Things I Like


A little jogging

Gym time! It was hard to get up today because I stayed up too late reading Don’t you hate when that happens? I kept saying “5 more minutes, then I will turn off the light” One hour later and I knew I would be really tired today

It hadn’t started precipitating when I left […]

Lower body workout and fireplace dilemma

Back at the gym this morning for my leg workout. The sweet spot for my gym is 6:30 to 7:30 am. There were less than 10 people there and nobody in the cross training room:

I was in here for a couple exercises and then in the machine room.

Exercise Set/rep/ Barbell squats […]

Lifting and the end of tutoring.

Back to lifting today! I did not lift as much when I was shooting for the 400 biking miles this month. Doing challenges like this teaches you about balancing exercise.

Here was my upper body workout today:

2-point row: 3 sets of 10 with 20# kettlebell Chest press: 3 sets of 10 with 15# dumbbells […]


From spring back to winter, it seems like! We were almost 80 degrees yesterday with some pretty fierce winds. Today is rainy and colder with 1 to 2 inches of snow expected tonight. Really Mother Nature?

I had a warmer breakfast today. The banana bread pudding with chocolate PB2 on top. First time trying that […]

A short taste of spring

Boy, today was a gorgeous day! The sun was out and it was in the low 50s. I finally see my birdbath again – yay!

Work with me here, this has melted a lot. My birdbath was totally covered. Too bad it is going to get covered with more snow to the tune […]

Happy Mardi Gras and another chili recipe!


Happy Mardi Gras! We usually have a party, but did not this year. At first it was because we thought we would be in the middle of moving. Then it was close after vacation and I ripped up the kitchen counters, so no party. Oh well! Here is a shot from one of the […]

Lifting and changing focus.

Now that the house closing is delayed for what feels like forever, I need to rearrange things I kind of had mapped out. One of those was to join the gym after we moved and settled in. I think I will just do that after we get back from vacation next month and not wait. […]

Lifting and work changes

We had a good time at the play last night. It was a good production, although sometimes a bit hard to hear the dialogue. The Christmas carol singing was very good and I loved the staging! Good stuff. This was at Proctor’s Theater down in Schenectady. We had never been there before. Tons of stuff […]

Lifting and the letter C

I was loving the AC at the gym this morning. Plus, there was a fan on near where I was lifting and I enjoyed the cool breeze as well. Gotta appreciate the little things in this heat!

Exercise Set/rep/weight 1. Plank with alternate arm/leg reach 2 sets of 10 each side 2. Complex: Deadlift, High […]

Staying cool

The heat is back!

Doesn’t that picture just look hot?? I unplugged from the internet after dinner last night and didn’t get back on. That was a nice little break. I love the net, but there is the real world, you know? Plus there was froyo to be had with my mom!

I got […]