Do Life

On Wednesday night Yancy and I went to a 5k meetup up at Green Lake in Seattle hosted by Ben Davis of Ben Does Life. He’s this young guy from Arkansas who’s lost about 120 pounds, going from a depressed overweight guy to an endurance athlete and motivational speaker. I was introduced to his blog a while back when his YouTube video went viral <— {Please watch!} I was really inspired by the video and ended up reading his entire blog (from 1/2009 to present). He’s really just a funny, dorky guy with the same daily struggles that most of us face. He’s come such a long ways since the day his grandma asked him if he was happy and he realized he wasn’t. He made the decision to change his life, and he went all out! One of his biggest tools has been the blog which he originally started for his grandma. The accountability and friendships he made though the blog & online fitness community has changed his life. The funny thing is that my blog is also about living life to the fullest, having accountability, and my biggest reader is my grandma.  :O)

The run was pretty fun. I ran/walked with my triathlon friend Stacy and we finished the 5k in 41 minutes. I didn’t have my inhaler and struggled with the asthma a little. But as usual, if I take frequent walking breaks to avoid getting too winded, I’m able to continue. Yancy didn’t run because he’s still pretty miserable after his wisdom teeth removal. One of the wisdom teeth was sideways and didn’t come out peacefully. He had the suture removed Wednesday morning, but apparently had “dry socket” and still has a bit of healing left to do.

I had kind of a frustrating week at work. Was supposed to be in the call room Monday -Thursday, but apparently I learned too fast… Got kicked out of there the last two days because I was extra. Went home early one of the days, and spent the second one doing deep-cleaning, stocking, organizing, and decorating in the ophthalmology exam rooms. They are having a little competition at work to see who can make the most improvements on their exam rooms (with a $100 budget), making the rooms more comfortable and inviting to patients in the hopes of getting our satisfaction ratings up. I actually had fun shopping for a few things to spruce up the rooms. Made me think again about an old dream I had of being an interior designer as a career.  😛

Well today was lovely. I didn’t get to go to Weight Watchers because Yancy had a dental appointment, but I did get a massage and chiropractic adjustment. And I took a nap! Feeling loose and relaxed (but still have an annoying eye lid twitch that started a few days ago). The weather is beautiful and I’m finally feeling like summer has arrived… just in time for August. I’m looking forward to a sort of repeat of last weekend. Tomorrow I have marathon practice, a 160 minute walk/run. We’re getting the house sprayed again (not because there has been evidence of bugs, but because I bought a package plan), and we’re planning to wash all our clothes and get rid of more clutter. We’re even planning to go see a movie (either the latest Harry Potter, Cowboys & Aliens, or Captain America). Sunday I’m doing another hike with my friend Stephanie. YAY! And Monday I return to my regular/busy schedule at work.


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