And I Shall Rise (and Lower):  The Hundred Pushup Challenge

And I Shall Rise (and Lower): The Hundred Pushup Challenge

A little over 2 weeks ago, I started The Hundred Pushup Challenge.  The goal of the challenge is “to train the body to go from just one pushup to 100 consecutive reps in less than two months — sculpting muscles in the chest, abs, back, glutes and arms without a single piece of unwieldy equipment.”

A friend of mine suggested this a while back and when I read about it recently, I immediately thought “that’s so me”and jumped at the opportunity to do it.

And by “jumped at the opportunity”, I mean I resisted with every fiber of my being.

Not quite, but it makes for a better story that way.  ;)

Actually, to explain how I got here, I have to take you back there where it all began.

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My David Bowie Story

My David Bowie Story

Apparently it’s David Bowie’s 69th birthday today and I figured I should share with everyone my 1 actual real life “encounter” with Mr. Bowie.

Actually, this is slightly more of an Iman story, but no one is really going to hold that against me.

Also, I may not be remembering all the details correctly as it was 20 years ago, but this is how it more or less happened.

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Loneliness, Inspiration, Pie & Hope

Loneliness, Inspiration, Pie & Hope

Sometimes I am lonely because I miss Lisa. But sometimes I miss Lisa because I’m lonely. It may sound the same, but the different paths invoke different feelings and responses. Recently, I have spent a lot of time in the latter camp. Strangely enough that (in conjunction with the unofficial beginning of Fall) have inspired me to try something. I’m noting it here to hold myself to it. We shall see how it goes.

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More Good Than Not

Some words I shared in a comment on a friend’s FB page. Edited slightly for clarity and context…

“After Lisa died, I started seeing a therapist to deal with the grief. Still seeing her.

And while we still touch on grief it has mostly been about rebuilding my life as a solo act in the past 2 years or so. And about dealing with leftover issues made more intense by grieving. Short story longish: I never thought of myself as particularly attractive or sexy. Not in any way.

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Yoga Me Is Smarter Than The Average Me

Yoga Me Is Smarter Than The Average Me

Since last year, I have been taking yoga.   One organized class a week and DVDs (generally) 2 more times a week.

Last year I was looking for an exercise routine and I wanted something low impact.   I settled on yoga.  I didn’t realize that it would be as hard as it has been, but that difficulty has been a good thing.  It’s hard work that has brought me rewards.

Ain’t nothing wrong with that.

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Jumping the Sharknado

Jumping the Sharknado

So first things first.

The title of this post has probably been used elsewhere before.  There is no way I’m that original.  But I like it and I’m sticking with it, so deal.

Anyway, I was just reading this article: Has Sharknado Jumped the Shark? ‘Oh Hell No!’ Ratings Drop 31% But there will be a fourth installment

And I had a ready and simple response…Yes, it has.  Or course it has.   Why would you think anything else?

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The Broken Things

Curiously, I have an unplanned follow-up to yesterday’s post.  Had another moment where something Lisa gave to/shared with me said “goodbye”.

Many, many, many years ago Lisa gave me a money clip.  She gave it to me because it was a way of keeping me organized and she thought it was pretty.   If you know anything about Lisa, you know she was a function over form person so while the pretty was nice and she wanted it to be good looking…it was all about the organization.

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1 Nutter Sorta Talking About 3 Nutters Who Talk About Cars

Today, I am sitting in the big chair  (Lisa’s chair) and watching the last episode of Top Gear to feature Clarkson, Hammond and May. There is a certain finality to the way it’s presented as there is no audience in studio, and all of the studio bits feature only Hammond and May. And this makes me a bit sad. I’m going to miss this show as it was and while I might find myself watching what it will become, it won’t be the same.

But there’s more…

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