60 Days…Day 8

Something fun happened today.  As I mentioned yesterday, I was interviewed by Mark Brown at the Chicago Sun-Times about the new “pet custody” statute that goes into effect in Illinois on the first of the year.  The article was published today on page 2 of the paper  and he selected a photograph of me with…

60 Days…Day 7

My last post (Day 6) was posted on December 7th, and here I am, four days later, getting around to writing Day 7.  I had a big dog show this weekend, with friends in town from Georgia, Wisconsin and Springfield, and I literally had no time to write…or to go to the gym…or to ride…

60 Days…Day 6

We got our first snow last night!  I took that photo at daybreak with the sun rising over the eastern edge of our property.  It was beautiful, but cold.  Drago was so excited to get up this morning and ran with alacrity to the sliding glass door.  When he saw the snow, his whole body…

60 Days…Day 4

Today was an unabashedly good day. I exercised.  I did a continuous three mile run, and the first 2.5 miles were effortless with the remaining 1/2 mile slightly more challenging, but definitely manageable.  And I walked 1/4 mile on either side of the run on an incline.  I am super happy about it.  See how…

60 Days…Day 3

Rainy days and Mondays always get me down… Like everyone else, Monday is my least favorite day of the week, and this one had a few extra strikes against it. After getting out of work later than I had hoped, I did make it to the gym for my run.  It was not one of…

60 Days…Day 2

Today I felt extremely tired from yesterday and I did not go to the gym.  I did ride Filigree, but even my ride was less energetic than yesterday’s.  Here it is: So, I did something, but not much.  Tomorrow, the horses get the day off, but I will go running. Andrew came out and took…

60 Days…Day 1

That was me in July 2013.  It’s hard to believe that it was 4 years ago already!  I posted that here for my own inspiration, to remind myself of the days when I was running every day, and could do 3 sets of 30 box jumps onto a 36″ box.  We can always return to…

If I Could Save Time in a Bottle

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.” ― Carl Sandburg Today is a special day.  The light of my life celebrates her nineteenth birthday. It is such a cliche to ask where the time has gone.  Last week,…

Clarity

“Fish,” he said, “I love you and respect you very much. But I will kill you dead before this day ends.” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea I fractured my ankle in October.  I had an unrelated surgery in May.  I did not ride. I did not run. I did not exercise at all…

Moving in the Season of Gratitude

Moving. Everybody hates moving, right? It is the menstruation of life events, not catastrophic like major illness or death in the family, but never good. No one likes moving. My doctor tells me that death, divorce and moving are the three most stressful life events for people. Well, I got divorced in September and moved…

US Senate Approves Gay Rights Bill

Originally posted on Thinking Makes it So:
This afternoon, the United States Senate passed historic gay rights legislation in its approval of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would provide protections in the workplace to workers and job applicants who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. Any private employer with more than 15 employees would be…

I’ll Bet You Think This Blog is About You

“I’ll bet you think this blog is about you, don’t you?  Don’t you?”  ~  Carly Simon (well, almost) I’ve often said that blogging is an extremely self-indulgent pastime, and I will stick with that remark.  When I started blogging, I did not realize that apparently, reading blogs is an extremely self indulgent pastime as well because…