The boy's birthday was fun. My sister got him a ride-on airplane that he pretty much had his butt glued to the whole night. He said over and over again, "I flying!" It was just precious. Thanks for all the birthday wishes!
I totally indulged, eating 2 slices of frozen pizza (350 calories) and a slice of Baskin Robbins ice cream cake. I wasn't gonna, but I'd had a crappy day, and another run where I didn't wanna, and just didn't have it in me to pass on the treats. And I felt really bloated this morning, could barely get my rings off before my shower, so I know I'm retaining water. Maybe I'll see a decent loss if I can keep some decent food days together.
Last night when I left the office for my run, it was just too windy and cold (45*) and I almost didn't go at all. Then decided I better, since I didn't want to so much. I had a date with Tready and did 3 miles in 31:31. I pushed it for one 10 minute mile, and then pushed for 9 minute mile-pace for .4 miles. That's the fun of the treadmill--I can really push hard and get feedback on how I'm doing. But I push hard just so I can get it over with.
A couple friends from church who are runners (husband & wife) asked if I'd like to join them for a February or March half marathon somewhere in the U.S. I said "Heck yeah!" They are looking into where they want to go, and will get back to me. So I may be in half marathon training by December. I am SO ready. I printed a training program yesterday (from Hal Higdon's website); I'm going to do the Intermediate program, I think, because I'm pretty well past the Novice mileage already. I want to push myself and not go backwards for this training.
And I'm going to start a Group Power weight lifting class at the gym. It's a free weights class in an aerobics studio environment, and is like having a personal trainer without paying for one. I have no excuses--there's one on Wednesdays at 5:30, one on Fridays at 5:00, and one on Sundays at 3:00. I should be able to make at least 2 each week. So tonight is my first class. Hopefully the muscle building will help me get these last pounds off and tone up my flabby bits.
Sophie update: We met with the neurologist this morning. He spent over 30 minutes with us. He doesn't think her symptoms are from a migraine; he's sending her to an ENT and having them look for Menier's Disease and some kind of inner ear bone that could have broken loose (I forget what it's called). He wants us to video tape her the next time she has an episode, and ask her to roll from her back to her side and see if it makes her dizzy. I think he's looking for some kind of positional vertigo. Frankly, and he said this, he just doesn't know what it is. He agreed that the prednisone didn't do anything to stop the dizzyness, so we won't be doing that again (thank goodness). We're hoping to get into an ENT before the end of the year. So that's where we are for now. She's doing much better--the effects of the prednisone are mostly gone, she just needs to lose the rest of her puffy tummy and cheeks.