Monthly Archives: August 2019

Changes August 2019

August has been a breakthrough month in terms of self-care. Eating and exercising have gone really well, particularly since August 10. A corner may have been turned.

I spent the time from August 9 through August 28 providing support to my wife as she recovered (really well!) from hip surgery in Louisville, KY. I ate well and worked out there. The workouts were guided by my friend and trainer Nicole Kung of NK Body Philosophy.

Today was the first day I had a training session with Nicole. I asked her to take a photo to use as a starting point as I live into this new way of living. She said, I think I have one from before. She took today’s photo and provided a comparison with a photo from February. There’s a long way to go, but it’s a good beginning.

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30 August 2019

Treadmill. Walking/slow jogging. Strength work and core work with NK Body Philosophy. Gym at the Shire.
Las Golondrinas – Guadalupe Pineda
Songwriter – Van Morrison
When Love Comes to Town  – U2
Island Paddy – Lunasa
Hold Out – Jackson Browne
No Woman, No Cry – Nenes
Grandmother’s Ways – Sharon Burch
The Road to the Isles – Rob  Crabtree
Highway in the Wind – Arlo Guthrie
Minstrel of the Dawn – Gordon Lightfoot
The Sheriff – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Monkey – Counting Crows
Stone in Love – Journey
Waiting for the Rain – Bill Miller
Come Love Come – Rhiannon Giddens

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29 August 2019

Treadmill. Strength work. Core work. Stretching. Gym at the Shire.
Where Were You? – Jackson Browne
Walking to New Orleans – Fats Domino
Hell No, We Aint Alright – Public Enemy
Shelter in the Rain – Irma Thomas
The River in Reverse – Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
City That Care Forgot – Dr. John
Cry For New Orleans – Multiple artists
Wading Through – Terence Blanchard
Any Other Day – Wyclef Jean, feat. Norah Jones
Shelter in the Rain – Stevie Wonder
All These People – Harry Connick, Jr.
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans – Louis Armstrong

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28 August 2019

Walking / slow jogging. Germantown.
Core work. Gym in Tricia’s Apartment.
Stretching. Shire.
We Will Rock You – Queen
Piano Sonata No. 4 Maestoso by George Walker – Frederick Moyer
Memories above the Timberline –  Jack Gladstone
A Day in the Life – The Beatles
Matter of Time – Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings
Vahevala – Loggins & Messina
Baby Let Me Follow You Down – Marianne Faithfull
Life to Save – Hurray for the Riff Raff
Moonshine – Lindisfarne
Electric Lady – Janell Monae
1916 – Motorhead
Mr. Bojangles – Nina Simone
Piece by Piece –  John McCutcheon
Long Time Gone – Crosby, Stills & Nash

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27 August 2019

Walking / slow jogging. Germantown. Schnitzelberg.
Strength work. Gym at Germantown Mill Lofts.
Core work. Stretching. Gym in Tricia’s Apartment.
Alhambra – Paul Horn & R. Carlos Nakai
Moonlit Stallions – The Native American Flute Ensemble
Mirror Me – Shawnee
Brooklyn Girls – Black 47
Radaetsky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss – Leonard Bernstein & The New York Philharmonic
Old Cap Moore – John McCutcheon
Side with the Seeds – Wilco
My Heart’s Tonight in Ireland – Andy Irvine
White Dove – Levon Helms
Singing the Spirit Home – Eric Bogle
Wonder – Natalie Merchant
Hold Me in Your Heart – Billy Porter (from Kinky Boots)
Mujer de Carne y Hueso – Luis Enrique Mejia Godoy
One Country – Midnight Oil
Fallen Angel – Robbie Robertson

 

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26 August 2019

Treadmill. Strength work. Core work. Gym at Germantown Mill Lofts.
Stretching. Gym in Tricia’s Apartment.
Open My Eyes – El Sueno Del Inka
Crush on You – Bruce Springsteen
Kodachrome – Paul Simon
Laughing Boy – Mary Wells
Shelter from the Storm – Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project
Semi-Jeje – Kotoja
Curiosity – k.d. lang
Gathering Place – Relativity
If It Wasn’t for Bad – Elton John & Leon Russell
Badge – Cream
I’m Tore Down – Eric Clapton
All God’s Critters – John McCutcheon
The Wals of Liscarroll – Maire Ni Bheaglaoich & Aideen Downes
Pis Pisla – Nilgul
Stronger Love – John Armatrading
Somewhere in Time – Los Lobos feat. Dave Alvin
Wo Yao Ni De Ai – Jasmine Chen

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25 August 2019

Walking/slow jogging. Germantown.
Strength work. Gym at Germantown Mill Lofts.
Core work. Stretching. Gym in Tricia’s Apartment.
Woodstock – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Linger – The Cranberries
Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
Diamonds and Rust – Joan Baez
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain – Willie Nelson
Box of Rain – Grateful Dead
The Motorcycle Song – Arlo Guthrie
Castles Made of Sand – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Don’t Worry Baby  – Los Lobos
Dance with Me – Orleans
Winning – Santana
Feelin’ Alright – Joe Cocker
Send Me on My Way – Rusted Root

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