Crazy busy week, so here's a quick update to start the week.
I ran last Thursday after work--3.5 miles, and it was fabulous. I hadn't run for 12 days, so I was glad it went so well. It was cold, around 30 degrees. I ran by the river, at dusk. It was full dark when I finished. The trail is completely off road so it was safe (and in a safe area, not urban). I love running in the cold. It takes more work to get dressed, but I'll take it over heat and humidity and definitely over the treadmill.
I ran 8.25 miles Saturday around noon. Another very nice day, temps in upper 30s. But at mile 4 or so, my legs turned to lead. Which makes sense, since I hadn't kept up my weekly runs. I plowed through and finished, with a lot of walking after mile 7. This run reinforces how important my weekly runs are.
Less than a month until the half marathon on 2/24.
I had a really hard Sunday. The combination of the full moon, low pressure system moving through, and my hormones was a perfect storm of BLECH. I was out of sorts all day. I kept busy, not by choice--church, then grocery & craft store (for Sophie's book report), then variety show rehearsals from 3 - 5 (for the kids' show this Saturday), then I cooked dinner. I finally sat down around 6:30.
Downton Abbey was a difficult/emotional episode, and that didn't sit well with me at 10:30 pm when we were finished watching it, so I watched an hour of the show Episodes, for some comic relief. (Love Episodes. It's on Showtime. I'm rewatching season 2.) Made for a late night but I usually don't go to bed until after 11, so I'm used to it.
Food is good. Loving that the weight is slowly creeping down & staying down. So thankful I have admitted I am powerless over food and that I don't have to rely on my willpower to keep me sane.