Saturday, September 24, 2011


I woke up fairly early this morning. So, before I launch into Bible study of Psalm 42, I want to record how thankful I am for the many blessings in my life. . . 

I am SO thankful for a brother-in-law that said, "Supermans"! (See previous post) This led me to Pilates five weeks ago, and my back is transformed. I sit here at the desk typing with absolutely no pain or discomfort. Since my injury, I have always had a bit of pain or discomfort. 

I am thankful for a husband who understands my need to watch the UARS satellite come to earth rather than have an indoor date.

Thankful for the synergistic union we have with the Mandate people. I think it will be great.

Thankful for some really neat people that sit in my living room on Wednesday nights and share what they are learning from their Gospel stories and love to talk about Jesus. :)

Thankful for two kids that like being with us, going out to dinner, talking about whatever, love learning, and think it is cool to track a UARS satellite through space.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Do Supermans

The Lord heals in many ways. He has healed my back in an amazing way this past month by a comment made by my brother-in-law after doing muscle release on my back for 1 1/2 hours. I asked him why my back keeps going out after all these months of me working out and getting stronger.

Two words of healing . . . 

"Do Supermans"

He got down on the floor and showed one. Oh, I thought,

"Oh that is a Pilates move."

DUH! I had started Pilates shortly after my injury, but it was too much for me. But I needed to go back because it was the next step in my healing. I had been strengthening all the muscles in the front of my body by my active lifestyle (biking, running, hiking, etc), but the back of my body was not being strengthened. My mishap after swimming for 1000 yards about six weeks ago made me realize that I had gotten very week there. So, it was time to go back to Pilates.

I have gone through 10 sessions, and I am sitting here typing pain free. Now the only nudges in my back are from a hard pavement run. The kinks come out though after an hour of Pilates.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Just what I need

An app for blogger! I didn't know about for two years!

I can even add a photo from here!

Friday, September 02, 2011

A Helpful App: Couch to 10K

I found this through my LoseIt! website forum, and I wish I had it during my training for my triathlon!  It tells me when to walk and run, and is a 13 week training schedule. I would always forget where I was or my iPod would lock up on my stopwatch. It also has a little button at the bottom for my music too! It is just great! The things you learn.

Speaking of things I have learned. I looked up how to do a screenshot, and it was quit easy. Let's see if it works for the face of my new APP:

WOOHOO! It worked. My first screen shot.

Old Herbaceous

This was a sweet story about a gardener in England from the time he was a boy to an old man. It made me cry it was so short and sweet.  Here...