I got an ugly blood blister on my foot several weeks ago after wearing an incompatible combination of running shoes and socks. I'll spare you the details and pictures, but trust me, the aftermath is not pretty.
Normally when I get a blood blister, it goes away within a few days. Unfortunately, this one left a mark that stubbornly refuses to fade. It's to the point that I've been wearing socks to yoga class. Even so, I am self-conscious of being barefoot in the locker room lest folks catch a glimpse and then run away screaming in a fit of terror.
I am SO thankful it isn't sandal season right now. Otherwise, this might become a last resort:
I had a treadmill-induced social dilemma last week.
My company's fitness center has a row of about 10 treadmills. I was the only person using one. Then, a woman came in and took the treadmill right next to me.
I was really surprised. I considered moving over to a different treadmill. After much internal debate, I ultimately elected to stay put, but I felt awkward for the rest of my run.
I've always operated under the theorem that thou shalt always space out thy treadmill occupancy. Is that not so much the case any more?
Food journaling has always been the best way to keep myself accountable. Unfortunately, my tracking has been hit or miss recently. My onsite Weight Watchers group is also terminating this week, and there are no other groups conveniently located to my home or office. This means I'm about to lose another fantastic resource for keeping myself accountable.
So far, I've been able to get away with not being as conscientious as I'd like. However, I definitely need to start being much, MUCH more careful.
I looked at my GU inventory and saw a bunch of packets that are past their expiration date. I never thought of myself as a GU hoarder, but the evidence is right there.
Expiration dates are not going to deter me. I still plan to consume all of those packets in due time.
|Yes, I know some of you (Adam) are shuddering right now.|
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