My little red tether is my anchor in running with my friends. A beautiful guide dog has been my tether/anchor in mobility and independence for 17 years: 1. Pantera 2. Cricket, and now my beautiful 3. Georgina (Georgie). A life of family and friends is my joy and anchor in life.

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. CC Scott

Monday, August 20, 2012

Maxi Sweet & Healthy

We were grocery shopping tonight.  We purchased kale for the first time.  Apparently it is full of wonderful healthy nutrients that if we put in our smoothies we won't even taste it.  My kind of eating healthy.

This cute little girl came up to me while I was standing - waiting for Steve to pick up something from the refrigerator section and said - I can show you where the dog stuff is for your dog.  So adorable and makes sense that I would be looking for dog stuff, right!

My bargain of the weekend in St. George - this maxi dress from the Gap Outlet.

Ten miles this morning on our run.  I run with a tether and am learning on long distance runs that I need to alternate between left and right arms.  I am used to left so it isn't an easy switch but too much of anything including using your left arm to hold on to a tether for hours at a time needs to be switched up.  Whenever one of my friends says should we alternate and go with the right -- I hesitate as my left is so much more comfortable in the moment and what I am used to .. but afterwards, change is good!  Hmmm - life analogy.  

7 comments:

Jenny said...

Aww, so cute

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Your dress is beautiful! I like kale, have a great kale salad recipe that is delicious. I'm very left handed, so my right hand is useless--but sometimes, you're right, we need a switch!

S.DAY said...

LOve the dress and love the analogy! And I can't believe we forgot to fix your vest! Lets get together again next week and I can sew it for you before the BIG RACE!!!!
xoxo

Carlin said...

Kale is delicious if you just saute it in a little olive oil, salt and pepper. My kids eat it at my neighbors and love it!

LLB said...

Hey! I just stumbled upon your blog while I was researching if it was smart training for a marathon while you have RP. I was diagnosed when I was 5 and am now 35. I am in great shape and health and have ran half marathons and was thinking to take it to the next level. I am a little concerned as to what all of the training will do to my eye sight. I still see fairly well 20/40 and have okay peripheral (for an RP person). When I was training for my half I was having a little bit of eye problems. I have not read enough of your blogs to know what your vision is to date but I wanted to know if you see a decrease while training for your marathon. I also have been seeing a Doctor of Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, Canada who has helped me regain part of my vision....sounds crazy, I know. If you are interested in more info. I can give it to you. I look forward to reading more of your blogs!

Lydia Criss Mays said...

Oh, I love that. Change is good, even if it's moving from the what feels "right". Profound. I'm so excited for your marathon and know it will be an incredible experience!

The child inquiring about dog food is just sweet goodness I wish I could bottle...oh, from the mouth of babes. :)

Becky said...

LLB: Interesting. I don't have a lot of vision remaining to notice how it has changed with my running but I can see my retina specialist has encouraged it for my macula edema (not specifically a marathon but staying active!). Would love to hear more about what you are doing!