I chose not to run today. I made the decision yesterday, because I noticed that every time I sat down and then stood back up, I felt a twinge in my knee. Normally, I wouldn't think anything of it, but I'm terrified of injuring my knee again, so I'm extra-cautious. I'm going to listen to every little message from my body, no matter how small it is. Since I'm running the half-marathon on Saturday, an extra day of rest this week won't hurt at all, and may actually be helpful for the race. I'm praying that the twinge I was feeling yesterday turns out to be nothing at all.
I had to take Noah to the dentist for his third (and final) appointment to fill his cavities. You should have heard the drama in my house yesterday when the dentist called to confirm! They asked if I wanted him to have silver or tooth-colored fillings (the tooth-colored cost more)--I insisted on tooth-colored ones. Noah completely flipped out. He was SO angry with me because he wanted to have silver fillings! If it was a baby tooth, I probably would have just let it go, but it's not. So he'll just have to thank me later, when he understands ;)
On the way home from the dentist, I caved in to the doughnut craving I've had all week, and stopped for a peanut butter cream filled doughnut. I don't
really feel guilty though--I don't eat them often, it was my lunch (better than having lunch AND a doughnut, right?), and I didn't use it as an
excuse to binge. Now that craving is out of my system. It's just
funny, because I used to HATE doughnuts until a little over a year ago.
Now I'm craving them?!
I've been a nervous wreck all day (maybe that is why I caved in to the craving?) about my flight tomorrow. As everyone knows, I'm terrified of flying, so there's that... but I'm also super nervous about not getting on a flight, since we're flying stand-by. Jerry is going to drive Renee and I to the airport super early--we're leaving at 5:15 a.m. If all goes well, we'll be in St. Paul by 9:30.
I either need wine or Xanax to get me on the plane--I'm leaning toward wine, but I'm a little embarrassed to order wine in the airport at 6:30 in the morning ;) But the Xanax makes me super tired for about 5-6 hours, and I don't want to be tired when I get there. Renee and I are going to the expo to pick up our packets, and then we'll probably go to the Mall of America in the afternoon, since Renee has never been there--and I love the MoA! I'm not a shopping-person, and certainly not a mall-person, but the MoA is fun.
Saturday is the half-marathon. My plan is to stick with the 2:00-pacer for as long as possible. If I can't keep up, then I'll slow the pace way down and just run for fun. If I actually CAN keep up the whole way, and finish sub-2:00, I will be totally surprised and thrilled. Just trying not to get my hopes up, because it will be tough. Not sure what we're going to do Saturday after the race, but I think we may go to the beach. And then we're coming home on Sunday.
I haven't decided whether to bring my computer with me or not. I think I may just leave it at home, and take a blogging break for the weekend. But I'm sure I'm going to have a lot I want to write about, so I might want to bring it. Anyway, if you don't see a post from me for a few days, I will catch up when I get home. I will definitely try to update on Twitter, though.
I have a busy week when I get home. I'm coming home on Sunday, then Labor Day is on Monday. Tuesday is open house at my kids' school, and then Wednesday they actually start school. I cannot believe that it's time for school already! I have to admit, I am very ready for it, though. The kids are driving me (and each other) crazy with their constant fighting.
Well, I may or may not blog tomorrow, so have a good holiday weekend! I just realized that I have no pictures for this post, so I'll leave you with a picture of Phoebe ;)