Five half-marathons, four 5k races, three sprint triathlons, two 10k races, and one full marathon. All in one year, and all in memory of someone who never knew she was strong.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
In Case of Emergency, Open Desk Drawer
This is my kit of stuff that gets me through my weekdays.
My trusty Nathan stainless steel water bottle that I fill at least four times a day at my company's awesome ice and water dispenser. I know it's weird to get excited about ice and water, but this machine dispenses ice cold water and that soft little ice that is so good for crunching. Keeps me happily hydrated all the live-long day.
My gum. This is only about 20% of the gum that is in my drawer. I have several different sugar-free flavors that (usually) can stop a sugar craving in its tracks.
Crystal Light. For when I need a break from the water.
Green tea, which I make on cold afternoons or to replace a second cup of coffee. I put a Splenda in it. I hate Splenda in coffee but love it in tea. Not sure why.
My tennis ball. I slip this bad boy on my chair under my broken left butt cheek, and it keeps my jacked-up piriformis from killing me all day. (Accupuncture on Monday. Super excited)
My sign. I have kept this sign on my desk since my dad gave it to me after he retired, and it is the truest thing about life I have ever seen written down. It keeps me from being a whiner (uh, most of the time) Life isn't supposed to be easy. Not at work, not in relationships, not in sports or weight loss, or being a Denver Broncos fan. When it is hard and you still want it? That's when you know something is worth it.
What things get you through the work day?