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Thankful Thursday — on Friday!

20 Sep


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It’s no longer Thursday….but I’m still thankful!!

Went back to Bikram tonight after quite a long break – I really needed it, physically and mentally.

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I’m thankful that my body still knew what to do, even if it couldn’t do it so well. Thankful for the teacher who made the class fun. Well, as fun as 90 minutes in 104 degrees can be! And I’m thankful that the studio is a short walk from the office and I was able to purchase a package that will give me access to the classes for my last 2 weeks at work for the price of one class!

**Note people – if you’re gonna try Bikram, even if you think you might only make it to one or two classes, look at the introductory packages! You’ll save a bit of coinage!! **

Hope you found something in your day yesterday to be thankful for!

A Day of Love

25 Aug

Well this was definitely a mixed bag weekend – mostly good though!

Friday I introduced my friend Kathy to #Bikram and she says she enjoyed it! Them spent the night at her house, met her new puppy and her husband cooked a great dinner (and breakfast)

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Best part of the weekend was Saturday’s Ray Lang Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit The Tug McGraw Foundation. My friend Pete and his family put on this event every year in memory of his dad. I’ve met some really great people through my running with Team McGraw and a LOT of them are Pete’s family!! They’re such an amazing, loving and welcoming group of people. I’m not a golfer but I love hanging out with the other non-golfers! Play is followed by dinner and a raffle – this is really the only time I win good stuff! This year I was hoping for the “chair” – another outdoor chair for relaxing in the backyard. I was also really interested in the package of Hostess goodies! I threw my tickets into a few other bags as well.

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But I REALLY wanted the chair!

And guess what I didn’t get. Right, I didn’t get the Hostess goodies.     012 But I did get the chair!! Woot! Yay me!! It’s a really nice one – including a cup holder that I will eventually figure out!

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I also picked up this little handbag.    016

But really the best part of the day is catching up with friends I haven’t seen in awhile.And, it was great to be surrounded by so much love, especially yesterday.

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Four years ago yesterday, my big brother called me to tell me that my mom had died. And it’s probably no exaggeration to say that I have missed her so much every single day since then. But for some reason, this year has been particularly tough. Overall, I think I’ve been much happier and content the last several months than I have in a long time. But there’s always something missing. Sometimes you just need a hug from your mom.

Guess. What. Day. It. Is

21 Aug

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That’s right. It’s “What Up Wednesday?!”! No. Just…no 🙂

So….

What Up!!??

Okay…so what’s up here is that I have some really big goals that I want to accomplish before I head out for #DumboDoubleDate and I am making close to zero progress. ZEE. ROW. None!

I really am hoping that before I hop on that plane next Thursday that my kitchen will be spotless, my living room fresh and dust-free, my dining room clutterless, my bathroom sparkling…you get the picture. PLUS there’s that whole “training” thing, and my Bikram “thing” (which I REALLY do need these days!) and my super busy social life. Okay, so my social life isn’t usually busy, it just happens to be so the next few days!

Unfortunately, what happens is that the fitness stuff falls to the wayside and I slog through the housework-y things. Like tonight, for instance 🙂 The goal is to get that bathroom done (mainly cause I have company coming tomorrow!) and get the living room dusted!

And, chances are good that when I lock the door next Thursday things won’t be quite as sparkling as I am hoping! But it’ll be closer! And I’ll be on my way to Disneyland – so not much better than that!!

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Tuesday’s Truth

20 Aug

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It makes me sad that I’m becoming one of those people who hate Mondays. It makes it hard to wake up and be honestly thankful to have a job.

I believe I’m just frustrated that my work isn’t appreciated – not that I’m saving lives or doing anything significant to the outside world but I think I have made a difference in my little corner of the world.

You can tell me over and over what a great job I’m doing but sometimes I need a tangible ‘reward’ – I think we all do.

Thank goodness for Bikram and massage and running. I’d be a (bigger) mess without them!

Frustrated I may be, but it’s still another day to do some good things!

Enjoy your Tuesday! You don’t get another today!

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The Countdown Begins!

19 Aug

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And a huge old Happy Monday to you! (Like they say, if you don’t really believe it, Fake it til you make it!!)

Busy week ahead. And I’m starting off on my runDisney Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend countdown! Today is T-10 days til I hop on the plane for LA! Which means it is time to start making some lists!

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So, T-10 Day List is :Make a List!

The plan is to get my Bikram on at least 3 nights this week. Thursday I have the third, and final, Hartford Marathon X-Treme Scramble which means a post-work 5K followed by hot dogs, Harpoon Beer and Moe’s Burrito. And Disco. This month’s theme is Disco! No better way to kick off the weekend!!

Friday after work I’ll head over to Rhode Island to stay at Kathy’s since Saturday is the super popular Ray Lang Memorial Golf Tournament to honor my friend Pete Lang’s dad Ray and to support the Tug McGraw Foundation – it’s a great day with some really great people. And I get to hang out in a golf cart which is never a bad time!Sunday is my last big run before #DumboDoubleDate — a 10K in Wethersfield and then the usual Sunday activities – plus the whole packing and getting ready for a BIG trip stuff!

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