Saturday, June 19, 2010

Heartfelt "Thanks" and My Tip for the Day

Many thanks to all of you who commented on my "How do I...." post. Conceptually, I understand that there can be a difference between caring and detaching with love  but applying that in my heart is wildly difficult. Your encouragement and words of wisdom truly helped. I will be re-reading that post many times in the days ahead in hopes that the truths you all shared with me start to sink in.

My Tip for the Day:
Do something physically exhausting - it will cause you to forget your troubles, help burn extra calories (which means you can afford an ice cream cone when you're done), help with stress management, cause you to come home and crave a nice hot bath, and help you sleep all the way through the night.

I cycled 62 miles today with my husband, climbing 1200ft in the first 15 miles. I am exhausted (because I'm not anything like the thunder-leg cyclists you see at these events). I feel a great sense of accomplishment and I feel a stong desire to go run that bath right now.

Good night, friends. -Carolyn


  1. Wow, I think I would be at the hospital before getting beyond the 15 miles!! Good for you and how inspiring. I really need to start getting into my physical exercise routine again, thanks for the reminder of all the benefits I will gain from it. Keep doing what you're doing:)

  2. What a great ride. Awesome!

  3. Great advice! I'm exhausted just reading about your adventures. Congrats on your adventures. I hope you have taken some aspirin, just in case.... lol

  4. Exercise is great. And staying busy helps me to get better.

  5. I have a hard time walking 30 minutes in 90 degrees! Good for you! Staying busy is the key to self-preservation. For me it's mostly my job which I love. Without it I would probably go crazy with worry and concern.

  6. Wow, that was an impressive ride! Hope the hot bath led to a restful night's sleep for you. Hugs and prayers!