I was very happy when I got on the scale this morning for my Wednesday Weigh-in, and saw that staying on track all week had definitely paid off....
Down 4.5 from last week--I'll take that! My next weigh-in will be the day before I leave for Illinois. I would have loved to be back down to goal for the marathon, but considering I had such a big loss this week, I'll be happy even if I just maintain next week.
When I scheduled a dentist appointment for this morning, I purposely chose a Wednesday because it's my rest day and I knew I wouldn't have to run. I was really excited when I woke up this morning, because I had plans of just staying in my pajamas all morning, sipping tea, maybe reading some of my book. Then I remembered I had a dentist appointment at 9:00--so much for a relaxing morning off! ;)
When I got my teeth cleaned a few weeks ago, they told me that one of my bottom molars is getting a crack in it from the way my teeth bite together. The alignment of my teeth shifted a little when my jaw was reconstructed, and even though everything felt fine to me, there was an issue with the way my molars came together. When my hygienist said that there was a "crack", it scared me to death. That sounds extremely painful and I was just picturing my tooth falling apart. But the dentist told me it was just a filling, and I would be fine.
I asked if he could do it without numbing me, because I hate that feeling of being numb for hours afterward. I've have several fillings without being numbed, but he said it was a little deeper than a typical filling; I still wanted to try it. He said if it was too painful, I could just wave my hand and he'd stop. The anticipation was SO nerve racking! My hand was shaking, and I was ready to wave it, but it wasn't bad at all. After having a broken jaw and a couple of jaw surgeries, I don't know why I was so nervous about a filling! I just hope I never have to have a root canal or a crown or something--that is terrifying to me.
Are any of my readers running the Detroit Free Press half or full marathon on the 20th? I would have loved to do the half this year, but since it's a week out from the Chicago Marathon, I decided to be a spectator in Detroit. I'm going to make signs and bring cowbells, and all that good stuff. I've never gone to a race just to be a cheerleader, but I think it will be so fun! Let me know if you'll be there, and maybe I'll see you :) I even started working on my signs today...
I can't believe it's been almost a year since I ran the Detroit Free Presss Marathon with Rik! It seems like just yesterday. I remember thinking what a fun atmosphere it was, and how great it would be to go just be a spectator instead of a runner. Maybe next year I'll be a volunteer--that's something else I'd like to do at a race.
Tomorrow is my very last double-digit training run for the marathon :)