Well I did it. I signed up for the KY Derby half marathon. OMG. My friend messaged me yesterday asking when we were going to sign up. I wasn't 100% sure she was totally "in" for doing it. I mean it's a big thing to fly from CO to StL and road trip to KY just to run. lol. So I was kind of dragging my feet. Since she messaged me *and* I had just got a coupon code for $5 off in email that morning I decided to take the plunge and sign up!
I'm nervous. Not going to lie. I'm worried about my knee, but I'm trying to give it a rest. Today I may hit the gym and do a machine that is not the treadmill. Tomorrow is going to be a freaky day in terms of temps and we may get close to 40 degrees. So I'd like to go for a run. I really don't want to *stop* running totally. I worry about losing the fitness and the desire. Temps are really cold today, but after Sat they are supposed to drop even more. It may snow Sat night (they say "major" when talking about the storm!). But Monday is going to be the lowest temp we've seen since 1999. I'm unclear how cold, I hear a high of -5, but I also hear a high of +5. Ha ha. We'll see. As much as I may "like" running I will not run in temps that cold. Forget that. The problem with the gym is that it's so freaking crowded because of the new year. In a few weeks it'll thin out as everyone falls off the healthy wagon.
I haven't mentioned Eli in a while. He's been on stall rest since the week of Thanksgiving. He strained a suspensory. But in terms of suspensory it seems rather mild. My vet has been letting me lunge him lightly for a while. I added in canter (my vet is in Hawaii so I've been winging it) and last night I lunged him with side reins. He seems sound. I hate this thought cause the suspensory is so tricky. I question things I "think" I see that I wouldn't question normally. I'm going to call the vet today and see if he's back. I'd like to try to hop on Eli on Sat since it's suppose to be kind of warm. I think I can really tell if I can feel him. But we have another Christmas on Sat. Ugh. This is the LAST one. I'm so tired of it honestly. Mostly of eating ham. And just plain eating. . . .
I have a goal to eat better this year. But my short term goal is to lose 10 lbs by Valentine's day. I was going to start this yesterday. And I did well till I got home. Wow. I can shove some food down my face in the evenings! I am meeting a friend for lunch today. I may really hit it on Monday. I knew it would be a challenge with another xmas coming up. But I'm still doing better than I was and any move in the right direction is positive. I haven't been working out /running much so that's a problem too. Once I get that going again things should start to look up. It will still be very hard to actually lose 10 lbs by Feb 14th though. I think my body loves my current weight cause I've maintained it +/- 5 lbs for quite some time now.