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50 Questions...try number two...

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Does anybody else use Firefox and have problems with Spark in Firefox? It keeps eating my blogs saying that my password is wrong or something...bizarre!! So let's try again...This has been making the rounds and I don't have anything better to do so....here we go.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
No...although there was a popular song with my name about the time I was born. Considering the number of people with my name born about the same time I think that song had an influence on a lot of parents :).

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Thursday...I was overwhelmed with someone's vote of confidence in me (more on that next week...gotta wait to see the end result before telling the story).

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Meh, it's legible but could be better.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Was ham before I found this super yummy and lean roast beef at the store. So much flavor, it makes the yummiest sandwiches.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Three (boy, girl, girl).

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU
Naturally :)

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
I'm more facetious than sarcastic.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Still there.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Never. I get nervous driving over a bridge why on earth would I jump off of one, or its equivalent?

0. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Cap'n Crunch-lol!! Oatmeal and Raisin bran are my go to breakfast cereals...Cap'n
Crunch isn't breakfast, it's dessert-lol!!

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
More often than not...no. Don't yell at me, I know, I know and I will try to do better :).

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Mentally or physically....I guess the answer to either would be strong enough, but could always do with a bit of improvement.

3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Rocky Road

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their appearance.

15. RED OR PINK
Green-lol! Not much of a pink or red person, but if I have to choose, then pink, but a bold pink like Raspberry.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING YOU DO
Cat box-yuck.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My grandpa

18. WHAT IS THE SPARK FEATURE THAT HAS HELPED YOU THE MOST?
Blogs...reading, writing and having them read :)

19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Purple running shoes (my faves-they have lime green accents) :).

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
scrambled egg with tomato and a bit of cheddar cheese

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
T.V. show Kings on hulu

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Turquoise

23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Wood smoke, citrus blossoms and fresh squeezed O.J.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
District PTA president

25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Mountain hideaway, but near a source of water (lake or stream)

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
College Football

27. HAIR COLOR?
Brownish

28. EYE COLOR?
Probably the most unique thing about me...goldish, greenish, hazel.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Used to, now just glasses.

30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Curry butternut squash soup. Almost anything with curry :).

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS
Happy endings. Not much of a horror fan, although I do enjoy thrillers a la Alfred Hitchcock. Make me think I'm scared, I don't need to see the butchering first hand.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
At a theater? Could not tell you...it's been too long...something kid related from the free summer matinees.

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
White race t-shirt with a heart shaped earth and runner girl wearing purple.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Fall. If I lived somewhere other than where I do then probably summer. It's too hot here so I love the change from hot to cool...it is refreshing.

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Both, they go together :)

36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
No idea...today I'll say cheesecake, but ask again next week and it will probably be different. Dessert preferences change with time of the month and what is fresh or available. Next week it'll probably be strawberries with angel food cake :).

37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
Both, like hugs and kisses they go together

38. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
Computer.

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Skinny B----.

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
blue

42. FAVORITE SOUND?
Birds singing (unless it is outside my window at dawn-lol), my kids laughing and quiet.

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Definitely Beatles

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Germany

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Piano, sewing, crafts of most sorts, but not knitting. I can't knit.

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Utah

47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
Southern California

48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
White with blue trim

49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
Blue

50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS?
It's something to do.

Since question 41 is missing and I don't want to cheat you out of an answer....

41. Favorite workout?
Running...I especially get some sort of odd pleasure from hill repeats :).

  
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SEABREEZE64 5/4/2011 8:58AM

    Very interesting. As for #2 - it has been awhile for me, but not more than a year. I love the way you answer!!

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WENDYWITKOSKI 4/30/2011 11:16PM

    I use Firefox without any problems.
Like your Q&A's!

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OVERHAULING-ME 4/30/2011 7:48PM

    How FUN! It was great to get to know you better! I'll have to do the same....Someday!

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TEDDYBABE 4/30/2011 6:02PM

    Great answers. Can't wait to meet you someday!

