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  • June 19th. 4100 yards, 5+ miles

    6/19/2019 5:07:35 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    Nice day in pool then out to the lake for kayaking. Wind ended stronger, but it was a pleasant paddle.... Read more

  • 323.64 workout miles so far

    6/19/2019 1:46:02 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 214.91 miles Run: 100.53 miles Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • Clutter

    6/18/2019 11:31:27 PM, by MCJULIEO

    There are about a million books written about how to get rid of clutter, to streamline your life, and live happily ever after..... but the thing is.... sitting down and reading a book is NOT going to pack up the useless detritus of a modern life and carry it out to the curb (or to Goodwill) by itsel... Read more

  • My life

    6/18/2019 7:56:24 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • June 18th

    6/18/2019 6:03:59 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    2000 yard easy swim and 1000 yards kicking only... Read more

  • 321.84 workout miles so far

    6/18/2019 12:58:43 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 213.11 miles Run: 100.53 miles Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • Blackberries Precautionary Prophylaxis

    6/17/2019 11:08:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Don’t you love fresh blackberries? I do! They are SO flavorful, and they’re loaded with vitamins and fiber! They make the most wonderful cobblers and pies, and I especially love turning them into SORBET! Freeze them, then throw them into a food processor with a tablespoonful or so of Eagle Bran... Read more

  • My life

    6/17/2019 10:10:25 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Cryotherapy swimming pool steamer room great day water aerobics come home cut the grass ate supper ready for bed took a shower and I just parked friends... Read more

  • June 17th. I love outdoor projects!

    6/17/2019 2:51:03 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    Working on first layer of grime. I imagine I will have a couple more layers of grime than mold removal before I sc start sanding. Beautiful stairs that I am now being able to get to work on. I appreciate the things I can now do with adaptions to my limitations. Keeping a positive perspective w... Read more

  • June 17th 4200 yards swim

    6/17/2019 12:50:33 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    At Hutch pool outside... Read more

  • June 16 kayak with Savannah paddle board

    6/17/2019 12:50:01 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    Leisure with Nanny on paddle board, then I solo around lake but made short cuts to avoid storm. Amber joined at end for a little float. 3 Mike's of really paddling and the rest was Leisure with daughters.... Read more

  • June 15th walk 2 miles

    6/17/2019 12:47:36 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    Amber and I at lake. Lost Amber's phone, and retraced steps to find it. 2 miles.... Read more

  • June 14th 4400 ( 2.5 Mile's) yards

    6/17/2019 12:46:30 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    Back to back for 5 miles in 2 days. Felt great !... Read more

  • 319.13 workout miles so far

    6/17/2019 11:42:30 AM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 213.11 miles Run: 97.82 miles Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • More Adventures with Amtrak

    6/17/2019 12:24:31 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Yesterday I boarded the Texas Eagle (Fort Worth to San Antonio) Amtrak for my return home after several days with my daughter’s family. Having had an almost seven hour delay in my trip north on Tuesday, I was suspicious when the Amtrak app showed Saturday’s southbound train to be on time, but sure e... Read more

  • A La Mort Subite - Brussels

    6/16/2019 4:27:40 AM, by HAKAPES

    When I bike, there's not much opportunity to make pictures, I just zip through the city. Walking let's me take some time, stop for a minute, discover. And catch some soaking rain... A La Mort Subite is a bit historical by now, with a long list of local beer that you only find here in... Read more

  • Sunset in Brussels

    6/15/2019 5:11:43 AM, by HAKAPES

    Thursday night I walked home instead of taking the metro after watching a movie, to cram in a little more activity into my day. There was a big shower just before, which made the air clear, sharp and bright, perfect for taking photos. At one point this beautiful sunset was waiting for me.... Read more

  • Day by Day

    6/14/2019 11:46:09 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My last day of visiting with my daughter’s family flew by. I catch Amtrak tomorrow and should be home by the end of the day, one way or another... I’ve been watching the actual departure and arrival times for the route I’ll be taking, and in the 4 days I’ve been here in Fort Worth, the trains have r... Read more

