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Friday, March 09, 2012

Hey all!

So, yes. Last night was great as far as choices for me. I can honestly say that it may have been the first time I choose a fancy non-alcoholic drink over one of the full-punch ones. It was great. I got up, kicked my own butt in my workout today, & got to work. It was a fairly unproductive day, but we had a special guest in the office so we had a pizza luncheon. Yikes. I was worried at first, but I asked my office if they could also order salad instead of their usual pizza & wings & they did. They have delicious salads, but I guess they forgot to order chicken on it as well. No worries Ė I was prepared & had canned tuna & chicken in my desk. All in all a very healthy lunch that overcame temptation. It really helped that Jonny stopped by the office. Aside from being a little sullen this morning that we werenít getting to spend as much time together, when I piled that salad on my plate & whipped out the chicken, he patted me on the back & said ďyou get that salad, Pipps. Good job.Ē It was beyond encouraging.

I should also add that I work for a company that sells orthopedic braces & our special guest was a lovely woman named Beth Deloria. Sheís a 5-time Boston Marathon runner who is the head of our community outreach program to spread awareness of dropfoot Ė a condition that keeps you from lifting your foot off the ground while stepping. Also, because of a spinal injury, she HAS foot drop. Our brace, the ToeOFF, holds the foot up, but is still flexible enough that it facilitates a very natural gait pattern. A few months back I broke my foot & I wore one once I was out of my walker boot. LOVED it. Because I was already working for the company, they even gave me a purple one. Anyway, Iím not trying to sell the brace Ė just help spread awareness of footdrop & the fact that you donít have to let it keep you or anyone you know from being active. If youíd like to find out more, you can visit or
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Also, having Beth in the office has really inspired me. Iíve often tossed the idea of running around in my head, but I could never really stick to it. So I asked Jon how he felt & Iíve decided that 3 days per week, Iím going to start going to the gym after work for a half hour each session to do the couch-to-5k running program. Iím hoping this will help lean me out & get more cardio in my life, but Iíd also like to start running for awareness & charities. We all walked around the office today & after, we were encouraged to run, but (1) I forgot to pack the right bra & (2) I didnít want to embarrass myself. One of my coworkers suggested we do the run for every half marathon Bet runs for awareness in (over 20) & I want desperately to be able to participate (not to mention, Iíd be getting paid to work out!! WOOT!)

So tonight Iím going to watch Derby practice. Jonny tells me the rink is about 1.5 hours from our house though, so weíll see how late it goes tonight & how I feel driving back & Iíll take it from there. If it doesnít work out, Iíll be disappointed, but Iíve got to start being honest about my needs & limitations.

Saturday Jonny will be working (for real this time Ė LOL), & so I was planning to get some cleaning done around the house & maybe some studying &/or laundry. Iíll CERTAINLY be working out because one of our friends invited us over to her house Saturday night for sloppy joes & drinks. Itís funny because she asked just as Jonny & I were in the middle of making our healthy sparkpeople sloppy joes. Haha. It should be fun, but Iím going to do my best to not overdo the drinks (which shouldnít be too too hard since they usually only have red wine anyway.) As of now, Sunday is up in the air, but I hope to have time to stop by & at least log-in if not blog.

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SHIRLEYX 3/10/2012 8:44AM

    Glad you had such a great day! Hope you have a fantastic weekend as well!

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