Miles:
146 total / 0 in 2014
Goal:

Strength, flexibility, stamina, stress reduction. Sidelined since 10/10 by herniated disks pressing on my spinal cord and possible neurological nonsense.

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Abuela logged 146 miles.

Last workout about 2 years ago. Help get them back on track!

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  1. After two years of pain and misdiagnoses, I think I may have finally found an answer for what's going on with my leg/hip/back: It's definitely not "low back pain", and sciatica ... read more

    • Marcelino G.
      Marcelino G.

      Nothing better than being pain free!!!

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Rose B.
      Rose B.

      Good luck

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Diane V.
      Diane V.

      Hellllllo, Abuela! Happy to see you, and congrats on your new life. I really look forward to seeing much more of you! I hope the treatment works, too. Fingers crossed!

      almost 2 years ago Like

    • Tcloud
      Tcloud

      Fingers crossed.

      almost 2 years ago Like

  2. FIT
    blah at home with the dance music ... 00:15:00

    Yet another attempt to just get started doing something every day, or at least close to every day. My stamina is shot to hell - I had to really struggle to make it through 15 minutes, and close to ... read more

    • Ria H.
      Ria H. Nice Job
      Nice Job:

      Great going, Abuela!! I hope the stress passes soon. Roller derby - wow!

      about 2 years ago

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    • Melissa J.
      Melissa J.

      Go for it!!!!! I think roller derby is pretty cool as well.

      about 2 years ago Like

    • Don
      Don

      Sounds exciting! It will certainly help to relieve that stress.

      about 2 years ago Like

  3. swim
    alright Ennis school swimming lessons 00:01:00

    Swimming lessons after getting my butt whupped in PT = a very very tired puppy. No laps per se but I'm putting in the hour just because I did move and swim as part of the lesson for an hour, ... read more

  4. swim
    good Ennis pool 150 m

    Yes, swimming! I'm taking swimming lessons! Not that I have no clue how to swim - after all, I took 6 weeks of swim lessons when I was 10 (which was 43 years ago, and I spent most of my time f... read more

    • Deb C.
      Deb C.

      Good work!

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Christina K.
      Christina K.

      Yes! So excited for you! Now who's inspiring who??? I don't know how to swim either and have wanted to learn cause secretly I would like to do a Tri some day....and well, knowing that you are braving your fear and doing well, and enjoying it makes me wonder if I could do it too. Can't wait to hear more about this!!

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Don
      Don

      Good for you for doing this! I'm not a good swimmer either and have the same water in eyes issues. Good luck and have fun with it!

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Kevin V.
      Kevin V.

      It's all about the miles.. even if they are in hundred yard increments..

      over 2 years ago Like

  5. walk
    good treadmill 1 mi 00:18 18:06 pace

    You know that "your excuse is invalid" picture that I posted earlier? (If no, look at it.) Well, I decided to ditch the excuses (and believe me, I have plenty) and sweat -- for the first ... read more

    • Diane V.
      Diane V.

      Were you dancing before drinking the wine or after? ;) Nice job on the mile today - glad to see your "no excuses" plan!

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Abuela M.
      Abuela M.

      I was dancing before and while drinking the wine! I'm still sipping it, but yes, I was dancing with a drink in my hand - don't think I've done that since I went clubbing in the early '80's!! :)

      over 2 years ago Like1 person

    • Christina K.
      Christina K.

      And look at that pace too, much better than before. WTG!

      over 2 years ago Like

    • Ria H.
      Ria H.

      Nicely done, Abuela!!

      over 2 years ago Like

  6. Shared Photo

    As George Takei posted in Facebook: An inspiration for getting it done, with all the human spirit you can muster, and a smile to crack the gates of Heaven open.

  7. walk
    alright treadmill 1 mi 00:20 20:00 pace

    Best I can say is that I did it, and that [once again] I need to do this every day.

  8. walk
    alright treadmill 1 mi 00:23 23:00 pace

    A little shaky when done, but definitely needed to do it!

  9. I thought some of my DM friends might also enjoy this: The Ultimate NPR Workout Mix (http://www.npr.org/2012/01/13/145185920/the-ultimate-npr-workout-mix). They list the songs they selected plus yo... read more

    • Corryn H.
      Corryn H.

      I just read this article...do you know if it's the NPR Music app that streams it?

      almost 3 years ago Like

    • Abuela M.
      Abuela M.

      I'm not sure - I'm just listening on my laptop right now but haven't tried it on the ipod or ipad. It opens in a browser window.

      almost 3 years ago Like

  10. Before any of my volunteer butt-kickers comes looking for me, I've been directed not to walk on the TM today due to having overdone it with a trip to the store and a lot of stuff done around t... read more

  11. walk
    alright treadmill 1 mi 00:30 30:00 pace

    I've made a huge mistake by not pushing myself to walk every day, for both my mental and physical well being. Yesterday was a bad day and a wake-up call. I "walked" on the treadmill ... read more

    • Christina K.
      Christina K.

