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New Shoes and a New Outlook

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Well I've been slacking for 3 solid days now. That snow on Wednesday really threw me for a loop and I've had a hard time recovering. I've been sleepy from lack of exercise and then today I was somewhat depressed. It looked like rain this morning but instead it - of course - snowed again. DH and I drove into town to pick up the mail and we talked about it. He has a terrible time in winter because of the lack of sunshine (he drives in to work in the dark and home again in the dark). His only exercise is his lunchtime walk but he has been so busy this week that he hasn't been able to walk either. I haven't gotten to take a long walk since Tuesday. That's it! I was feeling depressed because I haven't gotten in my usual exercise amount. So today my daughters took me up to Lansing to get a new pair of running shoes for my upcoming birthday and we walked around in the mall too. I feel better. I'm excited about the running shoes, my first bought exclusively with running in mind instead of just walking. I also got a new running bra and by the time we left the fitness store I was feeling pretty good. I ran around inside the store to try out numerous shoes before selecting the final pair and it felt good. My oldest DD was thrilled that I'm running again.

So far I haven't gotten in all my steps but the evening is still young. I've got a new battery in my FitBit and a new season of Perry Mason to keep me company. Tomorrow I am off to check on my stream.
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MJ7DM33 3/17/2014 10:31PM

  emoticon on your new goodies! I hope that you get out to use them soon!

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WATERONE 3/17/2014 8:55AM

    Great to see how the shoes and the anticipation of using them has picked your spirits up. Enjoy your walk to the stream.

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MICKEYH 3/16/2014 12:32PM

    Great way to motivate yourself. Congrats on your new shoes and bra. Way to go! Good luck on your running! emoticon

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POPSY190 3/15/2014 9:53PM

    I hope the awful weather stops soon so that you can both get out in fresh air and get some sunshin! Great birthday gifts!

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THINFITFEMINIST 3/15/2014 8:36PM

    Next fall take a look into Full Spectrum lights both for you and your DH. It makes a world of difference in moods because of Seasonal Affective Disorder. I swear by mine.

What a wonderful birthday gift! Just what you needed. Now, to work magic on your DH. I know how strange it is to hear this but, he needs to put himself first which means to stop his work and walk. He'll work more productively if he does walk every day. Maybe get HIM a pair of new walking shoes. Pink ones....LOL

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ALIIDA 3/15/2014 7:41PM

    I'm so glad you found a great way to get back into walking and running despite the winter which never seems to end. Good for you!
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