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PinkTulip last won the day on March 17 2015

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  1. I’m jealous of all of you who live in places where it will be warm enough to set up some outdoor heaters and be reasonably comfortable. We will most likely have a foot of snow and highs in the high 20s on Christmas Day, and probably snow falling. There’s no way my 86 year old mom is bundling up for dinner (or anything!) in that. We are planning on celebrating with those in our household, and probably adding our college son, who will quarantine for a few weeks before he drives home. We’ll prepare food to deliver to my mom’s front porch, and then talk to her on the phone for as long as
  2. We do a lot of downhill skiing when it snows - we go pretty much every Saturday as a family. But last year the resorts closed early due to COVID, so we’re watching closely for this year. They’re implementing a reservation system to limit numbers and keep everyone safe - hopefully it will work and they can stay open. If not, we will definitely spend more time xc skiing and snowshoeing. We have done both at various times, but I love the speed and the exhilarating feeling of downhill!
  3. Another great hike today - I’m officially taking up hiking as a new hobby (at least until there’s too much snow). DH and I went 9 miles with an elevation gain of just over 2,000 feet. The weather was cool, with a few moments of being outright cold, but luckily I had the right gear and could add and subtract layers as needed. I also rowed a lot this week, and will easily hit my goal of rowing 100,000 meters for the month again.
  4. @Dreamergal I’m so sorry for your friends loss, which I’m sure is especially compounded by the distance and COVID. I’m glad the imagery of rowing home is helpful to you. It gives me something positive to think about and keep me going when I get tired on the rowing machine. Hugs to you!
  5. I don’t have any memes to share, but just want to thank those who do. I come to this thread often, and it never fails to make me smile. It’s a bright spot in my life, so thanks!
  6. @wintermom Hope you can get a refill on your puffer quickly and start breathing easier. Happy to announce my finger is not broken, just a bruised bone. It is feeling marginally better this morning, so I’m going to try rowing again tonight. It’s amazing to me what a difference I feel when I row daily vs. when I take several days off. My emotional and physical health feels so much stronger when I do something every day.
  7. Just checking in. I did a lot of rowing last week, and then a gorgeous 7-mile fall hike on Saturday. Our hike had close to 2,000 ft. elevation gain, so not too bad, but enough to make it challenging at times. On Sunday, I fell and landed on my pinky finger weirdly. It still hurts to bend or move it much, so gripping the handle of the rowing machine is a no-go. If it still hurts tomorrow, I may go have it x-rayed.
  8. Seconding the Red Vines. Twizzlers are just red plastic.
  9. I’m so happy for you! These photos are gorgeous!
  10. I’d love to join. Thanks for the suggestion.
  11. I just bought some Merrell Moab 2 boots this week and used them for the first time today on a 7 mile hike. Super comfy, no issues whatsoever. If you have an REI or other specialty store nearby, I highly recommend you go talk to the people there and try a bunch on.
  12. It’s the “sticks in my craw” part that made me literally laugh out loud! Ahhh, those were the days! 😂
  13. Popping in for an end-of-month accountability report. Overall a great month fitness-wise: I rowed just over 141,000 meters, which I am very proud of - rowing has definitely become my happy place and I really look forward to my time doing that. Because of all my rowing, I lost 4 pounds this month, for a total of 15 since June. I’m hoping to keep this pace up and be down close to 20 by November. The last week or so has been tough - I have had to quarantine due to exposure to someone who tested positive for Covid. Fortunately, I tested negative, but have been very careful as my DH has a
  14. Happy to report my Covid test came back negative. I still need to finish my quarantine, but feeling extremely relieved!
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