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Friday and Saturday were sedentary days. Sunday I mowed the lawn and trimmed the hedges. That got my heart rate up, and I got a good upper body workout lifting and maneuvering the hedge trimmer up and down, not to mention filling and lifting the lawn waste bags.

Monday I ate:

1 package oatmeal
1 salad, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, croutons, basalmic vinaigrette
1 bowl chicken, penne and mushrooms in what was supposed to be a ‘light’ creamy sauce but was more akin to Alfredo sauce. I left about 1/4 of the meal in the bowl.
1 plate spaghetti with tomato sauce
1 stick mozzarella cheese

And, since I’m still a little gimpy, I didn’t work out. But, I did work on my inspiration and motivation! A few ‘Did You Knows’…

Did You Know…

  • It was 40 years ago this Boston Marathon that the first woman with a race number in a marathon distance race?
  • The year before that, Roberta Gibb snuck her way on to the race course.
  • But not until 1972 were women officially allowed to enter.
  • 1984 was the first year that a women’s marathon was included in the Olympics? An American woman, Joan Benoit Samuelson won that inaugural event.
  • Team Hoyt¬†will be missing the Boston Marathon this year due to surgery. This father/son combo have raced over 900 events in the last 28 years, including 25 Boston Marathons and an Ironman Triathlon. If you’ve never heard of these guys, please go read. The son has cerebral palsy, and the dad drags, pushes, or bikes his son through these courses. AMAZING!!!


October 2021