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NEW-CAZ 4/30/2011 5:05PM

    I love list blogs, so interesting getting to know sparkers more and what makes them tick!
I'm not a movie theatre person much either Heather- short attention span LOL

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SMILESRME 4/30/2011 4:33PM

    Thanks for sharing about yourself! You sound like have a great personality and are very active. Fun!

Julia : )

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KMICHA 4/30/2011 4:03PM

    good way to get to know a bit about someone!! Thanks for sharing!!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 4/30/2011 2:17PM

    I love these, so fun!

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Internet ate my blog...

Thursday, April 28, 2011

HATE it when that happens....now I don't have time to retype the whole thing...:(

Short version...ran 1.25 miles this morning. Thought I was going slow...ended up at a pace of only 1 minute slower than normal-lol!! Didn't have any problems with the foot and it was a great run.

Walked to get the kids from school again today...weather has been hot, but really nice and walking has been lots of fun...will do it again tomorrow :).

Went to store and stocked up on yummies...Cauliflower for soup (even though the weather has been hot-lol), broccoli for a salad, feta for salads, avocado for something as yet undecided (probably salad), zucchini for something as yet undecided. Looking forward to several days worth of yummy vegs.

There you go...the chipmunk on speed version...okay now I've gotta explain chipmunk on speed-lol. When I was working as a secretary if the day was really stressful, or if I was under a time crunch, I had a habit of talking really fast. I answered the phone once something like this "centerforbehavioralmedicineheatherspeakin
ghowmayihelpyou." The person on the other line said "are you a chipmunk on speed? I didn't understand a word you said". At which point I slowed down and tried again. Yep, sometimes when I am trying to do things really fast I talk like a chipmunk on speed. :)

  
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ENDUROVET 4/29/2011 5:49PM

    My attitude has been so B*A*D that it's just as well I haven't had time to post a blog...

TGIF!

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FUNFROG79 4/29/2011 10:26AM

    Sorry to hear about your blog, I hate whne that happens. Sounds like you are doing well and stay strong! emoticon

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ESBELL 4/29/2011 9:44AM

    Are you related to Hammy from "Over the Hedge" by any chance? LOL

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TEDDYBABE 4/29/2011 6:33AM

    Keep taking care of that foot. Sounds like you are on the mend.

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NEW-CAZ 4/29/2011 2:47AM

    Great that you had no problems with that poorly foot of yours! YA! You're back in business!

Love the Chipmunk on speed emoticon I recall the two cartoon chipmunks Chip and Dale and I was ROFMREO



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YOURJONES 4/29/2011 1:47AM

    Glad you didn't have any foot problems! I've been meaning to try mashed cauliflower like mashed potatoes but I keep forgeting to look for a recipe.
I emoticon veggies!

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OVERHAULING-ME 4/29/2011 12:43AM

    YAY for your run and that your foot didn't bother you! BOO to the internet eating your Blog! I HATE when that happens! Love the visual of a chipmunk on speed.

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WENDYWITKOSKI 4/28/2011 10:13PM

    It's great that you didn't have any problems with your foot!
Enjoy all those veggies!
The chipmunk on speed cracked me up. =)

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MOMONTHERUN1 4/28/2011 9:16PM

    Great job getting your run in and emoticon at the Chipmunk on Speed.

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JILLIANPRNCSS 4/28/2011 9:10PM

    I am sure your eaten blog was very insightful but this one got to the point. Yummy vegetables.

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Made some painful cuts to my playlist...ended up with something funny.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

We I run I use the itty-bitty shuffle my husband got me last year. It's cute, it's tiny, it holds quite a bit of music and it clips to my shirt so I don't need an armband. Unfortunately it does not do playlists. This is the thing I miss most about my bigger ipod. When I first got the shuffle I sat down and loaded as much music from my previous playlists as I could and it has worked okay. I do find myself skipping songs that I've gotten tired of or that just don't feel right at the moment. Normal stuff :).

Today I found myself with a little time and in itunes so I added a few songs and unclicked a WHOLE bunch of songs so that my shuffle playlist would be much shorter and I would hear songs I wanted more often. There were some painful cuts made...no more Springsteen, a bunch of my Wideawake went, a lot of Counting Crows, some Keane, the one Kanye went, most of my Fine Frenzy, and quite a few others.

