Tuesday, March 09, 2010
My small Kenmore refrigerator freezer decided to go on the fritz last week, and my hubby scheduled the handyman to come over early this Monday morning, which I thought was going to interfere w/my Carmichael Park walk.
BUT, the guy showed up early 7:45am, quickly diagnosed the problems that it was probably having (and told me that the cheap problem would cost about $255 to fix, if that didn't do it the new part+additional labor could run the bill up to about $575!!). So, it was easy for me to tell him thanks -but no thanks (I can live with out use of the freezer). That done, he was out the door at 8:30. And I was out the door about 10 minutes later to let my cousin know the walk was on, even though the weather looked worrisome. Unfortunately I forgot to give Vivian a buzz about the walk :-(
Alma of course brought Chloe, her toy poodle, and we were off for our walk and jaunt at the doggie park.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Cathy Thorne's above cartoon made me stop and think about my body image tonight, and I realized I've never really had a great body image of myself -even when I weighed 103 pounds soaking wet. It seems like I always had something that I wish was different about my body from the teen years on. Today I chuckle about having to go on a diet because I saw 125 pound on the scale, or because I thought my butt and thighs were getting too 'jiggly'.
Any comments/insights on this issue and how to get more positive would be much appreciated.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
This Wednesday morning it was raining, so I called my cousin Alma about our morning walking plans in light of the weather. Alma suggested joining a friend of hers, who is in a walking club that meets at Sunrise Mall Monday-Saturday between 8AM-10AM. So we made plans to meet at Sunrise Mall at 9AM and check it out.
When I got to the parking lot (east of the Elephant Bar Restaurant), I was amazed to see over 75 autos at the mall! Dang, these mall walkers are serious! Once we found the 'secret' entrance to the mall, we connected w/Alma's friend, she took us over the host table and we signed up as a "Friend-in-Fitness Mall Walking Club" member at Sunrise Mall. They give you an ID badge that you wear so that the mall security folks know that you are a walker and not just the general public trying to get in before the mall actually opens. The loop at Sunrise Mall is .74 miles, everyone is friendly and walks at their own pace, and there is a small coffee & juice booth that is open for those who might want a little refreshment after their walk.
I'll definitely be doing this walk again, especially on rainy days. Anyway, we'll be doing this walk next Wednesday at 9AM. If you live in the Sacramento area near Sunrise Mall please think about joining us.
Thursday, March 04, 2010
My cousin Alma & I were on the phone this past Sunday, complaining about all the rain we've been having, feeling like blimp-ettes since we've not been getting out to walk because of the rain excuse. We finally came to the conclusion that we would go walking together on Monday and Wedensday mornings -no matter what.
Alma has a small toy poodle, Chloe, and they usually go walking at Carmichael Park and then end the walk at the doggie park so Chloe can interact w/other dogs. So this Monday, we met at Carmichael Park (corner of Fair Oaks Blvd & Grant), walked the loop and then went to the doggy park, AND WHAT FUN!!! I've never been to a doggy park before, and it was a blast to watch all the dogs running around barking, playing and their owners interacting, throwing balls, drinking coffee, laughing, etc.
I enjoyed it alot and hope that others in Sacramento might consider joining us with their dogs this coming Monday, 9am.
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