/10 10:12 AM

Ran 4 miles this morning 38 minutes.
Then walked a little over 1 mile with my wife.
On the weekend we walk up and down the strip in Vegas.
I found my favorite machine in Las Vegas. I always get the same amount back that I put in. Next time I will just pull up a stool and sit and feed money into the change machine. It is great.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 21 September 2010 - 09/22/10 10:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Orch
Next time I will just pull up a stool and sit and feed money into the change machine.
laugh2

walking and running in Vegas sounds fun!

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 20 September 2010 - 09/22/10 12:13 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Sue! 16 hour days and you manage to still get in a walk? cheerleader

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well, it did catch up with me! last night after chiro and CVS to pick up mobic to try, got home around 8 pm, took a bath, ate dinner, helped hubby make up a grocery list, and at 11 pm sat down to watch john stewart and promptly fell asleep for most of the rest of the night! picked myself up out of the recliner around 4 am, did a little computer stuff, then to bed to finish sleeping. but, zonked out for 5 hours straight in the recliner. i was so tired from the previous day that i even fell asleep in the chiro office while laying there while he left me with the muscle stim (upper back), ice (upper back and SI), and sacro wedges (to very very gently let my SI joint reposition itself correctly; worked like a charm!). even started dreaming in the chiro office, something about levitating or something, freaky! today though will go for another walk on campus, since i missed a walk yesterday!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 21 September 2010 - 09/22/10 12:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
I found my favorite machine in Las Vegas. I always get the same amount back that I put in. Next time I will just pull up a stool and sit and feed money into the change machine. It is great.


laugh2

that's about what happens to my mom when she goes to atlantic city!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 21 September 2010 - 09/22/10 12:17 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
i bought a few cool bling hoodies and sweatpants at victorias secret outlet last week...now waiting...for cooler mornings...hurry texas weather..hurry! laugh2


LOL! encouraging cooler weather to wear cool outfits! you sound like me! laugh2
Posted by: EricaK

22 September 2010 - 09/22/10 07:06 PM

Ouchie ouchie ouchie! mad When does one get the "wiser" part of "older and wiser"? Never, I repeat NEVER attempt to do COMBAT SIDE STROKE! As if a 50 yr old woman has any business AT ALL thinking this could possibly be a good idea... just because the 22 yr old Coast Guard rescue swimmer in the next lane can do it. Geez. no Sometimes I amaze myself with my own stupidity.... Even though I immediately took a muscle relaxer, my right sacrum, groin, hip, and tailbone have that burning nerve feeling and my heels freaking HURT to walk on. I'm taking my grumpy irritated self to bed. frown

Whew! Now that I've got that off my chest ~

today:

Swimming - 1,250 yds / 45 minutes

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 20 September 2010 - 09/22/10 07:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
even started dreaming in the chiro office, something about levitating or something, freaky!


Well as long as you weren't drooling floor

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 22 September 2010 - 09/23/10 03:54 AM

LOL! i've done side stroke, but NOTHING like this! eek2

yes, slow and easy! just cause you can do flip turns......well, anyway, want the swimming to make you stronger and stronger, not put you out of commission!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 20 September 2010 - 09/23/10 03:59 AM

no, no drooling thankfully! but i've been known to talk in my sleep! hope that doesn't happen.

tonight, never did go take my walk, long night at work, but did pace the halls for awhile while eating, but no idea how long or how far.

and then i did a bunch of stretching....yay for backpacking pads and an office that's big enough to lay down in!

another very interesting thing. my whole body was getting to its breaking point, then remembered it was past time to change the flector patch on my SI joint. after i did that, not only did my SI joint feel better, but i felt better overall. wonder if there is anything to that? remember joanne asking if others' symptoms originated from the SI and i didn't really think so. anyway, feeling ok now, just need to go to bed. goodnight!
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 21 September 2010 - 09/23/10 02:36 PM

ya' see sue? ka sisters! lol laugh2
art asked why i had so many new hoodies and warmups and tshirts...all foldly neatly in a huge shopping back in my room. hee hee. blush i explained that i am waiting for the cool mornings! the prices were unreal i simply couldnt walk away! laugh2 plus come the first cool front, these items will be gone or the price up...and i did get some walking in there eh? lol laugh2
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 21 September 2010 - 09/23/10 02:39 PM

Thursday stats:
KM CB: 60 minutes
Usually skip a day in between but tonight is baby buggie's and mr. dimples reading night at school. i also get to find out what test she has to take in order for her to skip a grade. so proud of her...she's reading at 7th grade level--but she just started 4th! cheerleader

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 20 September 2010 - 09/23/10 02:40 PM

Yes Erika thats it! KM Fuel food! laugh2 The avocado and I have a special relationship...hubby's okay with it. He knows I would never actually leave him for an avocado...but i sure do love them!! floor
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 21 September 2010 - 09/23/10 05:13 PM

Yay for KM! Yay for reading! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

23 September 2010 - 09/23/10 10:49 PM

Tai Chi - 45 minutes

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sleep sleep sleep
Posted by: LATH

Re: 23 September 2010 - 09/24/10 03:35 PM

Monday: walked 4 miles (80 minutes)
Tuesday: walked 4 miles (80 minutes)
Wednesday: walked 4 miles (80 minutes)
Thursday: walked 3 miles (60 minutes)
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 23 September 2010 - 09/24/10 07:43 PM

Okay, you are officially the fitness team member with the most stick-to-it-ive-ness momentum under duress. cheerleader

Good job managing to get in your exercise while grieving the loss of your sweet Buddy. hugss

Thanks for putting up the gorgeous photo of him today. He was a smile handsome dude!

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 23 September 2010 - 09/24/10 08:01 PM

this has been a bad week for exercise, gotta figure something out for next week and beyond.

tuesday thought i'd have time after the chiro but ended up having to go to cvs and then it was dark once i was done that.

wednesday had to pull an almost all nighter to finish something the department dumped on us last minute, grrr, hate last minuteness!

thursday by the time i got done standing in a cold room for an hour and a half with my collaborator and research student, got home after dark.

today i chose happy hour with colleague friends to blow off steam from the insane week. mental health as important as physical health! so don't feel guilty about this at all! even managed to avoid the bad-for-me food traps by eating some yogurt and fruit before going.

so tomorrow, body and weather willing, going on a long walk and/or bike ride! its supposed to be a little chilly (60 degrees) but doesn't look like rain is in the forecast.

after walking almost every day for over a year, i'm so addicted to it and miss it so much! have to figure out a way to make it work better! wish i had a walking situation at work like LATH does! that would be ideal! but i'll figure something out.
Posted by: LATH

Re: 23 September 2010 - 09/24/10 09:51 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Okay, you are officially the fitness team member with the most stick-to-it-ive-ness momentum under duress. cheerleader

Good job managing to get in your exercise while grieving the loss of your sweet Buddy. hugss

Thanks for putting up the gorgeous photo of him today. He was a smile handsome dude!

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Thank you! I find myself for a moment of habit looking for him as I come out the garage door. He always greeted me with a hug in the morning. It was more than just jumping up on me. It was a hug. And if I didn't hug him back long enough he would jump right back up. I knew he liked it so and I will miss it so. His resting place is in front of three redwood trees in our backyard. I made a concrete marker that I poured today.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 23 September 2010 - 09/24/10 09:54 PM

Quality of life decisions count extra! cheerleader

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 23 September 2010 - 09/24/10 10:02 PM

LATH,

yes, sorry about buddy. heart
think he will be eternally happy under those redwoods. hugss
Posted by: EricaK

24 September 2010 - 09/24/10 10:03 PM

eek2 I got a wicked muscle spasm In my neck at 3am from a nightmare. Are ya' kiddin' me? no Oh well, the day got better as it continued. yes

today:

Swimming - 1,200 yds / 45 minutes
Walk - 1.5 miles / 40 minutes

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 23 September 2010 - 09/24/10 10:03 PM

too bad we don't all live close enough for happy hour together! but at least we can hang out together "virtually" roll
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 24 September 2010 - 09/24/10 10:16 PM

oh dear! eek2 NO ONE should hurt themselves sleeping! that is not fair!

and sorry for the nightmare, i hate those!
Posted by: Orch

Re: 24 September 2010 - 09/25/10 12:08 PM

Today I ran a little over 7 miles took about an hour and eight minutes.
Ran up American Fork canyon, it was beautiful. The up hill was tough, and there were many cars in the canyon. It was my first run in the canyon this year.
Posted by: LATH

Re: 24 September 2010 - 09/25/10 06:55 PM

Orch, that is awesome!
Posted by: Dow

Re: 23 September 2010 - 09/25/10 07:05 PM

Totally right there with you, Lath, with all those little habits that you notice after they are gone

We picked up Snowball's remains from the vet the other day, nice little flowery box

Every night for the last eight years, before I go to sleep, I've always stopped to given each of our four dogs a liver treat.

A few nights ago, after I gave each of the three we still have their treats, I saw in my hand that I still had one left, I had forgotten

I still sometimes grab Snowball's leash by mistake when getting the other dogs ready for a walk

Still adjusting!
Posted by: LATH

Re: 23 September 2010 - 09/25/10 08:51 PM

Thanks Dow. I'm glad I'm not alone in feeling this way. I'm sorry about your Snowball too. I guess we are just lucky to have pets that fill such a large part of our life. As you say...it's an adjustment now.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 23 September 2010 - 09/25/10 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Dow
We picked up Snowball's remains from the vet the other day


What? How did I miss this? I'm SO SORRY! hugss

You guys are having a truly crappy week.
no
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 24 September 2010 - 09/25/10 09:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
American Fork canyon


In Utah? It must be really pretty this time of year. cheerleader

I used to hike American river canyon in California.

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Posted by: EricaK

25 September 2010 - 09/25/10 09:36 PM

Today it was 74 degrees and sunny ALL DAY! cheerleader Why am I cheering? Because I live in the Pacific NW, and this is just not something we expect on September 27th. cheerleader

swimming ~ 1,050 yds / 40 minutes
walking ~ 1 mile / 30 minutes


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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 24 September 2010 - 09/25/10 10:26 PM

that sounds like a wonderful run!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 23 September 2010 - 09/25/10 10:28 PM

dow (and lath),

yes, it does take a while to adjust. heart

after spunky passed away, we kept finding her feathers all over the place. while she was alive, we'd just throw them out, without a second thought. once she was gone, every one was like a treasure, we filled up a jar with them.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/25/10 10:31 PM

yes, woohoo to indian summer! cheerleader

it was in the 80s the last few days. down to around 60 today, but i didn't mind, actually perfect walking weather today. walked 2 miles in 42 minutes. along the road, noticing the changing leaves and golden corn fields. along the canal for a little ways, listening to the birds, mostly crows today. all in all, a nice walk.
Posted by: Orch

Re: 24 September 2010 - 09/25/10 10:52 PM

I went kayaking the American River in Sacramento in June. It was fun.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/25/10 11:16 PM

I love crows smile they're funny birds.

2 miles! Woohoo cheerleader

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Posted by: LATH

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/26/10 12:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
...along the road, noticing the changing leaves and golden corn fields. along the canal for a little ways, listening to the birds, mostly crows today. all in all, a nice walk.


That sounds beautiful!
Posted by: aussiegirl

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/26/10 03:58 AM

Well I am back. Kids went great at SRC camp. That is surf rescue certificate. So my stats for the week are aprox.

Walked about 20km
Open ocean swims about 5km
Board paddle about 2km

About 3000 bicep curls. Lifting drinks
And died every night. LOL

Seriously though proud of the amount I was able to do this week and other than having no vioce left I am feeling good on the LDN.

Trish
xx
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/26/10 08:38 AM

Woohoo! Surf/swim camp sounds grueling! cheerleader

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/26/10 11:40 PM

it was smile

and tonight, a beautiful sunset to go with it. rainbow

walked, 1.5 miles, 30 minutes

i so miss these walks on workdays. even if i walk on campus, its not nearly the same! at least 2 out of 7 days are weekend days!
Posted by: LATH

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/27/10 08:18 AM

Saturday: yardwork (60 minutes)

Sunday: yardwork (120 minutes)
bike 15 miles (60 minutes)
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/27/10 09:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22

i so miss these walks on workdays. even if i walk on campus, its not nearly the same!


But your legs don't know the difference! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/27/10 09:02 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
yardwork


Seriously ~ photos of the yard? cheerleader

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Posted by: Cblais

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/27/10 07:53 PM

I swam 1,000 yards yesterday 30 minutes, going to try to find the energy to do it tonight. Its over 100 degrees in Los Angeles right now, so it would certainly feel nice!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/27/10 07:56 PM

welcome to the team! clap cheerleader 1cup

that kind of heat is definitely a motivating factor to swim!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/27/10 07:57 PM

but my feet do.......hard manmade surfaces vs dirt and grass. but i'll figure it out smile

tonight: walk: 1.5 miles, 30 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/27/10 09:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Cblais
I swam 1,000 yards yesterday


cheerleader another swimmer cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/27/10 09:40 PM

Ah yes... I know these hard surfaces well alien

is there per chance a rubberized track? Hmmm... My thinking cap works not so well from this distance. no

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Posted by: Cblais

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/27/10 10:35 PM

Thanks Erica, I was inspired by you to go this evening and swam another 1,000yards. Its hard to drag myself there when I feel crummy but I always feel amazing after!!!
Posted by: Dow

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/27/10 10:57 PM

Final swim of the season, I'm pretty sure, now that colder days are on their way

Distance: 60 laps

Time: 20 minutes
Water temp: 68 degrees snowflake1
Posted by: Dow

Re: 23 September 2010 - 09/28/10 03:40 AM

Thank you Erica

If you look in the Pet Corner thread, I posted a little movie I made on the day Snowball passed away, he'd be honored if you watch it! yes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/28/10 08:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Cblais
Its hard to drag myself there when I feel crummy but I always feel amazing after!!!


Ditto Ditto Ditto! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 25 September 2010 - 09/28/10 08:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Dow
Water temp: 68 degrees snowflake1


Brrrrrrrr!!!! cheerleader

No more whining for me about the 84 degree pool here. no

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Posted by: LATH

27 September 2010 - 09/28/10 08:20 AM

Monday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)

Gotta run...time for work...
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 27 September 2010 - 09/28/10 08:24 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Monday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)

Gotta run...time for work...


I don't see how you can run after all that walking. cheerleader

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Posted by: Orch

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/28/10 09:34 AM

I really admire the swimmers. I like to swim, but my neck has a hard time turning around to breath anymore. I do scuba dive, and once I took a snorkel so I didn't have to turn my neck. I guess running is better for me.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/28/10 11:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Orch
my neck has a hard time turning around to breath


Yes, my husband has to turn from the waist to breathe. A chiropractor broke his neck in the 90's, and he had to have C3 surgically fused. I can't imagine how difficult it is for the AS'ers who have lots of fusing. eek2

This is definitely a mutual admiration society, because I really admire runners! But my feet & knees won't let me run on them anymore. no

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Posted by: EricaK

28 September 2010 - 09/28/10 12:18 PM

Bah, I completely skipped exercising yesterday. I had a little "mini-flare up" brought on by allergies I suspect, and it was 3 pm before I remembered to take a dose of my steroid nose spray ~ and voila! I feel mo'betta t'day.

This morning I got up bright and early to swim, and it turns out that the pool is not near so busy at 8 am as it is at noon!

swimming - 1,000 yds / 40 minutes
tai chi - 55 minutes


Made it for 55 minutes of a 1 hour class.

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Posted by: LATH

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/28/10 11:15 PM

Tuesday: 5 miles (80 minutes)

I felt awesome today! We went on a 3 mile morning walk at a really fast pace. 3 miles in 40 minutes! Then 2 miles in the afternoon at the regular 40 minutes pace. But, I did notice a little tenderness in my right knee...got ice on it now.
Posted by: LATH

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/28/10 11:45 PM

EricaK wanted some pictures...here they are!

The cherries were yummy this year



Trench work before laying about 1000 feet of irrigation pipe:



More trench work...50 Italian Cypress went in here.



Part of the yard...the 4x4 is my portal shop with tools and materials. Around the corner behind the 4x4 is my new vegetable garden...I don't have pictures of that yet:



Looking the other direction:

Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/28/10 11:47 PM

so glad you have this opportunity to walk. smile

just watch the knees smile

always a balance between doing enough but not too much, cause once the tendonitis develops, then that keeps us from using that joint, but you know this.

i used to just ice all the time. but found my home ultrasound machine gets rid of the tendonitis faster. that and my LDN make the healing process a lot better than it used to be.

i paced the halls of my building in between making up an exam today, not sure how much distance, need to pull out my pedometer on days like today.......at least i don't have to take the exam! but i will have to grade it, and another one this weekend.......way too much sitting coming up as well as too much hand use! but will try to get out and walk in between as much as possible. i miss being able to go for long walks every day. but at least i'm going every few days! always a challenge to balance work and life.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/28/10 11:48 PM

clap

i KNEW your yard was awesome! cheerleader

and looks like its becoming awesomer all the time! roll
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/28/10 11:50 PM

i admire the swimmers, the runners, the long distance walkers, the stuff buggy does, etc! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/29/10 07:58 AM

I admire all of us for getting out of bed in the morning! Including Scooby. yes Slow and steady wins the race. 1cup Woohoo!!! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 08:01 AM

Ok! Now I see the result of your many hours of yard work. Good Job. cheerleader

Your place reminds me of my old place in Auburn, CA.

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 08:02 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
I felt awesome today!


Can't feel better than AWESOME! cheerleader


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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 08:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
i paced the halls of my building in between making up an exam today, not sure how much distance, need to pull out my pedometer


Yay for hallways! cheerleader

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p.s. How are your feet feeling this week?
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 09:30 AM

thanks erika smile

funny you should ask about the feet: been on mobic since saturday. don't know if 1) still feeling the effects of all the standing i did on thursday and saturday or 2) mobic is giving me low level edema, my feet are always the first to feel it, with more inflammation than normal or 3) the mobic's just not kicking in (yet) and my feet are simply flaring.

regardless, feets are unhappy at the moment no

though being able to sit longer due to the awesome chiro helping my ribs is helping the feet to recover yes
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 09:31 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Originally Posted By: LATH
I felt awesome today!