I added a few...like Firework-Katy Perry, Notbroken-Goo Goo Dolls, and a few others...some great cool down or warm-up...guess I'm in a "romantic" mood...the rocker chic is hibernating or something. My tastes in music are far reaching...I have a very eclectic selection in my itunes library. But, after I was done rearranging I went back and was scanning back over my selections and started to laugh...here is a list of some of the titles left on my play list when I run...

Move Along-The All-American Rejects
Breathe-Anna Nalick
Outside-Aqualung
Come Back to Me-David Cook
Catch Me-Demi Lovato (I know...but I like the song and think she stands a chance of developing real talent)
Hold On-KT Tunstall
Stop and Stare-One Republic
Never Give Up-Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band
Many the Miles-Sara Bareilles
I Want to be Sedated-the Ramones
Maybe Tonight, Maybe Tomorrow-Wideawake

LOL-Crackin' myself up...yep, that's my running life in music titles!! "Catch Me" fits because right now I can't catch anybody, I'm the one saying "Come back to me", but if I don't fall for "Maybe Tonight, Maybe Tomorrow" too many times, maybe someday I will be saying Catch Me!! :)

The list is by no means comprehensive, but all those titles jumped out at me and made me laugh that those would be the ones I would leave. Gosh, think I need motivation much? LOL!!

So...now you've gotten a glimpse into the types of things I have on my playlist...what is/are your favorite(s) from your playlist? I might want to be adding some more great songs soon :).

  
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VERGE_OF_ME 4/28/2011 4:43PM

    Ahhh fun!! I LOVE getting to see what is on playlists....I always find new stuff or old that I forgot about. If you haven't already, definitely check out Robbie Williams...I have to chime in too that he IS HOT!! I have Rock DJ on my playlist : ) I need more One Republic and Foo Fighters...love them! How's the toe? Hopefully still doing great!

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BOBINVA 4/27/2011 10:34PM

    Great playlist. Subliminal messages.

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OVERHAULING-ME 4/27/2011 6:31PM

    I'm JEALOUS!! I can't find my Ipod and hardly have any songs on it anyway. I'll have to get ideas once I locate it. Thanks for sharing yours!

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SLEEPYDEAN 4/27/2011 6:05PM

    I want to be sedated is about right for mile 11 or 12 of a half. haha

I have a shuffle too, and I had a great playlist before, but my computer crashed (and I subsequently got a newer shuffle) and so I lost most everything. Now I have a lot of worship songs and it is great overall, but for the most part not what I want to be hearing during a run, so I have to skip a lot. Its time for me to go through mine again too I believe.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 4/27/2011 5:56PM

    Hey Caz - I know who Robbie Williams is!!!! and yes - he IS hot!!! On my playlist I have his Kiss Me because it's a remake of a song I grew up listening to! LOL

Heather - only YOU could create your life in music titles without even trying! hahahahaha OneRepublic - marchin on; Let's Dance by Vanessa Hudgens (I got that one from YOU and it is an awesome running song!); Foo Fighters (can never remember the titles of any of their songs but it kind of has counting in it...I think). That's all I can think of at the moment!

I bet you can't wait to use it tomorrow!!!!

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NEW-CAZ 4/27/2011 3:51PM

    I've only heard of the Ramones LOL
I love cheesy 80's stuff or disco to do cardio to and Robbie Williams to do ST to.
You'll not have heard of him I'm sure but he's HOT emoticon emoticon

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RAIN_SIS 4/27/2011 3:08PM

    Good titles all.
The only one I know is The Ramones.
Different people from different generations I guess.
Not that I am strictly into oldies or anything.
Probably the newest thing on my list is from the Gorillaz.
So maybe I am strictly oldies.
Whatever.
Good titles.

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DIANESMILES 4/27/2011 2:05PM

    Ohhhhh we listen to different music, but are probably different ages !!!! I tend to be more easy listening music. I Like Celine Dion type of music and some older stuff. Whatever we have as long as it makes our FEET GO that's whats important. Though right now "I am GROUNDED" by a foot injury and soon surgery. BOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! ENJOY running for me, if thats what ur into or whatever excerise U do for me, I also LOVE to dance and that's also O-U-T ! Dr's have NO SENSE of HUMOR when it comes to a serious injury ! PHOOEY !!! But, I'll be doing the sping challenge with stretches, and weights and OFF my feet !!! Heres to the 5% !!! I hope ur successful !

