Veteran’s Day

For my 44 today I did a bicep curl (with 10 pound dumbbells – plenty for this many reps!) while staying in a squat position for all 44.  My quads were burning!!!

Squat and hold
Squat and hold


curl - stay in squat
curl – stay in squat

Nice sweaty pictures since they were after my workout.  I ran today because it will probably be the only day this week that I can run.  I did 10 miles with the treadmill at 1.5% incline (73:27) + 2 easy miles to cool down.  

Screen shot 2013-11-10 at 3.46.01 PMVeteran’s Day is to celebrate the service of all of the US military – past and present!

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The Commonwealth countries  celebrate Remembrance Day or Armistice Day on November 11.  

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields“. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

Screen shot 2013-11-10 at 3.50.47 PMThis day marks the anniversary of the end of World War I – the major hostilities were formally ended at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

I think that now more than ever it is important to show support for all of the military men and women who willingly serve their country in ways that many people would never dream of doing.

Since Chris is in the military, we have lots of friends who are Veterans but I have 3 people that are the most special Veterans in my life.

Chris who is still serving our country – 

Blues - the official unifrom
Blues – the official uniform (usually he wears his flight suit)

My Dad who spent most of his career in the US Air Force.  (pretty sad that I don’t have any pictures!)

And, my Poppa who served in the US Navy during World War II – 

on his 90th birthday (tomorrow he would be 99)
on his 90th birthday
(tomorrow he would have turned 99)

Happy Veteran’s Day to all of the many Veterans and THANK YOU for all you do!!!

Happy Monday!


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