  • 312.79 workout miles so far

    6/14/2019 12:25:37 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 209.6 miles Run: 94.99 miles - finished rookie running program! Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • Sparking The Best I Can

    6/13/2019 11:32:09 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Yesterday’s Spark experience left a lot to be desired as I did not, for the first time in ages, get 5 fruits and / or vegetables, although I DID get 8 glasses of water.... being a guest in my daughter’s home just adds a bit of difficulty, and I’m doing the best that I can... One good thing is o... Read more

  • My life

    6/13/2019 7:20:21 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Had to great workout today new life here we come ... Read more

  • June 13...Very good day so far

    6/13/2019 5:01:37 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    So the Blues won the Stanley Cup last night. I woke up before 5:30 this morning and went to the outside swimming pool. No one in lap pool...sweet !!!! A couple joined through out my workout, but had a lane plus for my total yardage of 4400. Yes, 4400, so I think like 2.5 miles of lap swimming.... Read more

  • Amtrak Across Texas Photos

    6/13/2019 12:48:20 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, though yesterday’s Amtrak excursion (that I was on) from San Antonio to Fort Worth was over 6 hours late, TODAY’S run was only about 30 minutes late, so maybe it was just a randomly No Good, Terrible, Very Bad day for them, and they will do better regularly... I hope so! The good news is ... Read more

  • My life

    6/12/2019 8:59:52 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • First week of swimming outside Hutch

    6/12/2019 7:18:24 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    So I wish I could remember my yards Monday, but I know I did 25 yards short of 2000 yards on Tuesday and got in 3175 yards today (Amber was able to take Savannah to work this morning ) It's only certain hours in the morning, so Monday and Tuesday it was a few minutes short of my 2000 yard goal. Tu... Read more

  • 309.5 workout miles so far

    6/12/2019 3:23:30 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 208.84 miles Run: 92.46 miles - finished rookie running program! Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • Spark log 6/11/2019

    6/11/2019 11:32:09 PM, by MAW_OH

    Well I fell and hurt my shoulder. Went to Mercy West for X-ray and a sling, no broken bones but have to get an MRI to check for Rotator Cuff problem. Seeing Ortho in the morning, wish me luck! 39... Read more

  • Chugga Chugga Woo Woo- Amtrak Across Texas

    6/11/2019 11:22:39 PM, by MCJULIEO

    After such a wonderful experience last fall in the northeast (Boston to Roanoke, VA), I was ready to try taking Amtrak a bit closer to home, from San Marcos, TX to Fort Worth TX, a distance of about 215 miles of the busiest Interstate highway (I-35) in the country if you attempt it in a car.... ... Read more

  • Outside laps in rain

    6/11/2019 1:56:26 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    I was able to go swimming today for nearly an hour. It was lightly raining. I love swimming in the rain ( no lightening )... Read more

  • 307.81 workout miles so far

    6/11/2019 12:35:25 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 207.15 miles Run: 92.46 miles - finished rookie running program! Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • My life

    6/10/2019 4:05:20 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • My life

    6/10/2019 4:05:19 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • The Thessalonikian Dilemma - thoughts and pictures

    6/10/2019 4:50:11 AM, by HAKAPES

    I have spent a week in Thessaloniki, Greece, a few days ago. Right at the beginning, I looked up a few bike rental places. Surprisingly, even the Hotel where we stayed, had rental bikes. So I used most of my free time to pedal around to more distant and beautiful places, and do some c... Read more

  • Non Scale Victories

    6/9/2019 12:38:57 AM, by MCJULIEO

    The scale may not be moving downwards but I can still feel like I'm making progress... Returned from the grocery store early this morning with a grocery cart full of healthy items and NO contraband! Kept going working through the seemingly endless piles of papers, filing some, discarding s... Read more

  • My life

    6/7/2019 11:08:56 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Goodnight spark friends ... Read more

  • Recharge Zone

    6/7/2019 10:15:38 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I’m cleaning house, deep cleaning, the kind where you actually test the drawer of ink pens to make sure they work, or you get rid of them kind of deep cleaning .... this also applies to the unbelievably numerous electronic gizmos that need to be recharged (like wireless earbuds or headphones) arou... Read more

