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My new normal


Friday, October 05, 2012

This morning I needed to take a package to the UPS store that Bossdear had prepared for shipping the night before. Two years ago, I would have simply grabbed the package, jumped in the car, and driven the .8 miles to the UPS store. I would have done that without even thinking about it. It would simply not have occurred to me to get there and back any other way.

This time, realizing that the package was not that large or heavy, I could just carry it and walk to the UPS store. My next thought was, since I was going to be out already, I could work in a short run. So, instead of taking the car, I changed into my running gear, strapped on the Garmin, did a brisk walk with the package the .8 miles to the UPS store, and did a relatively easy 3.5 mile run while I was out.

And it seemed like a perfectly normal thing to do.
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KNELKINS 10/15/2012 6:15PM

    This is what life is all about. Living well, living in motion, and realizing that's exactly how it should be. Wonderful!

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REMEMBER2BME 10/10/2012 7:28AM

    I love it!

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IMSMILEY88 10/9/2012 8:49PM

    That's terrific!

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BOILHAM 10/8/2012 11:46AM

  Exactly! Save gas, get exercise. Mr. Spock would be proud of your logic.

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SUSIQZER 10/8/2012 9:49AM

    YAY! Isn't it awesome to see how our thought process changes over time?

I loved it when I realized I was thinking "when do I get to run?" rather than "when do I have to run?" :)



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DDHEART 10/8/2012 9:23AM

    Here's to all the new normals out there! emoticon

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SKINNYPOWELL1 10/8/2012 8:52AM

    emoticon , gives a new meaning to "running" errands, lol.

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CINERICIA 10/6/2012 6:16PM

    That is the best kind of normal. Congrats.

It wasn't that long ago that I would never have considered walking the 2.5 mile round trip to Walgreen's. Now that's a great excuse to get out in the afternoon.

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HIKINGFIT 10/5/2012 11:20PM

    awesome and inspiring!

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DAPHNE_RUNS 10/5/2012 10:42PM

    Isn't it wonderful how so much can change in one year. Glad to hear you are making the most of your errands.

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Daphne

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ROXYZMOM 10/5/2012 6:34PM

    That is awesome! Great idea!

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DEBBYFROMMT 10/5/2012 5:03PM

    You are sooo inspiring!!!

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GYMRAT_AT44 10/5/2012 4:18PM

    How cool is that... way to think and make your chore work for you. Very nice.
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RHONDALYN10 10/5/2012 4:13PM

    Love it!

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KAPELAKIN 10/5/2012 3:06PM

    Awesome! You saved on gas, too!

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NINJALINDA 10/5/2012 1:56PM

    emoticon emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 10/5/2012 1:22PM

    That is so fantastic! I am so proud to know you. I'm looking forward to that kind of NORMAL!

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