Diversion through Workouts

“A Hundred Bad days…I ain’t scared…” This is exactly what workouts give me. Strength and diversion to defeat my fear and my bad days. It’s like for the time of my workout I’m transported to another time and place. I guess a workout is just such a diversion to normal thinking. It just is really […]

The Simple Beauty of Nature

As I stepped through the knee-high green grasses I breathed in the fresh air. It was cleansing as if giving the prairie a new birth. My father often says that the prairie changes her dresses for every season. The prairie is changing her dresses. The fresh air streamed against the hanging white sheets billowing in […]

Rain, Rain, Go Away

“Rain, rain go away come again another day.” This was a song that my chums and I would sing on the playground as the rain slid down our noses. When I was a child I loved playing in the rain. It is such a freeing feeling to have water trickling down your arms and neck. […]

Small Workout Spinach: Gains

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1ZzdBgLtZg Munching on my fresh spinach blueberry salad I ponder the lyrics “I’m goin’ back to the earth.” Mraz really exemplifies a way of thinking that I quite agree with. Honestly, I think that everyone could gain something from these lyrics. Mraz, encourages listeners to “turn off your phone.” This is such succinct advice yet […]

Killing Dreary Winter Days with XHIT and Veggies!

Thank you so much for the XHIT workouts posted on youtube. Let me tell you I LOVE THEM! I’ve been killing it recently with their ab workouts, most of which I can do as they don’t require my feet. Ha, that is still QUITE  an ordeal. though yesterday I was so elated to finally meet […]

Thick Snow and Flannel

As I rolled over to look at my clock the chilly morning fell upon the house. The dawn came like a newlywed bride timidly awaiting her guests at the reception. The morning snowfalls listlessly surrounding the orchards stubble and the trees are cloaked like angels. The chilly weather called for flannel, not just any flannel but […]

Hot Tea and Camel Soap

It all started with tea.   A sweet blend of cloves and orange spice brightened my day around 4:00… Wait, perhaps this should be night? morning? And a luscious camel milk soap, which leaves quite a lovely scent, mind you. I do find it quite refreshing. This morning I awoke to a soft patter outside my window. […]

A Pirate’s Life for Me!- What Workouts to do One-Legged

As I find myself quite ill-equipped to do workouts with one leg, I would like to share with you some that quite adequately suit the pirate-life, I find myself currently disposed to. So, speaking pirate to pirate, I will give you the “guidelines” (Pirate’s of the Carribean, anyone?). As, I’m sure you would assume, dear […]

Recovery: Coffee, Family, ​and Stumbling

Count your blessing instead of sheep.

Triumphs against the pedals

As I rounded the corner I hopped of as the wheels skidded across the uneven gravel. I exercise all caution when coming around corners on my bike. Today I rode 4 1/2 miles, 13 hills and I’m feeling pretty darn proud! I thought a lot during my ride about limitations and relationships and how few […]

A Shot Rang Out: Insomnia: One Day Closer

Insomnia has its bouts of bitterness.