Sunday, July 27, 2014
I did many things today that I enjoyed...a class on Centering Prayer in the morning, reading an interesting article while I ate my salad w/ grilled chicken at lunch, getting some things done at work, listening to James Taylor on a re-run of "Prairie Home Companion, supper with my husband, some quiet prayer time at the end of the day. The thing that made me happiest was probably GOING TO BED EARLY.
A hard day. Work was "work." Lots of chores at home. "Fussing" with my husband. My right leg hurting. BUT. I watched a rerun of an old tv show, "The Bold Ones: The New Doctors" from 1973. I love medical shows -- the old ones (Marcus Welby, Medical Center) and the new ones (ER, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Night Shift). AND I marched in place and did stretches while I watched tv. It felt good to move.
I FINALLY went to a store that specializes in running/walking shoes. This has been on my "to do" list for months. I walked on a treadmill and they analyzed my gait, etc., etc. They also measured my feet (of course!) and put me in a size 12 D (wide) woman's shoe (I had been wearing a 10 EE man's shoe). Anyway -- I hope this investment in a good shoe will bear fruit in much walking. I DID take a lonnnnggg walk tonight -- longer than I planned because I got lost! I found my way home, but it was a bit of a dangerous route (two-lane road, no sidewalk). Next time: I map out my route IN THE DAYLIGHT.
This is kind of a "double edged sword." My happiness today was stopping at a new restaurant in our neighborhood. It's a small Chinese place, owned by a married coupe with a 15 year old daughter (who also works there). I am so happy to see small, family owned businesses start. I hope they can survive and thrive! Of course, I have to learn how to eat HEALTHY at a Chinese restaurant: MEASURE THOSE PORTIONS!!!