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Getting my run on.

Archives for April, 2010

No Baby Yet

I agree with Michelle’s comment (the rat’s ass part).  Wouldn’t it be nice if they did care though?  Liberal hippie optimism coming through again!

Anyway, no, I have not had this baby yet.  I’m due on Tuesday and it’s my goal to have it before then.  I really have no say in if I will meet that goal or not of course but I’m doing what I can.  I walked about 1.5 miles total yesterday broken up in 1/4 and 1/2 mile chunks.  And after a 1/2 mile walk last night the kids and I played at a nearby park for 1/2 hour or so.  And there wasn’t any rest for me at the park either.  I had to help James across the monkey bars, spot him as he scaled tall climbing apparatus and help Annika cross some taller sliding structures.  Did it help anything?  Who knows!

Today I’ve already done a 1/4 mile walking loop here at work and plan on doing that several more times today.  I’ve also broken out the raspberry tea and will be drinking as much of that as I can stomach today.  I wonder what that will do to my blood sugars?  Eh, whatever.  This kid is big and he’s only going to get bigger and one day of potentially spiking them isn’t going to make that much difference.  If the weather is nice enough tonight I plan on taking the kids for an even longer walk to a park about 3/4 mile away from our house.  Maybe a longer walk is what I need.  James will have to be in the wagon for that one (pulled by Kris, not me!) as he was already getting tired by the time our 1/2 mile walk and park play time was over last night.  He made it home without me having to carry him (yeah, like that was going to happen!) but a walk to the park farther away might do him in.

C’mon baby!  Get out!

Hmm, have you seen this CNN report about how insurance companies hold billions of dollars worth of stock in fast food companies?

I’m not sure what to make of this. You would think insurance companies would want to support companies that are championing healthy lives (stock in Nike or Garmin for example) but on the other hand they also are a business that needs to make money and if people are going to be eating fast food and that’s where the money is then why shouldn’t they invest there?

Two quotes from the article that I like are:

The researchers say insurance companies should sell their fast-food stock or use their influence as shareholders to make fast food healthier, by pressuring big restaurant chains to cut portion sizes or improve nutrition, for instance.

and

“They are essentially killing off their consumer base, so it’s not a sustainable model in the long-term. Long-term goals should be consistent with health, because that ensures a large population from which to draw consumers.”

It’s an interesting article at least. What are your thoughts?

What do you think?

So Did I?

So, did I start walking every day like I said I was going to? Well, not every day. I did on Thursday although it was short. I didn’t on Friday because it was raining off and on all day. And this weekend I didn’t take walks either. Boo! I’ll try and do better. It’s supposed to be nicer out later this week so I’ll probably want to spend some time outside then. Today it’s overcast and chilly and we’re dog sitting and I don’t really feel like going for a walk with a dog that doesn’t walk very nicely (constantly pulling) nor do I want to put him in his kennel. So, later this week. Back to walking.