Category Archives: Family

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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Purple flowers, Louisville 7


14 August 2019
From Sara and John Lisherness for Tricia’s recovery

Louisville, KY

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20 August 2019

Treadmill (Couch 2 5K workout – slowly). Strength work. Gym at Germantown Mills Loft.
Core work. Stretching. Gym in Tricia’s apartment.
On Top of the World – Imagine Dragons
No Need for Words – Sean Jones
Home We’ll Go – Steve Akoi & Walk Off the Earth
A Night in Tunisia – Miles Davis
Whistles the Wind – Flogging Molly
Take Me Home Country Roads – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Good People – Jack Johnson
A Love Supreme, Pt. 1: Acknowledgement – John Coltrane
Sunshine Highway – Dropkick Murphys
Young Wolves – Fire Crow
Red Hands – Walk off the Earth
Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

Happy Birthday, Eric Koenig-Reinke

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Wild horses

IMG-0252Germantown Mill Lofts has proven a wonderful place for Tricia rehab from her hip replacement surgery. There are long, flat, air-conditioned halls to walk. Photos of the days when the mill functioned appear as does equipment from that time. Art is present as well – such as this sculpture.

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Gym in Tricia’s Bathroom

I am in Louisville to help Tricia recuperate from hip replacement surgery. There is a small gym in her apartment complex where I use the treadmill. However, they don’t have mats that I like. Tricia does. She also has a big bathroom. And so the gym in Tricia’s bathroom was born. There stretching and core work occurs.

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13 August 2019

Pharmacy at Kroger. Hungry. Tired. Frustrated waiting for pharmacists to wrestle with insurance (for the record, the pharmacists were wonderful)! No junk food!!

Progress comes through what we do.

Progress comes through what we do not do.

11,297 steps. Most of them in Baptist East Hospital in Louisville related to bringing Tricia home after hip replacement surgery.

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10 August 2019

Treadmill. Core work. Stretching. Gym at Germantown Mill Lofts.
Ashokan Farewell – Molly Mason & Jay Unger
Son of Your Father – Elton John
Brown Eyed Handsome Man – Chuck Berry
The Pony Man – Gordon Lightfoot
You Own the Only Light – Harry Chapin
Sarafina – Original Cast
You Beat Me to The Punch – Mary Wells
Closer – The Coors
Two Foot Seam – John McCutcheon
Ekka’s Silver Jubilee Song – Eric Bogle
Bach: Italian Concerto, BWV 971 – 1. Moderato – Dubravka Tomsic
Pulse – Melissa Etheridge
Cool Blue Stole My Heart – Joan Armatrading
Ain’t No Way – Aretha Franklin

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