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The Best Complement

Had a long night as my son M~ was throwing up most of the night.  I must say that I never thought I would consider myself talented at catching puke.  My son was in bed with us and anytime he would stir I would be ready with the towel on the bed.  My husband and I would position M~ so his face would be positioned over the towel.  Good times :-) Note: He's feeling much better now.

My goal for this mornings workout was to get a 4.5 run in before my Butts and Guts class.  After not having a ton of sleep last night I wasn't sure how my workout was going to work out.  I was hoping to get to the gym for 8am but I ended up getting there at 8:10.  Soon after arriving at the gym I jumped on the treadmill and was feeling a little bit of disappointment in myself for not getting there on time.  I made it to the 4 mile mark just before I had to jump off and run to my Butts and Guts class at 9 ( I felt good about at least reaching the 4 mile mark). 

After class ended I went to the reception desk to borrow a lap counter for the track.  The way it works for using the lap counters is members need to leave their gym pass at the desk in exchange for the counter(the pass has your name and picture on it).  I then ran on the track for a 1/2 mile to complete my 4.5 mile goal and felt great!

After my run I went to the desk to return the lap counter in exchange for my gym pass.  The receptionist seemed to be looking for my badge and picked one up and said is this yours?  That was the best complement I have ever heard! -  The picture on my pass originates from when i first started this journey (70lbs ago).  The receptionist didn't recognize me based on the old picture :-)  With a smile I told him "that's me and I look a little different now".    


This is the picture from my gym pass.
This picture was taken on my son M~'s 1st birthday (notice I'm
wearing an ergo and that's the top of his head). 
That was a good day!


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