I felt really stiff today--probably from the cold--but I hurried through the run so that I could take a hot shower.
I was surprised that when Jerry woke up, he went for a run. He's run only twice since his 10K! He also started counting PointsPlus today. He's been able to maintain his weight loss with virtually no effort, but he and Andrea's husband Andy, who Jerry met in Florida, decided to get in shape so they can do a Ragnar.
My sister sent me a text a couple of days ago saying that she ran 2.5 miles--I was SUPER proud of her when I read that! She hated running as much as I did when I first started, but she's been sticking to her plan, and doing really well with it. She also reached a big milestone with her weight (she does Weight Watchers too). She's been working really hard at staying on program, and it's paying off.
I know my mom is still doing the Couch to 5K as well, but I will have to ask her for an update on how it's going. She's still planning to run the Virtual 5K (10 more days!) with me. I told her I'd go at whatever pace she wants. I hope we have good weather that day, because she only uses the treadmill for training.
This afternoon, I made a business card holder for my purse. I finally got around to making business cards before I went to Florida, but was carrying them around in a little baggie in my purse. Yes, it's probably silly to have business cards when I don't have a business, but I always find myself writing my blog address on little scraps of paper for people who ask for it, so I thought the cards would come in handy. This is what they look like:
They were the biggest pain in the ass to make, and I wasted probably HALF of the box of cards because they kept getting misaligned when I printed them. So frustrating!
|These are all of the wasted ones|
pattern I used, in case anyone wants to make one. It was a really quick project--maybe 30 minutes. The cards, however, are another story.
I really need to set another big goal soon. Last year, I trained for and ran not one, but two marathons; and all year long, I was looking forward to the Ragnar Relay in Florida. I felt like I was constantly working toward something. Even with my weight--I was still working on getting to my goal weight.
Now that I've run the marathons and the Ragnar, and I achieved my goal weight, I feel like I have to come up with something big to focus on. I like having something big to look forward to. The problem is, I don't have a clue what that "big thing" can be!