Sunday, June 27, 2010

HELL-Week in Southern Cal

It is the first morning I finally feel more like myself after arriving in Dana Point, last Sunday, 6/20. With a day of rest from the traveling we moved right into Project Walk's exercise regime...Jody and her daughter Makenzie helping--taking photos of the exercises I was doing and carefully taking notes so we could duplicate them later at home. Drips of sweat drop off the end of my nose, David my trainer who trains The Chargers in the off season in some kind of weight work, is carefully spotting me so I don't fall while telling me I have 2 more to go, then he looses count and say's 8 more to go!!..and so on...I'm wearing weight vest(s) to increase resistance. Like I said, I've been so wiped out from the week there has been no time to do anything else but eat and sleep. The weather is lovely and the energy to be outside and exercise surpasses any other place on the planet....being down here will keep me going for sure...Dana Pt is a cute town with a beautiful harbor and beach area with people out exercising in many different venues. This afternoon Jody's Mom Totsy, who is so kind and patient and full of energy (grand-daughter and daughter like mother) planned a BBQ at Doheny beach with family and a friend from her church, Ted, whos' handicap as well, whom I look forward to meeting and finding out some of the ins-and-outs of Dana Pt from a wheelchair perspective. In photo before workout Mak is helping me with the Active Ankles to help keep my foot from turning in.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Kurt & Wilbur driving the U-Haul

This morning Mom and I drove to Missoula to pick up Kurt at the airport, then stopped by the gas station/tire shop to rent the U-haul...most of the exercise equipment and gear was loaded up before the days end and it looks like we'll be heading out tomorrow morning. I'll miss it here, my Mom and the beautiful calm open country, Ro and her unconditional help and of course Dudley (mom's doxie dog).....But I'm also looking forward, to the ocean sea breeze in Dana Point and Carlsbad area, and starting Project Walk & learning a some more tricks to get my legs moving more. Thank You Kurt for taking time off work and coming up to help me move :O)!! love, kelley

Friday, June 11, 2010

My 4 Angels

Mom (Lee) and Ro have helped me so much, they've been in constant vigilance for my rehab and safety...I am so lucky and grateful for all their help. Ro is helping me walk in the photo to the right...wearing a black belt around my waste for Ro to hang onto while I wobble along. Mom below with her patience's and constant smile as well as keeping me fed and a bed with clean sheets. My other 2 Angels...Dudley and Wilbur (dogs) giving their unconditional love and always keeping us laughing too. Love, kelley P.S. I wanted to add my swimming ability...click on the black arrow at the bottom of dark screen
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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Swimming and Spinning

The sun finally popped out today, it has been raining so hard for the past few days it was nice to see it. My Mom was out working in the yard and planted 4 Blue Spruce, she has 9 more trees to go in the ground...2 Engleman Spruce; 1 Cotton Wood; & 6 more Blue Spruce. I slept late this morning but finally got going around 11am...Ro worked with me for 3 hours...I rode the spin-bike for one hour for the first time! Thank you Ro!
On May 31, a girl friend & fellow outrigger canoeist, lost her husband while x-country skiing with their two young sons....she and her boys have been in my constant thoughts and prayers. I love you Lise.
kelley
P.S. To play the video click on the black arrow.
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