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The Benefit of Interruptions

I had three interruptions today. Three events/people that made me adjust my plans.

First, I had a co-worker who needed some help--she was just too busy. So I spent about 45 minutes to an hour helping her send out some quotes. Yeah, I had stuff to do and yeah, I couldn't workout in my work's gym. But, you know? I was able to help out a fellow employee--and that's a good reason to adjust plans.

Next, I went on my walk after work, and once I got to the park, over the volume of the sermons on my Zune, I heard my name called. It was my oldest brother. He had come to the park with my Sister-in-law and my niece and nephew. I stayed and played with them on all the fun toys. I only got a 2 mile-walk in (funny, now it's "only" a two-mile walk...juts 4 months ago, that seemed like a marathon!). But, more importantly, I was able to spend time with family. And that's a good reason to adjust plans.

Finally, I had to forgo spending time with my wife, Anna. I hadn't spent much time with Jake, my best friend (and fraternal twin brother), in the last few weeks. So, I went over to his house and spent some time with him planning our Fantasy Football draft. And that's a good reason to adjust plans.

Also, I was able to finally make my Super Duper Walnut Butter. :) It's a play off my friend Steve's Super Walnut Butter. It's not as healthy, but I'm also not on the South Beach Diet! Here's what I came up with:

Super Duper Walnut Butter
3lbs of Walnuts
1/2 cup of Sugar
1/2 cup of Flax Seed Oil
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt

Blend everything in the food processor in batches until resembling paste. Stir together. Makes about 7 cups. Store in refrigerator.

Now, on to my totals:

1- 2-Mile Walk
100 calf raises
Jump Rope for 5 minutes
Read the Bible (Proverbs 1)
Pray Daily

1.5 Hours on the Elliptical
600 Calf Raises
225 Sit-Ups
Jump Rope for 14 minutes
7- 20 second planks
Read Bible (Matthew 1-2; 1Corinthians 1-2; Ezra; Psalms 1-2; Proverbs 1)

1 Hour on the Elliptical
1- 3 mile walk/runs; 1- 1 mile walk/run
100 calf raises
125 sit ups
Jump rope for 1 minutes
Build up to 10- 20 second Planks
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily


  South Beach Steve

August 28, 2009 at 5:02 AM

Interruptions are not all bad, as you point out so well. It is always good to help, and to spend time with friends and family.

Interesting twist on the Super Duper Walnut Butter. Unfortunately, I will not be trying it, but I will take you word on its goodness. :-)

  Diane, Fit to the Finish

August 28, 2009 at 5:06 PM

I think it's so good that you take the time to be there for your friends and family.

By the way, I love your "About Me" caption. Very good!