More toe drama, bless my heart

This was my week. It was my week to jump back into Rowing, Running, Jumping Rope and perhaps Bowling. I had accomplished the first CrossRope Challenge and rowed the Concept Summer Solstice Challenge to complete my first half-marathon. And the second CrossRope event today was going to be my crowning glory!

At 3:30 p.m., I banged my big toe with a solid wood core door. The nail immediately looked like a tragedy and it is still painful at 8:16 p.m.  It is going to fall off, most definite. 

Bandaid-ing it up, making sure all of my blisters on my feet were neosporined and bandaged too, I donned my socks and Altras. With some pain on both feet, as I walked to the mats, I prepared myself to jump 250 revolutions, for time, with my one pound CrossRope. 

My toe was rebelling.

I jumped again. 

Nope. Not happening. The big toe was screaming like a stuck pig.  

My week of ecstasy is over in two failed swoops of the rope.

Count My Blessings Today: Name Them One By One 
  1. Thank you Bluebell Vanilla Ice CreamIMG_7987.JPG
  2. Thanks again, Amanda and Lyn, for Fresh, Homemade Strawberry Jam.  
  3. Thank you Honey-do for getting the #SinFood in the dish for me to enjoy. 
  4. THANK YOU Richard C. for your help, again, in fixing the other part of the  trim on my truck.  
  5. Thanks to Charlie R. for being such a delightful reminder about the simple joys in life.
  6. Thanks to Marty and Steph for the door that I could pass on to someone else who truly appreciates it! 
  7. Thanks to Steph for helping me load it in my truck. 
  8. Thanks to Jonathan for a wonderful conversation today. It was great to see you!

There. I feel much better now.  

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Fantastic Presidential Farewell Addresses

In my collection of books I have a Primer from Pennsylvania. I do not have it handy at this moment to give you the date on the book or the age for which the book was written but I remember reading through it knowing I was absolutely clueless on many things students from a bygone era had to know by time they graduated High School. 

That leads me to a quick mention of David Barton and Wallbuilders and especially to pointing out a fantastic segment on the Glenn Beck Radio Program the other day:

Important Presidential Farewell Addresses Warned Against the Very Troubles We Face

Embeded in the article are the following three link:

  1. George Washington: Farewell Address, September 19, 1796
  2. Dwight D. Eisenhower: 421 – Farewell Radio and Television Address to the American People, January 17, 1961
  3. Ronald Reagan: Farewell Address to the Nation, January 11, 1989

I hope you will read Glenn’s post and then go back through the three links as well. Then for a great educational experience, watch these two Wallbuilders videos: 

 

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Three Dog Night: The Original 3 Tenors

The other day I was on YouTube listening to, I do not even remember what, when up popped some video of Three Dog Night. Three hours later I had watched and listened to their music through the years when it hit me: Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, and Corey Wells were the ORIGINAL THREE Tenors

And tonight … oh yeah,  I’m sitting in my office in front of my computer singing The Road to Shambala for the hundreth time like it is Karaoke Night at Downtown Disney in Orlando and the world is my oyster

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Poorly Timed …

There was a story on The Blaze about Kelli Ward’s “poorly timed” email. Yes. Poorly timed indeed.

And yet Jeff Flake is not necessarily the best person for the Senate if you stand for Conservative Values.

Research facts on each candidate and scrutinize what is claimed by the candidate, what she or he stands for before and after being elected. 

Scorecard:

  1. Conservative Review on Jeff Flake
  2. Heritage Action on Jeff Flake
  3. I dread showing the one from FreedomWorks because what they measure compared to Heritage and CR pales in comparison. 

Speaking of Poorly Timed: AHCA 

Where does Jeff Flake stand on #FullRepeal and has he kept his promises to stand as a Conservative from day one? 

Kelli Ward’s canddiate page. 

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Fourteen Minutes? Who did that?

IMG_7865I set the machine for a one hour and fifteen minute row. Well, I thought I set it for that length of time until viewing the details at the end of the row. Evidently I need to wear my glasses when setting my plans in the future. 

My goal was to experiment with a rowing strategy for the upcoming 2017 Summer Solstice Challenge by  Concept 2.  By adding the 97 meters to make it a half-marathon, it will be a new personal record for me.

My times were a bit sluggish today. I have been experimenting with rowing at different times during the day while building up endurance for the distance. Where I lost time fiddling with my iPhone, trying to get the music straightened out after I rowed the first 6k, made the biggest difference in my strokes per minute. 

It was not a bad row overall. It ended up being rather revelatory and encouraging in spite of the one minute loss in programming time and the iPhone music mishap.

I will not make those same errors again. Well, I will make a good faith effort to not do them again.

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