Can't feel better than AWESOME! cheerleader


Go TEAM! clap


i second what erica said! cheerleader

here's to awesomeness! 1cup
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 09/29/10 09:33 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
I admire all of us for getting out of bed in the morning! Including Scooby. yes Slow and steady wins the race. 1cup Woohoo!!! cheerleader

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love your enthusiasm! very inspiring! heart
Posted by: Orch

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 10:33 AM

Ran 4.1 miles (39:14 minutes) I didn't feel well this morning, but a run fixed that. I usually run on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. I could not run yesterday so I had to run today.
Posted by: Orch

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 10:34 AM

Your yard looks very nice Lath. The cherries do look good.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 10:44 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
mobic is giving me low level edema


Be careful! That's how my allergy to NSAIDS started. Low level edema turned into full on anaphylaxis, complete with severe facial swelling and near impossibility breathing... heart distress. Grrr...

(I have to say it) Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 10:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Orch
I didn't feel well this morning, but a run fixed that.


Exercise rocks! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 10:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Orch
The cherries do look good.


Cherries? I though those were apples! cheerleader

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 07:47 PM

thanks for the warning erica, i certainly don't want to not be able to use my flector patch or KIP gel.

interesting. i was reading that only like 5% (or was it even less) of people have edema to nsaids. just the lucky ones i guess. was on vioxx and had edema for 3 years before i put it together based on comments from the GP. 3 years and none of my doctors could put it all together why i was getting so so awfully bad.

hope it doesn't develop past the edema into what you had go wrong!

thanks for the heads up!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 07:51 PM

haven't been calculating the time or distance but did a lot of walking around campus today. all between various buildings. walked to class and back. a seminar and back. tea with a friend/colleague and back. to the computer store on campus for a video connector, still can't use my computer in the classroom, and its only a month into school! out to the distance parking lot to pull my car up near the building. to the new "global village" on campus for a chicken taco (very fresh and good) and back. think it was 2-3 miles total. things are so spread out here. though overcast, nice temperature, so nice day for walking outside. and the sunset, the clouds very cool and dramatic!
Posted by: EricaK

29 September 2010 - 09/29/10 09:33 PM

woohoo for nice weather! cheerleader

today:

Tai Chi - 25 minutes
walking - 2 miles / 45 minutes


feet and sacrum are complaining and I don't care, because walking by the ocean at sunset with my husband is totally worth it! Sigh smile

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 09:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
nice day for walking outside. and the sunset, the clouds very cool and dramatic!
cheerleader

Nice weather is sooooo sweet this time of year. yes

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 09:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22

hope it doesn't develop past the edema into what you had go wrong!

thanks for the heads up!


De nada. I truly LOVED the pain relief from Mobic, so I think I just let it go too long because I was in denial. It happened really fast though. One day I just felt a little weird, and all of a sudden I couldn't breathe or lie down because the pressure in my head was so awful. Then the lip and eye swelling started like Will Smith in Hitch. Ok, not quite that bad, but it was unsettling. eek2

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 10:28 PM

Wednesday stats:
Krav CB: 60 min.
Got my body served back to me with a side order of fries! sick1 I didnt go monday or tuesday. Was busy registering my wee ones for Sunday school..or rather CCD on Mondays really. And I'll be going on Monday nights for adult refresher classes. Arthurs off so he'll join me too! heart

Weather has been awesome. Warmer days today and tomorrow but boy was the weather sweet. Bubba should be able to start joining me for walks. I think I'll take Art with me on Mondays or go during the day. Weather is too sweet to pass up! heart Just wish my thumb and hands were cooperating. They are a royal mess. Hoping to get into rheumy soon. Just had so much kid stuff to get done and kid projects! rainbow

Goooo team!! cheerleader clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 10:30 PM

Lath your yard looks absolutely amazing!! Hats off to all your hard work! Certainly has paid off!! clap clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 10:39 PM

may i ask how long it took for the mobic's pain relief to kick in. i've taken it 4 days now, today will be day 5.......still waiting. feet worse than ever. the rest of my joints have no idea i'm on a nsaid either.......still waiting. did it take a few weeks to build to a steady state?

and sweetie, so sorry, that sounds terribly scary and horribly awful! thank goodness you pulled through it ok. heart
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 10:40 PM

lath,

buggy's a master gardener too, so that's a big complement from her!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/29/10 10:46 PM

i love fries! LOL!

glad the weather's nice there too! rainbow

sorry about the hands. heart hate when the hands act up, that was me for the first 4 or so years, could hardly handle any paperwork or books, a challenge for someone who teaches. left hand was worse than the right, just turning pages aggravated the tendonitis in the thumbs. had the students stapling the upper right hand corner of papers. the students laughed at that, but thought it mighty clever that i learned how to adapt with such simple little tricks. still, they were pretty bad. oddly enough the zanaflex helped them settle down. maybe the tight muscles could no longer "tug" on the tendons? of course just because the spondy monster left my hands doesn't mean he didn't take up residence elsewhere, but it is nice to have my hands back most days. now if the hands could teach the feet a lesson or two...........

anyway, here's to good walks in nice weather; with hubby and pets even better! roll
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 29 September 2010 - 09/29/10 10:47 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
walking by the ocean at sunset with my husband is totally worth it! Sigh smile


that sounds absolutely perfect! rainbow
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 08:22 AM

Mobic took about 8 hours to kick in for me. It was literally a cool flash that started in my knees and spread through the rest of my joints. It was divine smile

I love this place! Just sayin' yes

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 08:25 AM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie

Got my body served back to me with a side order of fries!


I like fries! cheerleader

And CCD smile

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 09:29 AM

thanks erica,

i've been trying to pay attention to how i feel throughout the day, throughout the week. i know the side effects of sleepiness, mental fog, dry mouth, wash over me slowly, come to a head, then slowly dissipate, will see if i notice anything regarding pain relief similarly, but probably have to wait another week or so for that to happen if it goes like i've been reading, we'll see.

just so very odd how each nsaid is so very different, both in their effectiveness and side effects.

thanks again, so nice to have all this experience of others to help me along.
Posted by: Orch

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 09:45 AM

Ran 2.25 miles this morning. Forgot to look at the time on my GPS, but I think it was about 20 minutes.

I love fries also, but I gave them up for my half hearted attempt at the NSD. I do sneak a fry once in a while. I really like the In-N-Out fries.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 10:48 AM

board walk fries here, with bay seasoning! got hooked on those when i lived in maryland.

but alas, like you, fries are a rare treat now that i am on a LSD.
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 12:21 PM

Ohhh ohh i forgot to mention to you all what they were teaching at Krav yesterday! "Spiderman Push-up's" !! eek2 eek2 I completely forgot to show my son mr. dimples when I got home b/c we were finishing up on reading the Bernstein bear book he chose. He's a die-hard Spiderman fan! roll

Sometimes I think I am a glutten for punishment...lol. Weather is warmer today but i have a bad flare up of costochondritis. Took a puppy power nap and hoping for another round tonight! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 04:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
I really like the In-N-Out fries.

Yay for In-N-Out fries! cheerleader Ooops... I mean, yay for running! blush

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Posted by: LATH

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 10:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
Forgot to look at the time on my GPS...


I'm just curious what brand of GPS do you use?
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 10:18 PM

awe sue...thanks...i wish i could do 1/4 of Lath's amazing work! my yard is super small. but i'm happy to report that my yellow bells and orange bells aka esperanzas and pride of barbados are HUGE. they are STILL blooming..texas weather..they love the heat! rainbow they are about 6 1/2 feet-7 ft high now! I moved my little patio table closer to the front and the yellow bells hang over the umbrella and it looks sooo pretty. will take pics this weekend! heart

also it is arthur's way of keeping an extra sharp eagle eye on gianna and her little boyfriend when they hang out. lol. in between the security checks! lol laugh2
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 10:21 PM

Thursday stats:
Krav CB: 60 min.
I was really dragging. Costochondritis is FULL blown now. Another cool front is coming through saturday so I think thats why. Been stretching alot but that burning feeling is insane. Going to bed at 1030 with a soma to help and STILL dragging super stiff in the mornings. Worse than usual. Walker and cane are utterly useless for rib and thoracic pain. no But class is done and I'm glad. I feel my inner "chi" stronger again. laugh2
GO TEAM!! cheerleader cheerleader
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 10:23 PM

all this talk of fries since my side order of fries comment now the craving is undeniable...must have some tomorrow..must show restraint....resistance is futile! laugh2 laugh2
Posted by: LATH

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 10:28 PM

Wednesday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Thursday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)

I almost went for a jog just to see if I could do it and to give Orch some competition. But, I had a glass of wine instead. I have been feeling so good lately...I actually mean before the glass of wine...that I wanted to give jogging a try. Maybe this weekend...
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 10:29 PM

yes sue...sadly my hands are still a wreck. i do NOT want a steroid shot there. the one in my big toe last year was traumatic enough thank u very much! laugh2

i've never had tendonitis...just super stiff hands. no muscle tightening. just feels super stiff and they are red at the knuckles when i wake up for about 1/2 hour or at night when i wake up to get a drink of water. they feel like someone is stabbing the little joints with an ice pick. sharp sharp pain. just like my thoracic. dreadful. thankfully my feet have been okay...touch wood! wink for now its the hands, thoracic and costochondritis in FULL force in my face. pretty sad when your little ones are up before you are getting ready for school. they love breakfast tacos so i make them the night before and wrap them up and voila...warm them up in the morning and it makes it much easier on the days i'm super dragging. which is NOW! laugh2 and every other day. laugh2

such is the life of a bug with a spondy monster trying to kick her down every day...bug's not staying down without a fight. wink2
Posted by: LATH

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 11:01 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
...bug's not staying down without a fight...


Way to GO BUGGIE!!!! clap clap clap 1cup
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
I had a glass of wine instead

floor

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 09/30/10 11:33 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
Walker and cane are utterly useless for rib and thoracic pain


Go KM wonder woman! cheerleader

sheesh... Be careful:)

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Posted by: EricaK

30 September 2010 - 10/01/10 08:39 AM

The sky was so clear and filled with stars last night that it looked like a Discovery channel movie. WOW! eyes

Anyway ~~~

Swimming - 1,000 yds / 45 minutes
Tai Chi - 1 hour


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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 30 September 2010 - 10/01/10 09:02 AM

Good job Erika! cheerleader Stars and all! yes
I love the cooler mornings and breezy evenings...I think it's time for another barbeque over here! roll
Posted by: Orch

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/01/10 09:10 AM

My GPS is a Garmin Forerunner 201. It is getting old, but still works so I keep it. Someday I will upgrade to a smaller one.
Posted by: EricaK

1 October 2010 - 10/01/10 10:10 PM

Have I mentioned how much I love LDN and cymbalta? It is soooooo nice to take walks with my husband again! And not to be in constant pain is a miracle. yes

today:

swimming - 1,200 yds / 50 minutes
walking - 1 mile / 30 minutes


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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1 October 2010 - 10/01/10 10:47 PM

cheerleader
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1 October 2010 - 10/02/10 04:11 AM

Hello Fitness Team!

Have some stats to post later - not sure at the moment if my new exercise class is killing me or making me stronger! eek2 eek2 eek2

Will do a major update in stats so everyone knows where we are up to!

So busy with family since kids are back to school, not able to get on here as much as I used to no My eldest gets homework every night now and of course it is in French!!! AAAAgggrrrhhh!

Anyway I will get onto those stats over the next few days!

Keep up the amazing work everyone!!!

cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1 October 2010 - 10/02/10 06:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell
Have some stats to post later - not sure at the moment if my new exercise class is killing me or making me stronger!


Stronger I hope! cheerleader

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Posted by: Orch

Re: 1 October 2010 - 10/02/10 12:15 PM

Todays run, 8 miles 1 hour 20 min. 58 seconds. Started a little late, but still made it before it was hot.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1 October 2010 - 10/02/10 01:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
58 seconds


what say you team? Does he get credit for a whole minute? I vote yes! cheerleader

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Posted by: LATH

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/02/10 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
My GPS is a Garmin Forerunner 201. It is getting old, but still works so I keep it. Someday I will upgrade to a smaller one.


Thanks, that gives me an idea. At my work they have a Health Vitality program where you earn points for stuff like walking, loosing weight, getting a flu shot, etc. I see that I'm 85% to the point where I'd have enough points to get a Garmin Forerunner 405. Or, I have enough right now to get the Garmin Forerunner 305. This would be a great thing to have to record my walks and bike rides...hmmmmm.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/02/10 06:37 PM

today: walking in the rain, just a light drizzle, at dusk, peaceful, with a hooded rain jacket, not even a bother.

1.5 miles, 30 minutes

tomorrow i will get up earlier, get out earlier, see if i can get a longer walk in.

looks like its gonna be a rainy weekend though, so a bikeride is probably out. but that's ok, i enjoy walking, in all sorts of weather, so long as i dress for it.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/02/10 07:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
walking in the rain, just a light drizzle, at dusk, peaceful
sigh rainbow
cheerleaderGo TEAM! clap
Posted by: Orch

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/02/10 10:06 PM

I really like my GPS. I can now run anywhere, and it tracks my distance.
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/03/10 10:05 AM

Saturday stats:
Krav CB: 60 min
I was able to make it to the morning one which was refreshing! I peeled myself outta bed when my wee ones woke up and headed out to visit with their great grampa Memo and breakfast with Gramma aka my momma rainbow

This morning is fantastic! My momma made me some early birthday menudo so i'm going to hit a hot bath and then eat! cheerleader

Mass today and then I think i'll go for some walking this afternoon! Have some fluid in my left hand and both were super stiff today...and so were my hubby's hands...weather changes--etiher way i'm happy! So are the wee ones and miss G and our insane boxer! roll
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/03/10 07:03 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
My momma made me some early birthday menudo
cheerleader

You're so lucky to have your momma! I miss mine so much this year!

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Posted by: EricaK

3 October 2010 - 10/03/10 07:13 PM

Today is awesome! Day 2 on the 4.5mg of LDN and I feel like I could run a marathon... cheerleader

But ~ I'm content with:

swimming - 750 yds / 25 minutes
tai chi - 30 minutes

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Posted by: LATH

Re: 3 October 2010 - 10/03/10 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Today is awesome! Day 2 on the 4.5mg of LDN and I feel like I could run a marathon...


YAY!!!!! cheerleader cheerleader roll
Posted by: LATH

Re: 3 October 2010 - 10/03/10 07:40 PM

Friday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)

I did nothing this weekend. Not even yardwork...well nothing significant...just rode the lawn mower. I had to work about 14 hours over Saturday and Sunday. But, the good news is I can start to telecommute to work one day a week...I'm thinking I'll get in noon time bike rides!
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/03/10 09:17 PM

Aww Erika.. I'm so sorry to hear that.. hug
We are a small family..just my brother and I so my momma and I are super close. She helps me so much more now that she has her little cottage in back...kids love to go visit her and hang out with her when I have to pick up Miss Gianna from highschool. Because they are out and trying to relax and watch a few toonies with Gramma Connie! heart
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/03/10 09:22 PM

Sundays stats:
Jog/walk: 2 miles 30 min.
My jog is like a shuffle but I had my hands hurting and I refused to waste a beautiful day. Took the wee ones to mass and some tacos, then took my personal bodyguard with me ...aka my boxer mr Bubba. He was pleased as punch! rainbow He was so happy with the cool breeze. This time I had my dog mace spray (b/c of past dog attack) in hand while at the school so I felt a bit more at ease. Still leaves one unsettled after something like that happens no All because of negligent owners. But other than a field full of teenage boy soccer players and a few sassy chihuahuas ...it was quiet and Bubba ignored the wee doggies! lol laugh2 laugh2 He was too happy to lose his "mojo" clap

Showered now and ready to get some good sleep tonight since Arthur is off tomorrow...I can sleep in till 9-10 yahoo! he's taking the kiddos to school. yahoo! cheerleader
GO TEAM!! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/03/10 10:29 PM

hello all,

good to see all the activity in here, can barely keep up!

a nice evening here, had been rainy all weekend, but clouds breaking up at end of day.

so nice outside, makes me realize that mankind was not meant to sit at a desk all day indoors! the only real negative i have about my job..........ok, back to grading! what i've been doing all weekend: eat, grade, eat, grade, walk, grade, eat, grade, eat, grade, sleep..............but almost done, just a few more hours.......what ever possessed me to give exams in both classes this week, i'll never know! on the other hand, got it over with. grading is the bane of most teachers i think!

carry on! smile

oh yeh, LOL!, almost forgot:

walk: 2 miles, 35 minutes

(not sure how i walked so fast! but must say feet have settled down considerably since last weekend. yay LDN? mobic doing something? don't think its mobic, not really feeling it anywhere else?)
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/03/10 10:33 PM

sorry to hear about your mother. heart

my husband lost both his parents in the last few years. yeh, we, especially he really miss them.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/03/10 10:33 PM

you're making me hungry!

glad you and bubba had a good uneventful walk!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 3 October 2010 - 10/03/10 10:36 PM

14 hours at work this weekend, sorry to hear that! you and me both, lots of grading to get done here. at home at least, but still way way too much sitting!

yay to the telecommuting! my husband did that for about 11 years while i taught. now he gave up sitting at the computer completely to paint. but i do think telecommuting is fantastic! especially for those of us with health challenges.

hope this allows you to get some biking in; i so enjoy biking when i can do it!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1 October 2010 - 10/03/10 10:37 PM

so inspirational that you run! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/04/10 07:13 AM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
Aww Erika.. I'm so sorry to hear that.. hug


Thank you smile It's been over 23 years since she left the planet. She rocked sweetness and light! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/04/10 07:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
but must say feet have settled down considerably since last weekend.


