|4 miles, time: 53:11, 13:18 minute pace|
After I ran, I showered and got ready for Preston's cousin's graduation. For a school that only had 43 graduates, it sure lasted a long time. Ben and I had to leave before they started presenting diplomas because he was just restless. I was okay with it. Bleachers seriously hurt my backside anymore. I'm certainly not as young as I once was. LOL
We went to the reception and I only had chips and some macaroni salad, but I had quite a bit of it. Oh, and a couple cans of Mountain Dew, since there wasn't much else to drink. I think I did okay with my calories, but I can't be sure since the macaroni salad was homemade. :/ It probably had a crapload of calories. Oh well. It was good and I did manage to say no when I was asked if I wanted to take the leftovers home. I also managed to insult Preston's aunt in the process, but the thing is, it was actually kind of a complement, which I don't think she understood. All she heard was me say "no." She didn't understand that it meant "I can't have that in my house because it's so good and I won't have any self control." I really need to start explaining that, but we get leftovers and stuff pushed on us so often that it's just become natural to say no. Then they push some more and then I have to get forceful and it becomes an issue and I'm the bad guy. I know our families aren't trying to sabotage me, but it sometimes feels like it.
I have three miles scheduled for tomorrow and I'm planning on knocking them out of the way first thing in the morning. I don't have to work, so I could do it before everyone gets up. Or, since Kaiden doesn't have preschool anymore, I can lounge around the house for awhile and do it before lunch. I'll have to check the weather and see what the best plan is. :)
Thanks for all the encouragement! I did it because I didn't want to disappoint anyone - myself, my husband, Lauren (my running friend) and you guys, of course! Thanks for the push. I totally needed it.
Tomorrow is weigh in. I'm not expecting much since it was kind of a bad week, but I'm ready to kick it in gear and lose this weight by September! :) I've got big goals and I'm going to accomplish everything that needs to be done to achieve these goals.