I had a hard time getting motivated for my run this morning--it was 27 degrees outside, and today was my long run day. I had eight miles on the schedule, at a 10:30 pace.
When Jerry got home from work this morning, he brought my Weight Watchers meeting materials. I had to join via the Weight Watchers at Work program; his work paid for 13 weeks for me to do the meetings. Now that I got the materials, I can go to any WW center that I want to.
It's kind of funny, because I've lost well over a hundred pounds, but it doesn't "count" because I didn't go to the WW meetings. Even the weight I've lost as a paying WW Online member doesn't count.
I had thought the first day was last Thursday, but they said no, it was next week (yesterday). But the leader said I don't have to weigh in until next week. I just don't get it. So, I just have to hope that I can be heavy enough when I weigh in to be able to lose five more pounds. I just wished I'd known a long time ago that Jerry's work would pay for the meetings!
Anyway, I got the kids off to school, and then headed out for my run with zero procrastination. Usually, I don't do eight mile runs near my house, because the routes have gotten so boring to me; but I didn't feel like driving anywhere, so I just came up with a lollipop route from my house. A lot of it was on busier roads, so I dressed in my uber-bright race t-shirt on top of a long-sleeved shirt.
People always wonder what I wear to run in cold temps:
I actually listened to music instead of podcasts today. My playlist is really lame, and definitely needs updating, but since a few people were curious what music I have on there, here are a few of my favorite songs to run to:
Lose Yourself by Eminem
Move Along by The All-American Rejects
I Like It by Foxy Shazam
Some Nights by Fun.
Tik Tok by Kesha
Into the Wild by L.P.
'Till I Collapse by Eminem
Ride to California by Paper Tongues
I'm Not Okay (I Promise) by My Chemical Romance
Lay Me Down by The Dirty Heads
Drunken Lullabies by Flogging Molly
Famous Last Words by My Chemical Romance
Audience of One by Rise Against
The Way I Am by Eminem
...pretty much anything by Eminem
Yes, it's embarrassing. ;) But I'm honestly not a big music person.
Eight miles went by rather uneventfully, which is always good. I wasn't as cold as I expected to be, and I even took off my gloves after about six miles.
When I got in the car, and looked at Twitter on the way home (Jerry was driving), I saw why it was so crowded:
We also stopped at Victoria's Secret so I could get my free panties :) And at Kroger, so I could get some ice cream to spend my weekly PointsPlus on today.
Tomorrow, I've signed my kids up to do a one-mile fun run. It's free, and they won't get anything for it, but I've been trying to get them to do a run with me for a long time. So I bought them each a medal to give them after the run, to hopefully motivate them to want to do more! I'm going to be their "pacer" so that they don't go too fast and burn out, quit, and then never want to try again ;) I'm actually looking forward to it!