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Hiking the Rogue River Trail (pt. 1)
Friday, May 23, 2014      6 comments

I went on a lodge to lodge hiking trip in Oregon along the Rogue River with 3 friends. The 40 mile trail was extremely beautiful, but very challenging. We each carried about 20 pounds in our packs. We drove to Grants Pass on Saturday, and ... Read more
Bittersweet Mothers Day
Thursday, May 15, 2014      9 comments

I had a nice mother’s day with mom at her nursing home in California, she was awake and perky for most of the visit. My younger brother came down on Saturday, and visited with her. We called my sister via FaceTime and asked for a tour of h... Read more
April Results, May Goals, Facetime with Mom
Wednesday, April 30, 2014      6 comments

Overall I did pretty well with my April goals. I met my goal of increasing exercise, increasing strength training, and stretching. I did not reach the mileage goals that I wanted due to my leg injury in March (I had hoped to be hiking 10-12 mile... Read more
Hiking Tam-A-Lau trail
Sunday, April 27, 2014      6 comments

I hiked Tam-a-Lau trial with a group of 10 hikers; I was co-leader on the hike which is my FAVORITE role on steeper hikes. In our group, the co-leader is in the rear making sure that no one has any trouble (called the “sweep), and it is a perfec... Read more
Two Great Hikes, Credit Hacked, Easter
Sunday, April 20, 2014      10 comments

I enjoyed two great hikes this weekend. I was assistant leader for the Summit loop hike at Smith Rock State Park on Saturday. It was a beautiful hike, about 8 miles and some good elevation gain (yes we climbed up and over the ridge, but on a ni... Read more
Successful Week
Sunday, April 13, 2014      5 comments

This week was pretty successful. I worked LONG hours but successfully completed a huge project at work. I had a couple of nice events with friends and had people over to dinner for the first time in months (my kitchen was out of commission for ... Read more
Kitchen Remodel: Finished!
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      11 comments

My kitchen remodel is finally complete! I am so relieved to be able to cook again, and to wash dishes in the dishwasher or kitchen sink (instead of in rubber tubs in the bathroom). I am very pleased with the final results, here are a few photos... Read more
Active Weekend!
Monday, April 07, 2014      5 comments

On Saturday I participated in the Springlebell walk/run fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation. This was originally the Jinglebell walk/run scheduled for December; it was rescheduled to Spring due to weather at the request of the City (tempera... Read more
End of March - Overcoming Obstacles
Monday, March 31, 2014      4 comments

I tried increasing my hiking mileage this weekend, I led a shorter 3 mile hike with significant elevation gain on Saturday (good pace, good group), and on Sunday Hanne & I hiked approx 8 miles. The 8 mile hike was hard on my legs. By the last ... Read more
Birthday, Sister Sick, Hikes
Monday, March 24, 2014      7 comments

Birthday, hikes, sister sick Yesterday was my 63rd birthday, and my friends gave a lovely dinner party. It was a lot of fun! And for my big birthday gift (from my mom)... Read more
Stinky night = disrupted sleep
Tuesday, March 18, 2014      7 comments

Last night I was awakened in the middle of the night by a horrible odor. Skunk. Unfortunately one or more of these stinky creatures seems to have made a home under the porch outside my bedroom. It was impossible to sleep with the odor permeat... Read more
River hike
Sunday, March 09, 2014      6 comments

My friend and I went on a lovely river walk today. My knee held up pretty well, but it was sore by the end of the day. SpunkyLB is recovering from an injury also so we hiked at a very mellow pace. I was pleasantly surprised to run into a ... Read more
Vacation -- The Best Laid Plans Go Awry!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      7 comments

Just back from a great vacation, skiing in Montana on the border Glacier National Park. I enjoyed time with my friends and the beautiful scenery. TONS of fluffy powder snow! However my carefully laid plans for fitness were curtailed. And our... Read more
Saying No to Excess
Wednesday, February 26, 2014      4 comments

I have worked really hard to overcome excess in bad eating habits. I am not perfect, but I have improved greatly in not binging on sweet treats when I am tired/upset; not overeating at family and friend celebrations or when stressed; and not dr... Read more
Update on 2014 Resolutions
Saturday, February 22, 2014      5 comments

In January I made a resolution to try a new activity every month. My sister told me that she was learning Spanish and learning to play bridge; my brother asked her “Why?” Pam and I both feel learning new things/trying new activities keep you ... Read more

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