Phew. There’s something about the 5 and the 0 at the end of a weight that can make a person panic – knowing that I was over 185 last week scared the bejesus out of me, and frightened me into eating like a somewhat normal person this week. I say “somewhat” because we have been without a stove for the past week, so there’s really only so much one can do with that. There were a lot of sandwich or cereal nights this week. That should get easier by next week; the tile floor should be in by Wednesday, then we can move the new appliances in and there will just be maybe one or two more days when the granite is delivered where we’ll need to do quick meals because I believe you’re not supposed to use the countertop right away when its installed. Still, we managed.
I’ve also been terrible in posting. Part of it is because of the construction in the house – my family room now consists of a sofa, a settee, a chair, an ottoman, a coffee table, an end table, an entertainment center, a refrigerator, a kitchen table, and 4 kitchen chairs. Not exactly conducive to moving around well, and getting to my laptop is really something you’d only ask an olympic gymnast to do. Still, I did manage to get out for two runs this week. The first was on Sunday morning, and was a lovely 4.5 mile jaunt. I really enjoyed the breeze and the long run. Long being relative, I guess … I spent the run thinking of my friends who were running the ING Philadelphia Distance Run, and thinking about doing it next year. Its the day before my birthday next year, so I’m very seriously considering doing it. I didn’t do it this year because Will has been training for the MS 150 (last few hours to donate, by the way, do it here). He’s been out on Sundays, riding from Phoenixville to Philadelphia and back, and that takes HOURS. We need some family time, so I decided to forego the race this year and try again next year. I know that at my slowest, the 13.1 took me about 3 hours; I seem to have a little more speed behind me now (not much, mind you), so I’m hoping to keep that speed going and get my time down to 2.5-ish. So, I haven’t signed up for the race yet, but I want to talk to Will this weekend and maybe sign up sooner than later. That’ll give me plenty of time to get my speed up and get the distance in – truly, I don’t have to start increasing distance until next May, but we all know how much I “love” summer running, so I’m thinking I’d be better to work on my distance in the fall and spring and just maintain that in the summer. We’ll see how it goes.
In the meantime, I got another run in on Tuesday – it was a short speed run thanks to my unfortunate decision to reheat hot sausage and pasta for dinner that night. Pasta was a great idea; hot sausage, not so much. Lesson learned!
As for this weekend, the plan is for Will to ride the MS 150 and for me to start working on getting the house back together. That includes getting everything cleaned (the house is a big-ass dustball right now), and getting started on making the curtains. Yep, I’m making them myself, and I can’t wait! Hopefully, all of that will keep me busy enough to stay the hell out of the snacks!!