Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Tiny little update

So today is a good day. I'm taking it a day a time, and today so far is a good day.

I got to run yesterday, 3.24 miles, 39 minutes. It was a good run. I felt strong, even though it had been forever since I'd run much. I weighed 158.6 this morning, so I'm holding steady. I didn't binge last night--it's hard to eat Oreos when you're watching The Biggest Loser, ya know?

Things with my dad are still going well. He wanted to take the family to see The Celtic Woman performance this Saturday night, so we have 13 tickets (we have a big extended family!) and we are all going. It's his big "final gift" to everyone. I'm going to surprise him with a gift of our own--we have backstage passes for him. Right now we have 2, and I'm trying to get a 3rd so that both my sister & me can go with him. Otherwise, I'll let my sister go (if that's what Dad wants) because she has put up with so much crap over the years and never left his side. I think it will mean the world to him.

I'm still waffling about the half marathon, which is this Sunday. I really want to do it. If I get any semblance of decent sleep & the weather is cooperative, I'm going to. If it's too much, then I won't. No pressure on myself, at all. I figure I can do it in 3 hours without too much trouble (hope those aren't famous last words!).

For now, it's all good.

Except I got a speeding ticket this morning, which sucks. But you know? It didn't really upset me, so I guess that's a sign I'm dealing with life pretty well right now. Thanks be to God.


Mama said...

Keep on hanging in there! Have a wonderful time at the performance!

MCM Mama

debby said...

Laura, I am glad to hear you are having bits of good in your life. And so happy for you to have this bit of time with your dad. What a special surprise to take him backstage. I am sorry I haven't replied more often. I am so worried about you, and keep thinking I will email you. But know that I think often of you, and pray for you and your family whenever I do think about you.

Vickie said...

what a nice breath of fresh air to look forward to something fun!

Cindy...154 said...

I was so glad to see a post from you today. I am glad things are going well. You sound like you have that extra ability you need right now to cope with things. I think we get that gift when we really need it. I love your attitude about the run Saturday. Just see what happens. And what a great surprise for your dad on Saturday night! Maybe I should start watching the Biggest Loser. I think I am going to look into it. Enjoy the performance Saturday night and take care!