Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Get your beads on

I went for a long walk the other day (gotta keep Marta happy), and in the Pioneer Square district of Seattle I saw remnants of Mardi Gras festivities – mostly, beads caught in planters like this one: Kind of nice, … Continue reading

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Accountability

Meet my new little tattletale activity tracker: Marta, a fitbit one. She’s a little dusty there, because she was riding around in my bathrobe pocket while I made myself a cup of coffee and checked my email this morning. Today, … Continue reading

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Walking for the cure

What did you do this weekend? Me, I walked. Sixty miles in three days – raising money and awareness for breast cancer, via the Susan G. Komen foundation.  I walked in memory of an aunt, who lost her battle with … Continue reading

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Sunny day and blue heaven update

Today’s training walk was six miles, but it had way more “up” than usual, so I am calling it a hike. It was a beautiful afternoon to be outside, and especially near the water as we were (hiking through Seahurst … Continue reading

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Show time!

Yeah, it’s been quiet on the blog – but far from it inside my head. You see, I went a little crazy a couple months ago and signed up for way more shows (street fairs/bazaars/craft shows) than I normally do … Continue reading

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Out of touch

We headed to the mountains for the long weekend, which meant sketchy cell service and no data. It also meant hours of playing board games, walking in the woods, assembling puzzles, reading, knitting, eating too much, and laughing with family. … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Orders

Walking is just fine (in fact, he encourages it) but running is probably not a good idea. He took several x-rays and says that my knees look fairly normal for a woman my age, just minor signs of aging and … Continue reading

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Weekend warriors

We incorporated our weekend training walks with errands we had to run, so we got to walk on two new routes – Saturday was six miles along the Cedar River, and Sunday was five miles along Lake Washington. Both were … Continue reading

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Soap, walk, purr, knit, spin

That about sums up the last few days. Had a lovely, relaxing Mother’s Day. It’s super busy right now – I’m in full-on production mode with my soap biz, gearing up for summer shows (first one is in less than … Continue reading

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Runners are weird

I lost a couple of days’ worth of training this week due to a cranky knee and a cut heel (that happens sometimes, when your preferred footwear is “none”), so I logged a little extra distance today: 5.10 miles. Yay, … Continue reading

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