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Out and About

Apr 28, 2013 - 0 comments
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Dogs

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waking

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Walking and Walking

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well being



Yesterday (4/27) I decreed to my family that we were not going to waste the good weather on being in the house.  We packed all five dogs and went to Joeseph Pallaia Park (the old Deal Test Site) and went for a very elongated walk.  

I couldn't walk much because in short order my knees started to bother me (dammit!) so I didn't make it all around the path.

Today I got outside and started resurrecting my BBQ pit. Looking forward to smoking some ribs, chicken, pork butt, brisket and whatever else hits my mood.

It felt really good to be doing stuff and I think I'm pulling myself out of my funk without mind altering drugs (except for small amounts of bourbon.)


Tracking my moods

Apr 17, 2013 - 0 comments
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mood

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Sad



It occurs to me that I'm sad an awful lot.  I'm also not as interested in things that I used to be passionate about.  Am I depressed?  Am I just burned out.  What is wrong with me?  Maybe I can figure all this out.


Starting again

Apr 17, 2013 - 0 comments
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premature aging

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knee pain cracking

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circulation

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Weight Loss

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dammit I want to live long



I am starting my quest for a return to some semblance of the conditioning that I used to have years ago.  I know I won't be able to quite accomplish some of the feats I did when I was 18, 19, 20, 25 or even 30 years old.  Those days are gone forever.

First off my knees are a constant source of pain for me which slows me down considerably.  I'm not going to whine about it though and I'm going to press on.

I have all sorts of injuries that I've done to myself over the years. Some of those are just the consequences of an "exciting life" and the activities that I chose to engage in.  Taekwondo used to be one of my favorite ways of staying in shape. Trying to keep up with the eighteen year olds did me in though and now I have both rotator cuffs compromised, my back is shot and I have hip pain as well.

All that said (not to whine about but to calibrate where I am) I am going to find ways to get active again in spite of all that.  Stay tuned because I am determined to drop 20 pounds by year's end.  I will be able to march in parades again with my color guard. Plus I plan to be around long enough to annoy the hell out of my great grandkids.