I do not have high hopes for a good race tomorrow :( I've had a weird, sharp cramp in my side ever since mile 11 of yesterday's run, and I developed a headache that just won't go away. I can run through the headache, but this cramp is killing me. I only feel it when I walk. Today was a rest day, so I didn't try running.
Last night, I ended up babysitting one of the boys' friends. He was here until 9:15, and usually my boys have a bedtime of 8:00 (on weekends, we let them stay awake later in bed with their iPods or a book, though). I hoped that by having a friend over (and three boys aren't exactly going to sit quietly!), they would sleep in today.
They were awake at 5:30 this morning! I refused to get out of bed that early, so I just read my e-mail on my phone and laid around for a little bit. Then when I got up, I declared that it was pajama day, because I really just felt like having a lazy day.
I did walk slowly on the treadmill to watch an episode of Sons of Anarchy (in my pajamas, though! I didn't even put on a bra, haha). Then I had to go to my mom's to feed her cat, and I wore my pj's over there. I figured I could get there without anyone seeing me, and naturally, as soon as I stepped outside, the FedEx guy was driving slowly by my house. At least I had put on a bra by this time ;)
I couldn't resist my dad's candy jar this time, but I picked something that I figured was innocent enough--Reese's mini eggs (like, the size of a Hershey's Kiss, not the big eggs). I ate three, and figured that would be 1-2 PointsPlus. When I got home, I went to log it, and those tiny little things were 1 PP each! That was ridiculous.
I think I'm out of my eggs-for-lunch phase, finally. I was eating eggs for lunch every single day for months! Normally, I'm not a salad person at ALL, but I recently discovered a dressing that I really like, and I bought some spring mix from Sam's Club, so I've been eating salad and a sandwich for lunch. The dressing is ironic, because it's made with yogurt, which is the number one food on my mental "Foods I Hate" list. Salad is probably number two.
This evening after dinner, I decided to make peanut butter cookies with the kids. To be honest, it was against my better judgement--I almost always go overboard when I bake! I planned to half the recipe, so there wouldn't be a ton, but I accidentally put in a whole egg instead of just the white, so I ended up making a whole batch (about 20 cookies). I figured I would eat about 10-12 PP worth, which was fine with me.
I was doing so well this week with measuring and counting every single thing I eat, but while I made the cookies, I kept taking not-so-little pinches of dough. And then I had two cookies when they were done baking. I calculated the PointsPlus in the recipe, and how much I'd actually eaten, and it was 24 PointsPlus!! Good grief. I used up all of my weekly and activity PointsPlus, and I'm actually in the negative by 5 PP.
The last time I baked--remember the sloppy brownies?--I swore that I wouldn't eat while baking until AFTER I'd calculated the PointsPlus in it. I guess I forgot about that today! Oh, well. I'm skipping my wine and chocolate tonight, and tomorrow I'll be running a 10K instead of my usual 4 miles, so hopefully that will be enough to make up for it. No more baking for me! To my credit, though, the cookies didn't make me feel sick at all, like the sloppy brownies did. I certainly didn't feel like I ate that much!
I really hope that my headache and side cramp go away before morning. For once, I'm actually not nervous about a race! I know that a PR is pretty much in the bag, and I'm not going to race with balls-to-the-wall effort. I'm just going to run like I do when I train, and hopefully enjoy the race!