Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Day 272 - 152.8 Happy Thanksgiving!

Well I made it through yesterday, even got in a 3 mile run while getting my oil changed.

And that wasn't easy. I had forgotten to pack my socks in my gym bag, and as I'm changing at work and can't find them, I go into "don't panic" mode. As you know, my day was limited and I packed it full. It did not have room for a trip home to retrieve socks.

Rather than give up and not run at all, I decided to wear my black dress socks (thank God I was wearing running pants and not shorts!) with my shoes and I ran 6 minutes to Kohl's, bought running socks, ran 6 minutes back to the road to the car dealership where I dropped off my bag o' socks in the bushes (you know, they don't just sell ONE pair of socks... you have to buy a minimum of 2 pairs), and took off for another 20 minutes of running.

I am so proud of myself. Can I just tell you how easy it would have been to say "f*ck it" and not run? But I was determined. And even though it was hot (it was almost 70 yesterday) and I'm sure I got some weird looks coming into the car dealership in a sleeveless running top all sweaty and grimy, I felt great for getting it in.

And I wasn't alone on this run. I took Jillian Michaels with me. Lori had posted a month or so ago a way to get her podcasts, and I finally loaded them onto my Shuffle yesterday. She rocks! I will have to share some of her insights in a later post.

So here's the hair cut. It's not drastically different, just shorter. I like it a lot.

We are all packed for our trip to Indy for Thanksgiving (that took about 5 hours--OMG it is ridiculous how much there is to take for 2 kids and me--my husband packs his stuff, thank goodness). I still have to grocery shop for the salad, but that's it. We should be heading out around 4 p.m. The weather is supposed to be crappy as a cold front comes through, and that will make the drive a little slower with the rain. At least we aren't flying.

We'll be in Indy until Sunday, so don't be surprised if you don't hear from me until Monday. I'm taking my laptop, but not sure how much time I'll have to post anything. You all have a happy and healthy Turkey Day!!!


Lori said...

You look so pretty with your haircut. I'm so proud of you for not giving up on your run. Now you have a spare pair to keep in your car. :-)

Now, you got Jillian on your shuffle? I can't get any podcasts on my shuffle. :-(

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Marcy said...

I LOVE the new do!!! You look fan-freekin-tastic!! ;D ;D ;D

Have an awesome Thanksgiving!!

Jess said...

The new 'do looks great! And good for for pressing forward with that run!

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

You have such beautiful blue eyes, Laura!

And you did a great job by not giving up and figuring out a way to do your run.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Great job getting the run in even with adversity. It would be easy to bag it. Great work!!

Great job on the weight too. Hope you stayed strong through the weekend.