Welcome to Friday Free-For-All, where I talk about anything and everything on my mind. This is usually just a great big brain dump, so brace yourselves!
The theme of this week’s Friday-Free-For-All is “I have awesome coworkers.” Read on to find out why.
Everyone in my office ambushed me yesterday with a wedding gift. I got a beautiful bouquet of gerbera daisies (my favorite flower!), a card, and gift certificates to the salon where I’m getting my hair done, the salon where I’m getting my nails done, and for a massage. I almost cried, I was so blown away by their thoughtfulness and generosity. No matter how small your wedding is, it’s still expensive, and these gift certificates are going to take care of a large chunk of the financial burden of making me look pretty on my wedding day.
One of my coworkers hand made a gorgeous necklace and earrings for me to wear on my wedding day. She made them especially for me to match my colors, and they’re absolutely beautiful. I’m a lucky girl. I didn’t get any pictures because the lighting in my office sucks, but you can be sure there will be lots of pics from next weekend!
I got a Fitbit Flex! Another coworker wasn’t using hers anymore because it wasn’t syncing well with her phone, and when I happened to mention I wanted one, she gave hers to me! Talk about serendipity! And awesome coworkers, of course! I’m excited to hopefully up my activity level during the day, and learn more about my sleeping habits. Of course, my excitement is tempered a bit because of my next point:
I am an injured runner. Somehow, I messed up my left foot. It’s extremely frustrating, because I’m fairly certain the initial injury was not caused by running. After the half marathon on November 2, my feet were a-okay, fine. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, everything was hunky-dory in foot-land. But Wednesday, I noticed it was a little painful when walking or standing. I biked at the gym on Wednesday night, and then didn’t do anything even remotely exercise-like for the rest of the week. Then this Monday, genius that I am, I decided that maybe running would help stretch it out. Rookie mistake. While running, it didn’t really hurt any more or less than it had before. But after I finished my 2.5 miles? I was totally lame. It HURT to walk and I limped around the rest of the day. Since then, walking has been no fun (hence why the Fitbit is slightly less exciting than it otherwise might be). Thankfully, it seems to be getting better. The pain peaked on Wednesday, and is getting progressively less. I’m just trying to sit still as much as possible, keep it elevated when I can, and NOT RUN UNTIL IT’S BETTER.
Do you have a Fitbit or other wellness tracking device? Do you think it helps motivate you to be more active?