Grunting, Pushing, And Sweating

I stepped under the bar without added weight, the thing alone weighs 45 pounds. (I confirmed it.) The bar rests across my shoulders, muscles begin to complain about its use thanks to sudden aches stretching from my shoulders and down my lat. (What!? Why are we being used!?) I take two steps back and begin … Continue reading Grunting, Pushing, And Sweating

Scibbling Away

NOTE: Woke already happened. I forgot to post this earlier. While things look quiet on the blog front, behind the scenes, I furiously scribble away in my journal from my daily grind to ideas for stories, to premises for jokes. Right now it's jokes for tonight's Woke Comedy Hour at X-Cues. It means I have … Continue reading Scibbling Away

A Sweaty Story Time or Hearing David Copperfield While Working Out

I began Chapter 13 of David Copperfield, setting the timer to 15 minutes on the Audible app, and started walking around the track overlooking the gym at the Downtown YMCA. The walk always starts my work out allowing the book to play and no worries about cars nearly mowing me down, just people walking or … Continue reading A Sweaty Story Time or Hearing David Copperfield While Working Out

Music Monday: Body Love Part 1 & 2 By Mary Lambert

I read a lot of body positive/fat positive blogs, and Twitter feeds. It's part of reclaiming my body from all the shit and labels layered over it, each word like an explosive device detonating the negative attached to the thinking connected with my body. Once, I looked at a classmate askance as she said, "I'm … Continue reading Music Monday: Body Love Part 1 & 2 By Mary Lambert

Music Monday: I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan

I changed up my routine by going to the St. James Y, an easy 15-minute drive from my area, plus free parking. After hearing chapters 9 and part of 10 from the Audible Audio version of David Copperfield, reaching the place where, spoiler alert, Davy's mother died, I needed something slightly happier on the balance … Continue reading Music Monday: I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan

Not As Achy as I Thought

Yesterday I participated in the Great Grain Relay with some other Red River staff members.  I agreed with a friend of mine to write something for her wellness newsletter and I will have to spare the details.  As soon as the newsletter comes out, I will link to the details.  I can say for a … Continue reading Not As Achy as I Thought