Today was supposed to be hot and humid, so I wanted to get my run done before breakfast this morning. I only had six miles at an easy pace on the schedule, which feels like a cake walk now compared to my other runs! ;)
My easy pace is supposed to be 10:00-10:40/mi. My legs felt surprisingly fresh today, so I just wanted to relax and enjoy it! I was really surprised when I saw that my pace was in the 9:00's. I honestly thought I was happily running about a 10:15-10:30 pace. It's weird how one day, a 10:30 pace actually feels hard, and another day, a 9:30 pace feels super easy.
My run was totally uneventful (unlike yesterday's wardrobe malfunction), and when I got home, I saw my water bottle sitting on the porch. Jerry is super thoughtful in that he always fills my water bottle with ice water when I'm out running, so that it'll be ready for me when I'm done. Today was extra special, because he left me a (very corny) note with it!
It put a huge smile on my face. I sat outside for a little bit drinking my water. Turns out all of my splits were under 10:00. I can only hope that my body feels this good tomorrow for 16 miles!
I got a note card in the mail today from Weight Watchers. Jerry has gotten a couple of cards before, when he hit his goal weight and Lifetime membership; but I've never gotten one, so I was wondering what the heck it was for! Turns out, it was from the leader of the meeting I went to when I weighed in last week.
It's kind of ironic, actually. I finally found a leader that I really clicked with, but she was actually filling in for the regular leader. As I've mentioned before, I've had a really hard time with my WW center. I haven't found a meeting/leader that I "click" with, so I just don't go to the meetings. When I weighed in last Friday, the meeting was just about to start, so I figured I might as well stay.
There was a new leader there, that I hadn't seen before, and she mentioned she was filling in for someone. I felt really comfortable with her, and she didn't look at me like I had two heads when I spoke up. I stayed after the meeting to ask her when her regular meeting times are, because I'd like to go to her meetings. She told me that she doesn't work at this center, she works in Ann Arbor. I was bummed! I thought I'd finally found a regular meeting. Anyway, I thought it was really nice of her to send me the card.
So, I have to say, it's been really nice not weighing myself daily. I've weighed daily since I started losing weight in 2009. I know that weight fluctuates day-to-day, and I don't let those fluctuations set my mood or anything. But since I was feeling pressured to get back down to 133 for Jerry's sister's wedding next weekend, and Jerry hid the scale from me, I feel kind of liberated. And I've been 100% on-track ever since!
I don't think there is anything wrong with weighing daily, but it's been nice not doing it. Jerry will get the scale back out after the wedding, so I'm curious what my weight will be, but right now, it's kind of fun not knowing. I know that as long as I'm tracking my food and not binge eating, my weight can't be going up, so there really is no reason to weigh.
Once again, I find myself nervous for my 16-miler tomorrow. I have no idea why! I ran 16 miles two weeks ago, and felt great. I mapped out my route, and I'm ready to go. Just hoping that I have another good run!