It was another super hot and humid day today. It's supposed to cool down next week, and I really hope it does! Today, I had four miles on the schedule, but since I was going to run it on the treadmill anyway, I just waited until about 10:00. I really like running in the late morning, because it seems to help keep my appetite down for the whole day. When I run first thing in the morning, I always feel ravenous all day.
I set the treadmill at an easy pace to keep my heart rate in Zone 1, then started running. I watched The Secret Life of the American Teenager again. I'm really liking that show!
After my four miles were done, I showered and then got ready to go run a bunch of errands. The kids asked if I wanted to play Hedbanz, so we played that for about a half hour before heading out. I thought it was kind of funny that I got "cow" for the first round ;)
I waited to take the picture until after I'd guessed that I was a cow, so I wasn't cheating!
We used to play a version of that game in college, with Post-It notes. We would write a famous person's name down on a Post-It, and then stick it on someone's forehead (after having a few drinks, of course!). Once we all had a name, we took turns asking questions to figure out who we were.
I was always terrible at that game, because I don't know anything about celebrities. One time, I was asking questions FOREVER, and everyone else had already guessed theirs. I was getting mad at Jerry for picking something so hard for me to guess, and finally, I just grabbed the Post-It and looked... Eric Estrada. Then, I shouted some words that my friends still tease me about to this day:
"WHO THE FUCK IS ERIC ESTRADA?!"
Hahaha, I still think Jerry purposely picked someone I wouldn't know. He's wasn't allowed to write my Post-It for the forehead game after that ;)
Anyway, tomorrow is going to be a super busy day--I have to go to a wedding shower at 1:00, Eli has TWO birthday parties (one from 2-5 and the other from 4-7), and then Jerry and I are going to a wedding tomorrow night. So I had to go out and buy birthday gifts and the other half of a shower gift. Taking the kids with me to buy the stuff was a mistake, and I just couldn't take the bickering, so I decided to go by myself after Jerry got home. The Hedbanz game was fun, so I ended up buying that for both kids' parties tomorrow. Hopefully they don't have it already.
Pizza Friday was a disaster today. We decided to make homemade pizza, so I put all the dough ingredients in the bread machine on the dough cycle. After it spun for a little while, I walked past it and noticed that the oil smelled rancid. I don't use oil very much in cooking, so it tends to go bad before I use it all. So I dumped out all the dough in to the trash, and started over with new oil.
After about 20 minutes, I noticed that I'd accidentally put it on the bread cycle instead of the dough cycle; which meant that I would have a loaf of bread made out of pizza dough when the cycle was over. It hadn't started baking yet, so I just started it over with the dough cycle, and it worked out.
When it came time to make the pizza, I split the dough in two, to make two pizzas. I grabbed a round pizza pan and started working the dough out for Jerry's and my pizza, and when I flipped the dough over, I noticed a gross grayish film all over it from the pan. I have no idea what that was about, but it was too gross to eat, so I had to toss that ball of dough. Fortunately, the kids' dough was still good.
After spreading out the pizza in a square, I had the idea to bake it the same way you would bake cinnamon rolls. I rolled up the whole pizza, with the sauce and cheese on it, and then cut it into slices and baked the slices that way. The kids said it tasted amazing...
Jerry and I just ended up having sandwiches for dinner, because there was no way I was going to make more dough after that.
After dinner, I went out to buy the gifts I needed at Target. While I was there, I saw some running clothes on clearance, so I just checked them out. There were a few pairs of running shorts, which I've never worn. I have a lot of loose skin on my thighs, so I never attempted to wear running shorts. But I see other people run with shorts, and a lot of them look like their thighs have some loose skin, so I decided to buy some and give them a try.
Now, I know they aren't going to look pretty while I'm running, and my thighs are jiggling, but if I can wear them without chafing, I will be very happy to wear cooler clothing in the summer months. They're very comfy! But of course, I haven't run in them yet.
I have an eight-miler to run tomorrow, but I think I'll wait to give them a try until I have a short run. I'm mostly worried about chafing on my thighs. I'm also very self-conscious of the jiggling, but the longer I am at this weight, the less I really care about my imperfections (it's hard to tell from this photo, but trust me, the loose skin on my thighs is pretty bad!).
Because of my super busy day tomorrow, I may not get a chance to write. Have a good weekend!