“I don’t wanna go!”

Tonight I was definitely not wanting to go weigh in!  After a crazy first week of school, a weekend women’s retreat, and all the joys of being a woman I knew the scale was not going to be my friend!  And it stinks too because I’ve been bustin’ my tail on the treadmill, rivertrail, whatever I can use to run, walk, skip or otherwise be active and get ready for our race this weekend!

 I almost got out of the weigh in due to an odd power outage in town.  We lost power at the middle school a little after 4 today, and I figured it would be a quick flash and back on.  Well, when I left my WW meeting around 6:30, it was still out…stoplights, everything.  And it was pretty widespread too.  I heard the credit union was out and the light on the opposite end of town was also out!  We’ve tried checking our school e-mail to no avail.  We’re wondering if there’s still no power, or if the system just has to be re-set.  I know, it’s crazy to even think about the possibility of no school tomorrow.  But I think I’ve hit on just the word that makes it exciting.  P-O-S-S-I-B-I-L-I-T-Y!  Even if it doesn’t come to pass, just thinking of the potential for something out of the ordinary can be exciting enough.  I think that’s why I loved waitressing so much back in college.  Each night, there was the possibility of that crazy large tip or that record-breaking take for the night!

What do you mean I changed the subject?  Oh, yeah.  The weigh in.  Well, it wasn’t as horrible as it could have been.  I did gain, but it was less than a half pound.  So I felt alright with that.  Even though I really wanted to make my 10% this week (only 3 pounds to go!) I still think I can do it within a couple weeks at least!  And if nothing else, this slight increase might be just the motivation I need to really stay on plan this week instead of giving myself a few more “free days.”  I’m still down 17 or 18 pounds so that’s definitely a bonus!

As for the race, we’ve decided against the Bertha Brock Trail Run and opted for the Rambler Run in Perry instead.  I really wasn’t feeling confident about the potential for crazy hills on the trails and thought the road might be a better place to begin.  Plus, Garth will be able to push C. in the jogger now.  My goal is to run the whole thing, regardless of time.  Ideally I’d like to finish somewhere aside from last, but I’d be okay with that for now.

Oh, and get this!  I’ve got a great new oxy moron for you!  Ready.  Amanda C. – Cross Country Coach!  Seriously.  Can you believe it?  Alright, it’s not official, but if we get like 2-3 more students, I might be brought on as an assistant coach for CC!  I love the irony of it, since most of my life I’ve avoided running at all costs.  But, I did run with the kids today and it was pretty cool.  I felt a bit like a traffic accident…you know, people can’t help but gawk!  The kids were really watching me and I think it tripped them out seeing me do excercise and stuff.  I suppose since they only know the pregnant me, it might feel a little weird.  I think it could be a good thing, but I am a little worried about our already crazy schedule.  Luckily, the season will be over in a month, so it wouldn’t be too terrible!

That’s it for now!  Hopefully, I’ll be able to juggle things better in the coming weeks (read: post shorter entries with greater frequency).  Thanks for reading and be sure to leave a note to let me know you were here!