Chrissy - you might also put conditioner in your hair and massage it around then rinse out. Good for you for starting running again - I think with everything going on the way it is in your life right now you will really benefit from the endorphins and time alone doing something good for yourself. And you too, Kate! I am also a red-face exerciser. It put me off exercising for many years until I realized that no one cares what I look like except me. I just let go of that fear/care/worry and haven't ever let it bother me again.
Erin - I'm sorry you had that diagnosis. I hope you are able to find a good time to exercise. I'm not a morning person OR a runner, but I have found that my favorite time to run is right before sunrise in the morning. I really feel great when I get home and have accomplished one of my top three priorities before 8 am, which is a good feeling too. But since sleeping is my numero uno favorite activity on earth I have a hard time doing that more than twice a week!
Thanks for all the compliments, everyone! Some days I feel fine and some days not.
We had a good weekend. Went to see "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" last night. It was a really good movie about a Tokyo sushi making family dynasty. If you are a sushi fan you should definitely go see it! But even if not it is an interesting movie about the life of a top sushi maker and the sacrifices, etc. that go into honing your craft and becoming a master in your field. Some food for thought for me. We had some of my favorite people over for dinner tonight and we had a really nice visit. They brought amazing cheeses, which I don't often get to eat any more because of diet so I was really enjoying that. Yummy brillat savarin triple cream and a lovely sharp stilton and gruyere-like cheese with delicious crusty bread (another thing I avoid on a regular basis). DH made a pretty good soup we got out of the NY Times the other day: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/11/he...r=1&ref=health It was pretty easy and yummy and healthy too! And for dessert I had fresh strawberries in a bowl aside a bowl of greek yogurt mixed with brown sugar and a touch of vanilla for dipping. We gobbbled it all within about 5 minutes - oh, it was so good. I love plain untouched strawberries.
"Any idiot can face a crisis; it is this day-to-day living that wears you out." -Anton Chekhov