Let me start at the beginning... I got up uber early (well, it FELT that early) at 6:15 to go for my long run (7 miles on the schedule). I mapped out a new route the night before, and it was on some busier roads (and it was dark outside), so I decided to wear my reflective gear from the Ragnar. It was a chilly 50ish degrees in my shorts and t-shirt, but PERFECT for doing a long run.
|Think the cars could see me?|
When I got home, Eli wanted to go outside and paint one of his fishing lures. He's really "into" collecting fishing lures right now, thanks to my dad. I'm just waiting for the day that I step on a fish hook. He painted his lure outside and just looked really cute, so I took his picture:
I prepped the stuff for split pea soup and threw it into the slow cooker, because it was the perfect day for soup. I did a little housework throughout the day, but not much. Mostly, I curled up on the couch with my new 25-cent quilt, and watched Lifetime Movie Network and read blogs.
Before dinner, I really did go get frozen yogurt. When I was losing weight, I would get a special treat on my long run days--I allowed myself to spend as many calories as I burned during the run. If I burned 700 calories, I'd spend 700 calories on something I reeeally wanted (cookies! ice cream!). It made my long runs much more tolerable ;) I've been craving soft serve frozen yogurt all summer, but I didn't think anyone sold it around here. I discovered that the frozen custard place sells frozen yogurt (just chocolate and vanilla)--so yesterday, I got a large vanilla with sprinkles. It was delicious! And I totally forgot to take a picture, so just imagine me smiling ear-to-ear with sprinkles and vanilla fro-yo all over my face.
Renee asked if we (my family) wanted to go to her house for a bonfire. We went over there for a couple of hours. I had one (huge) marshmallow, and I told Jerry he could drink and I would drive. So I only consumed 100 calories total. I find that when I'm counting calories, I always volunteer to be the driver.
It was the perfect ending to summer vacation. The kids have to go to bed early tonight for school tomorrow.