Update of Awesomeness

Just a head’s up, y’all – I changed the prize for my Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off campaign/giveaway.  Is that cool with everyone?  Instead of a cheesy little motivational book, I give you:

The Book of Awesome, by Neil Pasricha

The Book of Awesome, by Neil Pasricha.  Go check out his blog, 1000 Awesome Things.  Chuckle, shed a tear, get nostalgic…I’ve totally done all three while reading his posts.  So do something nice for yourself this weekend and enter to win!

On the health front, I’ve fostered my emotional well-being by participating in trivia night this week with some buddies (and had a delicious flight of beers from The Flying Saucer – totally rad place!)

flight of beers

I had a setback with some peanut butter, but I defeated the beast by tossing it in the outside trash can, and I’ve been going back to the gym to do non-running cardio.  I’m not giving up on running, but I’m not pushing myself so hard that I feel like a failure after every “bad” run (like I was beginning to do).  I love the endurance that running has given me, though; even though I’m only able to run for maaaaaybe 15-20 minutes at a time, I can now go balls-to-the-wall on the elliptical for 30 minutes and the bike for another 30.  Now, to start fitting in strength training for these sad wimpy, flabby arms…

What are you guys up to this weekend?  Doing something nice for yourselves, I hope!!  I’d really like to go to a farmer’s market if I can find one around here!