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May 2011 Journal Entries (5)

Still on the March (UBBT Update)

It has been too long since I've posted--I'm still on the march, & still chipping away at UBBT goals.  Preparing for this post gave great opportunity for some reflection.  The strengths so far have been: repetitions of basics and adding kata (~50%).  Although behind in crunches, I am able to do more in a stretch that I had before (thanks to one of Ms. Clark's class workouts, which helped me raise the bar). I am nearing 40% here and see myself quickly getting on track. I'm also really… Continue

Added by Lisa Spagnolo on May 24, 2011 at 9:42am — 2 Comments

Week 23

Running just feels good. I missed running. All that cycling was great, I really enjoy cycling... but... man... running just FEELS good. 

It was a good week. The website for my community service project is coming along nicely and I can't wait to tell everyone it's out there, but I have to get it really done done first.

And... are you ready for this... I did two pull ups. Yup... it's true. Pull ups are hard, you know! I did two of them the other day. It's the push-ups. Because,…


Added by Chrissy Scott on May 21, 2011 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Week 20, 21, 22 and hello May

Week 20: Spent a lot of time this week playing catch up on my push ups, sit ups and kata. So, it was pretty busy week. Had to double up on everything... except the mileage. :) 


Week 21: This week rolled in the new month and it felt good. I was still doubling up on most of my exercises because I wanted a relaxing weekend. I think I relaxed too much. But getting back into the running felt good. I love cycling, but running is really where my heart lies. 


Week 22:…


Added by Chrissy Scott on May 21, 2011 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Week 23 - Proverbs

Proverbs is known as a book of wisdom. I like to think of it as a book of perspective. Sure its the same thing in a way, but reading a book of wisdom is daunting. A book on perspective sounds more digestible.

 There were a few passages that gave more perspective than most.


Proverbs 4:23-27 “Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix…


Added by Lisa Clark on May 15, 2011 at 4:33pm — 1 Comment

UBBT Week 22 - Thoughts on Gi

Gi. The uniform worn in martial arts.

Gi. The first code of Bushido.

Gi. The right way.

2011 has been tumultuous with the UBBT commitment, a few bouts with the flu, a new job, conscientious diet changes, deaths in the extended family, a best friend leaving for officer training, stepping in when Mr. Oliver was on the Alabama Project, and more…

Most importantly, the new job. All the other aspects of life were at least balanced before the new work schedule robbed me…


Added by Lisa Clark on May 5, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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