I met Jessica at the State Park after the kids went to school. We started running, and I realized that it wasn't the greatest time to run at the State Park--it rained yesterday, so there were parts of the path that were completely covered with water. We had to run in the grass a few times to avoid going right through the deep puddles.
|Mayflies on the street|
As if that wasn't enough, we were running next to the water at one point and we saw two "families" of geese. Four adults and like 20 little goslings. The goslings were adorable, but as soon as the adult geese spotted us, they shooed the goslings toward the water and then started hissing at us and coming closer like they were going to attack us. Jessica and I were both scared enough to stop running. We just stood there, completely frozen, waiting for them to go away. Finally, we did a 3-2-1-SPRINT! deal, and we started running
Today's run felt hard. I think that was because I ran kind of hard on the dreadmill yesterday. But I was happy to see 528 calories burned!
My mom went to Eastern Market in Detroit on Saturday, and she bought me a couple of things. One was butterscotch extract--I'm going to have to come up with a way to use that. Maybe in my oatmeal? The other thing she brought me was Skinny Pop Popcorn...
|Popcorn, PB Cap'n Crunch, Cinnabon cereal, and Cocoa Puffs... yum!|
As I predicted, the water weight I packed on over the weekend is dropping quickly. Today I was 143, which is down 4 pounds from yesterday. I drank a ton of green tea and water yesterday, and counted my calories. Hopefully it will continue to go down until I'm back to Friday morning's weight of 138.
I'm still a little nervous for my colposcopy tomorrow, but I feel much better after reading all of your comments about it yesterday. I don't know why I'm so nervous--I had dealt with a broken jaw and with voluntary skin removal surgery! The cervical biopsy is nothing compared to those things. It's just the anticipation.
After my appointment, I'm going to go to Dick's Sporting Goods to maybe find an outfit for the marathon. Since it's my first (and ONLY) marathon, I want to at least wear a cute outfit ;)