Thursday, October 11, 2012

(S)he's a runner and a rebel

I was up before the crack of dawn to do my shorter 7k run this morning.  If I had cajones, they would have frozen!  Two degrees celsius (35 fahrenheit for my American friends) indeed!  Thank the heavens that my winter running gear I ordered online from Old Navy arrived yesterday.  I had one pair of too big compression pants left, and they were in the laundry.  I am now the proud owner of 3 pairs of compression pants in size medium...and a couple of long sleeved mock jackets.  The timing couldn't have been better. And let me tell you, I was soooooooo tempted to stay in my warm bed this morning. But I didn't.  I ran, and now I am rewarded with a rest day tomorrow!  Yay me!

I forgot what it was like to run in the colder weather because it's been so long.  This will be my first official running winter.  Or is that winter running?  Either way, running long distances in the frigid cold is going to be a new experience for me.  When I came back this morning I was a hot snotty mess.  Doesn't matter how cold it is, I'm a sweater and my nose is like a tap.  A very attractive look for any woman first thing in the morning.  Running makes me a snot mess, but no matter. I still felt great when I got back home and stepped into my steaming shower.

Yesterday I stepped outside of my comfort zone at Value Village.  I saw a gorgeous leather Danier coat that I loved.  It was a size small.  It was european sizing (12) which according to my sizing converter is a US size 8.  I decided to throw caution to the wind and try it on.  It fit me.  My heart started racing and I got a bit choked up.  I had to buy it.  It cost $19.99.  Man I love a deal! Although before I start getting all smug and stuff, Danier sizing is larger than most.  So the size 8 is probably a true 10.  Either way I scored a great leather coat...with a removeable thermal lining!

I am a clothing rebel:)
Yes, those are also my
thrift store Brazilian leather
boots!  $7.99
I'm getting better at seeing
my rear end.  And my size
12 jeans are looser.

Five years ago today, my little peanut was born.  Where has the time gone?  I can't believe that he is such a big boy now!  He's beautiful, smart, loving, kind.  I couldn't ask for a better kid.  I am truly blessed to be his mother and I always, always remember that he is my true inspiration and motivation for getting healthy.  I love him so much, and when I ever think of faltering, I think of him. I could never do that to him.  He means the world to me and I want to be able to share my life with him.  I'll never again tell him that I can't do something with him because of how big I am.  I've said this before and I'll say it again, nothing tastes as good as enjoying his childhood!

October 11, 2007
October 11, 2012