When I woke up this morning, I practically dove into my workout clothes to do my Wii Active workout. Not because I was excited to do it, but because I was excited to get it done.
If that makes sense.
Today was workout #16 of 20, and it was a tough one! Lots of squats, jump squats, inline skating (more squatting and jumping), and the infamous squat hold. Again, I had to do two squat holds (where you squat and hold it for 60 seconds). I made it through both squat holds for the entire 60 seconds! I was literally dripping sweat during today's workout.
When my marathon is over, I am retiring that distance (for real this time!). I can't wait to get back to training for 10K's and half-marathons. I like trying to run hard to improve my time, and I can't remember the last time I actually raced hard. I think it was in October 2011, at a 10K. I have a half-marathon on September 1st, have I haven't yet decided if I'm going to race hard or just treat it as a training run.
I think I might try and find a half-marathon in November to do. I'll be in good running shape from having just done the marathon in mid-October, so I won't have much training to do. My next big race after the marathon is Ragnar Florida Keys, and you know I can't wait for that!!
After my workout this morning, I took Noah to his dentist appointment. I sat in the waiting room with Eli while Noah got his teeth cleaned, and Eli started running laps around the coffee table in the waiting room. Literally, running laps. After about 20 laps, he stopped and asked me, "Mama, did I run a mile yet?" I told him no, that it would take a LOT of laps to run a mile.
And he kept going. Nobody else was in the waiting room, otherwise I would have made him stop. But I'll embrace any opportunity for him to get out some energy! About 20 more laps, and I told him he probably did about a quarter mile. He kept going. He actually probably ended up running a half-mile total, all around the coffee table. And I thought it was boring to run on a treadmill?
When Noah came out, the hygienist told me that he has FIVE cavities!! I was stunned. I'm 30 years old, and I've only had 3 cavities in my life. I let the kids brush their own teeth, but I'm terrible about making them floss, so I'm going to change that starting today. The hygienist said the cavities were probably because his teeth are pretty tight together, and he's not flossing. So now he has three appointments to get the cavities filled (they do separate appointments so that they only have to numb a little of his mouth at a time).
I have a couple of anniversaries coming up--my nine-year wedding anniversary is August 16th (next Thursday), and the three-year anniversary of when I started losing weight is on August 19th (next Sunday). I haven't decided what to do for either of the anniversaries yet. Jerry and I usually don't really celebrate our wedding anniversary, so I don't know if we'll do anything. But I kind of want to do something to celebrate my weight loss anniversary!