• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 159 (On the Upswing)


    Wednesday, December 18, 2014

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  1.53 miles;  Running Total: 84.69 miles)

    Day 159 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    The plumber showed up and fixed the leak.  It turns out that a copper pipe was bent.  The pinched pipe formed a teeny tiny hole that sprayed water all over the inside of the wall which then leaked down into the carpet.

    The dry wall has been ripped out of my closet, the insulation is hanging in puffy white tufts, but the leak is stopped.

    Now to get the drywall fixed.

    I went for a walk.  I didn’t feel up to running, but I was restless and needed to move.  It took me 33 minutes to travel 1.53 miles.

    I brought Tilley along with me.

    Rather than walk calmly beside me, my dog is under the mistaken impression that I am a sleigh that must be hauled.  She could give Rudolph a run for his money.

    The bonus of walking with Tilley is I walked faster than I probably would have on my own.  Had she not been with me I’d probably still be out there, slowly plodding my way towards home.

    I was worn out after the walk.  Tilley, of course, was only warmed up.

    Thus we had a minor disagreement.

    I wanted to sit on the couch with a heating pad.  She wanted to play.

    I exercised my Owners Right to Veto and threw her ass outside to chase lizards.

    While on the couch snuggled up to my heating pad I watched a documentary called Fed Up.  This documentary discusses the evolution of the food industry since 1980.

    Now I’m terrified to eat.

    Sugar haunts me.  The sugar content of food is one of those things that, once seen, cannot be unseen.

    And I see it everywhere.

    It’s not just in logical sources like candy and cookies and cake.

    I see it in pasta sauce, in bread, and, heartbreakingly, in my favorite salsa.

    I am contemplating doing the Fed Up Challenge, but I’m not really sure I did myself any favors by watching this documentary.

    Today’s silver lining:  I appear to be on the upswing from chemotherapy #15.  Thank God. 

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.


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5 Responsesso far.

  1. Pat Sincox says:

    I say………..embrace the sugar in your life, then work it all off with your sled dog!!! I might suggest Milk Duds, toffee of any sort, sand tarts, and pies, pies, pies……….

  2. Annette says:

    :)…might have to watch that documentary. Xoxox

  3. marriannad says:

    I always read your exercise stats before reading the body of your blog post. I’m glad you got out and about, glad the leak got fixed, glad Tilley had her way with you for a little while. I don’t run but I walk only when I really need to take the dogs outside for walks on leashes (yes, I’m the sled and they are a twin version of Rudolf) or in the forest off leash (their and my favorite way to travel. I’m glad you are feeling a little better and still enjoy your posts.

    Merry Christmas,
    Marrianna in Flagstaff, AZ – where it is lightly snowing and walking outside isn’t an option today.

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