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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Yesterday I was suppose to go snow shoeing with my brother John, my sister in Law amyjeanhealthy, and my daughter. We were already running late. My sister in law was ready to go and had already called to see what was up. So I asked my dd to throw my shoes in my car. See I keep my shoes in my car, but she used mine the day before and left them on my front porch. So we finally get to my brother's house and I go to get my shoes. Nope, they are on my front porch. So I leave dd there and I am ticked. But I tell her that I know how to work out by myself and I will just go with Joey at home and then come back to pick her up.
I got home. Put my shoes on and head out to the power lines. We go 12 telephone poles distance. There are 2 good hills. I go to the bottom of the hill and trudge back up. I am sweating like a mad woman. Stopping to drink some water on the way up. My bad mood disappeared so quickly... Why. Well look at this face. While he was running it looked like he was smiling at me.
So the next time your plans get a wrench thrown at them, try to find a different plan that will work for you....A year ago I probably would have looked at no shoes being divine intervention telling me that I needed a day off. Now I look at it as another hurdle that I can get over. And I did!
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    He looks like the best company you could have!
    4114 days ago
    He does look like he's smiling. Love the divine intervention comment - I can relate!
    4114 days ago
  • JOLIE_
    I know that smile! That is the same one my lab does on his walks :) Good for you to take on the challenge!
    4115 days ago
  • ERIN1022
    What a great post. Good for you!
    4115 days ago
  • SUGIRL06
    Great job!!! I've had days like that at the gym where every treadmill is taken, I forgot my water bottle and my ipod is dead. I usually then just jump on the row machines and suck it up! Then, 5 minutes later, you're fine! Keep up all the hard work!!!
    4115 days ago
    emoticon This is as close as I can find for an emoticon of a hurdler. We need one of those!

    I think you did a great job of making lemonade out of the lemons you were handed yesterday. And you are right, with a buddy like Joey to tag along, how can you be sad or frustrated?!
    4115 days ago
    WooHoo! Nice job in finding a plan B for yourself!
    4115 days ago
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