The winner of the Fiestaware fruit bowls is:
Congratulations, Tina - now that's what I call good karma! Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) your mailing address and color choice(s) and I'll forward everything on to csn stores, who will fulfill your prize!
This week I was once again reminded of just how grateful I am for the blogging community. It's not only the wonderful support I receive when I post things like my loose skin, or my weight reveal; it's the "atta girls" you all give me for doing my workouts and running - things that I really put a lot of effort into. Compare that with having to spend time Thursday evening with someone who is very opinionated and didn't have a problem letting me know how "trainers don't have your best interest at heart - that they push their clients to the point of injury to make themselves look good" (my experience with my trainers has been nothing but positive). And how "running is terrible for your feet and knees, no matter what kind of shoes you wear or how careful you are to train." I just don't know why this person feels that I need to hear crap like this...it sure makes me feel crummy, because of course I never stick up for myself beyond a few weak sentences, which then get run over by more and more opinions. Sorry if this is vague - I really try not to disparage anyone publicly on my blog, and I do like this person, except when this becomes the subject matter. Needless to say, it was a long night. I was glad to come home and check in on my bloggy friends - y'all have the right attitude!
So...guess what I'm doing on Saturday? Why, I'm going for a run! With my running partner, Jeri! And my new Nike + thingie that will track my mileage! I'm looking forward not only to the run, but to keeping track of how many miles I go (and I seriously cannot believe I just typed that - did you not see the picture of the old me (or "larger than life" as POD so eloquently put it) in my previous post? That person could barely ride a mile on her bike and had no intention of ever running a mile - or more!). But the sun is supposed to be shining, the rain will have stopped (shakes fist at sky...stop with the wet stuff, already!) and I am ready to GO! BTW, my first 5K is three weeks from today - I've passed scared and am now approaching excitement about it. I know, I'm crazy. Just ask my Thursday night friend.