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    Began week two of my new exercise routine today, wanted to hold off on the announcement until I completed the first week. Now it's habit. Now I get out of bed at 7:30 am, get my bicycle clothing on, let Olivia for her morning break, finish getting my shoes and gear on, let Olivia in, head to the garage and get the bike out, don my gloves and helmet, and head out for a brisk mile ride. (hoping to get back to the previous 5 mile a day pattern, but not willing to push beyond the limits yet). When I get back to the house, before I've had a chance to cool down, I hit my routine. 50 situps, 20 bench presses, 20 leg lifts, 25 shoulder flys and 25 bicep curls. Then a brisk walk down to the Kroger store and back with Olivia on her leash.

    Part of the incentive is to be in presentable shape for my daughter's wedding at the end of July. She is a very fit young lady and I don't want her to be embarrassed for her old man. But the other part is I am tired of feeling tired and getting worn out by routine things.

    About to head out to the Library to do my two week turnover of materials. Think I will pick up another Jack Reacher novel, a couple of books of poetry, and another commentary on the Bible. Interesting to hear what some of the scholars have said about the letters.

    Speaking of which, one of the reasons I haven't presented Colossians yet is it is basically the same letter as Ephesians to a different audience. Trying to find an angle to make it interesting to read, or what is the point. I'm sure I'll get there. I know the Spirit will find a starting point for me.

    Morning Music while I am typing? AC/DC. Evanescence, Creed. At Full Volume. Olivia, normally my constant companion, is in the other room with her little paws tucked over her ears. Can't see why, the vibrations in the window panes are barely noticible.

    Gotta git get, as they say.

    God Bless you all.

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