Yay for your feet! It certainly makes them much easier to walk around on, right? cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/04/10 07:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
my husband lost both his parents in the last few years
Your poor hubby. It's been 23 years since my mamma passed away and 13 years since my dad, and I still miss both of them all the time. I guess. It's no fun and no fair.

They would both have thought KickAS was awesome, expecially the FITNESS TEAM. They were both proactive people. My dad walked 3 miles every day until his mid 70's and my mom was always doing Toastmasters or some sort of self-improvement seminar for work. cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: 3 October 2010 - 10/04/10 07:26 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
I did nothing this weekend....I had to work about 14 hours over Saturday and Sunday.

laugh2

I'm getting the idea that LATH is a bit of a high achiever.... anyone else? cheerleader

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Posted by: Orch

Re: 3 October 2010 - 10/04/10 09:43 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Today is awesome! Day 2 on the 4.5mg of LDN and I feel like I could run a marathon... cheerleader


I could not make a whole marathon right now, but I could go half way with you.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 3 October 2010 - 10/04/10 04:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
Originally Posted By: EricaK
Today is awesome! Day 2 on the 4.5mg of LDN and I feel like I could run a marathon... cheerleader


I could not make a whole marathon right now, but I could go half way with you.

Awww... thanks. I'm planning my first 3 mile walk in almost 2 years on Wednesday. Just because I feel like I could run a marathon, doesn't mean I could actually run one. laugh2

If I could just go on a medium hike with my old club I would be in heaven smile

Today I'm satisfied with:

swimming ~ 1,350 yds / 1 hour

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Posted by: Knut

4 October 2010 - 10/04/10 08:24 PM

4 miles stairs and uphill, 50 minutes.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 4 October 2010 - 10/04/10 08:28 PM

Yeauuuuuhhh! Go Knut! cheerleader

We needed a climber. Woohoo!!!

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: 4 October 2010 - 10/04/10 09:05 PM

cold (~50) and wet, but a good excuse to pull out a cozy turtleneck and favorite wool sweater, first time this season.

walking in the rain at dusk: 1.5 miles, 30 minutes
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 4 October 2010 - 10/04/10 10:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
cold (~50) and wet, but a good excuse to pull out a cozy turtleneck and favorite wool sweater


yay for sweaters cheerleader

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Posted by: Orch

Re: 4 October 2010 - 10/05/10 10:20 AM

Todays run: 4.11 miles 38:38 minutes.
Nice running weather.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 4 October 2010 - 10/05/10 12:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
Nice running weather.
cheerleader Good weather rocks!

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/05/10 09:12 PM

Grrrr...mini-flare again today. Studied in my recliner until 3, napped until 5:30, cooked dinner and am now dedicated to watching TV until bedtime. I'm wondering if it's rebound from the increased LDN? I even missed tai chi today. eyes

But on the up side, I aced a midterm and wrote & submitted a paper! cheerleader

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Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/05/10 09:29 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
But on the up side, I aced a midterm and wrote & submitted a paper!


YAY!!! cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/05/10 09:31 PM

Monday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Tuesday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/05/10 09:44 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Monday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Tuesday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)


Nice! cheerleader

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Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/06/10 10:24 AM

Have got stats upto page 65 so far!!! Slow down you lot!!!
Only joking... there's NO stopping you guys laugh2
Just another 17 pages of stats to do!
I'm getting my moneys worth out of my calculator alright!

Keep it up everyone!

Miss you guys when I can't get on here so much heart

cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/06/10 10:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell
Miss you guys when I can't get on here so much heart


We miss you, too!!! hugss

Here's to the world's best scorekeeper! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! 6 October 2010 - 10/06/10 09:30 PM

Hey Team Buddies! It's a good here in the neighborhood. Up early, successfully murdered Kaspersky which pleases me no end. Then over to my friend's house to work on her computer. Then...

swimming ~ 1,000 yds / 40 minutes


Then laid out my last couple of classes and an exam and it looks like I might be able to graduate in DECEMBER with my B.A.. Finger's crossed. eek2

Hopefully it won't take me as long to complete grad school as it did to get through the first round, which is exactly 20 years.

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Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 6 October 2010 - 10/06/10 09:51 PM

The bug is back! Major plantar fascitis but she's here! wahoo I'm going to calamazoo!! laugh2 must be the 1/2 norco i just took. lol Plumb tired from a most excellent 42nd birthday yesterday with some cheesy enchiladas that took me as close to heavan as I could reach! heart And red velvet cake my beautiful teen made for me. Got some warmups for the cooler days for my birrrrfday! cheerleader

Anywho..
Wed stats:
Krav CB: 60 min

On a side note I am pleased to report that my right wrist was due to the AS monster and not Krav...it's doing 95% better...and now my left is a bit puffy but not anywhere the same or same spot..just fluid. So I am pleased. Not that it's AS related but just that it wasnt something broken! rainbow

I may attempt to pull a few weeds..just a few tiny ones in between my ferns on the side of my house tomorrow at noon. Weather is divine! OR i could be a bug slug and watch History channel with Bubba my boxer again! laugh2 laugh2
GOOOOOOO TEAM!! You guys and gals are AMAZING!! U all ROCK as our ol friend Linc says...because there's folks at Krav that dont do as much as you all do!! I'm so proud of all of you all!! hugss luv slug bug laugh2
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 6 October 2010 - 10/07/10 02:45 AM

OK am up to date clocking up the stats - now just got to do the totals!

Just time to pop my own stats in!

STATS
Mon 27 September
Gym 1 hour

Saturday 2 October
Bike 2km / 10 minutes

Missed gym class on Monday but might go tonight or tomorrow instead.

Can't wait to see how the stats are looking after a whole month of everyone exercising like crazy - plus lots of new members on board cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 6 October 2010 - 10/07/10 08:17 AM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
I am pleased to report that my right wrist was due to the AS monster and not Krav.


Phew! eek2 Yay! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 6 October 2010 - 10/07/10 08:18 AM

[quote=Tinkerbell]time to pop my own stats in!/quote]

Good to see you're back in action! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Orch

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/07/10 02:56 PM

Ran 3.3 miles the battery on my GPS died at 3.2 I was almost back.
Then I lifted some weights (pull downs, and presses).
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/07/10 03:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
the battery on my GPS died


Oh no! no Hopefully it's rechargeable? eek2

Way to keep going! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/07/10 04:29 PM

Ya'll are saving my life! cheerleader I AM NOT KIDDING!

Today is my 4th day after moving up to 4.5mg LDN, and I just....

walked ~ 2 MILES! / 1 hour

I'm so excited. I'm beginning to dream of hiking again. Sigh. yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/07/10 11:57 PM

Thursday stats:
Krav CB: 60 minutes roll
Relaxed and got rid of alot of stress with mr Title aka the title bag in class. lol. much needed.
Hoping to do a little walking this weekend... laugh2 we had an instructor that was there when I first started. i like her alot. jen is slow and steady. and i dont see her as often b/c i think she's in alot of self defense classes. but she's a real gem!
yahoo its almost fry-day!!
gooooo team!! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/08/10 12:41 AM

to all the walkers, runners, bikers, swimmers, and Krav CBers:

good to see you all at your thing.

no walking the last few days, but today walked around stores and shops for several hours, running a number of errands, so that's better than sitting in my office.

one of my errands was to go to the shoe store that carries all the better brands. while there, tried the vibrum fivefinger shoes:

http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/products_footwear.cfm

they were the only shoes that felt "natural" and right, except for the toe thing, that felt very odd. and they do look very crazy. anyway, didn't buy anything, but something to think about. smile
Posted by: Orch

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/08/10 09:20 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22

one of my errands was to go to the shoe store that carries all the better brands. while there, tried the vibrum fivefinger shoes:

http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/products_footwear.cfm

they were the only shoes that felt "natural" and right, except for the toe thing, that felt very odd. and they do look very crazy. anyway, didn't buy anything, but something to think about. smile


That is one thing I don't try to save money on is shoes. I replace mine often. When I ran the half marathon a month ago I talked to a couple people that were running in Vibram's one lady said she would get a back ache when she ran until she started running in Vibram's. She had been using them about a year.
Posted by: Orch

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/08/10 09:23 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK

walked ~ 2 MILES! / 1 hour


Sounds like the marathon is getting closer.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/08/10 04:54 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie

Relaxed and got rid of alot of stress with mr Title aka the title bag in class
laugh2

That's the way to do it! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/08/10 04:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22


These are very big in Seattle. The first time I saw someone wearing them I started laughing ~ yep, unfortunately out loud. Totally uncool, but I couldn't help it. laugh2 laugh2 laugh2

I wonder - do you have to go without socks? Or do the shoes need special socks? Hmmmm...

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/08/10 07:40 PM

I ate too much sugar today. no Why you ask? Because I woke up at 5am ~ not used to the 4.5mg LDN yet, and ate a good breakfast. Then took off around 9 am for the next town over to my proctor, for a midterm (which I aced yes ), and got really hungry around 2 pm. So... M&M's for lunch, followed by actual lunch, and cookies for dinner. What? confused2

Oh well, before I left the house I managed

tai chi ~ 30 minutes

and of course I stopped on the way home to

swim ~ 1,075 yds / 40 minutes


Now my husband and I have been studying all afternoon and might walk down to the water. A poor woman drove her car off the bluff into the bay yesterday and died, so it's a little bit sad walking down there. frown

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/09/10 01:28 AM

Wednesday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Thursday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Friday: bike 16 miles (60 minutes)

I started the telecommute thing today. I worked my typical day, went for a noon time bike ride and felt like I had a vacation day. Too bad this is only one day a week. What a great day!
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/09/10 01:31 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
...took off around 9 am for the next town over to my proctor, for a midterm (which I aced yes ), and got really hungry around 2 pm. So... M&M's for lunch, followed by actual lunch, and cookies for dinner. What? confused2


Fantastic on the MIDTERM!!!! Next time grab some fruit at 2 pm!
Posted by: Orch

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/09/10 03:38 PM

Ran 7.23 miles time: 1 hour 9 minutes 18 seconds.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/09/10 03:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
Ran 7.23 miles time: 1 hour 9 minutes 18 seconds.
!!! That's FAST!!! cheerleader

Go TEAM!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/09/10 03:44 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
I started the telecommute thing today. I worked my typical day, went for a noon time bike ride and felt like I had a vacation day.

SWEET! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/09/10 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Originally Posted By: EricaK
...took off around 9 am for the next town over to my proctor, for a midterm (which I aced yes ), and got really hungry around 2 pm. So... M&M's for lunch, followed by actual lunch, and cookies for dinner. What? confused2

Next time grab some fruit at 2 pm!


NODS yes
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/09/10 04:38 PM

Bike: 30 miles (120 minutes)
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/09/10 07:50 PM

Today I woke up and declared " I will not let you run my life Spondy monster...how do u like them apples?!"... laugh2
Sat stats:
KravMaga CB: 60 minutes

I was able to peel myself up for the early class. Wee bugs hate waking up early on school days but come Saturday..they are up at the crack of dawn! sleep1
It was insanity..>Explosive pushups! On a Sat morning? Bug met her match...I said "tanx but no tanx!" laugh2
Took Miss Gianna clothes shopping...that in itself was exhausting at Forever 21 revamped into 2 floors ! argh!! eek2 Hubby worked late so it was Buggie with 2 wee bugs. Wont be repeating that again! sick1

Go Team!!! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/09/10 11:34 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
It was insanity..>Explosive pushups!


Video please? cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/09/10 11:38 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Bike: 30 miles

Yay biker dude!cheerleader

I pushed my bike from the garage to the house today... About 30 feet. laugh2

Tai Chi - 25 minutes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/09/10 11:45 PM

God I wish I did have one ! lol crazy
It's a pushup where when u push yourself back up you clap your hands in the air as you raise yourself and then back down to pushup...repeating over and over for 30 seconds. I would have hit the floor face down..so I hit a roadblock. After 14 mos. I accepted my limitation. eyes I may have to practice at home instead! lol cheerleader

The guy next to me completely exhausted, told his friend "And I thought I'd seen everything!" rofl laugh2
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! 10 October 2010 - 10/10/10 05:01 PM

Hello team mates and spectators! heart

Just FYI in case anyone wonders: taking a muscle relaxer 4 hours before swimming makes it feel like you're swimming through split pea soup while wearing a pair of overalls & rain boots. Just sayin'...

How long does it take those things to get out of one's system? Obviously longer than 4 hours. laugh2

swimming ~ 1,000 yds / 45 minutes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 10 October 2010 - 10/10/10 06:51 PM

i need to catch up here, but quickly, maybe try zanaflex, only stays in the blood stream 6 hours total. about an hour after taking it, it kicks in including the drowsiness. the drowsiness only lasts about an hour, hour and a half, but the muscle relaxant itself is good for about 5. it's not the best one for all day relief, but i find it great for: 1. getting to sleep 2. procedures like US, MRI, dentist, etc 3. kind of resets my body so i don't need the effects all day long, just once a day to reset things, then under the special circumstances like in #2 or if i'm having some major issue, then i'm usually not functional anyway and just want to sleep. but really all kinds of muscle relaxants out there, just find the best one for you. the only other one i have tried was the old flexeril, i was zombie marshmallow man on it 24/7 (well, maybe only 24/3 as i went off it in almost no time, could not function on it!)

happy swimming in your split pea soup! roll
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 10 October 2010 - 10/10/10 07:12 PM

Ok! Thanks Sue, I'll check out the 1/2 life of zanaflex as compared to cyclobenzaprine. I had to take it this am, because we were going to an early morning wedding and my back was being a bit obnoxious. I thought for sure it would have worn off by 1pm... but my heart was definitely thumping at the end of my swim. yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 10 October 2010 - 10/10/10 07:17 PM

cyclobenzaprine, that's flexeril. i believe its the oldest one out there, at least its an older generation of drug. the positive is that it is cheap. the negative is that there are much better drugs out on the market now. i think the half life of flexeril is like a million years or so! ok, maybe not quite that long, but it was a long long time, for me anyhow. the side effects just didn't justify the good effects for me. but zanaflex, much better. i've heard others talk about skelaxin too. and i know there are others. but i've been so happy with the zanaflex (generic now so cheaper) that i never thought much about any other. but the flexeril, i think that should only be given to bed ridden patients because i wasn't really of much use on it, certainly couldn't drive on it, or work. but that mushy muscle feeling was kind of cool! cool2 then too, everyone's different when it comes to drug side effects.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/11/10 02:17 AM

thanks for the feedback regarding the vibrums.

walking in my keds today, was wondering if i'm already pretty close to the barefoot shoes. the bottoms are so thin, i can feel pebbles when i walk on them. just a flat flat bottom and thin canvas. they are one of the few things that don't bother my feet or knees.

anyway, still considering them, except for the toe thing. but there are other "barefoot shoes" that don't have the toe thing going on, so others to consider as well. http://barefootrunningshoes.org/ i did try on the nike free, but they had arch support and so weren't really so free. for me its not just the flexible sole, but the lack of arch support, forcing my foot into an unnatural position that is the problem.

as for price, agreed. the loafers i just bought were over $100 but worth every penny. did buy the $300 custom orthotics, too bad they don't work. however, for me, since its the arch support in most shoes that is my undoing, ironically the cheaper shoes tend to be better for my feet. like my keds, i think they're only about 20 dollars and i have to replace them yearly, but so far, the only sneaker i've found to work in like the last 10 years or so. there was a sneaker that worked for me, can't remember which brand, but they discontinued it, as usual.

but do like the concept of the barefoot shoe.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/11/10 02:20 AM

they do have socks with individual toes that you can wear, but many people just wear them without socks. they really do fit like a glove, so socks probably not necessary.

hubby has once again emphasized that if i get them, he will not be caught with me in them. i understand, they are the most bizarre looking things. i was wearing them around the store to see what i thought of them, and every time i looked down, i just had to laugh! but comfort first!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/11/10 02:23 AM

M&Ms for lunch, cookies for dinner! LOL!

well yes,we all fall off the food wagon every so often. though my body rarely lets me do so without complaining quite loudly.

and congrats on the exam acing! yes

that is sad about the woman who drove her car off the bluff. no
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/11/10 02:24 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Wednesday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Thursday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Friday: bike 16 miles (60 minutes)

I started the telecommute thing today. I worked my typical day, went for a noon time bike ride and felt like I had a vacation day. Too bad this is only one day a week. What a great day!


yay! glad you are enjoying your telecommuting day! clap

and that's a lot of miles! very motivating! yes
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/11/10 02:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Orch
Ran 7.23 miles time: 1 hour 9 minutes 18 seconds.


cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/11/10 02:25 AM

wow! that's pretty far! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 8 October 2010 - 10/11/10 02:26 AM

explosive pushups! eek2

i don't even do normal ones! doh
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 10 October 2010 - 10/11/10 02:34 AM

good work! cheerleader

ok, me:

friday: got home just as it was getting dark, so walked the little cul de sac neighborhood which is nicely lit. it's only about a half mile loops, so walked around it 4 times, for 2 miles in about 35 minutes.

saturday: perfect weather. sunny and mid to high 50s. so walked the 3 mile loop that goes up to and along the erie canal with hubby. 1 hour 15 minutes. collecting all those leaves slowed me down a bit. hubby says taking a walk with me is like walking with a little kid, stopping to observe and collect everything. i see this as a positive!

sunday: even perfecter weather! sunny and almost 70. so walked the 3 mile erie canal loop with hubby again. 1 hour 5 minutes. no leaf collecting, though did stop to investigate the flora, especially all the varieties of viburnums with their wonderfully colored berries. so pretty.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 10 October 2010 - 10/11/10 05:37 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
no leaf collecting, though did stop to investigate the flora, especially all the varieties of viburnums with their wonderfully colored berries. so pretty.


