Weight Watchers… The Saga Begins

So… took Squirrel to the doctor yesterday (my pcp) to get her annual physical.  While I was there, the doctor asked about Bear (his PCP, too) and me and my nearly non-existent weight loss.  She once again gently suggested that … Continue reading


Running and hoping for a free race entry

This morning at the gym I was playing with the timing of run and walk settings on my Interval Timer.  I’ve pretty much given up on the actual training apps because I’m having trouble keeping to their times as quickly … Continue reading


Putting Yourself Out There…

I’m that April. I have written a few books.  Almost all of them really Geek books. The new one is actually passably something that normal people would read. I’ve never actually considered that people who I know would have read … Continue reading


Cross Training Day… The first of many…

Took yesterday off of work.  Just too many long things to do  that I needed to be involved with.  Bear’s quarterly pulmonologist appointment primary in that list.  Getting car recalls and breaks fixed.  Lunch date with Bear at Denny’s.  It … Continue reading


I Won’t Apologize For Being Me

I’ve been thinking a lot about being me, about having RA, and about training at almost 53 for another race (rather, pair of races… with other races leading up to them to get a decent corral placement).  I’ve deliberately not … Continue reading

Fear Factor… Reading Race Posts for the Disney Princess Half Marathon 2018

So… I’m feeling all hyped and at the same time apprehensive for the 2019 Princess Fairytale Challenge.  10k Saturday, half marathon Sunday… February 2019… Yesterday it became official… we booked through a travel agent for the challenge bibs, rooms, dining plan and park tickets for 10 days.  I’m actively working towards a goal completely terrified I won’t make it… but a goal none the less.

I’ve been eavesdropping on conversations on Facebook groups about this year’s race.  Some I can so totally relate to… some not so much… but it’s all information and it’s all good.

This morning I saw a post that stopped me dead in my tracks…

I had the flu but mostly recovered, did the 10k but the morning of the half had a sore throat and fever but I wanted to do it anyway but <ajw THANK GOD> couldn’t… found out I had strep….

I had the flu and did the 10k but couldn’t do the half…

okay…. pretend you are on the other end of that discussion ….

I spend an OBSCENE amount of money dumbing down my immune system. My body hates me and attacks itself if I don’t. I find any way I can to not touch things like tables in public places, elevator buttons, gym machines that inconsiderate ass holes use and hang all over and sweat all over the treadmill and walk away without listening to the signs saying that after you sweat all over everything wipe it off…. I am overly cautious and I’m overly cognizant of this kind of thing…. frankly because I have to be. I read posts DUMPING on inconsiderate people at the races who walk in the wrong places or jump into corrals where they don’t belong…. and then I read the posts that say that they have incredibly contagious diseases (in a year when a lot of people…people like me…. people like….oh you know… the little kids you’re around) from just these diseases. But I guess that contaminating the happiest place on earth is way less inconsiderate than all of the other stuff because it’s you?

Do I know there are people who don’t think… yeah. Do I know there are people who just don’t care, yeah. But as long as you are talking about entitled people being inconsiderate to you, realize the mirror works both ways.


Rant over…

Coffee consumed….

Off to infusion time to dumb down my immune system some more…

Love and light




Vicariously Being With the Princess Half Runners 2018

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It’s 2018 Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend.  I’m sitting at home near Cleveland with a shiny new pond in my back yard because of all the rain (but hey, it just means it’s almost spring, right?)… listening to my stupid … Continue reading


Self Talk

Let me start out by saying that I completely believe in self talk. Henry Ford… Whether you think you can or you think you can’t you are usually right… Attitude determines altitude Eagles soar but weasels don’t get sucked into … Continue reading


Spring drips down the windows

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It’s raining.  That means my hands ache, but not an awful lot… at least not yet.  I’m staving it off with Tiger Balm and fingerless gloves.  It’s freezing in the office today so I guess that isn’t really helping so … Continue reading


Goodness Knows

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party was really neat.  We didn’t actually stand in line for any of the candy (I figured I would love to take in all of the neat things that were shows and characters) but one … Continue reading