Category Archives: fitness

Losing my best friend

When I was in the ER earlier this year, recovering from serotonin toxicity and one week post hip replacement surgery, I said to the attending physician, “Please save my left eye because if I can’t play tennis I don’t want … Continue reading

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Thursday night I fell

Last Thursday night I was a couple blocks from my apartment and I stumbled, careening through the air with three bags in my hands and a pack on my back.  For one second, while midair, I was in denial. Nooooo, … Continue reading

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Chronic pain

My first bout of sciatica has taught me a lot about chronic pain, and it makes me more sympathetic with those who self medicate.  With my history of family members and friends with addiction problems, I have a low threshold … Continue reading

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Stay calm & continue to carry on

It keeps on keeping on.  More staff turnover at work.  I struggle to stay calm.  I struggle to carry on.  I start to panic–it feels like a mutiny, and why am I still standing?  Where’s my raft?  Everyone who is … Continue reading

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getting started getting fit

We are not physical beings having a spiritual experience, but spiritual beings having a physical experience ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin I’ve been so body-bound, but body-ignorant, all my life. I’ve tended to approach life in the way de Chardin denies … Continue reading

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