Sunday, July 23, 2006

You Guys!

Sheesh, you guys are going to think I blog for the sole reason to hear back great comments about myself!

I don't know if you will ever know how I take the comments left here to heart. When I read the first one, from Cheri S, who is a new friend of mine in real life, I began to get tears in my eyes. To hear that it was OK to feel good about this Inov-8 scenario, to hear that I should feel proud, and that I'm not an egotistical braggart, well, thanks, Cheri, and it was nice seeing you today at Afton!

The comments were all very nice. Thanks Phil, Cathy, Olga, Brett, Angie and so many new posters who had been lurking..some of you which have known me via posting at other sights..even when I was doing the Low Carb Luxury diet and when I first began to transform myself. I had no idea. Thank you. Phil, thank you for the comment about keeping it honest. I appreciate that very very much.

Wow. That word is going through my mind alot as I read your comments!

OK, this weekend my parents, sister and family and a few dogs have been living with me. We have a deck project going on around our pool. We are connecting our existing deck off of the house to the pool and circling the pool. The pool is on a hill, the deck is huge. It's a lot of work, none of which I am really doing. Steve, Dad, Tim, the boys are working. I'm cleaning up after everyone and cooking for them. Friday it was manicotti, garlic bread, salads and brownies. Yesterday it was ham and beans and corn on the cob and salad and red cake. Today it is rigatoni and meatballs and salad and angel food cake with strawberries. I'm doing the left over turkey I grilled on Thursday in a huge salad each day. I was tired of cooking and cleaning and told everyone I was heading for Afton today.

Today I left at 630 AM for Afton State Park. I had a wonderful time! I met up with Alicia, Jeffrey, John, Cheri, Scott and Kevin for a 2 hour run; a nice easy run. Most of us are running the Voyaguer 50 mile race in Carlton MN next Saturday so we were not out for speed; just fun and conversation. After running for two hours we met up with the parking lot with Tom and Nancy, ate watermelon, fruit and Kevin brought some cake. We then walked down to the St. Croix River and went swimming. It was wonderful! After a nice dip it was off to the City of Afton, where I have never been, to Afton Coffee Bean and Selma's ice cream for visiting. What a great way to spend the day.

I came home, picked cukes, spinach, beans and peas to get dinner prepared and then get to read these comments. Thank you so very much. What a great day!

Now if the Twins can only pull out a win...........

7 comments:

olga said...

Is summer always time for home renovations or I just noticed this year? Everybody's doing it (including us).
Now that talk about brownies...

angie's pink fuzzy said...

all that food sounds so yummy...

marathonP said...

Yesterday we went to Cold Stone Ice Cream parlor for my sister-in-laws birthday. I just looked and smelled, and left feeling great for not tasting :)

Wish I didn't make them feel uncomfortable for not eating...I try not to but they usually say something. Oh well, not my problem right!?!?

the little successes...

Good luck next week on the 50 Julie, I'll be thinking of you as I run the San Francisco marathon, nad I'll be using your anti-blister mix. 50's are comin' soon.

phil

Julie B said...

Good job Phil! I know what you mean, at Afton I had watermelon and cantelope, I passed on the cake. At the ice cream shop I only looked. I did have a skinny iced latte at Caribou. You are right, the little successes..they add up to BIG changes!

Cheryl said...

Julie, we have spoken over at LL, and I must say you are a true inspiration! I was just reading about your sponsorship - great job on that! Then, to do all that work at home, catering to the family, and then go on a 2 hour run with a swim chaser! WOW!!

Keep up the great work and good luck on your 50 coming up. I will definitely keep checking to see how you did. Have a great day!!

Cliff said...

Julie, congrats on getting a sponsorship....u are so true about training :0. I am glad u get PAID to run :O.

Ironayla said...

How exciting to get sponsered!!!! I think that is awesome! You are truly an inspiration to me!