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Monday, January 2, 2012

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Happy New Year!!  I spent much of Christmas on the road, traveling to Ohio to visit my family.  Jerry was at the firehouse so we went to visit him so the kids could open their gifts with both of us, then Isaiah and I took off for a long day of driving.  Exhausting but SO worth it! 

While in Dayton, I was able to exercise every day I was there!  There's a new Planet Fitness in Dayton and because of the type of membership I have at our club in CT, I was able to use their gym.  It came in handy!  I went Monday through Thursday, doing both weights and cardio.   On Friday, I was planning to take the day off but when your (future) sister-in-law asks if you want to go spinning, you don't pass it up!  :)  So we had the wrong time for spinning but still got a 50-minute run in, regardless. 

It was so different being at a gym other than my own...mainly because I was the only one working out most days!  Very strange compared to being one of about 20-25 regulars at our gym every morning.  One guy at the Dayton gym was odd, rocking out to himself while on the treadmill OR just walking along. lol  I found out the next day he actually worked there.  Another guy that worked there had a ton of questions for me about our gym in CT, wondering how their setup was different, how much equipment, etc. 

We got back home Saturday evening and thankfully, Jerry was off. So Sunday morning (New Year's Day), we went for our long-distance run -- the first one we've been able to run together in probably 2 weeks at least. We did 10 miles - that's the longest I've ever run (9 was my previous best) and I felt good, even at the end!  SO exciting.  I'm well on my way to being ready for my half-marathon in May.

Other than that, nothing new to report, I'm at 85 pounds lost, the scale did finally move a bit after being stuck for a month or two. I'm not stressing as much about weigh-ins and haven't actually done them regularly in probably 2 months.  It probably would be a good idea to get back in that habit to keep myself accountable.