Yay for gorgeous warm weekends! cheerleader


Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Donette

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 10 October 2010 - 10/11/10 12:31 PM

I take 10-20mg of cyclobenzaprine/flexeril every night before bed. It helps me sleep and keeps the spasms away during the day. But yeah, I would never try to take it in the day time. It would be kind of funny.....to everyone else watching me!! lol
Posted by: LATH

11 October 2010 - 10/11/10 09:10 PM

Walk: 3 miles (50 minutes)
Posted by: Orch

Re: 11 October 2010 - 10/12/10 03:15 PM

Todays run: 3.51 miles, time: 33 minutes 46 seconds.
Today I tried to get some speed back. First I ran 2 miles, then walked a 1/10 of a mile, then ran a half a mile as fast as I could. then walked about 1/10 of a mile and ran another 1/2 mile as fast as I could. Then jogged up the hill back to the gym.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 11 October 2010 - 10/12/10 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
Todays run: 3.51 miles, time: 33 minutes 46 seconds ~~~ then ran a half a mile as fast as I could
cheerleader

Sheesh! You don't need a jet pack! yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 10 October 2010 - 10/12/10 04:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Donette
I take 10-20mg of cyclobenzaprine/flexeril every night before bed. It helps me sleep and keeps the spasms away during the day. But yeah, I would never try to take it in the day time. It would be kind of funny.....to everyone else watching me!! lol


Thanks Donette, I tried taking it last night and it worked great. It felt weird to take a muscle relaxer when I was already relaxed, but I slept well and my back hasn't been crampy yet today. It's already 2pm Pacific time. hugss
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 11 October 2010 - 10/12/10 04:06 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Walk: 3 miles (50 minutes)
cheerleader

NICE! Still telecommuting?

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! - 12 October 2010 - 10/12/10 09:27 PM

Hello Team Mates!!! cheerleader

Still no date on my sis's cancer surgery. It's hurry up and wait right now. All I know is that I hope the YMCA in Sioux Falls, SD has a nice pool.

today:

swimming ~ 1,350 yds / 55 minutes
walking ~ 1.5 miles / 45 minutes
(I am just not near as fast on my feet as I used to be!)

Hope ya'll have a rocking day/night tomorrow depending upon in which country you're parked!

clap Go TEAM!
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 12 October 2010 - 10/12/10 11:54 PM

Tuesday: Walk: 4 miles (70 minutes)

I worked from home today and went on a walk with my wife. This is so nice.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 12 October 2010 - 10/13/10 12:30 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
went on a walk with my wife. This is so nice.
Awwww... eyelashes

Yay for family exercize! cheerleader

Go TEAM! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 10 October 2010 - 10/13/10 01:11 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Originally Posted By: Donette
I take 10-20mg of cyclobenzaprine/flexeril every night before bed. It helps me sleep and keeps the spasms away during the day. But yeah, I would never try to take it in the day time. It would be kind of funny.....to everyone else watching me!! lol


Thanks Donette, I tried taking it last night and it worked great. It felt weird to take a muscle relaxer when I was already relaxed, but I slept well and my back hasn't been crampy yet today. It's already 2pm Pacific time. hugss


maybe try taking it each night, kind of preventatively. that's what i do, kind of "resets" my body while i sleep.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 08:39 AM

OK Team I am putting on my Coach Tink hat today and calling a little meeting "ahem" tongue2

Firstly, our Fitness Team is doing soooooooo well, you should all be very proud of yourselves indeed - not to mention how much this is helping our AS!
GO TEAM! cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader

Just to let you know that I have been working on the stats for a while to make them easier for me to calculate and summarise.

I have put all our stats from this thread into and Excel Spreadsheet and just wanted to let you know a couple of things:

1. I am going to do a stat update at the end of every month from October onwards, but will update my spreadsheet at intervals during the month to break the job up a bit.

2. I have re-gigged all the Swimming "Distance" figures into MILES! Walking, Biking, Hiking, Jogging and Running are all in Miles, so it makes sense to change the Swimming figures to match! Just put your stats down as you usually do and I will do the rest. Hope this is OK with you swimmers! If you need to know the stats in yards as well I will be only to happy to include those for you smile

3. I have gone through this whole thread again and have picked up a few human errors I made first time around as well as changing the swimming figures - so I am presenting July, August and September for you to see all our data so far!
Well you might as well see them, I've typed it all into Excel now!! eek2 laugh2

OK Team Meeting is now over, thanks for listeing... or reading!
If anyone has any questions, please fire away team mates laugh

Enjoy the stats to follow guys and keep up the good work!
Give yourselves a round of applause, you deserve it!
clap clap clap clap clap
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 09:01 AM

HELLO FITNESS TEAM MEMBERS!

Here are the Stats for July, August and September.
It's a bit of a quarterly report!!!

SWIMMING:
JULY 27.2 Miles / 1431 Minutes
AUGUST 19.4 Miles / 1017 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 18 Miles / 1055 Minutes
TOTAL 64.6 Miles / 3503 Minutes

WATER EXERCISE:
JULY 30 Minutes
AUGUST 540 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 0 Minutes
TOTAL 570 Minutes

BOARD PADDLE:
JULY
AUGUST
SEPTEMBER 1.2 Miles
TOTAL 1.2 Miles

WALKING:
JULY 84.6 Miles / 1810 Minutes
AUGUST 121.3 Miles / 2635 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 126.7 Miles / 2597 Minutes
TOTAL 332.6 Miles / 7042 Minutes

HIKING:
JULY ? Miles / 60 Minutes
AUGUST 0 Miles / 0 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 1 Mile / 90 Minutes
TOTAL 1 Miles / 150 Minutes

BIKING:
JULY 70.5 Miles / 295 Minutes
AUGUST 85 Miles / 465 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 54 Miles / 270 Minutes
TOTAL 209.5 Miles / 1030 Minutes

TAI CHI:
JULY 385 Minutes
AUGUST 327 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 210 Minutes
TOTAL 922 Minutes

LAUGHTER YOGA:
JULY 90 Minutes
AUGUST 115 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 45 Minutes
TOTAL 250 Minutes

LIGHT JOGGING:
JULY 4 Miles / 30 Minutes
AUGUST 0 Miles / 0 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 0 Miles / 0 Minutes
TOTAL 4 Miles / 30 Minutes

RUNNING:
JULY 0 Miles / 0 Minutes
AUGUST 0 Miles / 0 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 51.8 Miles / 237 Minutes
TOTAL 51.8 Miles / 237 Minutes

KM KB:
JULY 210 Minutes
AUGUST 360 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 720 Minutes
TOTAL 1290 Minutes

GYM:
JULY 0 Minutes
AUGUST 0 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 180 Minutes
TOTAL 180 Minutes

YARD WORK:
JULY 0 Minutes
AUGUST 1550 Minutes
SEPTEMBER 1380 Minutes
TOTAL 2930 Minutes

TOTAL TIME SPENT ON EXERCISE UP TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2010
18134 Minutes this is 302 Hours!


TOTAL DISTANCE
665 Miles


clap clap clap cheerleader cheerleader cheerleaderCONGRATULATIONS! cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader clap clap clap
Posted by: EricaK

FITNESS TEAM MEETING! NEW TEAM STATS! - 10/13/10 11:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell

TOTAL TIME SPENT ON EXERCISE UP TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2010
18134 Minutes this is 302 Hours!

TOTAL DISTANCE
665 Miles


heart heart WOW COACH TINKERBELL!!! heart heart YOU ROCK!!! heart heart

If we felt virtuous before, we should be incredibly proud of ourselves NOW! 1cup

Way to keep moving everyone! cheerleader Way to KickAS!!! cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell
I have put all our stats from this thread into and Excel Spreadsheet


Woohoo for our brilliant coach! cheerleader What a great idea! 1cup

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 02:31 PM

wow! truly impressed! 1cup

one: by the stats work! much more thorough than i would have ever done! thank you for taking on this task! heart

two: by all the exercise done as a team! go team! cheerleader
Posted by: samzee

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 02:54 PM

How do I join in? I can help with the numbers!

Sammie:)
Posted by: cemc

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 03:33 PM

Can I join the cycling team? And the swim club? Won't be able to start until Friday (am not at home at the moment) but this could be the incentive I need to get going.

Thanks for posting the stats on the main board!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 03:46 PM

hi sammie!

any form of exercise counts! we are highly flexible here (ok, in the figurative sense only as most of us are not highly flexible, LOL!) really any form of exercise, movement, etc. we're not much for rules and regulations around here! roll

as for the numbers, you can talk to tink about that. smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 03:48 PM

Originally Posted By: cemc
Can I join the cycling team? And the swim club?


done!

just post your times and distances!

tink can covert yards or kilometers to miles, etc.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By: cemc
Can I join the cycling team? And the swim club?

heart Abso-freakin'-lutely!!! cheerleader

We're all in this together, and all sport ~ all level "FITNESS TEAM"! 1cup

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 05:51 PM

Originally Posted By: samzee
How do I join in?

Yay!!! heart Please join us!!! cheerleader

You just log your activity and time! yes

That's it! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: samzee

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 07:21 PM

Today I went to the gym for 30 minutes

Sammie:)
Posted by: EricaK

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 08:34 PM

Originally Posted By: samzee
Today I went to the gym
cheerleader

Way to KickAS! Woohoo! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! - 13 October 2010 - 10/13/10 08:39 PM

Stayed in bed until 3:30pm with forays to clean the bathrooms and to the kitchen for food ~ NOT at the same time. This is such a weird spondy-monster, three days forward, one day back. Oh, well. It's A LOT BETTER than 2 years ago when every single day was a down day. Yay for swimming, good meds, and all of you who keep me sane here at KickAS! cheerleader

Walked ~ 2.5 miles / 70 minutes

with my sweetie this evening. yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: samzee

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 08:40 PM

I hope that is how I am suppose to log my time!
Posted by: LATH

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 09:13 PM

Welcome to the team Sammie! This place is a great motivator to keeping us going.
Posted by: LATH

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/13/10 09:18 PM

Welcome to the team cemc!!!!!!
Posted by: LATH

Re: 11 October 2010 - 10/13/10 09:21 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Still telecommuting?


Yes, once a week. It is just awesome. Hopefully they'll increase the number of days per week.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 11 October 2010 - 10/13/10 10:01 PM

Nice goal! Say 4 days per week?

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Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/14/10 04:22 AM

Hey Erica!

Everyone is doing so well aren't they! Can't believe how much the team is growing all the time!

That's what prompted the spreadsheet really - there is too much going on now to simply jot down on a piece of A4 paper and add up with a calculator!

The spreadsheet is really good because I've set it up with a summary page and feeder sheets which hold thread page number and member names as well as times and distances - I have logged every single entry separately so we have lots of data to play with there! It is so much quicker and easier and well worth doing now when there are only 3 months to go back on!!!

Thanks so much for thinking of this team idea Erica, you are totally inspirational to everyone.

It's so nice to see regular members who come on almost every day (you know who you are guys) and also to see new people joining all the time! And of course everyone in between! Just can't say enough good things about this thread!
clap clap clap clap clap cheerleader cheerleader clap clap clap clap clap
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/14/10 04:40 AM

Cheers Sue heart

It's such a pleasure to be scorekeeper grin - I like having a job, it makes me feel useful!

And you certainly couldn't call it a thankless task! You guy are the best! cheerleader

The amount of exercise we have done as a team is totally amazing, isn't it?! eek2

It's so much fun being part of this team, and also so good for us all! Double whammy! clap
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/14/10 04:57 AM

Terrific to have you in the team Sammie!

Quote:
Today I went to the gym for 30 minutes


That is perfect!
All I need is the facts and figures and I can add your stats to the group!

cheerleader
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/14/10 05:05 AM

Welcome to the team cemc!

Just post any exercise you do, any old time you like!
Mention the sport or activity you have done and how long it took you - mention distance if applicable and I will do the rest.

I am converting all the time into minutes and distance into miles - but you just enter what you are familiar with.

Erica enters her swimming stats in yards and I convert to miles.

Dow told me the length of his pool and what he counts as a lap and then just tells me how many laps he has done and how long it took him.

Angelmom does "rounds" in her pool... because it is round!!! So we calculated the pool size and she tells me how many rounds she does.

We will find a way input any figures you can come up with... within reason!!!! (had to add that before Kevin pops in and comes up with something completely ridiculous!!! Sorry, Kevin, but you know you would!!! laugh2 hugss
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/14/10 05:15 AM

Lath
Never got a chance to mention at the time how INCREDIBLE your yard looks! A yard in Engligh kind of suggests a slab on concrete! Your garden looks totally gorgeous, the photos totally do it justice from what I can see.

Also, the pictures you posted of where you walk, made me very jealous! I have got lovely places to walk from my front door, but there are a lot of dogs in our little area and they all go bonkers and set each other off when you go our for a stroll!!! It's a little off putting sometimes!!! That park looks so tranquille! AAAHHHHHHH!
Posted by: Orch

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/14/10 10:39 AM

Todays run: ran 4.01 miles, time: 40 minutes 2 seconds.
It was 36 degrees F. this morning. I wore a long sleeve shirt, and was thinking I should have taken my gloves. I do like running in this cooler weather, but when it gets below freezing I will be wishing for warmer days.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/14/10 10:45 AM

Went for a little pre-dinner walk with my girls yesterday amid all the barking-mad dogs!!!

Stats: 0.5 miles / 20 minutes

2 year olds walk pretty slowly!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/14/10 10:48 AM

Hi Orch

It's getting colder here too - mornings are progressing from coat weather to hat, gloves and scarf weather a bit too quickly for my liking!

Bit chilly this afternoon too, even though the sun is blearing out it's not warm by any means.

Your running is really amazing by the way! Are you planning any more marathons?
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/14/10 04:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
It was 36 degrees F. this morning


Brrrrrrr...!!! Extra points for not whimping out in the cold! cheerleader (I probably would have) laugh2

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/14/10 05:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell
2 year olds walk pretty slowly!


Yay for walking with 2 year olds! cheerleader You get to see everything that way smile

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/14/10 06:59 PM

hola sporting folks!
bug is super sore. but i made it to class yesterday...
KRAV CB: 60 min.
it was real neat. we used little medicine balls and partnered up. then we had to hand the ball left to persons right, then roll under and over...works out the abs..and also helps strengthen the back. kids had alot of activities and doc appointments so i didnt get to go to school for a walk.
my chicken wings have recovered and i learned how to do ONE hand clap pushup. yes...ONE. but its a start eh? cheerleader chicken wings will be letting me know if thats gonna happen again! laugh2

weather is cooler again..wahooozie! going to cycling tomorrow morning if i get enough sleep tonight.
goooooo team!! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 28 September 2010 - 10/14/10 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
hola sporting folks! i learned how to do ONE hand clap pushup. yes...ONE.
cheerleader

Hola Buggie! Yay! That's one more than I can do! yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/14/10 08:02 PM

Hey everyone! I'm a goin' to South Dakota on Monday, and I've located the local YMCA. Woohoo!

Today:

swimming ~ 1,000 yds / 40 minutes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: samzee

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/14/10 09:10 PM

I walked up six flights of stairs today; does that count? LOL. It's a very slow day so for me, that is an accomplishment! The elevator in our building was broken:(
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/14/10 10:08 PM

Originally Posted By: samzee
I walked up six flights of stairs today; does that count?

Yes! cheerleader

how long did it take? Stair climbing is awesome exercize!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/14/10 10:44 PM

Wednesday: Walk: 4 miles (80 minutes)
Thursday: Walk: 4 miles (80 minutes)
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/14/10 10:49 PM

My rheumy says I need to exercise my upper back and neck. I spoke with her about the baseline stiffness that never seems to go away in those areas. I see the Daily Exercises on this site. Let me know if you have any other ideas for developing more flexibility in the upper back and neck.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 12:07 AM

We have a section for stairs and uphill!
Just pop a rough time in and we are away!

That's a lot of stairs by the way! eek2
Posted by: Sue22

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/15/10 02:18 AM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell
Thanks so much for thinking of this team idea Erica, you are totally inspirational to everyone.


I second that!

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell

It's so nice to see regular members who come on almost every day (you know who you are guys) and also to see new people joining all the time! And of course everyone in between! Just can't say enough good things about this thread!


i second that too!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 02:34 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
My rheumy says I need to exercise my upper back and neck. I spoke with her about the baseline stiffness that never seems to go away in those areas. I see the Daily Exercises on this site. Let me know if you have any other ideas for developing more flexibility in the upper back and neck.


if you can swim, i found nothing better, too bad it makes my SI irritable these days.

my left upper back / neck has been one of my worst areas since this all started back in 1998. one of the first things i did was a quick movement that partially tore my rhomboid. PT and physiatrist helped it a lot in the early 2000s. i had lots of active triggerpoints for one, that induced muscle spasms for another, that weakened the muscles. had a lot of work done back there that you probably don't need.

but, band exercises are great for gentle strengthening.

and i did all the various stretches over the years, spinal twist maybe the best one.

but still my ribs were subluxating. so now, this chiro doing active release technique is gently breaking up all kinds of fibrous tissue, mobilizing joints, all kinds of wonderful things, pretty gently too. and his mantra is increased flexibility / stretching. so bought this foam roller and i lay on it and it really opens up my chest. so back to more stretching, but even better this time. and a good PT and/or chiro can really do wonders to help us along. but a good one, there really is a difference in quality out there.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 02:38 AM

finally! a walk! 1.5 miles, 30 minutes.

i had been waiting for my philly to call for the last few days and didn't want to miss the call, so i had missed my walk, so good to be able to go out today, rain and dark and all!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 04:59 AM

What time of day do you usually walk, Sue? Is it first thing in the morning? I would love to have time for a walk in the morning to clear the cobwebs... I am not a morning person at all it takes me a long time to come around!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 05:44 AM

hi tink! exactly the opposite, rather at sunset when i can, lately though it seems like its a bit later than that, start out in the light, end up in the dark, but as it gets dark earlier and earlier each day, wondering if somehow i should find the time before work, that would be such a new concept for me, just not sure i have it in me to do, so planning on getting an indoor stationary recumbent bike instead for those winter months.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 06:18 AM

Makes more sense that you walk in the evening! And now I come to think of it you often mention sunsets you see on your walks!! Silly me crazy It was morning time for me and that's as far as my brain went!

