Of Running Shoes, Proteins, and Holidays

About 20 minutes ago, (as I start this…who knows how long before it’s finished and ‘up’?) I came back from my second exercise period with my new running shoes.  I went up through the dry woods to Fox Pavilion, then turned east and walked (mostly) up over the “hump” of it, and down to the Read More…

And In Other News

I’m about to go buy my first ever pair of running shoes…specifically, trail running shoes.   I ran everywhere as a kid (except when forced to not run) and loved running, but there was no girls’ track anywhere in the region, then.   I was the fastest kid in my grade,  up until 7th, beaten by an Read More…

Biopsy Result

Biopsy report said the specimen was pre-cancerous and no further surgery necessary, but surveillance. The high wind some of you experienced…sigh of relief. The removal area will be checked regularly.  Thanks, everyone, for your concern and well-wishing.

Medical Update

OK everybody…got any new lumps, “pimples” that don’t act like normal pimples, skin stuff that’s actively changin, getc, etc?   This is a heads-up….have them seen by a physician with referral to a dermatologist if deemed “suspicious.” Yup, I had a fast-growing lump–fast enough at first to convince me that I had a pimple on my Read More…

Water From the Sky Again (yay!)

The predicted storms started with a BOOOOOMMMMM! around midnight, followed by hard rain for maybe 20 minutes, and then off and on rain (some quite hard) through the night and into the morning.  It’s dark.  It’s much cooler (50sF, cold to us, esp. with rain).  I went out between downpours this morning and hayed the Read More…

Hitting the Mark, Etc.

Rarely happens this way, but my calculations said I should get to the 2/3 point in the planned mass decrease on Thursday the 28th, and when I stepped on the scale before breakfast on Thursday…there it was.  40 down exactly.  Yay!   This means at least 20 to go (may overshoot by 5, for the sake Read More…

80 Acres Recovery

Went out yesterday to take pictures, and…didn’t look to be sure the SD card was in the camera.  “Took” a lot of pictures, none of them on the card.  So today, reprise of that, but the little frogs in the Fox waterhole didn’t show up.  SIGH.   Good day for pictures, though. Live oaks put out Read More…

It Didn’t Take Long…

…for an online “Fitness & Diet” guru (a RICH AND FAMOUS fitness & diet guru) to find a way to monetize the relatively new research backing up the “older people need more protein to maintain muscle mass” thing I was talking about earlier. You have to admire these guys and gals, at least for their Read More…

Rain Overnight

Almost 2 inches of rain yesterday and last night, which should have mostly soaked in (maybe not in the burn scar) since the grass coverage we’ve nurtured has increased resistance to flood and erosion.  Grass is really good at holding the soil and slowing moderate flow to slow: it cleans water and prevents damage.   So Read More…

Recovery In Progress

What you’re told, in the management books, is that after a planned fire, everything comes back just fine.  Wild fires tend to be hotter, get out of control faster, and do more damage because they occur in the hottest weather when fire departments hope to goodness no fires start.   There are enthusiasts for “prescribed fires.”  Read More…