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FUNFROG79 4/27/2011 1:35PM

    Great list! One song I love is by Trust Company "Stronger"

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Back in my sneakers again, I'm back in my sneakers again...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sing the title to Back in the Saddle Again :). Well, since my emotional catharsis on Sunday my foot has continued to improve and barely hurts at all now. I've been getting around the house with no problems and only an occasional twinge every now and then. It really feels like I did to my foot what my knee always does. Something "slid" out of place, was painful and then went back. I hope it never happens again. Glad I saved the $100 when I couldn't get into the doctor (yes, because it feels better I'm not going...I know...don't yell at me...if it happens again hopefully we'll have insurance again by then and I can go-hopefully it won't happen again).

Anyways, today I had on schedule a run and skipped it. I was planning on doing a video a little later. When it was almost time to leave to get the older two from school youngest asks if we can walk. Me" "Mmm I don't know about that. I've got all those books I have to take back to Mrs. Cipriani." Her: "We can take the big stroller and the books can ride in back and I can ride in front."

Out logic-ed by a four year old.

I tried to think of reasons not to walk. I tried to weasel out of it. In the end I really couldn't come up with a great reason to not walk. It is only about 1.5 miles round trip so if my foot started to hurt it wouldn't be far to get back. I also know a mom who always drives and if needed I could call her and we would work SOMETHING out. So I decided to make my daughter happy and strapped on the sneakers. It felt good to have them on my feet again :). Like revisiting an old friend I hadn't seen for a time :).

Got some water together because it is warm today and I knew the kids would be happier walking if we had water. Dusted off the stroller (yeah, that was kind of sad, I've been letting hubby do the school pick-ups and he usually doesn't walk unless we are running out of gas and lacking funding to get more-lol). Then off we went. A little twinge at first, but just a little one and my stride was a little odd starting out, but once I found my walking pace and hit my stride all was good. Occasionally there would be a twinge, but not a pain, really it felt like stiff muscles being used again and complaining just a little, by the time we were on the return trip with all the kids along I hardly felt any discomfort at all.

Me, being the impatient creature that I am, immediately thought about going for a run later-lol!! Hey, my foot handled a walk just fine, why not a run!? Yeah, my inner personal trainer told the impatient me to back off.

emoticon (yeah, my inner personal trainer is a sexy little thing)...you know, this is your first weight bearing exercise in, like, a week, you need to still be cautious and test the waters a little more before diving in head first.

emoticon (whiny voice) But I wanna run...

emoticon Soon.

emoticon Now.

emoticon No.

emoticon Fine. Be that way, I'm gonna run Thursday though.

emoticon We'll see.

emoticon Okay. I've still got emoticon to do anyways and lots of housework that didn't get done while I wasn't mobile.

So, we agreed that I will not run until Thursday, but I've still got lots to keep me busy, some yoga will feel good and I will either walk again tomorrow or pull out that DVD in order to give the foot another test before Thursday's scheduled run. So far, looking like I am at least sort of back on track.

I haven't registered yet for my 10K and am staying open to making it a 5K depending on how things go the next couple of weeks. Not going to the doctor wasn't the smartest decision, so I am trying to employ my brain on the other things. Feeling happy (tried to get in a funk earlier, but did a mental one-page journal and tossed the funk out the door and sealed the deal with my bright, sunny, warm with lovely breezes, walk. :) On track for this week's goals-yay!!

  
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ESBELL 4/27/2011 9:21AM

    emoticon glad you got to enjoy some sunshine and outdoors and that the foot is feeling better! Sounds like it may have just been the lego after all!

