Category Archives: Health

Narrative About Jeff’s Bicycling Accident

I have Jeff’s permission to share his article on my blog. Yesterday (Friday, October 7th), at around 2:40 PM, I had a head-on collision with a car.  I was traveling southwest on Madison street, and the other driver was making … Continue reading

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Six Weeks Plus Post-Injury

So when I last posted six weeks ago, I left you in suspense. I had finally found an orthopedic doctor who looked at hamstring injuries. (Can you believe that I had to call three orthopedic groups before I found one … Continue reading

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The End of My Hiking Season?

I live in a house with lots of stairs, and I try very carefully to avoid falling on them. I hold on to a handrail every time I go up or down, but last Friday I fell on an outdoor … Continue reading

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Beware the Slippery Slope

When I went on the board of trustees of ACT Theatre, I knew there might be a conflict between monthly board meetings on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. and my Wednesday Walkie-Talkie hiking group, but I had no idea of how … Continue reading

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Coming Home from a warm vacation–to a cold house and carbon monoxide

Our three weeks in Colombia and Ecuador were fun, sunny, educational, interesting. The fifteen hour flight home on Friday morning was uneventful. Then the adventure began. We unlocked the door to our cold, cold house and Don immediately went to … Continue reading

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The Movie “172 Hours,” the Furnace in Arches National Park, and Me

What do you think when you see this picture of Don and me? That we are enjoying a moment of  quiet repose, soaking in the scenery of Arches National Park and breathing in the dry desert air? We are standing … Continue reading

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Following my own advice–not!

Listen to your body! How many times have you heard that? How many times have I said it? But last month, even though my body was telling me to hold back, rest, etc., I pushed myself too hard and wound … Continue reading

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May is Fitness Month: My Program Is Weight Watchers and Jazzercise

I learned at my Jazzercise session this morning that May is National Fitness Month. For many years, I have been keeping fit with Jazzercise and Weight Watchers. With the camping season approaching, you may be thinking that you should start … Continue reading

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My Lovely Young Granddaughter, the Star Wars Scout Trooper

She did it! My love ly young granddaughter, and members of Garrison Titan, climbed 69 stories, 1311 steps, at the Columbia Tower, Seattle’s tallest building, to participate in THE BIG CLIMB on March 21, 2010. Here’s what she said: “We … Continue reading

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National Parks Week–April 17 to 25

This came to me from the National Park Foundation Newsletter: “Each year we take time in April to celebrate what we all have inherited as Americans: 84 million acres of the world’s most spectacular scenery, historic landmarks and cultural treasures. … Continue reading

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