I must admit I am a bit of a fair weather walker - I love walking when it's really sunny with a lovely cool breeze or when it's a bit of a chilly autumn day but still nice and bright, so you warm up quickly as you walk! Walking in the dark, cold and rain does not sound such a pleasurable prospect eek2 I think you might be as well to retire indoors in the winter.

I swim in the summer (it's an outdoor pool) and have started my gym class, but I am really a walker. I love spotting things as you walk, as I know you do. We used to go on a woodland walk every Sunday after dinner when I was a kid. I try to take my girls out for a walk as often as I can. They are loving the crunchy leaves at the moment!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 07:59 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Walk: 4 ~ Walk: 4
Woohoo!

Good job LATH! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 08:01 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
My rheumy says I need to exercise my upper back and neck ~ Let me know if you have any other ideas for developing more flexibility in the upper back and neck.


Swimming & Tai Chi are AWESOME for neck and upper back. cheerleader

...or maybe you could walk part of the way on your hands??? laugh2 I crack myself up.

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 08:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
finally! a walk!


Woohoooo!!!!! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/15/10 08:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell
Thanks so much for thinking of this team idea Erica, you are totally inspirational to everyone.


I second that!

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell

It's so nice to see regular members who come on almost every day (you know who you are guys) and also to see new people joining all the time! And of course everyone in between! Just can't say enough good things about this thread!


i second that too!


Awwww.... While I'm tempted to take a bow, the truth is that you're all saving my butt...literally! hrtballon And my back. cheerleader And my sanity. yes I love you all for keeping me afloat. I was batspit crazy when I got here in early summer. Not kidding, I truly thought I was going crazy. eek2 And all ya'll here have saved my bacon. I think about you all every single day. clap I thank you, my family thanks you, and my non-KickAS friends thank you. heart hugss

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/15/10 08:14 AM

heart
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/15/10 11:39 AM

Hola friends!
Bug is awake!
Friday stats:
Krav Cycling: 60 minutes---There's no way to gauge the miles...I have no idea how to calculate?

Ack...maniacs! But i'm hobbling and alive. eek2
I went to bed at 9 pm last night! Caught up on a lot of sleep thank God! My knee hurts like heck now so I may stick to the KRAV CB class and walks for now--but it did kick start my weekend and the instructor is very funny and upbeat...really good music too!! cheerleader
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Team!! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: FITNESS TEAM MEETING! - 10/15/10 01:05 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
Ack...maniacs! But i'm hobbling and alive.


Yay for stayin alive! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: samzee

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 02:53 PM

stair climbing took 15 minutes:)

Sam
Posted by: samzee

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 02:54 PM

Hi Lath,

I find that swimming is great exercise for the upper and lower back as well as the neck. Swimming is great because it's a non impact sport meaning there is no pressure added while you stretch!

Sam
Posted by: samzee

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 02:58 PM

I went to the gym for 15 minutes today (usually 1/2 hour but I slept in) and a walk for 30 minutes.

I go to the gym at 7:30 a.m. each morning if anyone wants to join exercising at that time through cyberspace!

Sam...
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 09:23 PM

Samzee,

Thanks for the swimming suggestion. I just don't have any place to swim.

Good job on the gym and walking!!!!

John
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 09:25 PM

Sue,

I was wondering what the heck is "band exercises"? I looked it up...think rubber band.

John
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 09:51 PM

kinda. you do them with "therabands":

http://www.thera-band.com/store/index.php?CategoryID=11

PT can teach and then you can do them.

here's a good one for the rhomboids:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeVAWDi0mqg

here's good ones for rotator cuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGmS-J-W0Qw

wall pushups good too (no bands):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPgm4AwEx1k&feature=related

but really, PT best place to start to get the right exercises, IMHO.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 14 October 2010 - 10/15/10 11:32 PM

I love theraband exercises, when I'm being monitored by a PT. cheerleader I'm too clumsy to use them unsupervised, and no I am not joking. eyes
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/15/10 11:45 PM

Walked - 2 miles / 1 hr

can't write more... Low battery.

Go Team! clap
Posted by: Orch

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/16/10 11:38 AM

Ran 9.5 miles 1 hr 33 minutes. My plan was to only run 9 miles, but I was going to be a little short so I took another way back. Better to run longer than shorter. I love this cooler weather, perfect running weather. As I was running there was a 10k race going the other direction.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/16/10 12:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
I love this cooler weather, perfect running weather.


Me, too! Good job running! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/16/10 01:49 PM

Buggie here...awake and sore ..but it's Sadddd-eeer day!!
I was late cuz hubby made a bank run at the last minute! So I missed the 10 min cut off. eyes
On the plus side...I got to enjoy the outside weather..
Saturday STATS:
Jogging: 2 1/2 miles
Walked: 1/2 mile
46 minutes.
I decided to try a bit more than the usual 2 because the weather was amazing and I had my pandora radio on, the stars were aligned and I could not resist! rainbow Unfortunately, my legs were still jello from yesterdays class..so I only made that extra 1/2 mile! But hey! it's a start right? laugh
Shower time and some pumpkin hunting!
Gooooo Team!!!! cheerleader clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/16/10 04:09 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
So I missed the 10 min cut off
Cut off? confused2

Go running/walking! Go pumpkin hunting! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! ~ 16 October 2010 - 10/16/10 04:15 PM

Up all night. eyes My husband's brother was burned in a propane explosion, but the injury is nowhere near as bad as it could have been. 2nd degree burns on his hands, and 1st on his face and neck. THANK YOU GOD he wears glasses!

We went swimming early to burn off some nerves... yes

swimming - 1,550 yds / 1 hour

I've decided to just stay in the pool for an hour and keep moving, even if it's slowly after my first 20 laps. Slow being a relative turn, as it takes me 2 minutes to swim 50 yds. smile

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ 16 October 2010 - 10/16/10 07:21 PM

Friday: Walk: 4 miles (80 minutes)

I worked on a couple of vehicles today and then sat outside talking with my father-in-law. And now I think I'll test some progams I wrote. So, no activity to record for today. Tomorrow I think I'll go for a longer bike ride and maybe put together some upper body exercises.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/16/10 08:18 PM

sounds like a fun saturday! roll
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ 16 October 2010 - 10/16/10 08:19 PM

so glad it wasn't any worse!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ 16 October 2010 - 10/16/10 08:20 PM

still sounds like you had a busy productive day!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ 16 October 2010 - 10/16/10 08:33 PM

it's national chemistry week! Natl Chem Week

so volunteered at our local museum and science center with a few of my students, helping kids, young and old, to make fake blood, colored slime, and make testtubes disappear in a liquid. great fun!

then came home and walked 1.5 miles in 30 minutes.

tomorrow we're supposed to go to letchworth! Letchworth
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ 16 October 2010 - 10/16/10 09:35 PM

That sounds like fun Sue. I liked chemistry...organic in particular...the labs were so much fun.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ 16 October 2010 - 10/16/10 10:27 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Tomorrow I think I'll go for a longer bike ride and maybe put together some upper body exercises.


Good idea!!! cheerleader

go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ 16 October 2010 - 10/16/10 10:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
tomorrow we're supposed to go to letchworth! Letchworth


There'll be some walking there! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/16/10 11:04 PM

Hi Erika!
Yes...krav bag class now has you take a number and you turn in to a door guy. Apparently there were folks sneaking into classes that werent members or were not signed up for it. Hmpf! So we suffer for it. Grr. That's why I went jogging instead...more like excited shuffling...lol laugh2

You would think I would remember the pumpkins with 2 wee bugs with us. Nope. But I'm hunting down items for Sofia's Draculaura costume from the Monster High book for her annual costume parade at school. Found ONE piece. Found an Iron Man book for little man's costume too at half price book thank goodness! cheerleader I am pooped out. My legs are so sore..I could barely get out of the car. Tomorrow rest!!

Hubby bought some Kahlua mudlside...and I havent had some in YEARS..so going to relax in the evening with barbeque and a couple of drinks! rainbow

I am so sorry to hear about the propane accident!! Omg...I am glad that it wasnt more serious. Although burns period are frightening. Take care....much luv from the bug! hugss
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/17/10 07:41 PM

swimming ~ 1,500 yds / 50 minutes

Have a great week everyone! I'll be reporting in from sunny South Dakota.

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Dow

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/17/10 08:37 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Have a great week everyone! I'll be reporting in from sunny South Dakota.


Have a great time! Are you going anywhere I walked to?

Dow's Walking Tour in South Dakota
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/17/10 08:41 PM

Sunday: Bike: 25 miles (100 minutes)

Today's ride was a little different...3/4 of the ride was in rain. It was fun.
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/17/10 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
...That's why I went jogging instead...more like excited shuffling...lol


roll floor roll floor roll floor
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/17/10 09:45 PM

safe travels!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/17/10 09:46 PM

if it starts raining lightly while i'm already out biking or walking, i find it kind of cooling; glad you thought it was fun! roll
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/17/10 09:57 PM

we did go to letchworth today and although it was only about 2.5 miles of walking, it was a good climb up (and back down) - felt it in my lower spine going up and in my knees coming down, and hubby was suggesting i not push myself, but anymore, i try to do the things that are a challenge in case i can't do them in the future - and it took about 2.5 hours, lots of stopping to look at the scenery, take photos, etc-fantastic gorge and wonderful waterfalls - will post a few photos later this week -

one crazy thing- a very high train trestle with big signs stating no trespassing- but a number of people ignoring the signs, walking out on the trellis- and while they were out there, a train came by- and watched all the people scatter off the tracks- i'm sure the trains have to watch out for people there all the time and probably slow down and blow their whistle and allow people to scurry off. i may not always follow directions, but the ones set to help me not die, pretty good ones to follow!

now i have work to do to prepare for the week, this weekend was all play and sleep - a lot of sleep- think the mobic must still be circulating- last night feel asleep on the couch around midnight, then picked myself up around 7 am and once my drugs kicked in, to the bed until noon......and i could have slept longer! been wondering if the mobic was making me extra sleepy or if it was taking care of the more minor pains and allowing my body to sleep like a normal person- oh well, off it now- it just wasn't doing enough- next drug ketoprofen!
Posted by: Cblais

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 12 October 2010 - 10/17/10 11:26 PM

Im sorry to hear your sis has cancer, my Momma is a survivor and I know how stressful and hard it is to see a loved one go through that.

This week I swam 2,000 yards wink
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 12 October 2010 - 10/18/10 02:40 AM

Great swimming, Cblais - it's nice to have you on the team, hon!

My stats over weekend are:

Saturday
Walking (well more strolling really) 3.5 hours
Distance 5.25 miles (based on 20 min = 0.5 mile)

Sunday
Walking 1 hour - on beach front - lovely sea air! Hmmmm smile
Distance 3 miles

Walking before dinner with kids (slow pace) 25 minutes
Distance 0.5 mile (approx. based on 20 min = 0.5 mile)

Gym class tonight, haven't been able to go last two weeks, so I am imagining it is going to be HARD!

Happy exercising everyone! cheerleader
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 12 October 2010 - 10/18/10 07:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Cblais
This week I swam
cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap


P.S. Thanks re my sis. Her cancer is early stage, it's the lupus I'm mostly worried about. She's had lupus since here early 20's and she's 60 now. But, she's had lots of surgeries, so I'm sure she'll be fine. smile
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/18/10 07:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
we did go to letchworth today
cheerleader

Good luck with the ketoprophen! yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 12 October 2010 - 10/18/10 07:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell
My stats over weekend
cheerleader

Wow! Looks like you had an awesome weekend! yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/18/10 07:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Dow
Have a great time! Are you going anywhere I walked to?
Dow's Walking Tour in South Dakota
laugh2

No, but thank you for the pictures! Now I'm a little bit excited about the trip! I'll be in Sioux Falls at the hospital with my sis for week, then at her house with another sis, a niece, and FIVE great-nieces & nephews.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/18/10 07:38 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Today's ride was a little different...3/4 of the ride was in rain. It was fun.
cheerleader

The first 3/4 or the last 3/4? eyes

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Posted by: Orch

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/18/10 09:49 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK


Have a great week everyone! I'll be reporting in from sunny South Dakota.


Years ago I lived in South Dakota. Not very long I lived in Rapid City, for a couple of weeks. Then lived in Pine Ridge for a few of weeks.
Posted by: Donette

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/18/10 11:59 AM

Walked a mile on Saturday. Woot woot. Baby steps.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/18/10 03:17 PM

Good job, Donette! cheerleader

I did my fitness class tonight:
Gym 60 minutes

We did lots of twisting which gave me multiple stitches!! eek
Still I survived and that's the main thing! smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/18/10 11:39 PM

beautiful day today, low 50s, cool and crisp and sunny. walked in the back field, then down the road, then down through a little neighborhood. tons of seagulls descended on the field where the butternut squash had just been harvested; assuming tons of seeds to consume, it was an impressive sight.

walked 50 minutes, 2.5 miles.

would have walked more, but dinner was calling: curried lentil and eggplant soup; wild rice with toasted almonds, dried cherries, and mushrooms.
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/18/10 11:44 PM

Monday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)

Tons of geese on the lake today.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/18/10 11:52 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Tons of geese on the lake today.


rainbow

this is why i love walking outside and why going to a gym and walking on a treadmill just isn't the same! but not everyone is as lucky as we are i suppose to have such nice areas to walk! though i suspect if i lived in a city, i'd find different interesting things to catch my attention, as when i go to meetings in big cities, i love walking around there as well.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/19/10 12:08 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Tons of geese on the lake today.

cheerleaderWhat lake? cheerleaderwere they wild geese? cheerleaderDid you chase them? cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/19/10 12:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
dinner was calling: curried lentil and eggplant soup; wild rice with toasted almonds, dried cherries, and mushrooms.
Yum! grin2

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/19/10 12:14 AM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell
I did my fitness class tonight
cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/19/10 12:17 AM

Originally Posted By: Donette
Woot woot. Baby steps


I love babies! Every baby step counts! Woot!!!! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/19/10 12:22 AM

Originally Posted By: Orch
Originally Posted By: EricaK


Have a great week everyone! I'll be reporting in from sunny South Dakota.


Years ago I lived in South Dakota. Not very long I lived in Rapid City, for a couple of weeks. Then lived in Pine Ridge for a few of weeks.


It's pretty here smile yes
Posted by: Orch

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/19/10 05:07 PM

Today's run: 3.3 miles, 33 minutes.

I went to the neurologist today. Checking on the MS, and making sure the Avonex is not causing more problems than it is solving. She is amazed that I can still run. I am just grateful that I can run. I do have some minor balance issues, but not bad.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/19/10 06:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
She is amazed that I can still run. I am just grateful that I can run


silly neuros... They don't know us! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/19/10 06:46 PM

In the last 36 hrs I have walked from the Bainbridge ferry to the Seattle lightrail throught the airport. Then I walked from one end of O'Hare to the opposite end and then slept on the worst hotel bed ever. I actually woke up twice in the night with numb hands from the stress on my back. My sister's surgery went well - looks like she won't even need chemo. My niece's husband was knocked off a 30" roof yesterday, and he's in ICU with broken 3x pelvic, sacrum, ankle and heel. Thank God no internal injuries! And my bro-in-law is healing from his burns at home. Now nobody else get hurt or sick! I am not kidding!!! I will Kick-some-AS!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/19/10 07:44 PM

that's a lot of walking!

sorry about the bad bed!

and especially sorry about your families illnesses and injuries! you are correct, no one else is allowed to get sick or hurt!
Posted by: samzee

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/19/10 08:03 PM

I went to the gym for 30 minutes today... Now i'm tired and sore!

Sam
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/19/10 08:56 PM

yep lath...i'm quite a sight out there. in krav i'm a force to be reckoned with..but jogging...these bony knees just do not cooperate! eyes i see all these runners and avid joggers...and i see my shadow..and i'm shuffling...lol. just these knees wont go up very high. but i keep going...so away bug goes...lol laugh2
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/19/10 09:00 PM

Hola Sporting friends!
Monday Stats:
Krav CB: 60 minutes.
Arrived just in the nick of time. Art worked late so I barely got there in time! whew! I healed from the cycling trauma from friday...lol laugh2
Our instuctor Art LOVES jumping jacks...i mean REALLY loves them...half jumping jacks, half jacks, hands together in front of chest up and down jacks....constantly in between sets....to get the body pumping. Lucky for buggy...i LOVE jumping jacks! rainbow
We have humid weather again and rain nearby..so achy bones...had such awesome weather the last 2 weeks and now 88 degrees for the rest of the week...bleh! eyes

Another day...and I'm still here kicking the spondy monster...it's all we can do right?
GOOOOOOO team!!!! cheerleader
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/19/10 09:18 PM

Tuesday: 7 miles (130 minutes)

A lot of walking today. Our regular 2 miles in the morning. Then I went with a group for 3 miles during the lunch hour. Then a friend wanted to go for our regular afternoon 2 mile walk.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/19/10 09:21 PM

Originally Posted By: samzee
I went to the gym... Now i'm tired and sore!


Go tomorrow and the soreness will to away! cheerleader

Woohoo!
Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Just73

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/19/10 09:21 PM

I surf and it's the best thing for AS, my Dr's encourage me to keep it up as it moves all the right parts of my body without over doing anything, as you lay on the board it forces you to lift your head keeping a nice and healthy arch in your back and neck. Legs and feet are also kicking so you're moving everything at once. Getting up on your board using you arms then moving your body into a crouch then finally standing is good all round movement.

Ok it's not ideal for people with AS who are landlocked, but if you're near a lake and know someone with a board just go for a paddle for 10-15 mins+.

If you enjoy sea side vacations it's obviously going to be summer and warm. Warm temperatures, vacation, surfing, relaxation = good head space (low stress) and full body movement helps keep the pain of AS away.

I've recently had really bad inflammation in the rids, I haven't been surfing for 2 months, last Sunday I had an hour in the water, now my ribs are sweet!...for the time...:-)

Give it a go!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 10/19/10 09:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
you are correct, no one else is allowed to get sick or hurt!


