Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Been a long time

It's been ages since I've been here. I have a lot to say, but so little time since it's after 10:30 p.m. First and foremost on my mind, I have continued to run and am in week 8 of my training program. Ran 2.25 miles today in 28 minutes. Simply beyond belief that I can run at all, let alone that long. True, I'm slower than a snail, but hey my feet are moving, I'm sweating, and by golly I can call myself a runner.

And I'm losing weight. Down to 195 now (on my scale as soon as I wake up). That's 4 pounds in one month, which is fabulous, esp. considering I was on vacation a mere 3 weeks ago. I could have chucked it all after the dinners and desserts I had in the Smokies.

Work...oy. Gotta get some biddness in.

Kids... wonderful angels they are. Poor Sophie with swimmer's ear. Darling Luke getting so big and ready to crawl if only he could get up on his knees and move them forward. Sophie went to bed at 7:30 tonight and fell asleep without me there! Luke fell asleep in his crib after only a few minutes crying. Both of them were out by 7:40. Wow wow wow.

Mark.... stressed over work. He's a mess. I want to help, I need to help in the office more. God is going to have to intervene on this one. I just don't have the strength.

I need to sleep. Has to be an early a.m. tomorrow. I am so thankful for my Amazon/Fat Girlz friends and for the coolrunning website. And for treadmills at the Y. When this heat ends, I swear I'll do an outside run. Maybe in November....

Personal transformation takes a long time and a lot of work.

3 comments:

Grumpy Chair said...

I am so glad you are back. Everyday, I check you blog to see if you have written. Congratulations on your weight loss Laura and your determination on running.

Lori said...

Hi Laura,

I'm so proud of you running and sticking to it even in this heat (and yes, you will say it's air conditioned but I mean the dedication to getting into a hot car even plus arranging time to do this with your little ones at home).

Poor Sophie has had a bit of a rough summer. I hope she feels better soon. Can you hire a temp for your husband?

I hope you got some sleep; it's a wonderful thing besides rest. It gives you some perspective in the morning.

Take care...

jen said...

Glad to hear you're keeping up with the running. I went out yesterday in the morning -- it wasn't so bad, really. Maybe sometime we'll do a 5k together or something.

Hope the home stuff gets better.