Finally got a new number in second place on the scale, and it was a lower one at that! I've been 154ish for a couple of weeks, so it's nice to know I haven't hit a plateau again.
Got no running in yesterday, which was a big disappointment. I knew it was going to be tough, with my work schedule and with Sophie's swim lessons at 5, which means I leave work at 4 to pick up the kids, get her changed, get them both fed, and drive to lessons. DH had his men's group last night and didn't get home until 9:30, so even though I was dressed to run and had planned on going out at night once he got home, I had fallen asleep with Sophie and was under no illusion that I was going running at 10 p.m. Whatever. Just means I get to run one day this weekend.
Sophie woke up this morning with a dizzy spell. She has complicated migraines and they manifest themselves in dizziness/vertigo. Thankfully I can bring her with me to the office, and she draws & colors & plays with her stuffed animals & watches movies, so she's not too disruptive. Other than the fact that she can't walk without feeling dizzy, she's fine (at least, for now). The bad thing is these spells can last for days, and they sometimes get progressively worse--where she gets the full blown migraine with light sensitivity and vomiting. I'm praying this is a quick bout and she can go to school tomorrow. It's been months since she 's had one, and I knew we were due.
I'm planning on running 4 miles sometime tonight, when Mark can keep the kids. The weather has finally broken and we are getting 70s today and even 60s later in the week. The lows will be in the 40s! I am so pumped. I just bought a new winter coat online, because my old one (size 16) is tent-like now. I tried on every coat in my closet and they were all huge, not just a little big but embarrassingly gigantic. Buying a new coat to me is like buying a new furnace for your house--I'd rather spend the money on something fun, like shoes, but I gotta have a coat so there you go.
I haven't even run the Indy Half yet--not even up to training mileage yet!--but I am seriously psyching myself up to run a marathon the year I turn 40, which is 2010. I told my husband this morning that's my goal, and he agreed that age is a great motivator (he's 45 so he's very wise about this stuff ;-). So that's the plan... marathon training begins in 2009. God willing, I'll be healthy enough to do it.
Until then, I'm just gonna try to get 20 miles in this week.