Friday, November 02, 2007

Day 253 - 151.6 Four Eyes =)

The scale was down again today, and I'm at my lowest since my mid 20s. This is about what I weighed when I got married on March 18, 1995!

No run yesterday. Instead I had to go get GLASSES. I have had perfect vision almost my entire life (notwithstanding the year when I was in 3rd grade and I wore Flintstone's frames because of astigmatism, which somehow was cured by my magical plastic frames). But I was complaining to DH yesterday how letters are getting fuzzy and I'm having to focus really hard when I read. I thought I should just get some magnifying cheapo glasses at the drugstore, and he asked when the last time was I had my eyes checked. About 20 years ago, I think. In high school.

So off to Eye Mart I went. The doctor said I was far sighted and had (surprise) astigmatism, and I was "this close" to needing bifocals. She said single lenses would be fine for now, but probably in a year or two I would have to trade up to bifocals. Oh joy.

Picking out frames was daunting. The really cool ones were $150+ plus $40 for lenses (or $258 for two pair--a bargain!), so I moved down to the sorta cool ones and found a couple of decent pairs in the 2 for $158 range. Unfortunately, my favorites had to be sent off to the "home office" to be fitted with lenses and I'll get them sometime next week, so no pictures of me yet. The 2nd pair that I'm wearing now (the letters I'm typing are crisp as fall apples) are basic wire rimmed frames in brownish metal, shaped like rounded rectangles. They are "Columbia" brand, so I feel all sporty in them (not).

I wore them while watching a movie last night, and while I read a book before bed. Shocking how fuzzy the letters were when compared with how they should be. I had no idea how bad it was.

When I get the cool frames, I'll take my picture and show you all my four eyes.

Speaking of movies, DH rented "The Fountain" with Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. Holy cow, that was a moving film. It is tough to get into, because you don't know what the heck is going on in the very beginning, but stick with it and it's just amazing. Hugh J. gives an intense performance, and I cried at least once. Then after it was over I hugged DH for at least a full minute (wow, we are such lovebirds) because it's just one of those films where you want to love on your loved ones when it's over. Go rent it this weekend and watch it with someone you love!

Today was gonna be a rest day, but will be instead a 3.5 miler. I realized this morning that if I run 3.5 miles, and 7 this weekend, then I will hit 20 miles this week. That, my friends, is a lovely milestone to hit.

Enjoy the weekend. Remember to Fall Back on Saturday. What will you do with that extra hour? I almost always use it to sleep.


Tigerlilly said...

When I was 9 years old I had big, thick, red plastic framed glasses. I see pictures today and I cringe! LOL I am not too far behind you... I am wearing Walgreens brand glasses at night when I read... but only when no one is watching!

Wow.. 20 miles this week! Yahoo!! that is fantastic. I'm hoping to hit 10 miles next week. This week has already lost its mojo!

Have a great run.. and enjoy that extra hour.. we never no extra sleep time :(

Marcy said...

I was just at the eye dr myself, except I just needed new contacts. Some of your vision must have came to me because surprisingly my astigmatism has gotten better. You'd laugh at how thick my lenses are in my glasses. I guess it's a good thing I have thick frames LOL

Ohhhhh I'm glad you reviewed that movie. I was going to order it on PPV last week but then didn't for some reason (got sidetracked or something). I'll have to make sure I get it now that you said it was good :-)

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

I also got married on March 18! ... 2006.

My husband thinks glasses on women are enormously sexy. I prefer my contacts.

I do think scratch-resistant lenses on glasses and no-glare lenses are really awesome options.

Jess said...

I'll have to Netflix that one. Sounds interesting.

I need to go to the eye doctor. I know my lenses need to be updated but I have been putting it off for about...5 years now. Cross your fingers I don't plow someone down in my car because of my old-lady vision.

Lori said...

I remember when I was 8 and got glasses. Being able to see the blackboard and everything else around me was amazing.

Now I'm wearing "cheaters" with my contacts. I usually get the $1 or el cheapo reading glasses but occasionally I'll splurge $16 on a pair of I.C.U. reading glasses. When I'm not wearing contacts, I have bifocals (minus the little lines). HINT: Don't take stairs until you get used to wearing them. :-)

Didn't Peggy Hill (on King of the Hill) say glasses were great for hiding crow's feet? I like my glasses to be honest. I need a new pair myself. I bet you'll look cute with them.

P.O.M. said...

I just added that to my netflix too.
Definately planning on laying low this weekend - running, workout and movies. Big weigh-in on monday!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Congrats on the milestone... the weight, not the glasses!

Great work, and through the candy season. Good for you!