I don't have a weigh-in to report this week, as I am scale-free in Connecticut. I'm feeling great, though - I worked hard in Chicago, and my first day in CT was challenging, but nothing I couldn't handle! I'm feeling good - great, actually.
Roses for the week:
- I went swimming - twice. I am so happy to be back in the water.
- I did NOT need a seatbelt extender on my flight - in fact, I had to tighten the belt!
- Within a few minutes of being picked up at the airport, I was told that we had to stop at Stew Leonard's before going home. Stew's is a market in Connecticut - think grocery store meets Disney World, with free samples of everything (including cheese made in-store). When I was in college, one opened up right near the campus, and my friends and I would go there for dinner often. It's pretty amazing, and so I'm really proud that I survived this trip without eating a single sample ... or getting an ice cream cone on the way out!
- I ran C25k week 9, day 1 - I usually run on a track or a treadmill, but this time I ran on actual streets and sidewalks. Unbelievable. I felt so amazed and proud when I was done! First, because I had ran three miles without stopping. Second, because my run went down to the town beach and back, and oh! how I have missed the salty air! And third, because I had really nervous that I wouldn't be able to run on the different terrain. The changes in incline threw me off a bit, but nothing fatal - I actually finished with a better per-mile pace than I have before on the treadmill! My knees felt much better than last time - yesterday's rest day did me good, I think.
- I am writing this surrounded by sleeping sisters - brother is off to school, Mom is at work, and Dad is doing errands. And it is the most wonderful thing. I am so, so, so happy to be with my family - especially my kid brother, who is the most adorable person, especially around Christmas.