Friday, November 16, 2007

Day 267 - 150.6

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.
To you.


Grumpy Chair said...

I love that song, it is also on my shuffle. It's one of the few songs I can sing on key to.

Congratulations!!!!! on breaking the 152/151 weight.

Have a great weekend.

Jill said...

I adore Natalie Merchant and that song makes me feel so nostalgic in a happy kinda way. Congrats on the zero!!

ElleTeeJay said...

Thanks for the back-up in my battle against the evil personal trainer. It's been a long time since anyone made me feel like that.

You know, I was unable to hit the gym this morning, and my mind is already trying to find any break in my very busy weekend for a trip back. It's funny how quickly I'm falling in love with being there. Maybe it has somehting to do with being the working mother of two toddlers, huh? It's just so fantastic to have that time just for me. I'll bet that's something to which you can relate.

Congrats on the loss, Laura! You have some so far! What a fantastic achievement.

Marcy said...

Ooooooo good luck with the shoe shopping. I always love getting a new pair of kicks!

P.O.M. said...

Dancing and new shoes in the same weekend? Sheeez sounds dreamy to me!

I have 10,000 maniacs on my iPod too. I thought I was the only fan still - glad to see others are still wtih me.

Lori said...

Aw Laura, congratulations on breaking the 152 weight. You're so inspiring with the running. I've always been so proud of you running back when we first met on amazon.

I'm going to have to try and check out that song.

Have fun this weekend with the shoe purchasing and the dancing. You're living your life and that makes me so happy!

Jess said...

Congrats on the weight! That's awesome.

Have fun dancing up a storm this weekend!

Tigerlilly said...

Yeah!! Your almost in your 40's!! well, you know what I mean!

Hope you had a great time dancing the night away...cant wait for the pictures!

Non-Runner Nancy said...


Awesome job.