That's right! cheerleader Everybody fit all the time!

I actually got to swim a little tonight at the hotel pool... now I get what Dow is talking about with swimming short laps. 30 minutes smile
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/19/10 09:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Just73
I surf and it's the best thing for AS
...last Sunday I had an hour in the water, now my ribs are sweet!


Right on! Another surfer! cheerleader Glad you're here. yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/19/10 09:36 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
i LOVE jumping jacks
cheerleader

Me, too! yes

Go TEAM! clap

p.s. My sister came out of surgery recovery today speaking Spanish ~~~ teehee, her husband of the last 15 years didn't even know she knew how. He said, "oh no, she's not talking right, maybe she had a stroke" and I started laughing and told him what she said ~~~ grin2
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/19/10 09:37 PM

eek2
Originally Posted By: LATH
Tuesday: 7 miles
eek2

How do you feel now? cheerleader

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/19/10 09:40 PM

oh my goodness! that is a lot of walking! it must have felt so good to do that today! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/19/10 09:42 PM

that sounds like excellent exercise and so much fun!

i think you are correct about the ribs, sitting here too long to create an exam for my class tomorrow, my ribs are complaining; sitting up straighter is helping, but not sitting would help the very most!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/19/10 09:45 PM

how is your sister doing now? hope she is recovering nicely!

and glad you had a chance to go swimming. one of the things i like about hotel pools is that they are usually a few degrees warmer than gym pools. my favorite hotel pool is at one of the sheratons in boston, they use salt water instead of chlorine in both the pool and hottub, so much nicer!
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/19/10 11:59 PM

I feel good. Walking is one thing I can still do (with the help of Humira). We normally do a 2 mile morning walk and then the same in the afternoon. There was a group walking at noon...so I said what the heck. I was going to skip the afternoon 2 mile, but someone wanted to go...what the heck.

I just wish I could regain some more flexibility of my upper back and neck so that I could comfortably ride my road bike. My rheumy thinks upper body exercise will help, but it seems like a very difficult accomplishment.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/20/10 12:45 AM

i know what you mean about the walking; even last fall with my upper back / rib issue, couldn't sit or lay so i walked, and walked, and walked some more. it was odd, who ever heard of an illness where so long as you're in perpetual motion, you're better!

as for the upper back and neck flexibility and biking. my husband has a disc problem, leaning over the tenspeed was bad for his back/neck, so he took the bike in, got upright handlebars put on it, has helped his back/neck a lot. i've also seen those rather funky recumbent bikes. but you do ride a bike sometimes i've noticed, is that a different bike? or is it the road bike and it just hurts to ride it.

i'd say be patient with the exercises. i slowly saw an improvement when i was always doing the exercises. now back to them again, except anything requiring my wrists, after 4 years of injuring it, the left ulnar wrist is only ok if i don't stress it, so that means bands, wall pushups, wall and corner stretches are all out, but i've been doing my spinal twists on the floor still, and using gravity by laying on that foam roller, that's helpful. maybe a short course of PT? could that be helpful? soft tissue work, joint mobilization, and the right exercises?
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/20/10 01:42 AM

Quote:
I went to the neurologist today. Checking on the MS, and making sure the Avonex is not causing more problems than it is solving. She is amazed that I can still run. I am just grateful that I can run. I do have some minor balance issues, but not bad.


I went to a sports exhibition at the weekend and one stand were demonstrating Power Balance Magnetic Bracelets. It was the first time I had ever seen/heard of them. I don't know how expensive they are and if they actually work! lol But it just sprung to mind when you mentioned your balance issues, so I thought I would mention it.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/20/10 02:06 AM

this summer at one of the many arts and crafts festivals, i bought a magnetic bracelet, mainly because it was made of picasso jasper, all different shades, very pretty. i figured it would be good to test out this magnet theory. the claims are that it can help a number of issues at the systemic level including inflammatory arthritis if it is worn near pulse points. i found that to be a stretch, but thought maybe it would help the joint it is near. i wear it on my right wrist, as it would interfere with my watch. it does nothing for me, not even my dq tendonitis or right ulnar wrist pain that it is near. nothing. does it work for others? no idea? but mine was supposed to be the double strength one, and it does nothing for me. but it is very pretty, all various shades of grey and tan and cream colored stone beads with silver beads in between; that is the main reason i bought it, would have even if it were not magnetic. but it did give me the opportunity to test the theory.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/20/10 02:15 AM

Hmmm I thought as much, Sue ohwell

I was not convinced one way or the other with the demo.
No-one was there to sell things as such though, it was more of a selling your sport kind of thing. The demo was done by a mountain biking cycling team and they swear by the bands to help with balance.

Thanks for sharing your experience, Sue. Perhaps they will end up being more of a fashion accessory than a sporting aid!
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/20/10 08:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
... but you do ride a bike sometimes i've noticed, is that a different bike? or is it the road bike and it just hurts to ride it.


Yes I do ride a bike and I enjoy it. I have a mountain bike...I call it the "tank". It has big tires, a comfortable seat, and I sit upright. But, I miss my road bike. It's a "biker" thing. wink
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/20/10 09:48 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Originally Posted By: Sue22
... but you do ride a bike sometimes i've noticed, is that a different bike? or is it the road bike and it just hurts to ride it.


Yes I do ride a bike and I enjoy it. I have a mountain bike...I call it the "tank". It has big tires, a comfortable seat, and I sit upright. But, I miss my road bike. It's a "biker" thing. wink


i think i know what you mean. my husband changed his "road bike" to upright, but i didn't. though its a lot of stress to my wrists and elbows, to ride my tenspeed, i'm afraid upright would not be as good for my upper back. and i did rent an upright bike to see how it felt and i didn't care for it, i like my tenspeed better. i cushioned the seat, cushioned the handlebars, that makes it better, but still looking for better cushioning.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/20/10 07:39 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
I just wish I could regain some more flexibility of my upper back and neck so that I could comfortably ride my road bike. My rheumy thinks upper body exercise will help, but it seems like a very difficult accomplishment.


You can do it! cheerleader just start with one minute per day, and do an extra minute until you work up to where you want to be! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/20/10 07:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
how is your sister doing now? hope she is recovering nicely!


Surgery was long, but a total success, no chemo, no colostomy. She's having fevers and pain from the lupus and being off her arthrotec, but she walked 6 times today. She makes me feel like a sissy, because she's been so sick for so long and just puts her shoulder into it and goes! yes
Posted by: samzee

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/20/10 07:56 PM

Gym for 1/2 hour today baby! Man I'm on a roll and this site is helping me keep accountable for my actions..... Sore but it's good sore.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/20/10 08:10 PM

Originally Posted By: samzee
Man I'm on a roll and this site is helping me keep accountable for my actions..... Sore but it's good sore.


Woohoo! cheerleader Way to stay motivated cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/20/10 10:01 PM

way to go samzee!! hats off to you girl!! cheerleader
once you figure out what your body can handle and whats pushing the envelope then you are a okay. i now know a good sore from a ran over-by a mac truck sore from AS monster sore. eek2 laugh2

goooo team!! cheerleader
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/20/10 10:04 PM

Wednesday stats:

KravMaga CB: 60 minutes

Defense? defense? what tha' hey?! That's for football players...hmpf! plyometrics in there....I'm just a bug. A bony little ladybug. lol laugh2 But I did it and I finished all of them...back to back. I even stopped when i was done and thought...what? i did it???!! how??? lol.

They had some good Crazy train by Ozzy and some other good ol' rock. So couldnt help but wail the frustrations out!
I am now slathered with super strength Bengay in my thoracic and hands, and had my motrin and hittin the sackaroni my fellow pepperonis! j/k !
Goooooo teammmmmmmM!!! cheerleader clap As our ol' friend Lon would say...Man, I love this place!!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/20/10 10:39 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
But I did it and I finished all of them...back to backellow pepperonis!
laugh2

Yay!!! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/20/10 11:03 PM

You too! Ahh..u are my kickAS sista!! hugss
I enjoy jumping jacks...it's the only thing that seems to keep me focused and steady...even though my legs look like crazy chicken legs when I'm doing them but I stay steady. Art (instructor) is insane about them....4 left jabs....4 jumping jacks, switch 4 right jabs, 4 jumpings jacks in sets of 10, then down to 3's, 2's then 1. ack! eek2

That is too funny about the spanish!! laugh2 I know when I had my first colonoscpy 9 yrs ago...and I sit up after the procedure and ask my hubby where is the Doc? Hubby says you already spoke to her hunny. I said "what? when? I havent spoken to anyone!" He said "honey, um...she showed you the images, and she explained everything and you were in good spirits!" roflmbo! laugh2

I went for a scope around january I think and i did it again. I see my doc a second time and she tells me ...keep up with the krav! you're doing good! just be careful! i thought what the hay!??? lol i did it again!! laugh2
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/21/10 10:35 AM

good to hear samzee! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/21/10 10:36 AM

love reading your daily accounts! so colorful! smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/21/10 10:37 AM

give your sister my best wishes! rainbow
Posted by: Orch

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/21/10 05:21 PM

I have a sore knee today so I decided not to go running. I don't know why it is sore, it is inflamed. Instead I went to the gym and did 35 minutes on the elliptical cross trainer. Then spent 10 minutes lifting weights. I am lucky there is a Gold's gym just across the street from where I work. When I am running in the morning I will go over there for what I call my 10 minute work out to lift some weights.
Posted by: Orch

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/21/10 05:27 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK

p.s. My sister came out of surgery recovery today speaking Spanish ~~~ teehee, her husband of the last 15 years didn't even know she knew how. He said, "oh no, she's not talking right, maybe she had a stroke" and I started laughing and told him what she said ~~~ grin2


I keep taking spanish lessons. Two of my three kids speak spanish. I would call my spanish random now. When I hear some one speaking spanish I get words here and there, but not the whole thing.

Hope your sister is doing well.
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/21/10 09:15 PM

Wednesday: 4 miles (80 minutes)
Thursday: 4 miles (80 minutes) plus upper body stretches (30 minutes)

Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! - 21 October 2010 - 10/21/10 10:12 PM

Sacrum pain. Tired. Blah. Grrrr... spook

Swam 30 minutes this am

Go TEAM! clap

nite nite sleep heart
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/21/10 10:15 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Wednesday: 4 miles (80 minutes)
Thursday: 4 miles (80 minutes)
cheerleader

hey... What about the three minutes of upper body? eyes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/21/10 10:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
I keep taking spanish lessons. Two of my three kids speak spanish.
Don't give up! cheerleader

I should mention that I only understand Spanish, I don't speak it. For some reason the elders in the family never talked to me in Danish or Spanish. My older sisters are fluent and my kids are multilingual. I'm learning Norwegian now, and I've passed the first three tests, but it's hard!

GŚ VENNER! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/21/10 10:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
I have a sore knee today so I decided not to go running. Instead I went to the gym

way to go! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/21/10 10:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
give your sister my best wishes! rainbow


I did! And I took my laptop to the hospital and showed her KickAS!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/21/10 10:32 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
You too! Ahh..u are my kickAS sista!!
cheerleader

Awwww... hrtballon

Catch this HIGH FIVE!
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/21/10 10:43 PM

thanks sue...coming here allows me to express myself along with all my AS aches and pains.... a combo of sorts of my life. rainbow
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/21/10 10:47 PM

Thursday stats:
KravMaga CB: 60 minutes

Whew..I survived. There's a nice breeze outside. Warm week..so I'm hoping we get that rain tomorrow and cooler nights again! eyes

I've found my latest energy fuel! Fruity pebbles in a cup of milk!!! I dont know why I've suddenly fallen head over heels over fruity pebbles but it's pretty intense! laugh2 If I just get a bit of 2% milk I am able to tolerate it. I havent been able to drink milk since I was a kiddo. So it's a great treat for bug! Sometimes I get one in the evenings. A nice treat after an exhausting day.

Put on my fav perfume mr bengay again and am ready to catch some zzz's Tomorrow is fry-day and much to do! Have to finish getting the last of my wee bug's Monster high Draculaura costume!!
GOOOOOOO teammmmmmm!! cheerleader clap 1cup
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/21/10 10:48 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Originally Posted By: LATH
Wednesday: 4 miles (80 minutes)
Thursday: 4 miles (80 minutes)
cheerleader

hey... What about the three minutes of upper body? eyes

Go TEAM! clap



Oh ya. You are a good coach! I think I'll go find a place in front of the TV with some exercises I printed the other day and give it a go. THANKS FOR THE REMINDER!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/21/10 11:01 PM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
I've found my latest energy fuel! Fruity pebbles in a cup of milk!!!

yes
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/21/10 11:44 PM

though its not my idea of exercise really, realize i walked 1.5 miles from car, to and from lunch, back out to car to move it and get more work from the trunk, back into building, then to car for the night. a quarter mile each way really adds up. well, i guess the handicapped parking being a quarter mile away has an advantage on my better days smile figure 30 minutes of walking, ~ 5 minutes each way.
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/22/10 07:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
though its not my idea of exercise really


It is! Every step counts!!! cheerleader

Did you find your pedometer?

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/22/10 12:25 PM

thanks erica! smile

i did use my pedometer on sunday when i went to letchworth, but at the university i could tell you down to the number of steps how far each parking lot is, i know, cause when i'm laden down with books, computer, breakfast/lunch/dinner, a purse, umbrella, jacket, etc, (and i often make multiple trips to retrieve things to lighten my load) trust me, i know! they truly have no idea, must think we just come in 9-5 with a little sandwich for lunch, never realizing how much work, etc we cart back and forth! ok, rant over, kind of sad that every day as i pull in to the parking lot, i'm reminded daily that a quarter mile walk from the nearest parking lot is really not acceptable as the closest handicapped parking! there are 8 spots on our side of campus near the buildings, and if you don't arrive before 8 am, good luck getting those. and even last night, tried to pull my car around at 8 pm and those spots were filled with non-handicapped parking cars since those spots are in front of the library.......grrr! ok, rant really over now.........but i am one of those few people that does speak up, have been calling the parking office, talking to various people, involving the ombudsman, etc to try to figure out how to rectify all of this.........i also emailed the vice president of something or the other at the university to inquire as to where the recycle bins are in the new $57 million dollar sustainable construction eating/shopping/student service area of campus; they made a big deal out of how environmentally mindful they were about construction, have a "market" with "green" products, etc, and yet, no one thought of recycling! every time i go over there to eat, i ask the people who work there where to throw my aluminum foil, paper container, etc, and they look at me very puzzled and ask their manager, and of course, this never occurred to anyone, ok, rant over now! LOL! don't worry i'm not angry all the time, i have learned to compartmentalize or i'd drive myself crazy........i know, i care about things WAY too much! that's both good and bad, caring about things is what allows us to accomplish things, change things for the better, etc, but we have to be careful not to let things get to us.

have a nice day! smile
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/22/10 02:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
thanks erica! smile i'm laden down with books, computer, breakfast/lunch/dinner, a purse, umbrella, jacket, etc


I take a big rolling pack everywhere. Eagle Creek has the best in my opinion. Not that I'm nagging. doh

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/22/10 03:29 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Originally Posted By: Sue22
thanks erica! smile i'm laden down with books, computer, breakfast/lunch/dinner, a purse, umbrella, jacket, etc


I take a big rolling pack everywhere. Eagle Creek has the best in my opinion. Not that I'm nagging. doh

Go TEAM! clap


i thought that would be the perfect solution! but, that's how i tore my bicep tendon! it was really scary, i couldn't move it at all without excruciating pain. it was one of those tendon tears that i worried would take a year or more to heal as it was as painful as some of those but i just iced it round the clock for several days and thank GOD it healed. after that, no carts for me! now i try to carry the heavier things up against the front of my body, arms close to my body. light things over my shoulder, healthy back bag for a purse. do the best i can. wish i could pull a rolling pack or cart, that would solve some of the problems. like the carrying issues. but then of course what does one do on the days the feet, knees, hamstrings, SI, etc act up. really everyone at the university complains about parking, it is a HUGE issue, not just for handicapped, but for everyone! they need to solve it, its one of the big reasons alumni state for why they don't want to give back to the university once they leave. housing is another. its funny how you can make people very happy with little gestures and how readily you can [*bleep*] them off by the little day to day things. our university has not grasped this concept yet. a lot of universities haven't, but some have, and they have much better alumni giving. but we keep trying to educate them (the university) anyway; good thing the students are smarter and easier to educate than that!

PS i just had an idea: we should invent a battery powered self propelled rolling cart/pack, like those self propelled lawn mowers. then it could follow us like a small pet! woof
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/22/10 09:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
Originally Posted By: EricaK
Originally Posted By: Sue22
thanks erica! smile i'm laden down with books, computer, breakfast/lunch/dinner, a purse, umbrella, jacket, etc


I take a big rolling pack everywhere. Eagle Creek has the best in my opinion. Not that I'm nagging. doh


just had an idea: we should invent a battery powered self propelled rolling cart/pack, like those self propelled lawn mowers. then it could follow us like a small pet! woof


WOOT! Great idea! cheerleader Like a robovac, well... More like a small robo-alpaca yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/22/10 11:04 PM

LOL! laugh2

maybe i could bring a pony to work, let it carry my stuff in, or maybe i could even ride it in from the parking lot!

today, a real walk: 1.5 miles, 30 minutes! 47 degrees and windy, bundled up good though! had that nice rosy cheek thing going when i got in. collected pretty colored maple leaves, a few chinese lanterns (the plant), some pine cones, and horse chestnuts......its good to never grow up! smile

Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/23/10 05:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
maybe i could bring a pony to work, let it carry my stuff in, or maybe i could even ride it in from the parking lot!


