Tag Archives: Minneapolis

It only hurts when I don’t move so let’s keep moving!

Working out is never easy, especially when your an overweight, middle aged woman with more excuses than gray hairs. I’m doing it and I’m complaining too.
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Cant’ breathe, can’t talk back and crying looks like sweat

It’s been a couple of months since I started this journey to fitness and with the exception of one time (due to bad road construction mind you), I have seen my personal trainer regularly (3x a week) with added days … Continue reading

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Manic Monday’s, Buckled Knees and Accidents on the Highway are Punishing for All So Work it Out

Monday’s are hard. They just are. Maybe because we decide they should be or perhaps we simply can’t shake the Sunday and embrace the new week. Whatever it is, whatever you call it, you can’t deny they can be difficult.  … Continue reading

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On Maya Angelou, working out, failure and cardio as contrition

The whole world mourns the loss of Maya Angelou today, at least, my entire world, heart and soul is heavy knowing she has left this earth.  Her 1969 coming of age autobiography,  “I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings” is … Continue reading

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Week Off: Weak One

One darn week of vacation and I’m huffing and puffing like a day one!  I spent a week in North Carolina celebrating my little sister’s milestone birthday (yeah!) which happened to be on Mother’s Day so it was an extra … Continue reading

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Running Mad: Taking it out on the Treadmill

I’m limping. It’s my own fault. But I ran myself into my first injury working out though I’m certain it’s just a muscle out of whack (it’s my left hip action if you want to know).  After a tremendously difficult … Continue reading

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Bourbon, Bench Press and the 5.2 at 5.2

The last 24 hours have been a fitness bonanza though my diet was whacky as in Smelt Fries and a few Cheese Curds and a Bourbon Old-Fashioned at our favorite Minneapolis date place – Red Stag Supper Club. Damn you … Continue reading

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