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Thursday, June 10, 2010

For my best friend....

"You've Got a Friend" - James Taylor
When your down and troubled and you need a helping hand, and nothing, whoa nothing is going right, close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there to brighten up even your darkest nights. You just call out my name, and you know whereever I am I'll come running, to see you again. Winter, spring , summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah. You've got a freind.....

Another long day at work, busy busy busy. Don't get me wrong, I like busy, but some days, it's a lot of busy. I'm feelin antsy, unsettled, lately - so by 2pm I was looking forward to the gym. I know, those words shock me, too. I got in and started a 10 min cardio workout on the treadmill. 25 mins and 2 miles later... we started the weight circuit training. This was the full routine - for now. When I get too comfortable, it will change. Double the reps on each station (2 sets of 15 on everything), more weights. Saturday I'll havce it all written out so I can do it myself - and I'll make sure to post exactly what I'm doing.

I like to go go go... and I'm learning rather quickly that I can't. I have to take my time, relax after each set, slow down and give myself time. And by learning I mean Billy kept reminding me. He would purposely start talking to me about variou things, talking to others, so I would take my time and just rest. I told him he's going to make me love coming to the gym. No cell phone, no emails, no hotels...and slowing things down. I'm pretty sure he doesn't think any of those things are bad!

I also learned that it's really easy to breathe when you're not thinking about it. But when you have to think about breathing in to breath out when you're lifting or pushing on the weights, it becomes more difficult. Apparently I hold my breath too.  But all in all - it was a great work out. I was a bit sore (my arms were shaking on the lateral lifts at the end), and a little shakey (sore)... I got home took a shower and ran out to meet some friends I haven't seen in 10 years for dinner.... and I feel good. I can't wait for bed though.

Now on the real subject... for my best friend. It's been almost 8 years since I last lived on the East Coast. Lee Ann has been my best friend for double that. I'm so grateful that time and distance never matter in our friendship. And I'm so glad I'm sooo much closer to her, and we can actually see each other more. People talk about their "best friends" all the time - and a lot of times they seem to have LOTS of best friends. I wonder if they have a best friend like mine though. I can bitch, complain, laugh, cry, snort...and just be ... with mine. Not a day goes by that we don't email, text or talk, even if we're both swamped at work. I knew that when I told her about the gym, she would be supportive. In an email today, she told me she looked forward to reading this blog every morning... I can't tell you how huge my smile was.  I knew when I told her about the insane idea of running a marathon... that I could count on her to be at the finish line. And that statement pretty much sums up our friendship... we'll always be at the finish line for each other.... no matter what. To the sister I never had.... I love you!


  1. Keep up the good work, Meg. You can do it! Love you. Mom

    PS--I like yard sales and thrift shops and decorating--hint, hint.

  2. Mom - you have an open invitation to come to yard sales, thrift stores and decorating... what are you waiting for?

  3. I can't imagine my life with out you in it. I am so proud of you and honored that you call me your best friend. I will be here for you day and night and at any finish line you come to. To my sister... I love you!