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Toeing the Line

Friday, April 13, 2012

If you've been following along in our home version of the game, you already know that I've been trying to "toe the line" pretty consistently since the beginning of the year and seriously since February 22. But tomorrow is weigh in and I'm really close to breaking into a new middle number on the scale - so with my workouts and really REALLY making sure I follow the plan today, I'm hoping I get to see that number - one I haven't seen at all in several years and only twice briefly since the early 1980s!!!!!!!!!!!!! If it doesn't happen this week, it'll be next week, but I'm hoping for this week. :)

Yesterday was AMAZING!!! Team DC is a group that promotes sports and activities clubs in the DC area. There was a huge networking event last night at an awesome furniture showroom in DC. I KNOW!! It didn't make any sense to me either until I saw the place. It's a four story corner building with a wrap around balcony on the fourth floor, where our group (Rainbow Spinnakers) was located. There are sitting areas arranged all over the place and each group had it's only little sitting room, dining room, etc. to set up in. The event took up the whole two top floors and was PACKED. A guy at work helped me with business cards that came out great and we gave away over 100 of them!! I talked to almost all of those people myself. I had a great time with the guys (mostly from the board) and I got to meet the guy who is upgrading the website. I was so busy talking up our group that I didn't get to go around and see the other groups, so I hope they post a complete list so that I can check out all their websites. Bowling, rock climbing, running, kick ball, flag football, golf, adventuring (everything that can kill you), softball, swimming, racquetball, etc. etc. etc. I have a million ideas for how we can do it way better next year and for our booth at Pride in June. And a million more for getting the website and facebook pages more lively.

I got back to the house early before the event so I could do my workout, but Maura was already home (we thought she'd have to head right into DC from her meeting) and we figured we could save driving two cars into DC if I dropped her off at Verizon Center (where she had to go for a training to work concessions for a fund raiser for the bowling league) and then she could take the metro up to the Sports Fest and join her running and bowling groups. She had to leave way earlier than I would have had to, so I didn't have any time for a workout. But I got where I was going and parked almost an hour early - FOR FREE in DC!!! Apparently I got there just as the lot was open for public parking but before the night attendant got there to collect the $$, so the guard told me to go ahead and park for free. MIRACLE!! So with almost an hour to kill, I found a Caribou Coffee about a mile away and walked there to get some tea. So two mile round trip - better than nothing!!

After the event, some of the guys asked if we wanted to grab dinner across the street. I had my first drink of the week - half decent Weisse Bier, but not cold enough. There was a bar at the event, but I nursed my tea and then had a club soda. :) For dinner, I got the hamburger plain with a side salad, that turned out to be lettuce with a tiny bit of vinaigrette that was mostly vinegar. Not horrible - and the good news, probably not very high in calories. From my best guess at calculations, I stayed within calorie limits.

At lunch today I've got the appointment to get my weight machines set up at the rec center. I'm hoping we can zip through it so I can get my workout in too. Elliptical after work and then Ty has a game tonight. Tomorrow I've got a bunch of stuff planned to do around the house during the day and tomorrow evening we're going to see DC Divas (DC women's professional football). This, as it turns out, is the only regular season game we are not already booked for - and we've been trying unsuccessfully to get to a game for about four years. :-/ Afterward, we'll probably head over and meet some friends for dancing in DC.

Sunday is the Prison Break 5K and the Triangles spring game brunch.

Starting to look ahead for weekend days I can block out for NOTHING!!! It's way too much of the crazy right now!
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    Sounds like a great week!

    Hope to see you later today :-)
    2169 days ago
  • SHARON10002
    Whew! I got tired just reading your blog! emoticon The sports networking thing sounded great!
    2169 days ago
  • _LINDA
    That sports and activities show sounded AWESOME! How nice it would be to see what activities are available in your city all in one place! Great venue too! Glad you had a lot of interest in your club!
    Your rec center must have a pretty good budget to afford high tech machines that will remember everyone who uses them settings -so neat to have that!!
    So glad Ty is over his illness and can play in his game!
    My, do you ever have a busy life!! You do need a day of rest in there somewhere so you can stop and smell the roses!
    Have a Fantastic Friday the 13th!
    2170 days ago
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