I decided to get on the scale this morning, now that I've been home for a few days. Normally, I weigh in on Wednesdays, but I was feeling really puffy on Wednesday, so I decided to hold off for a couple of days. Better late than never! I just didn't want to get discouraged if my weight was up after the marathon. Anyway, I was happy to see that I was at 135 today.
It was really hard not to be a total pig when I went to Illinois. I stayed on track for the most part, although I did end up going way over my PointsPlus for the week. I didn't feel too badly about it, though, because I did run a marathon while I was there! ;)
This whole week has been really tough because I haven't earned any Activity PointsPlus (and I always eat my Activity PP). I'm used to earning about 8-14 PP a day, depending on how far I run. But since I'm resting/recovering this week, I've had to cut back on how much I've been eating. It's a drastic shift, to go from 50+ miles per week of running to ZERO.
Tomorrow, I return to running, and I'm actually looking forward to it. I'm not going to start training for anything; I'm just going to run when and how far I feel like it. The weather has been perfect for running this week, about 40 degrees in the mornings, and I've been missing out!
If you're squeamish, skip this paragraph... I had a dream last night
that I finally lost a toenail. I've trained for (and run) three
marathons, and I've yet to lose a toenail! The nail on my toe with the
tattoo on it was very sore after the race. When I got back to my
sister's house, I looked at it and it was pretty swollen. There was a
blister under the nail, which is what causes nails to fall off
eventually. I used a needle to break the blister, and the swelling went down immediately.
It's bruised now, and it doesn't hurt as badly as it did right after
the race, but it hurts. I keep wondering if it's going to fall off,
which is probably why I dreamed about it.
I have a 10K race a week from Sunday, but I'm just running that for fun. I don't think I'll EVER beat my current 10K PR (49:23, which is a 7:57/mi pace), and it's a Halloween race (the Wicked Halloween Run in Plymouth), so it's more about dressing up and having fun than "racing" anyway. I would like to dress up, but I have no idea what to wear. If nothing else, I'll just wear my muscle tights; they're easy to run in, fun to wear.
I have the Monroe Half-Marathon on November 10th, also, with my brother. He injured his hip, so he's been doing more biking than running to train, but he says he still wants to try doing the half. I don't know yet if he wants me to run alongside him, or just do the race and meet up later (I'm hoping he'll want me to run with him, but I'm guessing the latter).
Jerry and I are going out to dinner tomorrow night, so I'd like to earn some Activity PP for that. I'm going to be meeting Dean, from my Ragnar SoCal team, and his wife. We haven't met in person yet, so I'm excited to meet him! You may remember him from Motivational Monday; he's been losing weight and increasing his running, and has shared a few milestones. On Sunday, he'll run his first half-marathon race, the Detroit Free Press International Half! He and his wife are staying in Detroit tomorrow night, so we're going to meet up with them at the Hockeytown Cafe for dinner.
After dinner today, Jerry and I took the boys to the apple orchard so they could pick out a pumpkin. The boys had fun running through the field in search of good pumpkins, and luckily, they found two they liked. The smell of fresh doughnuts there was irresistible to me, so I ended up getting one. They were pretty small, though--perfect for a treat on a non-run day. Jerry got some hot cider, and I had a sip of that--it was delicious!
I think it's crazy that it's already mid-October. I was so focused on marathon training that the time flew by, and Halloween is almost here!