SSR’s Curt Christiansen Happier, Healthier Me: Week Twelve

SSR’s Curt Christiansen Happier, Healthier Me: Week Twelve

?If you can?t feed 100 people, then just feed one? -Mother Teresa

Garth Brooks has a song called Longneck Bottle, and in that song there is a line that goes like this:

?Longneck Bottle???????. let go of my hand?.

My version of that song might go more like this:

?Meatball and Cheese Sub???? why can?t I extract you from my mouth??

If you remember back when I first started writing this blog it was because I had gained six pounds over the holidays and wanted to lose them, and maybe a couple more.

As of this writing, I haven?t had much luck with any of that. I get rid of one, it sneaks back on. I get drop two, then they get back on too.

Muscle you say?

Yeah me too.

But who am I kidding? It is more likely a result of what I am consuming, including the many boxes of Samoa?s I have eaten recently. Those Girl Scouts are really good salespeople. I had one come to the house last year that I think I would have hired if she didn?t have to go back to her fourth grade class on that Monday.

But can you imagine the damage if I hadn?t picked up my running again? So that doesn?t discourage me.

?If you can?t feed 100 people, then just feed one.? I read that this week.

I don?t suppose Mother Teresa meant ?if you don?t have 100 people to feed, then eat it yourself.?

Of course not. But I think I have been interpreting it more that way in my behavior. So I am going to do better. I am going to really try to feed one like one. And then I am going to try to feed others too, because that is the right thing to do and that is of course what Mother Teresa meant.

With that, in that spirit of giving I made a donation to Move For Hunger in support of my effort to raise awareness of hunger and run the Long Branch Half Marathon on Team Move For Hunger at the end of April. If you would also like to support the hungry through their (MFH) efforts and help me hit my goal, here is a link:

So with help of my inspiring blogs and Shannon?s (PRR Reston) great recommendation on shoes, my wife Kim is back on the 5K and 10K trail. She is on her laptop in the evenings lining up her (our) race schedules. Remember I didn?t just mention flabby calves once in this blog, I did it twice, so I am toast.

We did the Lucky Leprechaun 5K last week. This weekend we are doing the Run for Haiti 5K and Fun Run in Reston, a race that was organized by Potomac River Running In response to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010. Proceeds from this race will benefit Project Haiti and Global Haitian Advancement Through Education and Sports (GHATES). If you are not doing anything tomorrow morning come join us!

This photo was taken last weekend at the Lucky Leprechaun 5K and I am truly a thorn next to two roses since I was lucky enough to have my photo taken with my wife and Ecris Williams, the 75 years young member of the =PR= Elite race team. Ecris is really the one who is inspiring my wife, and me too! Have a great weekend!

lucky lep5k

Curt Christiansen
Chief Operating Officer
Sport and Spine Rehab
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