Three Things Thursday, a la Morgan
Who wants another daily e-mail to grace their inbox every morning?? I know you answered that with an overly enthusiastic YES, PLEASE!, so I’ll go ahead and share my newest thumbs-up website approval. This e-mail will present you with a Daily Challenge:
The day I signed up, I was challenged to “try a new healthy food!” – go to the store, farmer’s market, etc and pick out something totally new to you. I love that challenge, and do it pretty often, actually. But a good reminder never hurts!
I like this – well done, MeYou-Health people. I’m hooked!
Speaking of a challenge, my back & neck muscles unexpectedly took one on this week. One of the offices I spend my days at is crowded with these lovely creations:
“Unusually effective and, well, unique looking, the BalanceBall Chair acts as a shock absorber and promotes ergonomic sitting — relieving spinal stress and preventing back discomfort.”
Yes, this is comfy, but it is far from your average desk chair. I like to think my posture doesn’t suffer too badly on a daily basis, but I also stand up a lot, run around a lot, and do yoga every now and then. My back muscles are just fine, right?
One would think. And that one would be wrong. My muscles were sore on Monday night, from sitting in this chair for a 9-5 day.
Sore from sitting? Who knew that could happen?
I see this as a great substitute for a standing desk; if you get tired of standing, sit in a chair that “relieves spinal stress” and when you’re spinal stress is relieved, stand up!
Have you tried one of these before?
Last, but not least, I have a 22-miler brain this week. It’s my last long run before the Marine Corps Marathon, and I want things to go smoothly. Actually, I need them to go well – my ego thrives off of that boost of confidence, my muscles thrive off of that endurance training. It’s a win, win situation!
It’s all I’m letting myself think about for the next 48 hours, until I hit “stop” on the Garmin. Saturday morning, I’m ready for you!