I decided to go ahead and take a rest day today. I felt like I needed it. So I guess I'll just do my schedule as written this week--5 miles at race pace tomorrow, 10 miles easy on Friday, and rest Saturday, and race on Sunday. I just hope I'm rested enough for the race. The race is in the afternoon, and I never run in the afternoon! It should be interesting.
Today was my Wednesday Weigh-In. I was happy when I saw the scale:
I had been holding onto a couple of shirts that I was hoping to wear at goal, but they are still too small, so I am getting rid of those. I hesitate to get rid of the jeans that are too big, because I keep thinking, "What if I gain the usual 15 pounds over the summer yet AGAIN?" But I think that keeping them will almost give me permission to gain, so I'm ditching them.
Like I keep saying, I have a maintenance plan this time around, so I WILL keep my weight in my maintenance range (preferably at the low end, but my panic weight is 137). I am also going to work hard to plan for the summer, and the emotional eating that always leads to weight gain. Anyway, one more pound--hopefully next week will be the week!
So a couple of days ago, I discovered Words with Friends on my iPhone. I know, I'm about two years late to this party, but I think it's awesome! I've always hated Scrabble--not only am I terrible at it, but it's so boring to sit and wait forever for your opponent to come up with a word.
Words with Friends is an app that's essentially Scrabble you can play with your friends. The part I like is that you just play your word whenever you have a moment, and then come back to it later after your opponent has played a word. So theoretically, the games could go on for days, each person just playing a word when they have a moment.
I'm not even a little bit joking when I say that I'm terrible at the game. I have only played with Jerry and John so far, and I'm too embarrassed to even play with anyone else ;) I don't mind losing, but it's not fun for other people to play with someone that is as bad as I am at that game!
|The app even reminds me constantly|
that all of my opponents have beat me
It's kind of ironic, because English and writing were always my best subjects in school. My grammar and spelling are both pretty decent, and I love to write. You would think I'd be good at these games! Oh well, at least it's fun :)
Tonight I'm meeting up with my friend Stacie at Tim Horton's. I haven't seen her since we ran a 10K together in April. Every time we see each other, we say, "Let's get together next week--we can't wait another year again!" and then inevitably, we don't get together for months. I'm excited to catch up with her!
I've been going totally stir-crazy for three days now. Our minivan still isn't working, so Jerry has had to take the Jeep to work--all day long. I haven't left the house in three days, other than to go for a run. There are things we need from the store, so I think I will make a late run to Kroger after I see Stacie.