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Blog Challenge - Day 7

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The recap: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa

Answer one question each day:

7. What is your least favorite physical activity overall? at the gym? Explain.

Honestly, there's only one part of the gym that I don't like, and it's the stair climb to check-in. Yes, there's an elevator, but I'm not too far gone to take the stairs. Two flights up - minimum - every visit to just to get into the gym. My yoga, Pilates and Group Cycle classes are on the fourth floor, so it's up two MORE flights to get there.

To be fair, it's not as if they changed the building. It was like this when I joined and I still keep coming in!

It's been a busy 24 hours here on the brain front.
- I got the official word / schedule for my PEM exam, will be taking it on 07DEC (a day that will no doubt live in infamy). EEEEP; it's really real now!


- The Hubster and I both had our hearing checked, which was an interesting outing. I don't think that I've ever had a thorough hearing exam. We each went for different reasons; he's not quite hearing low frequencies (noticed with his Rosetta Stone sessions in Mandarin), and I have a non-stop ringing. We both scored in the normal ranges, which is good news, but it doesn't fix the challenges we've encountered. We shall see what time brings our way.

- We got a call last night to help with the Holidazzle Parade this year. We've done it for 15+ years, and enjoyed a nice holiday season last year because we sat out. This year is the last year for the event, and it seems that the staff is already checked out. As much as Patrick and I enjoyed not doing it (after all those years, we had no idea how to actually enjoy the season!), we know that our help is needed. We're discussing dates and finding a way to make it happen.

The Official Site: www.holidazzle.co

The better way to see it online is to go to Google, search for "Mpls Holidazzle" and then click on the "Images" link under the text box. The photos are truly magnificant and they make it easy to see why we did this event for so long.

OK, off to work for this Sparkler. Happy Wednesday and be good to yourself!!
~ Trish
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  • BOVEY63
    Bummer that the parades don't start until the 29th. My son and I will be at the Xcel Center on the 22nd to see Elton John, and would have been fun to catch a parade.

    Have an awesome weekend!
    2668 days ago
    Oh yes, the stairs. I play a game with myself at work. We have a very S-L-O-W elevator and if the door doesn't open as soon as I push the button, I have to take the stairs. (Actually, I'm grateful to be able to take the stairs; a few years ago I wasn't able to make 1 flight much less 3 or 4!)

    I hope your ringing goes away; that is such an annoyance for me (mine has to do with congestion.) I have enough noise rolling around in my head already!

    Have a great Thursday!!
    2669 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/14/2013 6:05:08 AM
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    Wow, Trisha, I'm impressed by those stair climbs! Not sure I'd still be able to do it but used to have to (well, I chose to do them) 3-floor climbs in our law firm office. It was good exercise. Perhaps as I get into better shape, I'll scoff and say, "Oh, I could still do those!"

    Congrats on the good hearing exams, but I do hope the ringing goes away. Does this mean more tests?

    Will be thinking of you on 12/7 and don't spread yourselves too thin over the parade prep.
    2670 days ago
    You are very busy, as usual!!

    I have the same challenge at my gym--I have always used the lower floor which is less busy than the first, main floor. And sometimes climbing the stairs down and back up is sheer agony!!
    2670 days ago
    My favorite physical activity is walking. I also love dancing and swimming. Qigong and yoga.

    I've been getting a lot of ads for a free hearing check and have thought about it. I have a lot of ear wax. My hubby has the ringing.

    I loved the Holidazzle!! The pictures are amazing. What a shame that this is the last year!
    2670 days ago
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    I dislike cardio but have really started to enjoy weights!
    2670 days ago
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