Because I Can

“I move because I can.” I remind myself of this when I’m out for an enjoyable walk, or sweating through a not-so-enjoyable workout. It’s my mantra when I go for a run, or have to carry heavy groceries, or do yard work, or vacuum. It’s a good reminder to be grateful for a body that... Continue Reading →

50 years…wiser?

It won't be long now until I  pass what is considered a major milestone – turning 50 years old. It’s kind of unreal to think that I am that old…that in fact I likely have fewer days in front of me than behind me. It doesn’t feel any different, actually, other than it hurts when... Continue Reading →

Sick of being sick

I have been sick for the month of March. Sounds bizarre, but it’s a fact. I started with a scratchy throat on Feb. 29. That extra day of 2016 was not a good one. I didn’t feel like doing anything until March 12, almost two weeks later. In between, I had sinus congestion, a sore... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Start

I continue to enjoy sharing experiences with you through this blog, which will celebrate its second birthday next month. I am always honoured by the number of people the blog reaches, and the positive comments I receive to my various posts. I have enjoyed the journey and continue to enjoy the experience of writing. So... Continue Reading →

Walking the city

When I’m traveling, I find that the best way to get to know a city is to walk it. And I love to walk. So this morning I struck out in Berne (or Bern) while Ron did preparations with his team. I decided to follow the path we went our first night, when we walked... Continue Reading →

Walking, part two

As mentioned in my last post, a love of walking has been re-awakened in me these last few weeks. Daily walks, exploring the area around us, has become a wonderful habit. I have always enjoyed going for a walk. When we used to have a dog, a daily walk - sometimes two - was a necessity.... Continue Reading →

The joy of walking

There are a lot of amazing ways to get yourself into shape. My recent experience with boxing certainly did the trick, as did a previous round of marathon running. I love swimming; lots of people enjoy cycling. There are many types of classes at an overwhelming variety of gyms. There are also many theories and... Continue Reading →

We are all winners!

So, you’re probably wondering, how the heck did the boxing go? “We heard about the boxing, you wrote about the boxing, but you never told us the outcome of the boxing?” OK maybe it hasn’t been keeping you up at night, but maybe you’re curious, and I haven’t had much time to write. That’s changed.... Continue Reading →

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