My dear friend Lydia gave this necklace to me with a note about our friendship. Years ago Lydia wanted to run a 5k, so we trained together. Funny, her mom was concerned that Lydia would mess up her chances to ever get pregnant by running a 5k (just over 3 miles). Wow. Craziness.
When Lydia stopped walking/running with me and put some weight back on, her mom mentioned to her several times that she should get back to exercising with me. Hmmmm.
Any way...when we ran that 5k together, Lydia was having a tough time toward the end of the race (don't we all?). I had run ahead of her to cross the finish line, then ran back to encourage her to keep going. I ran with her until she crossed the finish line (I was outside of the chute). Lydia said that meant so much to her, that I came back for her. The necklace is to remind me that she knows I will always come back for her.
I wear it every day. It reminds me that I have a dear friend I can always run to.
Me (on the left) and Lydia, being silly. She's barely 5' tall and I was scrunching down to her height.
Saturday was a long day for my sweet boy Obie. He's not been feeling well; eating much less than normal, having a tough time getting up, stumbling a bit when he walks.
We've had him on an anti-inflammatory for a few months that was really helping. The vet did a blood draw (from Obie's neck!) and was concerned about liver function. So we've taken him off that med. Obie had a LOT of x-rays taken, too. He was such a good boy, very patient with everything that was done.
Now he's on 3 new meds and the vet suggested CBD oil for aches and pains. Obie will be 13 in the fall. I know that's up there for a large breed. I don't want him to hurt. I've heard & read great things about CBD oil. He does seem to feel better this week, even without CBD oil (I have to find a source for it; my sister gave me a lead).
My intermittent fasting efforts continue. It's often tough to go really low cal because I exercise every day. But I keep trying!
I'm down 7 lbs in a month - YAY!
song for today's blog:
Love me some Cake! I have several 'race' playlists, even though it's been a long time since I've run in a race. This song is on all of them, timed to play toward the end of the race. It always pushes me to keep running.
and some local good news (I have a feeling it's gone national)
How awesome for these graduates! I heard an interview with one of them who had worried how he would be able to go on to medical school...now he can move toward his dream without huge debt hanging over his head.
date / calories in / total calories burned
Mon May 20 - 1553 / 2575
Tue May 21 - 1757 / 2479
Wed May 22 - 1374 / 2448
Thu May 23 - 1754 / 2450
Fri May 24 - 1190 / 3027
Sat May 25 - 2151 / 2538
Sun May 26 - 1675 / 2598
** I am trying a form of Intermittent Fasting. For me, that's 2 non-consecutive days of ultra low cal eating. On those days, I eat highest protein / highest fiber that I possibly can. This keeps me from being hungry. I also plan these days around my workouts - days where my only exercise is walking or yoga.
The 'calories in' info is from Spark's nutrition tracker. The 'total calories burned' info is from my Garmin app. I have a smart watch that constantly tracks my heart rate, so I feel this is the most accurate way to track calories burned.