We live in a world of easy replacements. If your phone, TV, computer, or any appliance decides to self-destruct, you can get a new one pretty fast. Thanks to the shortages brought on by the pandemic, it may not be exactly the make or model you wanted, and it’s priced higher than you anticipated, butContinue reading “When Body Parts Go Bad”
Category Archives: COVID-19, Coronavirus
Just Like That, Three Weeks Gone
Hard to believe a person could be this tired. Three weeks of competing do not get easier as the body gets older. It was fun, though. Fitting everything in, changing the thought process fairly rapidly, and staying focused takes a lot out of a person. But I don’t recommend it, and I don’t plan toContinue reading “Just Like That, Three Weeks Gone”
Three Weeks Of Work…Or Insanity?
This weekend starts the first of three competition weekends, and I don’t normally ever do three weeks in a row. I have no idea what I was smoking when I thought this was a good idea. First up is 60K cycling (20K, a 30-minute rest, then 40K) for the senior games. Next week is aContinue reading “Three Weeks Of Work…Or Insanity?”
Company’s Coming! Or, The New World Version Of Face Time With Family
Next weekend, we get to do something we have not done in a year and a half. We host a family member in our house. Funny how strange this is. Pre-COVID, I never would have thought about it, beyond the usual tidy up the place and make sure our visitor (my niece) will be comfortableContinue reading “Company’s Coming! Or, The New World Version Of Face Time With Family”
Time Left in Rehab Hell: 48 Hours And Counting
Monday, 10 a.m. The last surgeon appointment for my foot. Seven days of steroids (to remove what little swelling is left) and we are done and basically good to go. I now have a matched set of titanium screws and plates, probably worth more than all the rest of me. And yes, I plan toContinue reading “Time Left in Rehab Hell: 48 Hours And Counting”
The Only Voice In My Head Is My Own…And We Argue
I’ve been working from home for 14 months, and I’ll admit this much: I hated it in the beginning. I am a child of the office age, not the technology age. I started working in the late seventies; we had clunky word processors masquerading as computers, but mostly it was pens, notepads and phones (push-buttonContinue reading “The Only Voice In My Head Is My Own…And We Argue”
It’s Back To Business, Even If It’s Not The Usual
It’s good to be competing again. I have a race every weekend in May (including yesterday), with the exception of Mother’s Day weekend. I don’t have kids; I figure I just need a break somewhere. It’s good to see friends again, even though it is masked and hugs are only a sometimes thing. I’m goodContinue reading “It’s Back To Business, Even If It’s Not The Usual”
Well, That Was Ugly (for a day)
I have now received both of my COVID shots. Yay, me. First shot a month ago produced mild symptoms, mostly a sore arm. Second shot was worse than the first. I felt well enough a few hours after to go on an afternoon run. Felt fine to cook and eat dinner. THEN it hit. Feverish,Continue reading “Well, That Was Ugly (for a day)”
What’s Normal? Where Is It? Can I Run There?
I’m not solitary by nature, but years of solo workouts has taught me to exist within myself very well, and that while human contact is necessary, it’s the quality of it, not the quantity, that counts.
The Vaccination Games: Hit, Miss, and Humiliation
Ever since COVID-19 vaccines arrived in my state, I’ve been trying to get my husband an appointment for a shot. He is qualified by age and health conditions, while I am neither. But I am fine with that. What I am not fine with is the exhaustion and frustration from hours of staring at aContinue reading “The Vaccination Games: Hit, Miss, and Humiliation”