I woke up this morning feeling like I could have slept another five hours. I was SO tired! But I had to get up and get the kids ready for school. Once they left, I had a very hard time talking myself into running. I kept thinking, "I could just skip it, since I ran 12 on Tuesday..." or "Maybe I'll just wait until this afternoon..." and all the other excuses that popped into my head.
Normally, I run before I eat breakfast, but I was all about procrastinating this morning, so I ate breakfast first--my usual lately, oatmeal with caramel, peanut butter, coconut, and chocolate chips. I look forward to breakfast every morning because I absolutely love that concoction!
I had a Weight Watchers meeting at 10, so I couldn't put off my run for too long; finally, I got on the treadmill at around 8:30. I chose the treadmill today not because the wind was atrocious outside, but because I've been dying to see the next episode of Breaking Bad. When I started watching that show a couple of weeks ago, it was so good that I told myself I could only watch it while on the treadmill--that way, I'd have something to keep me from dying of boredom.
It definitely made my treadmill time much more enjoyable today! I ran four miles, and it wasn't bad at all. I was still very glad to be done, but watching Breaking Bad was definitely what I needed to get through the run today.
At the meeting, I finally raised my hand to share a "bravo" of my week--the Virtual 5K! I've been so excited about the 5K, because I had no idea how emotionally involved I would get with it. I absolutely LOVED reading all of your stories and seeing the pictures you all posted, and it made me feel so good! I tried to explain it at my meeting, but I don't think anyone really understood why it was such a big deal to me.
After my meeting, I went to meet Jessica for coffee. She said that she got emotional while reading all of the 5K stories, too--it was so inspiring to see all the people do something they didn't think they could do. She gave me a birthday card saying that she's going to buy me lunch at La Pita--yum!! So tomorrow, Renee is picking me up and we are going to meet Jessica and another friend Amy for lunch at La Pita. I know I just went there last week, but I love La Pita so much that I would go there every week if I could ;)
I actually have fun plans for Saturday, too. My high school friends are having a get-together/reunion! I have no idea who planned this, but it just came about a few days ago. The group of people I was friends with in high school, and spent most of my time with, was self-named "The Kindred Klan" (some of the guys formed a band named Kindred, and the rest of us were groupies). I still see them now and then, but never together all in one place--so I'm really excited! I've never gone to a high school reunion, nor do I care to, but a Kindred reunion (at a Mexican restaurant with amazing margaritas!) sounds great to me :)
I'm going to try and squeeze in a long run tomorrow morning, so that I can have extra PointsPlus to get me through the next couple of days. My plan (right now) is to get up at 4:00 and run on the treadmill before getting the kids up for school. However, my plan may change at 4:00 when it's time to get up! We'll see ;)