      Getting up and moving around is bound to help you in your recovery (mentally & physically!). I'll be back around to check on you and give you a virtual kick in the pants if you need it.

      almost 3 years ago Like

    • Rose B.
      Rose B.

      good job

      almost 3 years ago Like

    • Becky
      Becky

      Good job for walking. Let your body heal you'll be back before you know it :-)

      almost 3 years ago Like

    • Diane V.
      Diane V.

      Glad you were able to get in a walk, and beware the a$$ kicking. Keep moving!

      almost 3 years ago Like

  12. walk
    blah To the circle and back 1 mi 00:30 30:00 pace

    This post is categorized under both "Everyone has to start somewhere" and "I'm so bored that I'll log an absurdly slow limp around the neighborhood as a workout." I&#x... read more

    • Marybeth P.
      Marybeth P. You're an Inspiration
      You're an Inspiration:

      You did great Abuela!!! You give strength to others, like me, to push through - doesn't matter the time or distance...

      almost 3 years ago

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    • Don
      Don

      I give you a lot of credit for doing it. Everything counts and this is where you need to start for your recovery.

      almost 3 years ago Like

    • Diane V.
      Diane V.

      Very proud of you, Abuela. Your determination is inspirational! Glad to see you're recovering!

      almost 3 years ago Like

  13. Just poking my head in for some inspiration - my surgery was Tuesday (two level cervical discectomy and fusion) so I'm in a neck brace with zero exercise allowed for at least a month, and it w... read more

    • Don
      Don

      Ugh, sounds a bit rough, but at least the surgery is behind you now. I know that you'll be back at it before long, just take it in small steps. Glad to see you checking in! Have a great weekend!

      almost 3 years ago Like

    • Christina K.
      Christina K.

      You'll do that 5k, I have no doubt! And all your fans (that's us here) will be cheering you on and celebrating your accomplishment with you! Speedy recovery!

      almost 3 years ago Like

    • Heather
      Heather

      Sending you healing vibes. You'll do the 5k and totally kick it's ass!

      almost 3 years ago Like

  14. I had to smile when I found out that one of my friends who is dealing with some extremely difficult circumstances still had the sense of humor to put "13.1" in the "Race" field ... read more

  15. Shared Photo

    I'm pretty sure that this applies to me.

  16. Well, as is probably obvious, my goal of doing some type of physical activity every day hasn't panned out. Between some days of just feeling too much pain to do much more than 5 minutes here a... read more

    • Mike G.
      Mike G.

      Sorry to hear about the struggles. Wishing you the best for a speedy recovery after surgery!

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Tom
      Tom

      You are not a quitter Abuela - hang in there. Hopefully the surgery will improve everything and you will be back doing it all pain free soon. You will be stronger! (kind of bionic or something maybe! :) )

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Christina K.
      Christina K.

      This is a temporary setback. Unfortunately sometimes life has a way of interrupting our plans. Hang in there!

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Christina K.
      Christina K.

      This is a temporary setback. Unfortunately sometimes life has a way of interrupting our plans. Hang in there!

      about 3 years ago Like

  17. This is my motivation to get past these physical issues and get back to running.
    ... read more

    • Christina K.
      Christina K.

      LOL! Whatever motivation it takes.....who knew it would be a zombie attack!?

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Don
      Don

      Very cool! It's about time somebody found a way to put all these zombies to work.

      about 3 years ago Like

  18. Has anyone here ever played a major role in creating a small fund-raising 5k? I'm trying to get a realistic idea of what is involved, how much time it takes, and what aspects of it are the mos... read more

  19. #dailymission I'd have to say Christina K. She's leaps and bounds ahead of me, but she's my biggest inspiration as well as a kindred spirit. We're both grandmas (though she get... read more

    • Christina K.
      Christina K.

      Wow, I am honored to be thought of like this! It's been an ultra crappy day and you just gave me what was probably my first genuine smile all day. When we first "met" it just felt like we clicked right away, glad you felt it too. One of these days we'll have to actually make it to that face to face meeting.

      about 3 years ago Like

    • Abuela M.
      Abuela M.

      YES!!! I can't tell you how incredibly disappointed I was that we didn't get to hook up when I was RIGHT THERE!!! But things ran a little late then I went back to my room and just crashed! I ended up having a late-night room service meal since I didn't wake up until 10. Bummer! One of these days, though!

      about 3 years ago Like

  20. VELO
    alright low and slow 4.22 mi 00:26 9.7mph pace

    It wasn't the greatest day for my leg, but I didn't do anything the past two days so skipping tonight simply wasn't an option. I just took it easy, then when I realized I'd pass... read more

    • Christina K.
      Christina K.

      Music is good for the soul and a great distraction! I'll be thinking of you and channeling positive thoughts your way tomorrow. Glad to hear you can get in to see the neurosurgeon sooner too!

      about 3 years ago Like