Long time, no blog! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and spent time with family and loved ones. I've been lucky enough to have visits from family from abroad and across the country, as well as seeing those that live nearby.
Today I turn 33 years old. Birthdays don't mean as much as they did when I was younger, but I like numbers and a double 3 is kind of cool. I've never hated having a Christmas time birthday like some people do. I've never had to go to school on my birthday and I've rarely even worked on it. As a child, I didn't get ripped off with combined presents, since my mother had a Christmas birthday and knew what it was like. There was the downside to not having a present receiving time in the summer, but I don't think anytime of the year is perfect.
This year I have been spoiled. You could say I got a combined present this year for my birthday, but my combined present is one of these:
So, yeah, you won't hear much complaining. :) And I have received other gifts - largely accessories to go with it or for running.
This morning, I weighed in at 202.6 pounds. It was bittersweet. Sweet because it means I'm down 2.2 pounds since my last weigh in, two weeks ago. Given I had three straight days of family dinners, that's pretty great. It also means I'm down a total of 41.2 pounds, breaking the 40 pound mark. Bitter because I had planned to break out of the 200s before the year end. That's not going to happen. I'm not going to dwell on it though. I'm just going to break that barrier in January.
Today will be a full day. Lunch plans and then a movie and dinner date with my husband. I plan to eat moderately, though I won't be obsessing over my choices either.
3 days from now is my next race! I have big goals for this 5k, and I'm hoping I can do it.