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NEW-CAZ 4/27/2011 3:03AM

    Sounds like you're healing nicely Heather but listen to that inner PT she's right and you know it..............take it slow hun!
You'll be back in action b4 long emoticon

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OVERHAULING-ME 4/27/2011 1:11AM

    Thank goodness for our little ones who prompt us to get moving. I'm glad you and your sexy little trainer came to an agreement with waiting until Thursday for your run. There are so many other things to do, like you ARE doing, while you let your foot heal a bit more. Continue you're amazing week!

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KKINNEA 4/26/2011 11:55PM

    Sounds like you're healing well. Take it slow and easy and you'll be back at it before you know it!

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TEDDYBABE 4/26/2011 8:51PM

    Sounds like you are definitely o the mend! That' great!

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FUNFROG79 4/26/2011 8:32PM

    Glad the foot is feeling alright now, I know how u feel wanting to run when u shouldnt ! :)

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ALASKALILLADY 4/26/2011 6:48PM

    Glad you were able to get back on your feet and walking!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 4/26/2011 6:41PM

    So happy to hear that you were able to get mobile without too much difficulty! Good job for getting out there (and you couldn't have picked a better day - it is absolutely STELLAR outside today!!!)

Hope to see you Thursday!

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Living a Balanced Life aka Do I really need that particular spinning plate?

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Long story short...hurt my foot, got mad, foot feels better. Weird? Yep!! Wrote a really long blog analyzing that and what it could mean and it was kind of too deep even for me, maybe that's why the computer ate it.

Most branches of medicine recognize in some way or another that emotions play a part in how the body feels. If you hold on to stress you will get sick or experience pain or something else (have a heart attack).

Several days ago I hurt my foot, no explanation, I just stood up and it hurt and kept getting worse. Forcing me to do practically nothing for 4 days. Today, I got mad and started sweeping and the pain went away. The flexibility that had been missing returned. I've experienced this with my knee. My knee will sometimes just "slide" out of place and stay stuck in a very painful position for an hour, several hours, a day, two days. There is no pattern or way to tell. Sometimes I can do this little leg jiggle, popping thing and it will slide right back, sometimes there is no budging it until it decides to go. It is almost like this is what my toe did...slid out of place and then suddenly popped right back, leaving residual soreness, but nothing that could be called pain.

The suddenness of the relief coupled with the intense emotion made me think about how out of balance my life has been. I've been experiencing some of the most prolonged and intense stress I've ever known. I've been keeping the plates spinning, but it hasn't been great. Just as I think I've got them going and they will do that for awhile something happens and one of them stops spinning, or slows down so much it is about to crash. Other times I'll know I've got them going good now and can take a breather, but then I look and someone has added a few more plates. I'm constantly running and trying to keep things going. My housework has suffered, my school work has suffered, my workouts have suffered, my laundry has suffered, I have suffered from this stress in my life. What have I done to deal with it? Evidently not enough. I have been trying to be calm, supportive, helpful, useful, happy, upbeat, etc. I haven't however been acknowledging how I really feel about some things and I've been ignoring them instead of finding answers to the problems. Does this have an effect on my foot? Most American Doctors would say "no way". Eastern medicine however acknowledges that it is entirely possible that my injury and my stress are tied together in ways that can be hard to explain. Whatever the case I can see that there need to be some changes. I cannot continue running from plate to plate and still be the person I want to be.

So, it is Sunday and I am setting some goals for the week.

1. Each day this week I will do a "one-page journal". A one-page journal is where I sit down and evaluate my day. Particularly the BAD parts of the day. What ticked me off? What caused stress? What made me mad? It all goes down on paper and gets evaluated. Why did that make me mad? Can I avoid this situation in the future? Is this a person or situation that HAS to be a part of my life? What can I do better? I'm still going to deal with events as a mature, loving person. This is not a license to lose my temper so I'll have something to write down. It is something more personal...an acknowledgement that even though I did not flip her off the cussing baseball mom made me really angry and what can I do about it? This instead of trying to pretend that she doesn't make me furiously angry with her bullying, childish, and rude behavior. The list goes in the trash because that is where negativity belongs, what will stay behind are the goals and ideas that will help me be a better person who is more able to deal with stress.

