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The Waiting Is the Hardest Part – Part III

[Full disclosure.  It”s Leland.] Monday June 3rd was cleanse day for Lynne.  New sheets, new PJs, special soap for her first of two pre-surgery showers.  She also had to drink magnesium citrate, which, from the look on her face, tasted as good as it sounded....

Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in!

Although what I am about to write is far from funny, I am reminded of a joke that I learned when I was a kid.  We used to tell this joke so much, that we would just use the punch line and it still got a big laugh. The Captain called the Sergeant in. “Sarge, I...

Feeling Whole at the Half

On Sunday, April 15th, I completed the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon in Central Park in New York City.  Having lived in Manhattan for 12 years, running in Central Park was nothing new. And I’ve been running races for 22 years, so...

Yesterday's News

In late January, as many regular blog readers know, I was finally given clearance to start swimming again. My first swim was on January 27.  Other than noticing that I filled out my bathing suit a bit more, the swim workout itself didn’t feel very different from the...

Full Steam Ahead

While Thursday officially marks my 12-week post-surgery date, today was my 3-month post op appointment in Tarrytown, NY. Before I go into too many details about today”s appointment, let me go back about two weeks.  On January 12th, I emailed Courtney Dunavant,...

Goodbye 2011…Hello 2012

Today is Saturday, December 31st…the final day of 2011.  I have to say that while I am not big on wishing time away, I am happy to see 2011 end. The year was filled with some wonderful activities, events and weather (yes, Irene and Historic October Snowstorm,...