Friday, March 01, 2013
The ladies in the office went out to a bar with a former co-worker last night - they call it "choir practice", though by the time the singing starts, no church would have 'em! This morning they were talking about what fancy drinks they had and showing funny pictures they'd snapped on their phones. They were telling the boss about it as I walked by his office, and I just piped up with "Yesterday, I went to the gym." Boy, was *that* a conversation stopper! Kinda funny in a way.
Now I'm sure I wasn't invited because they knew beforehand that I would politely beg off, but that doesn't mean I don't plan a day here or there to practice my choir skills. You all have read about my book club evenings - whew! I'm not afraid to indulge every once in a while, that's for sure!
But, what I realized I was missing was somebody to compare awesome kale recipes with or swap pictures of ourselves in our racing bibs before the latest 5k. There was a lady in the office who moved away over the summer, and she was into going to the gym and eating healthy, and, by golly, I miss her! And, whereas it is nice to have SparkPeople to make connections, share, commiserate, etc., it's still different than a live body in front of you saying "way to go!" or "that sucks about your ITB flaring up again" - you know?
Unfortunately, I am also a bit shy, so making friends at the gym is really difficult for me. I think I'm going to have to just add it to my list of goals to work on, though. It would be really nice to have someone to get all nerdy-runner and geeky-eater with, I'm thinking. And somebody close to my own age who isn't running 6 minute miles, if that isn't asking too much :-)
On a happier note, the scale gods were good to me this morning. Got to move the ticker a little bit in the right direction again, thankfully!
Happy Friday, Sparkies!