2. Yoga is making a BIG come back...3-4 sessions this week and hopefully each week from here on out. For me, yoga works. It helps me focus. It helps me find my center. It helps me find balance in more ways than one. I feel the difference in stress levels before and after yoga.

3. Personal scripture time. I seldom mention my religion or spirituality in this space. I have spent a lot of time compartmentalizing my life. Unfortunately life cannot be compartmentalized. Everything works together...each piece a different cog in a machine that needs to work more efficiently. This part is VERY personal though and this space is more about the fitness journey. I am recognizing for myself though that this time plays a big part in my overall fitness. Emotional fitness affects physical fitness affects spiritual fitness. So this piece needs to be done daily...besides the fact that for me, scripture study is a portal to meditation which is a portal to inspiration which solves problems.

4. Physical fitness. It feels good to work out. It releases stress. It makes me happy. As of now my foot still feels much, much, much better. I am NOT however rushing out the door on a run. Nope, I will try something a little lower impact over the next couple of days and give it a chance to keep healing. Day by day as far as the foot goes. Maybe I'll pull out the Tae-bo or bootcamp DVDs that have been in their folder since last year when half-marathon training took over my life.

Seeking a balanced life won't be easy, but I know that when I have balance I will feel better and I will have fewer injuries and illnesses. I will be all around healthier when I live a balanced life. Let some of the plates crash to the ground, not all of them are important and I need to give my energy to the ones that ARE important.

*crash*...that's the sound of one less spinning plate

  
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GINGERSNAPED 4/26/2011 2:23PM

    great blog and way to go writing down our goals helps us focus and reach our goals.. at church for two hours and part of third hour my right leg hurt bad so bad i had to get up and move around no reason and as quick as it started it left... i just think it is my age....who knows... hang in there...just me ging oh yoga rocks the more i do the better i like it what kind do you do??? i do hatha. and the kind rodney yee does... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OVERHAULING-ME 4/26/2011 12:59AM

    Wonderful blog! It's so important to have balance in our lives but easier said than done! Your post has made me take some internal inspection and there are changes that need to be made. I agree that every aspect, physical, mental, spiritual all work together and need to be in sync to be able to have the complete peace and balance we need.

Best Wishes on your new goals! And...YAY...about your foot!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 4/25/2011 2:50PM

    Great blog, Heather! I think we could all use one less spinning plate sometimes!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 4/25/2011 1:12PM

    Glad to hear that the foot is mending! I love everything you talked about here!!! I've been thinking a lot lately about the same thing and how much better I feel when my life is in balance and I am putting equal effort into the things that are important and letting go the things that aren't. Journaling each night sounds like a great way of keeping on task and letting go of emotional issues that are stressing you. Can't wait to see where this new path takes you!!!!

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KARVY09 4/25/2011 10:28AM

    Great goals, Heather. I hope the foot is feeling a bit better.

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MCANIRLINH 4/25/2011 9:42AM

    Love the title of the blog and feel like I can relate to many of the things you mentioned. I wish you focus, joy and peace going forward.

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ENDUROVET 4/25/2011 8:52AM

    Boy can I ever relate to this! (the spinning plates analogy)
I know when I find time to do a little yoga & continue to journal, it is tremendously helpful!

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FUNFROG79 4/25/2011 4:01AM

    I think this is a GREAT idea, journaling daily helped me SO much when I was CRAZY with stress. I should really get back to it, even if I'm not all crazy now. I think you are taking a big step by recognizing your issues and setting up a plan! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 4/25/2011 3:16AM

    Heather hun a great blog and you're right about balance; and including taking good care of yourself in that.
I love your goals and know you'll meet them as I know you love your running and how good it makes you feel and how the kids join in your yoga sessions and your love of writing.
Have fun with all of that and you'll feel so much better
Have a good week emoticon emoticon

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ESBELL 4/24/2011 10:52PM

    Life is all about choosing our battles. Some things are important, other things just seem important. I'm sure as you add your yoga & scripture study into your daily routine, you will start to find peace and calm within yourself.

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KKINNEA 4/24/2011 8:04PM

    Thank you so much for this. You have stated a lot of what I've been feeling for the last few months. Maybe I can now make some inroads into my own issues.

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