Yesterday I was going so backwards it wasn’t even funny. I forgot my Starbucks cup (hey, I say 10 cents plus it has a boxer on it), I forgot my work badge AND I forgot my iPod! I should have just gone home and called it a day! I could have gone down to the gymlet during lunch to get my workout in, but with no iPod (or headphones) I just couldn’t bring myself to doing it. I worked through lunch and after work headed off to class. After class I went straight to 24 Hour Fitness (I had changed before leaving work!). I got on the treadmill did a 5 minute warm up and then got down to business. As I was warming up I posted on Facebook the fact I was doing a 5 mile treadmill run with no music. I was running 6 minutes and walking one (I am still working on getting my endurance up). Below is the conversation that was going on (I posted one reply during a walking break and the rest was when I was sitting in my car before leaving the parking lot).
I got to thinking, why do I run/race, yes, I want to lose weight and look hot, whatever but it isn’t the main reason. I started racing because I was told I couldn’t. Then I found out that I have lupus and RA. Studies have shown that physical activity helps keep the symptoms at bay. If I stop I will have admitted defeat and I just can’t afford to do that. This is MY body, I am the boss, not the other way around. I will listen to suggestions from my body, but it cannot dictate to me how I am going to live my life.
Today is World Lupus Day if you can find it in your heart to donate please do so, if you want to support me in my Walk for Lupus Now (click on Sponsor a walker and enter Sammie under the first name, My team is the “Lupie Butterflies”).
I hope everyone has a wonderful day (Oh, and I remembered my badge, cup and iPod today!)
~If you hear that someone is speaking ill of you, instead of trying to defend yourself you should say: "He obviously does not know me very well, since there are so many other faults he could have mentioned"~