Now you're talking! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 15 October 2010 - 10/23/10 07:20 AM

LOL! every young girl wants a pony, right! cheerleader
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/23/10 09:11 AM

Quote:
Wednesday: 4 miles (80 minutes)
Thursday: 4 miles (80 minutes) plus upper body stretches (30 minutes)


It's definitely about time we started adding in stretching to our exercise stats - there must be lots of us who do our daily stretching exercises!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/23/10 10:48 AM

what if we do it all day long! i sit way too much so lots of stretching in between! roll can only imagine how stiff and sore i'd be if i didn't stretch as much as i do!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/23/10 12:34 PM

That might be stretching it a bit Sue laugh2 laugh2
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/23/10 12:40 PM

Went for an extra long pre-dinner walk with the kids this evening.
They were bursting to run off lots of energy!
We picked up the pace tremendously and I got very out of breath - good exercise for me!
I quite like the bits where I have my little one in her buggy (her little legs need a rest every now and then), it really pushes your shoulders back.

Stats:
Walk 45 minutes / about 2 miles
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/23/10 01:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Tinkerbell
That might be stretching it a bit Sue laugh2 laugh2


no pun intended, of course! wink2 laugh2
Posted by: Orch

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 17 October 2010 - 10/23/10 10:34 PM

My knee was still sore, so I didn't run today. I walked 1.5 miles.
Posted by: LATH

"FITNESS" TEAM! - 23 October 2010 - 10/24/10 12:27 AM

Friday: 4 miles (80 minutes)
Saturday: bike 25 miles (110 minutes) plus upper body stretches (30 minutes)

I need the encouragement to stretch more. I'm surprised how little I do stretch now that the doc tells me I should.

I wanted a horse too when I was a kid. We lived on an almond orchard. The neighbors had a horse so I thought we needed one too. Dad said no, so I tried riding my dog...that didn't work out too well.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 23 October 2010 - 10/24/10 02:07 AM

i did have a pony and then a horse (small standardbred, perfect size for me) while i was growing up, but couldn't afford to keep a horse while in college, then not really the time to spend with one after that; i did love to ride though. seeing photos of bridget with her horse makes me wish i still rode. loved my standardbred, she was such a good horse. heart

today: it keeps getting dark earlier and earlier, you'd think i'd realize that this time of year, so went out just as it was almost dark, walked 1 miles mostly in the dark using my flashlight (really bright little LED light), 20 minutes. plus another 1/2 mile earlier for 10 minutes while still at work.

i love stretching on my new foam roller, every time i lay back on it, my thoracic and cervical spine goes crack crack crack, can hear each vertebrae one by one. and then the way it opens my chest. and since i learned to do these in yoga class: spinal twist, shoulder stand better than traction for my neck and really stretches my calves and other parts of my legs depending how i hold them, and this other T-shape pose cracks my sitz bones.........
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 23 October 2010 - 10/24/10 02:38 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
...i love stretching on my new foam roller, every time i lay back on it, my thoracic and cervical spine goes crack crack crack, can hear each vertebrae one by one....


I made a roller out of a piece of 4 inch diameter pvc pipe I had laying around. Then I had an old piece of dense foam pad (the type you use for backpacking) that I cut and rolled around the pipe in two layers. Then I wrapped duct tap all around it.

The first thing I do is lay flat on my back until my head touches the ground. This could take 10 minutes. Does yours do that? Then I put the roller under my neck and start rolling. The first time I did this and felt the pop in my back I jumped a little with surprise.
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 23 October 2010 - 10/24/10 09:12 PM

Sunday: bike 25 miles (120 minutes) plus upper body stretches (30 minutes)

Windy today! The ride was a little slower. I saw a hawk today come down from his perch and invite a frog, which was sitting on the bank of a creek, to dinner.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 23 October 2010 - 10/25/10 01:31 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Originally Posted By: Sue22
...i love stretching on my new foam roller, every time i lay back on it, my thoracic and cervical spine goes crack crack crack, can hear each vertebrae one by one....


The first thing I do is lay flat on my back until my head touches the ground. This could take 10 minutes. Does yours do that?


no, i'm not that stiff. have more mobility than that. maybe too much. not sure how true this is, but my chiro said that in the beginning, as inflammation starts to cause the erosion, one's joints can be too loose, causing misalignments, subluxations, etc. that seems to be me. tight in some ways, loose in others.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! - 23 October 2010 - 10/25/10 01:34 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Sunday: bike 25 miles (120 minutes) plus upper body stretches (30 minutes)

Windy today! The ride was a little slower. I saw a hawk today come down from his perch and invite a frog, which was sitting on the bank of a creek, to dinner.


so cool. i saw a hawk invite a little field mouse in the woods to lunch one day! a friend said he watched a hawk scoop down and pick up a snake, saw the hawk take off with the snake, the thing dangling in the air, as my friend was driving along the thruway; that would be very cool to see.

i wanted to go for a bikeride, but a little too cool, so opted for the walk instead:

walking, 1.5 miles, 30 minutes

boy is it pretty outside with all the maples in full peak colors! rainbow
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! ~ 25 October 2010 - 10/25/10 09:14 AM

Here's a big hurrah for everyone over tha past few days!
cheerleader clap 1cup cheerleader clap 1cup cheerleader clap 1cup

I've been out in the boondocks in South Dakota where my sister does't have wireless, and there is not even a locked network visible. What?!?! I'm serious. How doe people live like this?

Anyway, I swam for 30 minutes day before yesterday and did tai chi for 10 minutes & walked for 30 minutes yesterday.

There is no pool within 30 miles of here, so wish me luck on keeping my back in order.

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ 25 October 2010 - 10/25/10 11:26 AM

Hi Erica

Sounds like you are doing well against all odds cheerleader

Went for pre-dinner walk with kids this evening.

Stats: Walk 0.6 mile / 25 minutes

Keep up the good work everyone! clap cheerleader cheerleader cheerleader clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ 25 October 2010 - 10/25/10 07:02 PM

hope your back can survive not swimming! hope other forms of exercise keep you going. how long are you there?

me, today, walking, with hubby (yay!) 1.5 miles, 30 minutes,

would have done more, wanted to, but right hamstring tendon enthesis behind knee very messed up today, what the $%#$! hoping LDN gets in back under control! am icing it, will do ultrasound on it. think its cause of the way i fell asleep on the couch last night with knees too bent for too long.......wendy warned us about this! thought i'd be taking a short nap! not a 4 hour "nap"!
Posted by: Orch

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/25/10 09:30 PM

This story was in the paper today. I can relate to the story as I will never win a race, but finishing is important to me.

http://www.deseretnews.com/blog/68/10010376/Reasons-to-run-Ragnar-Relay-Las-Vegas-Two-of-a-kind.html
Posted by: LATH

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/26/10 01:45 AM

Monday: 5 miles (90 minutes) and upper body stretching (30 minutes)
Posted by: Orch

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/26/10 06:28 PM

35 minutes on the elliptical cross trainer today. My knee is feeling better, but I decided to do the elliptical today because I am entered in a 5K on Saturday. I think I may run 5 miles before the race to warm up.
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/27/10 10:03 AM

hi everyone! bug is back!
monday stats: KravMaga Level I self defense: 60 min
i finally got my gianna to attend. she enjoyed it. but we had to get in a group that asked us to join them..and 2 of them were big baffoons..that i'm reporting today. they seem to thrive on full throttle attacks. they wont hurt you but they come at you full force to show off. i'm 5'4 121 lbs and gg is 5'2' 127 lbs so i hardly think we'd rip them apart. one of them i dealt with a few months ago. and this confirmed it. we had to practice breaking out of a choke hold. now they didnt really choke us but were supposed to push us back a couple feet. one of these buffoons went like 15 feet with gianna! he didnt choke her but startled her. we have to have discipline in krav. we learn the moves then the speed. it was her FIRST class. i said what? the instructor caught him and told him to stop and get back in the circle. YET when it was MY turn..he pulls back away real quick. i think he think's i'll really elbow him or give him the rackaroni. IF i had seen it before my turn i might have!! mad g wasnt upset but she's a trooper. but still. i remember one of them popping me a couple months ago..and when it was my turn he pulled away and said thats enough...thats enough and i had just started and never made actual contact! i dont think he realized she's a kid AND i was her mom till afterwards!
needless to say looks like i have some buffoon kickin to handle today. just was a huge class last night and couldnt get a free moment with instructors. but i WILL today. gg is still interested and wants to continue so i'm happy for her! and hopefully she'll be my partner too! laugh2
we had 2 other new ladies..and they told us next time to join them...we will!!
okay...angry bug is off her soap box now! taking a power nap then off to krav this evening to do class and take care of business! lol eyes
ohhh...goooo teammmmm! cheerleader lol! i love this place too!! cheerleader
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/27/10 09:26 PM

Wed stats:
Krav CB: 60 min.
Class went real smooth. Back is on fire. what else is new eh? LOL cool front moving in...finally!! But with that came some rain and aches and pains.
Spoke to the Krav instructors and they are going to speak to the 2 clowns that gave us grief yesterday. they were not pleased and were going to take immediate action. Turns out they are a higher level up...II..but can go down a level if they want..but that kind of force should be only for level III on up. I was a happy camper in class. We partnered up and it was great! cheerleader The guy was much taller than me so other than a slight pop to my upper lip with the medicine ball while playing hot potato...I survived! it was the height difference we had to adjust too! he was in least 6'feet and buggy is only 5'4"! laugh2

may skip class tomorrow...storybook parade for the kids friday so i have to get my kids ready!
boy am i ready for halloween candy!!
gooo team!!!'
Posted by: LATH

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/27/10 09:46 PM

Tuesday: 2 miles (40 minutes) and upper body stretching (30 minutes)
Wednesday: 5 miles (80 minutes) and upper body stretching (30 minutes)

I worked from home today...I just love this. I went on a long walk at noon and had to hurry back for a conference call.
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/28/10 02:13 AM

Hi Buggie
Good for you looking out for your girlie!
With class"mates" like that, who needs enemies eek2

The storybook parade sounds like fun - do your kids have to dress up? I love dressing my kids up - not that they need any encouragement whatsoever! They are always sneaking into the bathroom to pinch my makeup!!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/28/10 02:21 AM

Went for long walk with my 2 older girls right round a lake yesterday - it was fantastic. They are getting to be good little walkers.

Stats:
Walk 1 hour 15 minutes
3 miles


Need to get a pedometer - can anyone recommend a good brand?
I usually do the same walks: from my front door. Would be good to measure them acurately.

Go Team clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/28/10 03:17 AM

this is the one i have and i like it,

http://www.vkrshop.com/step_counter.htm#TwinStepCounter
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/28/10 04:21 AM

Thanks so much for the link, Sue.
I read the info on all three pedometers on the page...
So they only calculate your steps - not the distance you walk?
I don't know much about these devices and cannot speak enough French to chat to the sales assistant in the sports shop.
Do you just track the time you walk for and do the 20 minute mile calculation?
Sorry for all the questions!
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! - 28 October 2010 - 10/28/10 09:01 AM

Hi Team Mates! I miss you all!!! yes

I have just experienced two days of wind and blowing snow, and now I remember why I am not tough enough to live in the midwest.

All I've done for the past few days is about 15 minutes of stretching each day. My sister's place is SO far out in the BOONDOCKS that I feel like I'm on another planet.

5 more days and I'll be back to my own little house by the ocean.

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/28/10 10:58 AM

way to go tink! how old are your girls? boy time flies..mine are 16 and 10 and i sure wish father time would slow down! hug
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/28/10 11:06 AM

Thursday morning Stats:
Jogging 1 mile..
30 min. more like FORCED to run...thanks to my overzealous 78lb+growing boxer Bubba! eyes

He's a great boy, and the weather was beautiful this morning..cool and breezy. I had just dropped off the kiddos and was folding a bit of laundry when I bumped his leash that was hanging in there. He heard it and immediately sat down and put his paw up...how could i refuse? heart

So off we went! We would have tried to walk or in least shuffle one more mile but just as we finished the first I kept hearing a very angry dog. Sure enough...another irresponsible dog owner. Had a very angry angry female pit digging into the concrete and trying to break free. The owner whereever they were decided to tie her to a staircase in front of their small apartment complex! mad no fence. and its a private owner complex. it would seem she wasnt too keen on seeing bubba gallop by. Bubba was completely oblivious..he was extremely happy! he wasnt jogging, he was galloping! he looked like a small pony! he was so content with the day..and there were high school students still coming into jeff late so he was intrigued by all the commotion. He loves kids. He scared a few but then they'd see him stop and wag his stump of a tail and knew he meant no harm. rainbow

so we decided to make a u-turn..should bubba decide to give this female pit goo goo eyes it would not end well! eyes away we went. i was dissapointed because we were having a grand time. but i did not feel comfy with the way the dog was pulling at the chain. bubba snapped his long ago just playing around so i know what can happen.

So to make up for it i played fetch with him for a good 20 min. more like chase bubba. he's so ridiculos. i am so glad the weather is dipping down tonight! i think we'll try the new doggie park this weekend at mcallister park! rainbow

bubba is laying down for a puppy power nap and so is buggie! goooo team!! cheerleader
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/28/10 12:15 PM

Thanks for the encouragement Buggie!
My girls are 2yrs, 4yrs and 6yrs.
They keep me very busy eek2
Walking is great for letting loose - instead of turning my house into a bomb site! They manage that remarkable quickly between the 3 of them!!!
It's nice that you are doing your KM KB with your daughter. I hope I can do more things with my girls as they get older.
Posted by: Orch

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/28/10 08:14 PM

35 minutes on the cross trainer today
Posted by: samzee

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/28/10 09:34 PM

30 minutes gym today
30 minutes gym yesterday!

I did it again.... made it in three times this week:)

Sam
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/30/10 02:52 AM

Good work everyone cheerleader

Friday 29 October Stats:
Fitness class
80 minutes
(missed first 10 minutes)
Posted by: LATH

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/30/10 11:19 AM

Thursday: walk 5 miles (80 minutes) and upper body stretching (30 minutes)

Friday: walk 2 miles (40 minutes) hmmmm...I forgot to stretch...(Maybe Erica won't notice...shhhhhh...don't tell her.)
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/30/10 11:41 AM

friday: walk 3/4 mile, 15 minutes

but today is saturday, so i'd better do more! this work thing definitely interferes with life!

but i have been doing a lot of stretching to make up for all the sitting! pecs and calfs so tight, muscle imbalances no wonder!
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/30/10 04:59 PM

Quote:
35 minutes on the cross trainer today


Is a cross trainer like a treadmill?
I have been putting this down as running on the stats - just thought I'd better check!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/30/10 07:00 PM

today: walk: 1 mile, 20 minutes, later 1.5 miles 30 minutes plus browsing in a store, feet have said, that's enough for one day! smile
Posted by: Orch

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/30/10 07:55 PM

Todays run. I was running a 5k for the local swim team. My son is on the team. I didn't think a 5k was far enough. I ran 3.4 miles before the race took me just under 29 minutes. Then I ran the 5k (3.1 miles) took 28.04 minutes. The race started and finished in the cemetery.
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! ~ Halloween 2010 - 10/31/10 12:41 PM

Hi Team Mates!!! Just stopped by for a giant cheer for the group! WE ARE THE MOST AWESOME FITNESS TEAM ON THE PLANET!!! Woohoo! YEEEEAAAAUUUUHHHHH!!!!
cheerleader 1cup cheerleader 1cup cheerleader 1cup cheerleader 1cup cheerleader 1cup cheerleader

I'm still in South Dakota for 2 more days, and I cannot wait to get back home to my community pool! I actually had a dream that I bought a house directly between the freeway and a community pool ~ and in the dream I though "that's okay, the pool outweighs the freeway".

I got in a short 30 minute walk with one of my sisters, and about 1 hour of yardwork with my brother-in-law which resulted in an evening of stiffness ~ TOTALLY WORTH IT!

Go TEAM! clap

p.s. All the salads here have mayo, peas, and ham chunks and the fruit salads all have marshmallows and cool whip. WHAT?!?!? I'm serious. eyes
Posted by: Tinkerbell

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ Halloween 2010 - 10/31/10 02:04 PM

Hello you!
So they like their salads - whether veg or fruit - with chunks in and something creamy crazy
I am intrigued to know what other culinary delights you have been served up, Erica! Do share!
Dreaming of swimming, hey - you've got it bad!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and have safe journey home, hon grin
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 10/31/10 03:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Orch
The race started and finished in the cemetery.


hmm? wonder what that means? LOL
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ Halloween 2010 - 10/31/10 03:23 PM

note to self, when feeling down, look at all of erica's cheerleader's! (not that i am, but if i were!) smile

those salads have me laughing! yeh, not exactly my idea of "salads" either. sounds like it will be good to be home eating healthier fare. though i'm sure being with family is nice.

that dream is funny! laugh2
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ Halloween 2010 - 11/01/10 12:08 AM

Saturday: bike 25 miles (90 minutes)
Sunday: bike 25 miles (90 minutes) plus upper body stretches (30 minutes)
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ Halloween 2010 - 11/01/10 04:33 AM

sunday: walk, 1.5 miles, 30 minutes, with hubby, passed a few trick-or-treaters along the way, not too many out and about though, not like when we were kids........
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! ~ Halloween 2010 - 11/01/10 07:25 PM

Monday Stats:
Jog: 2 miles
35 minutes AND non stop candy eating--wrappers a flyin-and buggy a chompin on any chocolate within 20 feet of her! laugh2
Hello everyone!
Sorry I've been missing in action. Halloween madness. Storybook parade on friday. Then ended up in ER with chest pains and 3 wee bugs with me. no Turns out it was only costochondritis. Gave me a good scare. I couldnt sleep. I kept feeling like there was an elephant sitting on my chest. Tramadol and steroids and was cleared. He said he could give me that pill...ack can remember the name but i'd have to stay the night. no tanx! eyes Ekg was good this time thankfully. The last couple have been abnormal.

