Cross training.

Rockin' the new Phillies T-shirt!

@postaday 186; #postaday2011.

Haha. Short entry tonight. I could wax sentimental about NASA’s curtains on its Space Shuttle act, but I do agree that in order for space exploration to continue, attention must be placed upon developing new hardware. I worked on the first flight, a lowly airman in a California desert, plotting its flight around Earth.

Now I have a daughter I like to refer to as my little Space Cadette, who’s developing an interest in astrobiology and searching for life in outer space. That’s my girl! Maybe someday she can take my dust on a mission to somewhere out there. 

Tonight I walked. John and I were talking about my fitness regimen: The swimming, the elliptical, the bicycling — and we determined that I needed to pound pavement to work on my bones. I hear so many horror stories about osteoporosis drugs, and hormones for menopausal women, that I want to do everything I can to preserve myself holistically. I’m already white knuckling through hot flashes. I even get them while I’m swimming!

I’ve been protecting my Achilles so much that I would say I’ve “spoilt” my right foot, and I’ve let myself off the hook on some hard work. Tonight I had originally planned to walk the Hawaii Kai Costco Loop, which is 3 miles, but when I got onto Lunalilo Home Road, I decided to stick to my own little loop of Kaumakani Street. Good thing, as my Achilles did complain a bit. But I had my tunes and I got into a rhythm and I huffed and puffed going up the hills. Yes. There. Are. Hills. And dogs.

And because it was short of an hour, I decided to fill the two green cans and drag them to the curb for tomorrow’s pickup. It was just what was on the side yard, so John shouldn’t get all excited, Mr. Yard Work Avoider himself, heh!

By lavagal

Hawaii Kai wife and mom. Melanoma Stage 3a Cancer survivor. English Language Arts teacher, English Learners Coordinator, and Paraprofessional Tutor. Super sub teacher. Dormant triathlete. Road cyclist and Masters swimmer. Gardener. Mrs. Fixit. Random dancer. Music Curator. A teenager trapped in an aging body. Did you know 60 is the new 40? It is.


  1. i can’t tell if i’m more excited about the impact exercise or the yard work. good for you and good for me, respectively. that costco loop is 3..1 miles, also known as 5K, with water available at the hawaii kai towneeee center bathroom and at the val nolasco memorial fountain. you can work up to that. what you did is a great start.

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