This morning I met with "my personal trainer." That sounds so fancy. In reality she is a woman from my home group who happens to be a personal trainer - a very good one - and is doing me a favor by spending some quality time with me... at a very minimal charge. We have my nutritional plan all set up and I am happy about it - even though it is a 180º change from what I was doing. She is excited about all the other stuff I am doing and thinks I can do a marathon in 2010. I am meeting her at 6 a.m. on Weds. so that she can take me through a weight training routine. Yikes. I still get a big kick out of talking about "my personal trainer," so probably I will continue to do that... even though I probably shouldn't.
This afternoon, I went and purchased some more crap I probably shouldn't have. I had planned on taking a hike tomorrow with a friend so I got some trail runners - see above. I also got a new heart rate monitor so that I can see what the heck my heart rate is when I am not using my garmin.
If I knew I was keeping my job, I wouldn't feel bad about buying these things - which were both on sale and are good things to have. But if I am about to lose my job, these things would suddenly become needless luxuries.... if I only knew which it is....
I am heading north to my old, old homegroup tomorrow morning to an old friend's 24th AA birthday. What a treat that will be. He is someone who once tried to have me thrown out of that group, he didn't like my take on the traditions - like that I cared that we had them.... and imagine, now, oh about 17 years later, I will get up early and drive across town to see him celebrate his birthday. What miracles of recovery occur when we actually practice these principles in all our affairs! We can't see each other today without embracing and telling each other how much we love each other - and we really mean it!