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The future

After my post yesterday, I was a little down. Not too bad, but just getting tired. I had some great support from some long-time readers and commenter’s. One from Tara spoke to me especially:

"I think when you realize it's a life long journey it opens the door to all sorts of new possibilities."

I've been thinking about that since I read the comment. It's so true. And freeing. I mean, when I stop to think that this is a lifelong commitment, I realize that I have plenty of time to get it right. I mean, I have my whole life. Yes, it's important to get to a healthy point quickly, but once I'm there, I can fine-tune and fluctuate as needed. And that's super cool. It makes me think of averages. All I need to do for the rest of my life is average being healthy. Not 3 years of bad and 3 years of good. But if I get to a place where I do "the right thing" for a week or two, and I have a day or two where I make poor choices, that's okay, too. That really is exciting and encouraging. Thanks Tara!

Oh, yeah, and no Yoga today. Anna wasn't feeling very well, so she stayed home. Probably not a good idea to push it with going to yoga, too! But I did get a good 6 mile run in. (I've missed those). But I'm having a problem with the running. This may be TMI, but do any of the fellas out there (women, unless they're "liberated," don't have a problem with this) have a problem with nipple chafing? Man, that hurts! And I keep forgetting to put band-aids on before a long run...

Spilling Hope Update:

Sponsors: Josie ($0.25), Ricky ($0.50), Shelli ($0.25), Kim ($0.25), Ish ($0.25) Thanks Sponsors!!
Total Miles: 40
Total money raised: $160.00

30 minutes on exercise bike
15 minutes on stair stepper
6 mile run
100 situps
50 push ups
read the bible
read my devotion

60 minutes on exercise bike
30 minutes on elliptical
45 minutes on stair stepper
400 situps
200 push ups
6 mile run
1 Bikram Yoga session
read the bible
read my devotion

Weekly Calorie Count:
Sunday: xx
Monday: 2,175 Calories
Tuesday: 2,575 Calories
Wednesday: 1,475 Calories

Daily Average: 2,075 Calories.



May 13, 2010 at 1:53 AM

Apparently to prevent chafing, you need to tape. Or do that Vaseline icky stuff. But I don't know about taping boobs. That sounds painful. Maybe go to Ross or something and see if they have a more comfortable shirt? Hm, sounds painful.

Anyway, exactly. Lifelong journey. AND, I wouldn't even say "poor choices". I think life is a big game of moderation. I don't like looking at things as good and bad. Some of the best choices I made started out bad but ended up being great. And some of the "great" ones ended up being crap in the long run. So, don't beat yourself up over a few days out of life.

And I know what you mean by tired. Sometimes we all need a few rest days. For our bodies' sake.


May 13, 2010 at 10:10 AM

Good perspective there!

On the running issue - yes - it's a common problem, I've learned. One poor guy at my 5K was bleeding something fierce. And I've had some minor issues myself. Band-Aids don't work so well for me, but I think taping of some sort is definitely the only way to prevent it - I'd be curious, too, as to what some of the seasoned runners use.


May 13, 2010 at 11:36 AM

OMG who says women don't get chafing. I have 2 words for you BODY GLIDE buy it and love it. It has made a big difference for me I had areas my sports bra rubbed me raw, on the sides not the nipples but still this is my god send the marks are actually finally healing. I heard about it on several running blogs from both men and women.

I feel you on getting tired, I definitely feel tired about all this at times and other times totally excited, and I guess that is a balance too...

  South Beach Steve

May 13, 2010 at 5:27 PM

And to think, I have been considering starting running. Hmmm. :-)

Make it a great day Beej!