1. Today I had my annual physical. I have said this before but not on here. I LOVE MY DOCTOR! I have been going to her for about 15 years. She tends to be late but you don't mind because once it is your turn she spends a lot of time with you. She listens and remembers and cares about you as a person as well as a patient. Today she asked about my kids and my husband. She let me know how much she likes my husband's doctor and explained his "condition" in real terms to me. She always always compliments me on my running and fitness. She thinks I am a rock star. She happens to live in the same town I do so she sees me running a lot. She did say she wanted to stop her car and mother me (she is much younger than I) when she saw me out running in - 10 degree weather. But she resisted the urge! She first knew me 50 pounds ago and is impressed with the fact that I lost the weight, became fit and have kept the weight off and keep improving on the health scale! I told her about my PF and she took off her socks to show me some more things I could do to improve it! 50 minutes later my appointment was over and I left a very satisfied patient.
2. Since I had my physical scheduled I was only working half a day. So yesterday I called the "body guy" and also had my car mishap estimated. I felt so great to get two major things done that I was in a great mood the rest of the day. Nothing could phase me, not all those constant noises my third graders make, the drama they bring in from recess or the lack of time I had to get done all I needed to get done. I think my students were wondering, "Who is this woman and what did she do with our regular teacher?"
3. Monday our thermometer kept dropping! It eventually reached -25 and then quit working. My doctor told me today it got to -33 at her house. When I walked from my car to school I got an instant headache! It was NOT a day I would have run. I went to the gym the first three days this week. My first two days I had great workouts including a tempo run in preparation for another half marathon, 13.1 Unplugged, I just signed up for. It is the one I am going to train for! Woo Hoo! Then yesterday I was on the old treadmill again and it was hard. I had no energy and it didn't come. Sometimes I feel that way to begin with but once I get going it is all good. Yesterday - not so much. It never happened but I slogged through and finished it. Yeah me. Back to the really cold day. I did not run but I had an obligation that kept me standing outside for 35 minutes pretty much in a stationary position. Believe me I had a bajillion layers on, far more than I run in!
Bonus 4 + 5
Reading - The House on Oyster Creek by Heidi Jon Schmidt. I would not recommend this although I am fascinated by the oystering process.
Watching - I have finished The Good Wife and am watching the first season of Lost. I have seen it more than once but still enjoying it. I own all the seasons but I have only seen the first three. I plan to watch them all now although I may take breaks in between seasons!
Happy Running this weekend! Or biking! Or swimming!
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