Saturday and sunday I rested. I only went out for the kids Halloween trick or treating. THAT in itself was some cardio! 2 hrs of hoofing around at the mall and donaldson street that goes all out for haunted houses and trick or treats! clap

Today i felt rested enough to venture out! Took it very slow though and skipped krav. GG isnt feeling well...sinuses are kickin us left and right. So she's hoping to join krav as an official member by the end of the week. cheerleader

Hope everyone had a happy Halloween! rainbow
Posted by: Orch

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 11/02/10 11:00 AM

Today's run: 3.2 miles 30 minutes 52 seconds.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 11/02/10 01:08 PM

yesterday: walked 1.5 miles, 30 minutes, fall is definitely in the air!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 11/03/10 03:43 AM

today: walked, first i walked a colleague out to her car just so we had a few mintues to talk, kind of sad work is that busy. then i swung by another colleague's office in another building and we took a walk, guess we had a lot to vent about because we walked and walked and stopped for a chicken taco and walked some more, 8500 steps total, walked about an hour and a half total, 4 miles, but mostly, very good to talk to friends that i just don't see often enough! smile
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 11/03/10 11:57 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
stopped for a chicken taco


Chicken tacos give a person energy! cheerleader

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 11/03/10 12:08 PM

Yay for running! cheerleaderDid you try Sue's chicken taco method? yes

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: 1,000,000 yd/m/hr "SWIM" TEAM! - 11/03/10 12:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
fall is definitely in the air!


Here, too! cheerleader Flying into Seattle yesterday the trees were showing off in bright primary red and yellow!

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! 3 November 2010 - 11/03/10 12:17 PM

Woohoo! I'm home in my own house with my husband! I love Washington smile

Yesterday I dragged luggage (which I think can be counted as walking) for over an hour through various airports, the lightrail, and downtown Seattle, onto the ferry and up to my truck. I'm claiming 1 hour! Phew!

Today my back is killing me and I'm going to dangle around in the deep end of the pool for a while. I'll let ya'll know if I manage to swim any laps. laugh2

Go TEAM! clap
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 3 November 2010 - 11/03/10 12:25 PM

good to see you home again! and in a pool!

lugging lugging counts infinity points! its one of the hardest things for me to do. about once a year when i go to a meeting and i have to do even less lugging than you described, its times like that that i realize i'm a lot sicker than i let on to myself. after all these years, i've arranged my life, my environment so carefully that i've accommodated myself so well. its mostly when i have to step outside of my carefully created world that i realize just how hard everything is, as i watch others, even those much much older than me and much much more frail looking lugging luggage with what seems like much greater ease. so i can totally empathize!
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 3 November 2010 - 11/04/10 07:42 AM

Monday: walk 5 miles (80 minutes) and upper body stretching (30 minutes)
Tuesday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes)
Wednesday: walk 3 miles (50 minutes) and upper body stretching (30 minutes)
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/05/10 06:03 PM

Hi My FAVORITE TEAM MATES!!! heart

I have missed you so much! hugss

My last three days stats are:

Wednesday - swimming / 30 minutes (ouch, couldn't count laps, lugging luggage made my back hurt VERY MUCH! - thanks Sue for the Zanaflex suggestion, I just saw my doc and she wrote me a prescription)

Thursday - swimming / 1,000 yds / 50 minutes

Friday - swimming / 1,000 yds / 40 minutes

You wouldn't believe how much I missed you people! I know, we're just interweb buddies, but I really really missed you all. yes The support here is just amazing. You people totally rock my recovery! cheerleader

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Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 3 November 2010 - 11/05/10 06:21 PM

Originally Posted By: LATH
walk... and upper body stretching
cheerleader

Well, now that I've nagged you into upper body stretching, you will be pleased to know that my doc is not at all impressed with my neck and shoulder mobility... so guess what? Upper body stretching for me now! laugh2

I'll start tomorrow. doh

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Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 3 November 2010 - 11/05/10 06:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
i've arranged my life, my environment so carefully that i've accommodated myself so well
cheerleader

I'm getting there, too. You absolutely would not believe all the cool adaptive gadgets my sister has for her lupus/arthritis lifestyle. Her garden tools ROCK! yes

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Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/06/10 03:42 PM

we missed you and cheerleader too! rainbow

hope you like the zanaflex! yes

tell me more about your sister's useful gadgets and tools! would be interested. also, garden tools? i've bought the good grips ones, they are helpful. and my kneeling pads of course. curious as to what she has. of course my #1 garden tool is hubby! he does 99% of the gardening and i get to reap its benefits and play in my herb garden, just a tiny manageable patch!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/06/10 07:04 PM

today, walk, 1.5 miles, 30 minutes
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/06/10 10:12 PM

Thursday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes) and upper body stretching (30 minutes)
Friday: walk 4 miles (80 minutes) and upper body stretching (30 minutes)
Saturday: bike 25 miles (90 minutes)
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 3 November 2010 - 11/06/10 10:26 PM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Originally Posted By: LATH
walk... and upper body stretching
...Upper body stretching for me now!...


Join the club!

I just don't understand the inflexibility of my neck and upper back. This is what I mean...I do a set of neck movements and I lay flat on my back. When I first lay down the head doesn't touch the ground as it sticks there at about 1 inch off the ground (it was about 3 inches before I started getting treatment). Then in about 10 minutes the head finally makes touchdown. I sometimes lay in that position while I watch TV. Then when I get up my neck is now stuck straight. And then within a few minutes it relaxes into a position with some bend. It is the same way with the rest of the neck movements...as I hold the flex the neck moves more and more into the flex. I like to find something that explains this condition more. I wonder if this is a precursor to fusion.
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Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 3 November 2010 - 11/07/10 06:22 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
I just don't understand the inflexibility of my neck and upper back...Then when I get up my neck is now stuck straight...I wonder if this is a precursor to fusion.


I don't understand it either, but my neck and shoulders have gotten progressively stiffer as I've gotten older, even though I'm not fusing and even though I'm totally loose after I swim and/or stretch. Then in a couple of hours they're stiff again.

Have you asked your doc about the fusing possibility? The Spondylitis Assn. does say that the AS specific exercises are designed to encourage straight fusing if it's in process... Well, whatever is going on, GOOD JOB doing your upper body stretches along with walking! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/07/10 06:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
my #1 garden tool is hubby!
laugh2

She has tools that are sort of leverage things. Her hand spade is bent at an angle, and it has a strap that rests against her forearm. Kind of like this but not exactly.

As for the zanaflex, I just got the prescription filled yesterday, so I'll probably try it this evening. I have such weird reactions to meds, I like to try them once when my husband is able to dial 911 in case something weird happens. This body of mine is so odd. I was thinking last night that I feel so grateful for feeling as good as I do when my blood work always looks so crappy. Truly amazing. smile

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/07/10 06:30 AM

Sue, good job getting in a walk! cheerleader

I don't know about you, but I do not like exercising in winter. I just don't, but we have to do it anyway. Right? eyelashes

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/07/10 06:32 AM

Good job on the stretching and walking! cheerleader

How's the weather down there in gold country?

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Posted by: Anonymous

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/07/10 08:04 AM

Hi Lath,
Yes I used to be like that lay on the floor and gravity would pull my head down so it touched. Look at me now heads nearer the ceiling than the floor when laying down laugh2 laugh2 . Fusion is a very slow process and creeps up on you keep laying on the floor both back and front as much as you can and at least you should fuse straight. Don't end up like me you will regret it for the rest of your life if you do.
Always concentrate on your posture when walking and think tall all the time or before you know it you will be joining the bent club and permanently looking at your feet.

Kevin
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/07/10 09:13 AM

Kevin,

Thank you for the advise and I will listen to it!

John
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/07/10 09:17 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
How's the weather down there in gold country?


Rain is threatened today. But, it between it is fantastic. Not too hot and not cold at all. I'm going to try to get my bike ride in today rain or shine. I have a bicycling rain jacket to put on if it starts coming down. I got that jacket about 25 years ago...I love things that last.
Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 3 November 2010 - 11/07/10 09:29 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Have you asked your doc about the fusing possibility?


I asked my rheumy about this neck stiffness I still have even after the rest of me feels great with Humira. She just recommended stretching. I didn't mention the "F" word. Several visits ago last May she looked at xrays with me and commented that the SI joints were clearly signs of AS. She was not happy with the quality of the neck xrays...she really didn't say much about them and I didn't know what to ask. I need to put that in my written list of questions for the next visit so I don't forget.
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Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 3 November 2010 - 11/07/10 10:09 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Originally Posted By: EricaK
Have you asked your doc about the fusing possibility?
She was not happy with the quality of the neck xrays...I need to put that in my written list of questions for the next visit so I don't forget.

Ooooo.... I hate it when I forget to ask! I actually went to see my doc last week specifically to have my LDN prescription changed to 4.5mg pills so I could quit having to swallow 3x 1.5mg pills... and if she hadn't asked how the LDN was working I would have completely forgotten to ask her! She sidetracked me right at the get-go by wanting to talk about the hemiplegic migraine issue. (envision head slapping icon here). doh

And, I don't seem to be able to leave this thread without a....

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/07/10 10:13 AM

Originally Posted By: kevin_A
Hi Lath,
Yes I used to be like that lay on the floor and gravity would pull my head down so it touched.... Fusion is a very slow process and creeps up on you keep laying on the floor both back and front as much as you can and at least you should fuse straight.


Kevin, I knew you were here with us! cheerleader And I knew you'd have good advice! cheerleader

Your pooch is going to be a very happy dog with your new pain level. Pets suffer so much for us, I think because they're such intuitive creatures.

So... how about logging in that dog walking exercise? Huh? yes

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Posted by: LATH

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/07/10 09:19 PM

Sunday: bike 25 miles (90 minutes) and 30 minutes upper body stretches.

It rained all day today...not heavy...just a constant light rain. Well, I didn't have much traffic on the bike paths. And it was great when the wind was at my back!
Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! 7 Nov 2010 - 11/07/10 09:49 PM

Sooooo... John will be happy that after a day of inner rebellion I actually did 11 minutes of upper body stretches. Way to set a good example for me! cheerleader

Also I managed to swim 750 yds in 30 minutes. yes

And Sue, if this Zanaflex doesn't make me feel weird tomorrow, then it is my new favorite rescue med. I took 1/2 of a 4 mg tablet tonight so my sweetie would be awake in case I had a bizarre reaction - which for me isn't unusual with med trials. doh

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Posted by: Orch

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 7 Nov 2010 - 11/07/10 10:10 PM

The weekend we were in St George, Utah. My son is on the high school swim team, and his team was in a big meet there. I only ran 2.75 miles on Friday. The meet started early Saturday so I didn't have time to run then. I did drive the marathon route that I ran in 2008. It is much easier in a car:).

The swim meet was really loud. When we came out Friday night I told my wife I felt like we were at a rock concert. My ears were ringing. My wife wore ear plugs on Saturday.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 02:07 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Sue, good job getting in a walk! cheerleader

I don't know about you, but I do not like exercising in winter. I just don't, but we have to do it anyway. Right? eyelashes

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its all in the right clothing! i really do bundle up in layers and i'm really never cold, if anything, i bundle up too well. if i start out comfortable, i know i'm in trouble because in no time at all, i'll be overheated. but by dressing in layers, i can peel as i walk. sometimes i remind myself of the little brother in "a christmas story". and though i'm embarrassed to admit it, today, hubby had to pull my sweater up over my head when i came in because all the layers made everything a bit too tight to get off! smile
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 02:08 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
Sunday: bike 25 miles (90 minutes) and 30 minutes upper body stretches.

It rained all day today...not heavy...just a constant light rain. Well, I didn't have much traffic on the bike paths. And it was great when the wind was at my back!


its was like that here on friday!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 7 Nov 2010 - 11/08/10 02:10 AM

so how did the team do? how did your son do?

"much easier in a car" laugh2

i've been known to wear earplugs to noisy events!
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 02:24 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Originally Posted By: Sue22
my #1 garden tool is hubby!
laugh2

She has tools that are sort of leverage things. Her hand spade is bent at an angle, and it has a strap that rests against her forearm. Kind of like this but not exactly.


those tools look really helpful! almost as helpful as a hubby! yes smile


Originally Posted By: EricaK
As for the zanaflex, I just got the prescription filled yesterday, so I'll probably try it this evening. I have such weird reactions to meds, I like to try them once when my husband is able to dial 911 in case something weird happens. This body of mine is so odd. I was thinking last night that I feel so grateful for feeling as good as I do when my blood work always looks so crappy. Truly amazing. smile


i've been doing the same thing with the meds: make sure i don't start them on the weekend when the doctors are all off. and always make sure i start them with hubby around. and never take them right before sleep like i take all my other meds. want to be awake if my body starts shutting down.

never thought much about it til years later when i realized that a bp of 80/55 from 2 mg of zanaflex is kind of a scary thing. don't even want to think what might have happened to me if a higher dose had been prescribed for me. mixed years ago with the vioxx, an antagonist to the P450 that works on the zanaflex, really lucky that one didn't kill me, there are warnings now for drugs that affect that P450 for drugs that use that P450. i had only discovered this little fact when teaching a section on P450s in my biochemistry protein course.

and then there's the whole nsaid - stomach thing. that one ketoprofen last weekend has me very apprehensive to try another one. pretty bad gastritis from the one pill. but it did help my feet, knees, and ribs/upper back. rhetorical question: why do the nsaids either cause side effects or not work! i see ssz in my near future, i just hope i don't have a really bad reaction to it. a sulfa antibiotic made me so so sick years ago in my 20s, i really don't want a repeat of that!

i have definitely come to appreciate and respect drugs that work without untold side effects. yes
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 04:34 AM

Monday walk about 2 miles with Scoob about 90mins (wow I'm so fast) laugh2 laugh2


Kevin
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 08:16 AM

Way to goo Kevin and Scoob!!! cheerleader It doesnt matter how long it took you...the fact is you did it!! clap
Posted by: ladybuggie

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 08:18 AM

Thursday Stats: Krav CB: 60 min
Saturday Stats: Krav CB: 60 min
Didnt do much this weekend because all the wee bugs AND Art were done with a cold and cough! sick1 Buggie is over her sinus infection so its good. I can in least shuffle about giving them soup and meds! doh
Way to go team!! clap cheerleader clap
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 08:19 AM

Originally Posted By: LATH
it was great when the wind was at my back!
Oh, yes! That's the BEST! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 08:23 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
those tools look really helpful! almost as helpful as a hubby! yes smile
I'm starting to feel uncomfortable that we keep calling your husband a tool. floor Sorry... crude... it's early. eyes



Originally Posted By: Sue22
why do the nsaids either cause side effects or not work! i see ssz in my near future
NSAIDS ~ sigh, how I miss thee. SSZ ~ unfortunately I'm ANA+ which makes that too much of a risk for me, because one of my sister's already has lupus AND an allergy to sulfa.

I told a new guy on KickAS that I get more good ideas and advice on this forum than I have ever gotten from ANY doctor.

You guys ROCK! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 08:25 AM

Originally Posted By: kevin_A
(wow I'm so fast)
cheerleader
It's all about tenacity! Speed does NOT MATTER as long as we keep MOVING! yes

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 7 Nov 2010 - 11/08/10 08:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Orch
It is much easier in a car
laugh2

Double points for cheering on the kids! Swim meets are loud indeed! cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 08:29 AM

Originally Posted By: ladybuggie
Buggie is over her sinus infection
cheerleader

Sinus infections are the WORST. Ugh. no

So glad you're feeling better!

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Posted by: Orch

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 7 Nov 2010 - 11/08/10 09:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
so how did the team do? how did your son do?


His team finished third. He finished in the middle of the pack in his two races. I am not sure how many teams were at the meet, but at least seven.
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 7 Nov 2010 - 11/08/10 09:22 AM

hope they had a good time competing! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 09:25 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Originally Posted By: Sue22
those tools look really helpful! almost as helpful as a hubby! yes smile
I'm starting to feel uncomfortable that we keep calling your husband a tool. floor Sorry... crude... it's early. eyes


ha ha ha! that is funny! floor

no no, he's definitely not that! clown
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 09:26 AM

hope everyone is better soon! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 09:27 AM

wow! 2 miles! that's pretty darn far in my book!

go kevin and scoobs! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 09:32 AM

Originally Posted By: EricaK
Originally Posted By: Sue22
why do the nsaids either cause side effects or not work! i see ssz in my near future
NSAIDS ~ sigh, how I miss thee. SSZ ~ unfortunately I'm ANA+ which makes that too much of a risk for me, because one of my sister's already has lupus AND an allergy to sulfa.

I told a new guy on KickAS that I get more good ideas and advice on this forum than I have ever gotten from ANY doctor.

You guys ROCK! cheerleader

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i've heard others say ssz messed them up (thinking molly with the ringing in the ears for one, think i got that right)........well, just hoping on my way to a drug that works that we don't have any irreversible side effects, that would suck! a little gastritis or edema that goes away when the drug is pulled i can live with, so long as that's also not causing long term problems that i'm not aware of. sometimes i really do feel like a human guinea pig having to try all these things that based on my history are likely to cause problems instead of just moving to something completely different, oh well, patience, i've already tried 9 different nsaids / cox 2 inhibitors, there really aren't too many more left out there to test me on. crazy

as for that second statement, i second that......the amount of useful info and ideas and advice i've gotten here is invaluable! cheerleader
Posted by: Sue22

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 09:35 AM

ok, in my exuberance to reply to everyone here, forgot to put down my distance and time:

yesterday: walk: 1 mile with my tunes, then another 1 mile with hubby!
Posted by: EricaK

Re: "FITNESS" TEAM! 5 November 2010 - 11/08/10 02:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Sue22
ok, in my exuberance to reply to everyone here, forgot to put down my distance and time
cheerleader

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Posted by: EricaK

"FITNESS" TEAM! 8 November 2010` - 11/08/10 07:22 PM

Hei! Hola! Hello! cheerleader

Swimming with 2mg of Zanaflex in my system? Not so easy, but by golly I got it done! (Sue, I took it at 9:30am ~ it seems my back did not want to be loading boxes at the food bank today ~ and didn't swim until 2:45pm. Isn't it supposed to be SHORT acting? eek2
1,150 yds / 45 minutes

I dunno know if I'll stretch tonight. I feel pretty weird still..... like I might accidentally stretch my head right off my neck. That would be bad. no

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