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7.15.2011

On defining happiness

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory! I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.


Oh my dear blog friends, IT'S FRIDAY!! I actually have today off, and it is marvelous already! I still got up, got Billy fed and off to work, then it was my workout time. At the end of my workout, I decided to run a mile on the treadmill--in just my socks. You see, I have been reading Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, and it's gotten me thinking about this whole barefoot running craze, and how it's supposed to get your body into the proper running position, etc. It certainly changed my running posture, but my socks created a lot of friction, and now the balls of my feet are on fire. I might have to give it another shot in a few weeks, and lose the socks. Anyone a barefoot or minimal running enthusiast? Care to share any suggestions or tips with me for my next attempt to run barefoot?

Later, I had a puppy play date with my friend Caroline, who brought over her 3 legged pit bull Izzabell. Izza and Marlo had a GREAT time munching on each other's faces, jumping, and playing together. That they get along is fabulous, as Marlo will be staying at Caroline's while Billy and I are in Vegas.

I have plans to run some errands, and do a lot of relaxing today. I have to work this weekend as usual, and then Monday and Tuesday next week with the kiddos. I am off work Wed-Thur, with a wedding on Friday, so it will be more of the same next week, yay!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

3 comments

  1. ooh i wish we could have a puppy playdate. Im a huge fan of the minimalist approach now. My new balance minimus are amaaaazzing. I went w/o socks once and loved it for a short run. Then I did it again for a 6 miler...BIG MISTAKE. It tore up my feet and didn't heal for about 3 weeks.

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  2. I adore your Audrey quotes :-) Sounds like you've had a wonderful start to the weekend!!
    Missy

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  3. Fun! Puppy play dates are the best! I used to have to run barefoot (literally) because of my tendonitis in my foot. It was great in the summer heat on the grass, but I don't recommend it for road running.

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