Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday Tidbits

Decided to skip the gym this morning. Yep, I'm being a slacker. My excuse? I have an early work meeting, and didn't feel like getting up a half hour earlier so that I could make time for the gym. Plus, I have a stress test this afternoon which involves a treadmill, so I think I'll count that as my exercise for the day. And because of the stress test, I can't have coffee (or tea or chocolate or anything with caffiene) which doesn't make for the most pleasant version of me. It's probably best that I avoid direct human contact as much as possible.

Speaking of which, the stress test is the last of a series of tests to understand my recently diagnosed heart arrythmia. I've had a couple of EKGs, an echo cardiogram, some bloodwork, & a 24 hour holter monitor already. Today I meet again with the cardiologist after the stress test. I don't think he's going to want to do anything at this point because I'm not having any symptoms other than the arrythmia itself and all my bloodwork looks good, but we'll see.

Moving along to a more upbeat (pun intended) subject, Marshalls. Do you have one of these near you? We just had one open nearby a few months ago. I had never been to one before, but I've discovered that it is dangerously addicting. I've been heading straight for the athletic wear in search of bargains. That jacket I was wearing in the cycle picture from this weekend was one of my Marshall finds. $12 for a Reebok playdry jacket. Score!! It's super comfortable and keeps the wind from getting though. What's not to love about that?!? Except for the minor detail that I didn't exactly *need* a new jacket...

20 comments:

  1. Good luck with the stress test today. Boy, no coffee?? Now that right there would stress me out.

    You say there's a Marshall's near us? Oh my! What do I need? Or not need but will get cuz it's on sale!! That's a great steal on your cute jacket :-)

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  2. I don't think we have Marshall's here. Maybe, I'm not sure.

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  3. Good luck w/ the stress test - I'll be thinking of you this afternoon.

    I do like Marshall's and try to become an addict. Check out their shoes, too. I'm a DSW die-hard, but starting finding better deals at Marshall's. Yay for bargin shopping!

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  4. Don't stress about your stress tests...I went through that a few years ago and it is always best to be checked out!

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  5. Yes I LOVE Marshall's & TJMaxx. Dangerous territory.

    Good luck with your stress test. Can they test your VO2 max while they're at it ;P

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  6. Ooooo I love Marshall's (TJ Maxx, AJ Wright, they're all the same co. And we have all of them here) Especially the Super Marshall's. Their Homegoods section is phenomenal. Good place to buy Christmas gifts too ;-)

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  7. Good luck with the stress test. All heart things sound... well, stressful to me. :o)

    I LOVE Marshall's! You have to dig, but you can find excellent scroes there.

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  8. 'Needing' a jacket has nothing to do with 'wanting' a jacket... especially at $12.

    Good luck with the stress test.

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  9. Good luck with the stress test. Yes, we have a Marshall's near by. I'll have to check them out for some good deals for Christmas. Thanks for the advice. :-)

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  10. Good luck with the stress test, hope you get the info you're looking for! :)

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  11. Hope you get some answers soon.

    And that you survive the day sans-caffeine!

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  12. Marshalls are like our Winners here and there is some kick ass deals there.


    I am also suuuuuper bitchy without my morning coffee.... lol not a pretty sight. Hope the stress test went well today =)

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  13. Good luck with the stress test!

    I can't even imagine coping without caffeine LOL.

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  14. No coffee would be more stress than I can handle :-)

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  15. I hope the stress test goes well. That totally can be subbed for your morning workout.

    We have Marshalls and girl even worst we have a beast called Mega Marshalls... Great shoes and clothes but you have to dig and I always leave with sneezing from digging around.

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  16. Hope the stress test goes well. I'm fortunate that I never developed a taste for coffee.

    Any time you can find a deal like your jacket, you *need* it. Enjoy.

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  17. OMG! I can't believe you have never been in a Marshalls!! They have great home stuff for pretty cheap.

    Moving from Miami, I recently needed to buy a new winter coat. I found an awesome Columbia down jacket that was originally $160 marked down to $60!!! It's the warmest coat ever! What a deal.

    Good luck with the stress test.

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  18. Yes we have Marshalls. I know what you mean about addicting! And the caffeine thing is hard. I've been off it for about 10 years now and have the same reaction to it that you have without it. I think that's why I do things so slowly now!

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  19. That sounds a little like I went through with my heart palpitations. I am supposed to go back in next month for a follow up. I hope everything goes well!

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