  • Friday Floating

    6/7/2019 7:18:06 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    Amber joined me kayaking. Windy and buggy. We paddled against the wind then floated. Relaxing time with daughter. Need those kinda days sometimes.... Read more

  • Home Again

    6/7/2019 12:30:38 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It’s surprising how possible it is to drive for 3 hours and NOT have to eat junk food the whole way.... before just recently, I figured that long trips were automatic Get Out of Jail Free cards as far as “healthy eating” was concerned, that is, like the 5 second rule, anything I ate while covering l... Read more

  • Kayaking lake Marion

    6/6/2019 5:20:17 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    Kinda windy so had to cut route short. Enjoyed a morning paddle before sanding steps and spindles.... Read more

  • 297.18 workout miles so far

    6/6/2019 11:56:37 AM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 199.63 miles Run: 89.35 miles - finished rookie running program! Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • Mr. Fantastic Turns 102

    6/5/2019 11:01:25 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My mother’s good friend and neighbor where she lives turned 102 today, and the whole complex celebrated with cake and punch... she calls him Mr. Fantastic because, when asked how he is, he invariably responds with an enthusiastic “Fantastic!” There is much to be said for aging gracefully and gratefu... Read more

  • My life

    6/5/2019 8:58:53 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • 294.03 workout miles so far

    6/5/2019 11:22:50 AM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 199.63 miles Run: 86.2 miles - finished rookie running program! Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • Worth It

    6/4/2019 11:22:51 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I’m taking a little detour to spend a couple of days with my mother in Houston, and I’m SO glad that I can do it... the drive from central Texas takes about 3 hours, but the traffic was moving briskly along Interstate 10, and the Texas countryside just rolled by without incident as I listened to Tal... Read more

  • 292.19 workout miles so far

    6/4/2019 12:21:03 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 197.79 miles Run: 86.2 miles - finished rookie running program! Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles ... Read more

  • Celebrated daughter K's graduation from college with a hike in the park.

    6/4/2019 12:03:15 AM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    Celebrate with whole family. Went to Quarry Park and Nature Preserve. Enjoyed and want to return for a longer stay next time... Read more

  • 1st kayak paddle for 2019 season

    6/3/2019 11:58:53 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    Lake Marion with Amber. Easy close to shore paddling to check out kayaks for leaks. It was a tough winter and they are stored outside. Beautiful test paddle in mellow winds. Nice time for talking with daughter!... Read more

  • My life

    6/3/2019 6:43:28 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Round two cardio workouts today ... Read more

  • 289.06 workout miles so far

    6/3/2019 3:16:48 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 197.79 miles Run: 83.07 miles - finished rookie running program! Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • College Baseball Drama

    6/3/2019 12:19:03 AM, by MCJULIEO

    My beloved Texas Aggie baseball team is stimulating all kinds of cardiological tremors with their run in the post season playoffs, hoping to wind up in the College World Series.... they are far from that, but in the opening weekend of the playoffs they managed to lose their first game right off the ... Read more

  • My life

    6/2/2019 7:39:36 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Not Too Bad

    6/2/2019 12:13:26 AM, by MCJULIEO

    After such a long, hard, sweaty day yesterday working in the garage, I expected to be a lot sore-er than I actually am, and I’m grateful.... and a LITTLE sore.... But I DO have a little bit better perspective on what else needs to be done out there (and a LOT better idea of all the various tool... Read more

  • My life

    6/1/2019 7:26:03 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout ... Read more

  • Sweaty

    6/1/2019 12:59:57 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Worked in my garage all day today, more than 6 hours in the heat, albeit shady heat.... stifling shady heat.... But I deserve a rest... and something cold to drink!... Read more

  • My life

    5/31/2019 8:01:45 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Today I got to help my friend and me get moving ... Read more

  • 284.06 workout miles so far

    5/31/2019 12:40:38 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 196.09 miles Run: 79.77 miles - finished rookie running program! Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • Torture Device

