Lately, I’ve noticed an upswing of really nasty, vehement comments on some blogs I read. If someone’s writing is upsetting you that much, STOP READING.
My baby brother and his wife lost their entire apartment during the flooding we had here at the end of March. They lived in the basement of her childhood home. Last October, they planned their first couple only getaway since their pregnancy and subsequent birth of their daughter who is now 1. He had a business trip and they were able to add on to make an inexpensive getaway. They were supposed to leave next week. Where? The Opryland Hotel in Nashville. He says next vacation – Sahara Desert.
Shelley thinks I’m a bada$$ because she thinks I ran to my belt promotion Friday night. If you've ever read one of her Wednesday Workout updates, you'd understand why that is very flattering! Well, I’m pretty tough but I didn’t run that night Shelley, I ran the next morning to my last Biggest Loser session at the dojo. Same dojo, different event.
Speaking of my Saturday morning run: it was hot, sunny, humid, and 70 degrees yet somehow I managed to run that 6 miles at a 10:35 pace. And it felt easy. Has me thinking about doing a 10K. Of course it will only take 1 bad run to remind me that need to wait until I’m closer to goal weight before getting back into racing again.
When I was running more than I am now, I used to “run” errands all the time – I’d run to Blockbuster to return a video or run to the lab to get my blood work done. Because, you see, to be a better runner, you have to run.
I’ve rediscovered my love of GNU bars. They’re all natural and made with 6 whole grains. My favorite is the Banana Walnut bar. It’s a perfect late afternoon-before Thai Boxing snack – 140 calories, 4 grams fat, 4 grams protein and a whopping 12 grams of fiber.
If you haven’t seen the movie, The Blind Side, please do. It’s simply wonderful.
This is a quote by Bikram Choudhury that I read in Oprah magazine that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. So much so that I put it on my fridge.: "It's never too late, you're never too bad, never too old, never too sick to start from scratch and begin again," Whenever I read it I add in “never too fat.”
Receiving my Purple Belt in Muay Thai – which puts me in the next level, has had me thinking a lot about taking other things in my life to the next level. And the hard work it takes to do that. Not sure if I’m ready but at least I’m thinking...