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Subway Commit to Fit Giveway: Laila Ali package and $5 Subway card

Jared, the Subway guy, finished the New York Marathon last weekend in five hours, 13 minutes, 28 seconds. I’m trying to remember the last time I spent over five hours doing anything constantly, and the only things I can come up with is sleeping. And most nights little kitty paws or meows wake me up pleading for food before I can get that much continuous sleep. So, big props to Jared!

It’s also time for the second-to-last Commit to Fit giveaway Subway has been running in association with Jared’s goal to run the marathon. This one is about famous athlete inspirations, and I was given the choice of a prize pack associated with one of these athletes:

Michael Phelps

Tab Ramos

Ryan Howard

Nastia Liukin

Laila Ali

I’ve got to be honest and admit that I only recognized Michael Phelps and Laila Ali. I was 50% sure Nastia Liukin was a gymnast, so that puts my recognition rate at exactly 50%, which is an F. I’m sure they’re all fine athletes, especially since they’re part of a Subway giveaway and my ass [...]

Dancing with the Athletes

My most favorite show featuring sequins and feather boas and bad puns is back on the air. Yes, Dancing with the Stars is broadcasting live every Monday and Tuesday night. I think my fanaticism for the program is waning a bit, like the third year of a marriage where we’re starting to get used to each other. I’ve missed a couple of episodes already because the two hour length leaves my attention waning. I keep thinking “I should really be exercising or writing instead. Or better yet, dancing!” Then I leap up off the couch and do an imitation of the mambo that causes my cat to scamper out of the room in fear. He evidently fears flailing arms and booty shaking more than plastic bags.

One of the things I love about Dancing with the Stars is the athlete competitors. They always have an awesome attitude. Jerry Rice, Emmitt Smith, and now Laila Ali have all come in with a positive outlook and ready to work despite the fact that they had as much hip [...]

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I tend to stay at home a lot, but 21 days stuck in my apartment would drive me crazy.

Buy Experiences, Not Things - The Atlantic
Money can buy happiness if you spend it on experiences, not things.

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