Yes, my friends, that is a ZERO in third place there. I now weigh what I did on my wedding day in 1995. It's a good thing!
I got in a fabulous run yesterday--5.5 miles in 61 minutes. It was 45 degrees and thankfully the wind had really died down from earlier in the day, when we had gusts at 25 mph. I went out in my new Champion fleece sweatshirt (on sale at Target last week for $14.99) but had it tied around my waist after half a mile (I had on a long sleeve tee underneath, of course). I did enjoy my ear warmer headband thingy, which I've never used before but am now in love with. It kept my ears all toasty and warm yet didn't screw up my hair too badly for when I had to pick up the kids afterwards. I kept my gloves on the whole time except when I had to retie my shoes once.
Speaking of shoes, I finally need a new pair. I've been alternating between my Brooks and New Balance, which I bought last summer when I weighed 200 pounds. These are motion control shoes, good for "heavy runners," but since my foot has changed with the lost weight (I went from 8 1/2 to 8) I don't think I need motion control any longer. My right shin is sore this morning, just a bit, and I think it's because of my shoes. We don't have a real running store around here, but there is a family owned running/biking store that I think can help me out. So that's on the agenda for the weekend.
Also on tap for the weekend--DH and I are going out Saturday night with my sis & bro-in-law (I adore both of them) for dinner and dancing! Remember how we took ballroom dance lessons at church for a couple months? Well, we have totally forgotten all that, but my SIL & BIL are members of the local dance club and they go once a month. They invited us last month but we couldn't go, but we can tomorrow. We will probably be the youngest people there! I have a black dress I bought at the Limited this summer that I still haven't worn and even though it's short sleeved, I can't wait to wear it. I'll be sure to have a picture taken so I can show off for y'all! =)
The sun is shining, it's a gorgeous fall day, and thankfully my mood is lifted as well.
I'll leave you with one of my all time favorite songs.....
10,000 Maniacs, These Are Days
These are days you'll remember.
Never before and never since, I promise, will the whole world be warm as this.
And as you feel it, you'll know it's true that you are blessed and lucky.
It's true that you are touched by something that will grow and bloom in you.
These are the days you might fill with laughter until you break.
These days you might feel a shaft of light make its way across your face.
And when you do you'll know how it was meant to be.
See the signs and know their meaning.
It's true, you'll know how it was meant to be.
Hear the signs and know they're speaking to you.