Another rather relaxing day today. I did get up and run this morning, trying to maintain my routine. While everyone else was getting breakfast together, I headed outside to run a few miles. I was scheduled for 400-meter repeats today, but since I've never run around here before, and I had no idea where I was going, I figured I'd just run 3 miles and call it a day.
It was 40 degrees this morning--still warm for this time of year!--so I just wore my running tights and a long-sleeved shirt. It was kind of funny how many cars I saw running in their driveways, "warming up". It certainly didn't feel that cold to me! ;)
I didn't want to get lost, so I just ran out a mile and a half, with just one turn in there. It's always kind of scary to run in an unfamiliar place alone, so I left my iPod at the house, and just tried to get the run over with quickly. I wasn't intending to run very fast, but I was a little creeped out, so I guess my pace reflected that. Anyway, I turned around after a mile and a half, and then came back the same way I went out.
In the afternoon, my parents gave the kids a couple more Christmas presents, and Eli got some Army Legos. He wanted to put them together right away, and I happen to love building with Legos, so Jerry and I helped him.
It was driving me crazy to see all the junk food on the counter in plain view (my mom actually asked me to help her make Reese's Cup Pie by unwrapping Reese's Cups--umm, no). So Jerry and I then drove a couple of miles to McDonald's to get an ice cream cone. That definitely hit the spot! Today's cone looked decent:
I've done really well with counting my PointsPlus and sticking to my plan while I'm here. It's been SUPER hard, with all of the junk food, but I want to go home on Wednesday at my goal weight, so I keep thinking about that.
My older brother and his girlfriend Becky flew in today, so now everyone is here. We'll probably be playing games tonight, and I certainly want to have my (rationed) wine ;) Oh, speaking of alcohol, look what I saw at Wal-Mart when I stopped there for a minute today with my brother...