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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/19

    I have an extra runner rug with rubber backing I put between my two yoga mats. will see if that works temporarily. I saw that mat cathe is selling for the step. I wonder how well it works if you change the step to an incline. I was going to try a thick towel next time. plenty of time...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/19

    good morning. yesterday we did some shopping. our snow fence has some major problems and needs repair. way too windy yesterday to do anything so maybe today. the wind here is relentless. we have attic access opening in the garage ceiling sealed off with a ton of insulation on top. the...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/12

    cathy it used to be that way here, with small labs or blood draw capabilities in most offices, but its become very large group oriented now. big central locations. most lab samples are collected in central locations along with xrays and mri's. they open early so its workable to get in...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/12

    We used to be able yo just show up for blood draws especially early like 7 am but since COVID we need appointments. Hardly anyone wants 7 am though so I still luck out. Worked around house today. We get some incredibly fierce weeds here. Tumbleweeds are Russian thistle. The plant dies in fall...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/12

    We did a hike this morning in the park. don't listen to people who say september is a good time to go because summer crowds are gone. they're not! intentionally picked an off trail hike right inside the park boundary to avoid traffic jams. a wise choice as it turned out. very very busy yet...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/12

    We mountain biked this morning. tried a new place that's close by but up a pretty nasty road. we rode for about an hour but it was just too gusty/windy. DH got blown off his bike a couple times, I was already walking at the time. it will be OK on a better day. it's in a wildlife refuge so on...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/12

    Cathy a lot of eastern Washington is similar to northern Idaho and a lot of Montana and plenty of other places in attitude. Masking, distancing, vaccinating not a priority for most people there. Spokane is a good size city, Coeur d'alene Idaho is not far across the border. Spokane has big...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/12

    That sounds difficult to deal with Carolyn. hope his docs can get him tuned up right away. I had occasional periods of losing consciousness due to an electrical cardiac issue. that's how I ended up with a pacemaker 15 years ago . if there's no warning and you lose consciousness...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/12

    All good on our trip so far. we have to deal with northern idaho which is "covid central". few do the right thing to protect each other, and mask up, distance, and vaccinate. their hospitals are overflowing and military has been called in to help plus they are sending people to...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/5

    I did X train bi's and tri's and abs #1. I'm moving from 12's to 15's on a lot of moves. diane sue, good to know you're feeling better. sometimes we need to get some rest and take a break. I agree its better to have h him eating healthier fruit but wow... the chopping and slicing...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/5

    good morning. we went for a fairly strenuous 3 mile walk this morning. kept speed up and lots of up/down hills. 55 minutes. carolyn we have a side by side fridge. less-than-great space in the refrigerator. limited to this style by door swing. no room for separate containers. I...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/5

    We rode again this morning, 2 hrs around 20 miles. pleasant morning 70 ish and breezy. cathy some people self teach, pick up rock climbing on their own. A class is best to learn climbing safely. most climbing is done in small groups so it's a way to meet other people with similar...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/5

    Yes… about how the 9/11 victim compensation funds were worked out. Not at all dull as it sounds. I really enjoyed it. In contrast we , with me not enjoying it one bit, watched Clickbait. also netflix. tedious. dumb. awful. so I have a new thing to complain about. since my DH has...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/5

    not doing anything so far today. we were planning on MT this week but now looks like the weekend. the kind of outdoor things we enjoy are hampered by continuing smoke. so sad how this all took place with the awful fires. and this is not even the "fire season" in CA yet whatever...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/5

    Another road ride this morning. Dh wanted to do that rather than mountain bike. Had some phone calls so took longer than usual, 2 hrs 25 min. 25 miles. I'm done with meds for bursitis and seems to be gone. wish I knew where it came from but happy its resolved. watched a good movie on...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/5

    we did a ride this morning, 25 miles. 2 hours. we went early to beat the traffic, which we did. it was cloudy to start but brightened up to sun by the time we finished. cathy we are in agreement on downhills. it's my feet more than my knees but I go downhill s-l-o-w-l-y. I have...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 9/5

    good morning. went off for a walk/ hike in a local park. ended up being an hour and a few minutes with a lot of up and down. yesterday i did x train burn sets ch, ch, ba and x train abs. got my road bike out and rode a circuit thru the neighborhood. only a few miles but its a...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 8/29

    Did x train burn sets ch,ba, sh and abs. Increased my weight in several places. Never getting to Cathe,s 30 And 35 lbs though. Trying to get 25 lb dumbbells over my head……Not happening any time soon. Hike did not affect the bursitis at all. Feel fine so might be past that hump. One issue...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 8/29

    we drove today doing a hike with friends. took one car. it was crowded on the roads, but we were going opposite of worst traffic. hike was good, 6 hours only because we were smart enough to take a lesser well known route tyhat goes to the same general area but not the more well known...
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    Pentagenarians & Beyond: W/B 8/29

    We haven't gone anywhere requiring a drive on a holiday weekend for decades. always unpleasant. guaranteed. planning on a hike with another couple tomorrow, even that might be rough coming back. I never remember everything, so Im sure to make a fast stop at the store sometime, but got...
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