So I’ve been doing some exercise of late. Some walks around the neighborhood when the hubs gets home to get out of the house, clear my head, and really of late? Get my mind off how much my life sucks and how much my gut hurts. I know that I have as many excuses to just NOT, and even my parents are wondering if I’m overdoing it a bit, but this is my way of forgetting how much I really don’t like eating right now. Cause I had some soft scrambled eggs and cheese last night — fine. Then some soup? And the knife reappeared and lasted throughout the night and is still there this morning. So yeah. Back to liquids only for me. So this exercise thing? Is the ONLY thing that is keeping me somewhat sane.
So in the process, I’ve been trying to move my ass a bit faster and pick up some speed. And the question came up — when does a walk become a jog? And @mcnee answered (and I’m paraphrasing here) that a jog is when both feet are off the ground at some point during the period. Walking requires one foot to be on the ground at all times. So last night, I actually paid attention to my stride.
Verdict? I’m jogging. I’m a painfully S L O W jogger. But I’m jogging.
These are words I never thought my fat ass would ever say. Andrea is jogging. OMG, Andrea is actually jogging. It’s time to tell the Runkeeper on my iPhone that I’m no longer walking, that I’m “running.” (Although it’s a snail’s pace of 3.77 mph..) I have to tell you — at 5+ years out, these NSV’s are harder and harder to come by. That makes them all the more special.
And so the folks at thriv? They’re gonna help me celebrate.
Now let me tell you about thriv. That shirt up there? With the fitbloggin logo? It’s a thriv shirt. And it’s one of my favorite ones to work out in. It’s a bamboo / cotton blend that is SOOO silky smooth that it’s amazing to wear. But what’s super neat about it is that it wicks away sweat amazingly well. And me while doing my snail’s pace jogs? I sweat. More than I really should be discussing. So just move on from that. I don’t like to wear tee’s while jogging because they become heavy and stiff. This one doesn’t. Additionally, it’s naturally SPF protective (yes, I have a farmer’s tan..), it breathes!, and it’s just wonderfully comfortable. I LOVE this shirt. And really, I mean that I LOVE this shirt. I will be buying more from this little company.
So here’s the deal. One of you will be winning a shirt. It’s that easy. It won’t have the cool fitbloggin’ logo (I know — you’re devastated!) but you pick the size and the company will ship directly to you. The ladies’ shirt is fitted (XS-XL) and the men’s shirt (M-XXL) isn’t as much:
To enter the contest, all you have to do is tell me what you do to be physically active. If that means you walk the dogs around the block, chase the kids around the house, do yoga, swim, whatever. If you are still pre-op, what goals do you have?
I’ll use a random number generator next Wednesday the 21st, at 8am to select the winning reply.
Even if you don’t win, thriv has a newsletter that anyone can (and should) join. They give away 50 shirts a month to people on the newsletter — if you’re interested in joining it, you can do so by visiting their brand spanking new online store.