100 Days of Kindness, Day 66

My kindness today: I have a friend running the Disney marathon, so I sent her an email wishing her the best of luck! Running a marathon is such an admirable thing to do. Maybe one day I’ll try it out… ya never know. ;)

I also sent her quite possibly the most random list of song suggestions ever, in case she needed any for her play list. There are definitely a few gems here:

1. Shoop, Salt n’ Pepa
2. Swing, Savage
3. Mmm Bop, Hanson (….seriously)
4. Let Me Clear My Throat, Neutral Agreement
5. The Dog Days Are Over, Florence and the Machine
6. Sunday, Bloody Sunday, U2
7. Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
8. F*uck You, Cee Lo
9. Fat Bottomed Girls, Queen
10. Come on Eileen, Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Ok off to do dishes (lame) and watch Modern Family/Cougar Town (totally, 150% not lame). Enjoy your night!

A VS model isn’t happy with her body? Seriously?

I often see this woman on both the commuter rail as well as the shuttle I take from North Station to Kendall Square in the mornings. She seems very nice and is always friendly towards everyone. This morning I overheard her talking to someone about how ‘they’ were looking for a house in Newburyport. Isn’t it funny when you learn something about someone you don’t really know but you see everyday? I wanted to interrupt her conversation and say, ‘Wow, congratulations! I didn’t know you were looking for a house in Newburyport!’ Most likely she would have thought I was a weirdo… Anyway, not only did I see her on the train this morning, I saw her on the train this evening as well. After she got off, I saw that her husband was waiting for her. When he saw her his eyes lit up! She hurried over to him excitedly – both with big smiles – and grabbed onto each others hand. He started chatting right away, catching her up on all of today’s events. I heard them laughing and thought how wonderful this was to watch. I don’t know for a fact or anything, but my guess is that they’ve been married for a long time. They know each other like the back of their hand, and they still can’t wait to see each other after a long day at work. They still have so much to talk about and not only that, but their love for one another is still so evident, even a stranger can see it.

In other news…

No need to feel guilty for drinking too much coffee! Apparently there are plenty of benefits that come along with your morning cup, your mid-morning cup, your afternoon cup, your pre-commute home cup, etc. etc. etc.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2VINwp/www.bz9.com/benefits-of-coffee//r:t

Cafenation is the hot spot in Brighton to go for some coffee and crepes. Try it out -

http://ow.ly/1uHk2      http://cafenation.com/

A Victoria’s Secret model is not happy enough with her body? Is that a joke?

http://www.allure.com/beauty/blogs/reporter/2010/04/is-anyone-happy-with-their-bod.html

Come on? On one hand it’s like – how can she even say she wants ‘more of a booty’ that she’d be happy with that? She has a perfect body – she shouldn’t want more or less of anything! On the other hand, maybe she has a fast metabolism, is naturally thin and after losing baby weight had no shot of having curves. Maybe now she misses them and wants them back? Doubt she’ll go as far as gaining extra weight in order to get those curves back! I wanted to post this, because it truly goes to show you that you can be 5’10, 120lbs and still not be satisfied with your body. You can be 5’5 and 155lbs, or 4’11 130lbs, 5’8 185lbs, and you’re not happy with your body – you want to be skinnier, you want bigger boobs, you want a smaller waist, longer legs, more junk in your trunk and so forth. Wish for what you will, but remember, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

Whether you’re happy with your body or not, setting a goal to run a race (be it a 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon) will definitely make you feel good about your body. You’ll feel strong and proud. Consider it…

And if you do consider it, remember that it’s not all about what your body can do, it’s also about what your mind can do. Here are a few pointers from MORE magazine that will help you keep your mental focus in tact during the race.

http://www.more.com/2029/4337-training-tip–sharpening-your-mental?sssdmh=dm17.440999&esrc=halfmarathon_Wk7&email=2450190409

And with that, I’ll leave you with this:

Remember my friends and I went to Shecky’s Girl’s Night Out? Well, my beautiful, trend setting friend Christine (X) made their website in her awesome red coat! Check her out -

http://www.sheckys.com/fashion/slideshow/boston_trend_report_7886-4.asp#read_article

It’s been a long one – time for bed! Goodnight :)