    5/31/2019 12:55:47 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I ache...... at least my shoulders do, and I recognize that I really need to work on upper body strength.... and I have just the device to do it.... my reloading multiple can crusher! I don’t know where we got ours but it has served us well these last 20 years at least.. It’s mounted on... Read more

  • 282.29 workout miles so far

    5/30/2019 12:33:55 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 194.32 miles Run: 79.77 miles - finished rookie running program! Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • What the Grandkids Left

    5/29/2019 11:24:19 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Oh, we had a great time together over the holiday, but the grandkids proudly left me some sidewalk art... The second grader wanted to show off that she has learned how to write in cursive script and so she left “We love you Granny” on my front porch... along with at least one rainbow and severa... Read more

  • My life

    5/29/2019 6:24:34 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Finding a workout that doesn’t hurt my back ... Read more

  • 278.99 workout miles so far

    5/29/2019 12:52:32 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 194.32 miles Run: 76.47 miles - finished rookie running program! Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • 277.17 workout miles so far

    5/28/2019 2:35:45 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 192.5 miles Run: 76.47 miles - finished rookie running program! Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • Adventures in Holidaying

    5/28/2019 1:00:08 AM, by MCJULIEO

    One of my sons sacrificed his holiday by coming over (with his family) to do chores for me, and not only did e get a lot done, but we also had a lot of fun.... I had gone to the grocery store early to get corn on the cob (on sale) and ice, and he arrived with home smoked brisket, so we had all... Read more

  • My life

    5/27/2019 9:08:14 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Today is a rest day ... Read more

  • With Age Comes Wisdom (or at least Perspective)

    5/27/2019 12:51:59 AM, by MCJULIEO

    What’s the old saying? “Too soon old, too late smart...” ... Read more

  • Weekly Shopping with the Bullit

    5/26/2019 3:39:23 AM, by HAKAPES

    On average, I do 90-110 trips with the bicycles every month. We have a mix of bicycles. The Bullit cargo bike proved to be so versatile: transporting children, big bags, shopping trips. I use it about 10-20% of my trips The other 80% I do with my e-bike, and also to some extent ... Read more

  • Summer Holidays Smile

    5/26/2019 12:58:16 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Too true!... Read more

  • Holiday Weekend

    5/24/2019 11:20:04 PM, by MCJULIEO

    This is not one of MY photos but it DOES show the giant bubbles that I want to make this weekend just in case the grandkids come for a visit on Memorial Day.... and my good friend gave me her excellent recipe, as well as a small amount of the super special (and somewhat hard to find) ingredient ... Read more

  • My life

    5/24/2019 6:39:43 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My Bike ride was Interrupted today got runoff the road I’m in the emergency room getting checked out I think I’m OK knucklehead drivers... Read more

  • 268.73 workout miles so far

    5/24/2019 12:10:01 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 190.03 miles Run: 70.5 miles - rookie running program week 8 Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • Have to Laugh

    5/23/2019 11:46:40 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Here’s hoping that you all have a great Memorial Day weekend! (I’m expecting to pick my first ripe squash of the season, so I have that to look forward to) ... Read more

  • 267.25 workout miles so far

    5/23/2019 12:48:32 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 188.55 miles Run: 70.5 miles - rookie running program week 8 Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • My life

    5/22/2019 9:07:12 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Low workout today my back is out ouch ... Read more

  • 263.98 workout miles so far

    5/22/2019 4:29:11 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 188.55 miles Run: 67.23 miles - rookie running program week 8 Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • Old McDonald’s Farm

    5/22/2019 1:01:24 AM, by MCJULIEO

    This is such. A great season! I took a few more photos of my “crops” today... The figs are coming along nicely And the lemons look almost the same in these photos but really are bigger, and will take probably 4 months before they really ripen E-I-E-I-O! ... Read more

  • My life

    5/21/2019 8:43:26 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • 260.96 workout miles so far

    5/21/2019 12:18:35 PM, by SHINETRI

    This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. Walk: 185.53 miles Run: 67.23 miles - rookie running program week 8 Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) Bike: 0 miles... Read more

  • My life

    5/20/2019 10:09:03 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more