Abby’s Workout

I have decided I need to start be proactive with getting acclimated to the higher elevations. I mean, I’ve been here 3 years now and it is time. Granted, I really could not do much for the first 2 years without getting a migraine the next day, so I limited myself on activities and hiking with MtnMan. Usually I’d go a short distance and return to the truck with Abby, while he hiked on. Anyway, last week I went on my first real hike and pushed myself as far as I could before I started to feel the pressure in my lungs and head. I made .062 miles and that might not sound like an achievement, but I moved from 800 feet to 5600 and the hike started at 10,000 feet. So, .062 is a big achievement, and one I am very proud of!

I’ve also decided that to help with hiking, I need to start working out. When I say working out, I don’t mean hitting the gym for 2 hours, 3 times a week. That would be ridiculous. Absurd! (funny fact, I can’t say Absurd so I don’t use it in a verbal conversation. lol.) I am using a bowflex that MtnMan already had set up in another bedroom, doing squats and sit ups.

Now that you know the backstory, let me get to the point of this whole thread post.

Abby, my trusted golden retriever, watches from afar. She’s not too sure what is going on. Mom lifting weights? WHAAAA? I can’t decide if she sits in judgement or if it’s the noise of the clanking that she does not like. At any rate, I spent about 10 minutes on the bowflex, then did my squats and got on the floor to do my sit ups. I really wish I would have had a camera. Abby is a creeper when she is told to stay and all she wants to do is at least touch me. She went from 5 feet away to sitting on my feet in less than 2 seconds. I told her to stay because I figured if nothing else she’d help me keep my feet planted while I try to get through the sit ups. NOPE. That is a big NOPE. She stuck her head through my legs and when I laughed she leaped on top of me for hugs. After our hug fest, I had her sit next to me and stay (*eye roll*). As I lifted up, she licked my face (*face palm*) and as I went back to the ground, she laid across me. Her entire body, all 75 pounds of love, was sprawled out on top of me and then her tail smacked my face.

After the last couple of days with the Roomba, I let her hug and lick and just love, and when she was finally finished she laid next to me whacking her tail on the floor, looking as satisfied as can be. This made it all worth it and that was the end of my sit ups for today.

In the Rear View Mirror

Now that the week is coming to an end, tell me something positive that happened in the last few days.

I have a couple positives to share:

I went hiking Wednesday and made it .062 miles before I had to stop. That might not seem like a successful hike but for me, that’s progress. I should also share that the hike was straight up the side of a mountain, so it really felt like I was hiking my way to the clouds. I felt great, except for my lungs, they felt like they were on the verge of fire. Okay, that was an exaggeration, but they were definitely burning. I am also going to start exercising 3 times a week, hiking on Wednesday’s. I’m not sure how long that will last, but I have a goal to get to the top of the damn mountain!

I think my allergies are getting under control again; for the first time since April, my eyes are not red and swollen, with dry patches on my eyelids. It feels so good to not have puffy eyes that water constantly and look dry on top. It was the strangest thing, and I’m very happy that the latest round of scripts have helped because it was out of control.

So, all in all, a very good week! Now it’s your turn.

Hot August Nights: August 7th – August 17th

A month full of videos and bonus sets.

Longevity has its rewards. If you join my site during “Hot August Nights”, and rebill at least one month (without cancelling), each new member will be compensated.

I do not initiate contact, for obvious reasons, so you MUST EMAIL ME FIRST at angel@lonestarangel.com (you must contact me by October 31st to claim)

Each join that qualifies will have a choice of:

  • 10 minute Skype session, by appointment ONLY ($35 Value)
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I will Pay You Tuesday For a Hamburger Today

Unlike Wimpy, I have shown up on Tuesday to pay for yesterday’s transgression of ankle socks vs. knee highs.

Tell Me Something…

I want you to tell me something that I don’t already know. If you tell me something that I already know, then I have to tell you something that you don’t already know. That sounds redundant, but I want some interaction back in the blog… so, go!

Happy August!

August is, and always has been, my least favorite month. Granted, there are birthday’s throughout the month, and I’m happy for those people, but I hate August. It’s hot, even in the mountains. It’s fucking miserably hot. Just thinking of it makes me sweat! Ack!

At any rate, here we are starting a new day, a new month, and that is pretty damn awesome. Before we know it, it will be September, so enjoy each day because it will be the holiday’s soon enough. And, well, even in my new life of happiness, I still am not a holiday person. With that said, I don’t despise the month of December, so that is a huge plus, and I am not the grinch I once was. But, back to the topic here- August. It’s a month to celebrate and to be happy for.

Do you hate August as much as me? lol

Just Checkin In

This picture is to grab your attention.

This year has been fucking nuts, to say the least, and it has made me appreciate our group (our community) even more than I already did. I am thankful that each of you have stayed connected with me, and that you continue to show up on Monday nights through the VNA link and some of you choose to share the rest of the week with me on Streamate. I have been very fortunate in this online world in that you guys have stayed with me and become an amazing community. Each of you checks on others and you’re always there to support each other in the trials and tribulations of life. It’s simply amazing!

How are you doing, and what is new in your world? I’d love to have an open discussion here to reconnect everyone that has fallen silent in the recent months…

Kevin!!!

I know that I am late in posting this, but you are important to me and, well, you’re Kevin! Kevin-Kevin-Kevin!!!

In case you are wondering this is Minion you. —–>

I hope that you had an amazing birthday, and that you were celebrated! Knowing your family, I have no doubt that you were and that there were cookies and cake to eat. Was it pumpkin, by chance?

Happy, happy birthday, Kevin!

Do You Remember When?

Do you remember this game? I think it is called Labyrinth, but could be wrong. I had one as a kid, albeit, a cheap one, but I could sit in my room and play it all afternoon, and be content with the day. Another one of my self-entertainment games was Chinese Checkers. I played against myself so much that I was unbeatable when I had a component.

What was a favorite game you remember?

Happy Birthday!

Hmfast – I hope that you are having a wonderful day and that it is an amazing birthday, despite being stuck at the hotel, and despite you working.. do something for you and celebrate in spite of it all! Splurge, call in sick, pretend you moved when they knock on your door, or just play video games and watch youtube videos all day, ignoring the rest of the world. Just a suggestion, honestly, but enjoy the day no matter what.