When I told my kids that we'd be leaving Friday instead of Thursday, they were extremely disappointed... so I ended up changing my mind again. We'll leave for my sister's house in Rockford tomorrow. I'm a little nervous about making the drive (I've always gone with Jerry), but I'm sure everything will be fine.
Right now, I'm just worried I'm going to forget to pack something for the race! I (finally) am 100% decided on what I'm going to wear for the race. I made my shirt today...
At first I thought it might be a little too nerdy, but I got an overwhelmingly good response to it on Instagram, so I decided to go ahead and wear it proudly :) I'll be wearing that with my black and pink capris, so if you are running or spectating in Chicago on Sunday and you see me, please say hello!
Jerry was off work today, which was nice, because we got to spend the day together before I leave tomorrow. Today was a rest day, so after the kids left for school, Jerry and I headed out to run some errands. The check engine light was on in the car, so we had to go get that scanned--turns out it was nothing. Then I spotted a place to get my hair cut (I don't have a "regular" salon, and I just go to any place that takes walk-ins--I know, I'm super high maintenance!). I didn't get any cut from the length, but I had her put shorter layers in it so that my ponytail won't slap my neck so hard when I run.
We went to the mall, so that I could get my free Victoria's Secret panties. I think Jerry was more excited to go to VS than I was, haha. While we were there, he saw a cute nightie and kind of insisted that I get it. I didn't complain! We stopped at Michaels, so I could get the iron-on stuff for my shirt. I ended up getting printable iron-on transfers, so that I could just print my photo and iron it onto the shirt. It was actually really easy to do. And I had the letters at home, so I just used those. I like the phrase "never going back"; I actually thought of getting a tattoo that says "never go back" (I'm not going to, but I thought of it!).
Finally, we went to Panera for lunch. I've been obsessed with bagels for the past couple of weeks. I've literally eaten a bagel for lunch every single day for about 12 days now. Usually, I get cinnamon raisin or pumpkin bagels and top them with Cinnamon Raisin Swirl peanut butter. Today, I got a salt bagel with chive and onion cream cheese. The salt bagel was SO good!
Speaking of carb loading, today was my Wednesday Weigh-in ;) I was hoping to at least maintain last week's weight of 136.5, but my body must love bagels, because I lost another 2 pounds this week!
I'm really excited to be under 135 for the marathon. Now I'm only 1.5 pounds over my goal weight. This week is going to be tough, because I'll be in Illinois all week. My sister knows that I want to stay on track, though, so I don't think it will be too hard at her house. I'll only be in the city for about 24 hours, so the damage should be minimal. But I always tend to gain weight after a very long run like that, so I won't be surprised (or upset) if the scale goes up a little next week, as long as I stay on track.
Well, I've got to get packing for my trip. I'll be writing from my sister's house, and probably from the hotel, too.