Saturday, July 28, 2007

'Cause it's so much easier to handle, All my problems if I'm too far out to sea

HAPPY NEWS

We got Koz's biopsy results back and he ONLY has a stomach infection and inflammatory bowel disease. While this does not sound great it is what we expected and is not cancer or anything else that would require surgery. I am going back next week b/c he will have to go on some new meds and I will meet with the vet (she emailed me the results yesterday) and get all the details. Needless to say we are all very happy and glad that our little bubba does not have anything life threatening going on!

I am still MAJORLY lacking motivation to get to the gym. I am working longer hours now which raises my appreciation for those of you who work full time and get TRI training in. I am having trouble getting any training in. I think that we discovered a bit of a solution this morning. There is a facility across the street from us called the Brainerd Crossroads (BX) that is part of the Baptist Church that is near our house. We went in and checked it out today and the facility is really nice. They open at 6:00, so I am thinking I might start trying to get there at 6 and getting 30 minutes of cardio in on the elliptical and then in the evenings I can swim or lift weights at the gym. This is such an easy decision because the church has decided to make the BX fitness area part of their ministry and instead of $300 a year, starting August 1st they will be charging $25 a year!

There is also a little coffee shop on the first floor that I could visit on my way out!



My knee is feeling 100% better. There can be no conclusions drawn though b/c I have had NO activity, as opposed to activity other than running, to test it.


My song today is Don't Go Back To Rockville by REM because I learned who the song is about on Friday. Apparently Michael Stipe and Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs) are friends and he is singing about her in this song. Apparently she was struggling at the beginning of her career and wanted to "go back to Rockville" Maryland. Pretty cool, huh? It is amazing who ends up being big a music buff, and I never knew it

Hope everyone is having a good weekend!
Take Care
Molly

Don't go back to Rockville,
don't go back to Rockville, don't go back to Rockville
And waste another year (REM)

7 comments:

Bill said...

Glad to see that you can get in there early.

That was going to be my suggestion even before you talked about the gym. Having worked some insanely long hours before, I found that getting up and working out always worked, waiting until afterwards never worked. Plus you feel better the whole day.

Randy said...

Wish we had an option for such a gym....that is awesome...

Great news on Koz...not the best but more better than you might have expected....he's cute.

momo said...

this is good new, molly, take care of that little guy.

interesting about natalie merchant - my kids and i were in the car yesterday (driving from az to ca) and a 10,000 maniacs song came on the radio and it brought back memories of college. i had to explain to my kids who she was. :-)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

$25 a year is an incredible deal!

I work full time also (and have two active teens that seem to need a ride to/from somewhere all the time).

What works best for me is to get up and do my stuff in the morning. For example, the pool that I swim at opens at 6am and I am there when they open the door so that i have time to get my workout in, come home, shower/get dressed, and get to work by 8. It seems like I'm always rushing, but if I don't do it in the AM it doesn't happen.

This morning I had to get up early, have a bite to eat, make a grocery shopping list, run for 2 hours, come home, have another bike to eat, shower, and scramble to get to church on time.

The only downside...I never really get to sleep in. BooooHooooo. :(

Aimée said...

Yay I am so happy for your bubba! They are like children aren't they? A part of the family.

Russ said...

Great news about Koz.

Glad to hear your knee is feeling better.

Here's an idea about training...Post your next weeks training schedule on your blog every Sunday. That way you know what you will be doing each day and you can have someone keep you accountable.

teacherwoman said...

$25 a year? How can you not?!?! Awesome! And a little coffee shop? To cool!