Thursday, May 24, 2007

Running and Going Nowhere **Plus! Can You Believe I Wrote Two Posts in One Day!?**

That's what happens when you run on a treadmill. You run and you run but you don't get anywhere. In case you didn't know.

We just bought a used treadmill this week for a great price and I'm very excited to start using it!! I haven't really had a chance quite yet, but I have tried it out enough to know that I love it. It's up in my sewing room/spare bedroom/office and is right in front of the computer so I can watch tv while I run, an important component.

Carbon has a countdown of uses until she has 'paid off' her treadmill and I think that's a fabulous motivation for myself. My husband has declared that I need to set a goal of how many times per week I will use it and if I don't, I will owe him $5. Yikes. I'd better get to it.

The thing is, right now is the perfect time of year to actually be outside being active. It's perfectly warm and breezy and unbelievably beautiful. Michigan doesn't provide many times like this so I'm trying to take advantage of it. In fact, tomorrow I have a lunch meeting with my mentor and I'm riding my bike the two miles to get there.

Which brings me to something exciting for me. I have a mentor! A few months ago, it was brought up to all of us 'younger' staff members that we could select someone else on staff for mentoring meetings. Tomorrow is our first meeting and I am really looking forward to it. This is a woman whom I have admired as long as I have known her. She has the kindest heart, most genuine care for people, and an excessive amount of wisdom. I only hope she can impart a smidge of that onto me.

8 comments:

Hillary said...

Yay for the mentor!!! I've always thought taht it would be nice to do a mentoring kind of thing. Is that your exciting news? Cause it IS exciting! :)

Jean said...

That's awesome!! What a great idea to bring that up to the staff! Hope your time goes well tomorrow! :)

heather said...

so glad about the mentor thing. i know david's really appreciated it, too.

and...i have to say that it shouldn't count against you if you exercise outside if it's nice. so maybe your goal could be the number of times you exercise - so if the weather's crummy, you cna get on the treadmill. and if you don't meet your goal, THEN you owe
Andy the $5 (which is a great idea, by the way!).

Carbon said...

Yeah, that stoopid countdown is biting me in the @ss. I haven't worked out in forever. It will be another 5 years before I pay that baby off. Good luck girlie :)

Kelly said...

Mentors are amazing. I used to have them periodically, years ago when I was in church, but it's been awhile since I had a live-action one. All of my mentors now are the kind who've written inspiring books.

I'm glad you're feeling better, Annoo, with just a few pesky leftovers congregating on your feet. My little leftovers are on my thighs. O Happy Joy Joy!

Have fun today! xo

sarah cool said...

I'm going nowhere and I'm going to take my time...

I love that line from 6pence!!

Kris said...

Glad you are feeling better. It is hard to exercise inside this time of year, our gym membership has been not used very much lately. I'm sure when it gets a little warmer outside we will try to go back. ahh...air conditioning...

kerrianne said...

Chris wants a treadmill so badly. I have NO idea where we would put it in our apartment, though. Our downstairs neighbors would probably kill us.

And yes, I agree: Mentors are the best. I used to meet mine for coffee every week. I miss! her. I have missed! YOU, too. So, yeah! Hi! : )