Tagged: health

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Walking a 5k? 10k? Virtually no problem!

My walking (for health, fitness and weight loss) progress took a hiatus because the anticipated Spring and Summer weather had completely failed to materialize. Getting back in the habit and back on the trails is challenging, but rewarding, even virtually!

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When it rains…

…it pours. And it actually did rain today, so how appropriate. No real topic for this entry, just a lot of rambling stuff and nonsense, trying to get things out of my head and on paper. Well, the internet, so...

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CocoaVia Knows Their Audience!

Seen this morning on my commute, the ad men over at CocoaVia know just how to tap into the frustration many DC area metro riders experience… I have to wonder if this is being used in other markets. Their website...

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literally: can’t even

Is it possible to have a Case of the Mondays on a Tuesday? My mini-vacation making a long weekend out of the July 4 holiday is done and I’m back at the office. It was a hot, humid, and rainy...

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health: National Cancer Survivors Day

I’m not normally one for arbitrary holidays-that-aren’t-holidays, but I suppose I can get behind this one. I recently got a card in the mail from the hospital about National Cancer Survivors Day and an event they’re holding. Honestly, the event...

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fitness: Day One

Some people go all fitness-crazy in January. I am clearly not one of those people… Honestly, yesterday was Day One, but if I’d said it on April Fools Day, who would have believed me? Then again, who believes me now?...

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fitness: walk for me, walk for me…

I’ll see you after the function! Hm, I may have to add that one into my walking mix. I’m trying really hard to get back in the habit of taking my weekend walks. This summer has been milder than usual,...

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health: unremarkable

Just a few snippets from my recent PET-CT scans. I have honestly never before been so content with with the word “unremarkable” being applied to me. Unremarkable neck. Unremarkable study. Specifically, the subcutaneous abnormal soft tissue seen on the regional...

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health: “more of a nuisance”

So, following up on my visit earlier this month, I’d been to have the stitches–sutures if you’re fancy–removed and I thought I’d hear results on my biopsy at that time. This was incorrect and the doctor I saw was a...

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health: cancerversary?

Nearly three years to the day of completing cancer treatments, I find a skin anomaly and all those old familiar feelings come bubbling right back up to the surface…

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photo: catch the sun

I’ve taken to walking in the early morning after checking into the office. Our building is right next to The Yards Park and Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, so when it’s nice enough outside, there’s never a lack of great scenery. This morning was no exception.

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quotes: Honey, you need to eat!

Miranda Lambert. “Really skinny actresses make me hungry—I see them and think, Honey, you need to eat! I’m lucky I don’t have to live like that.”

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comics: Breast Cancer Awareness

An amazing ad campaign drawn by Maisa Chaves for DDB Mozambique featuring well-known female comic book characters giving themselves self-exams to raise awareness of regular breast exams among women at risk of breast cancer. Nobody’s immune to breast cancer. When...

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health: such a little thing…

I completely misjudged how long it would take me to get into work this morning, so here I sit at quarter to 7 in a nearly completely empty office. Which is actually a really nice thing. People always ask why...