Sunday, April 19, 2009
I have been playing in a musical, and this was the performance weekend. There is one more show today, and then it's over! It has been a lot of work, but a lot of fun. I am not going to miss the time commitment, but I might miss getting to play the piano all the time (for a purpose, anyway). I think I'm going to really get back into playing the piano; this musical made me remember how much I love to play. And besides, the piano tuner was just up so my piano sounds really great right now.
My dad and his wife are coming to the show this afternoon. I haven't seen them since Christmas, so I'm excited to see how they'll react to the 20+ pounds I have gotten rid of. I told my dad that I was training for a 5K and eating better, and he was impressed with the running.
Yesterday was SOOOOO beautiful. The training run at my gym was 2.5 miles, and I ran the WHOLE WAY. Wahoo! That was even with three gigantic hills. I just know that if it would have been all flat, I could have run the rest of the 5K distance with no problem. Usually I have a buddy who comes, and we run together. It's nice to have someone running with me so we can push each other. Yesterday she wasn't there so I ran alone. Eventually, one of the trainers came up and ran with me and I think that really pushed me even more. We did some tempo training on the flat places, and she kicked my ass going up the hills. We chatted almost the whole time and I felt so good after my run. I definitely need to find a running buddy for all the time.
On an exciting note, I went to Target yesterday and I found this cute warm-up jacket on sale. I have been looking for one so I can wear it in the morning and to the pool. The only size they had was a small, and I thought "what the hell, I might as well try it." I tried it, and (tada!) it fit! I don't look like a sausage in it, and it's super cute. I wish I could wear it every day, only because it's a small.
Now I know that being so concerned about size labels is kind of shallow, but I think it comes from shopping when I was younger. I remember going shopping and feeling bad when I had to buy the (seemingly) giant sizes when everyone else was buying "regular" sizes (I remember this from when my friends were wearing size 6x, so it's been a part of my life for a LOOOONG time). My mom was always on a diet, and she talked about sizes all the time. I am slowly trying to get over being so concerned about *any* number, whether it be size or weight, but it's really hard not to be excited fitting into my first size 8 or my first small (EVER!). I think in high school I blew by the size 8s and 10s and went right into the 14's. There is not a memory in my adult mind of a time when I didn't wear a size 12 (barely) or a size 14.
Well I think it's about time to finish my coffee and get going to the pool. I LOVE to swim on my non-running days. I can swim 1/2 an hour without a break and I think the measured breathing is helping my breathing when I run, too. Yesterday I think my lungs could have handled another hour of running.
Have a Sparky Day!