I'm in such a fantastic mood today!!! The weather is absolutely gorgeous here. Yesterday when I walked outside I noticed the wind had picked up and it was finally starting to feel like fall. It kept up all day long like that and it was just great. Last night it even began to sprinkle a bit and I happened to be out on my nightly walk when it started to rain on me about 1/2 a mile from my house. I was jogging half of my walk anyways so I ended up just running the rest of the way back home. It was such an exhilarating experience to be caught out in the rain. Especially now since here where I live in Texas it hasn't really rained barely any at all since May! It was very welcome last night!
After the rain stopped and it got dark outside the wind was still blowing like crazy and I couldn't resist just going out to sit in the front yard and enjoy the weather. I even ended up laying down in the grass and just staring up at the stars and moon. It was such a perfect night and with my son away at his grandparent's for the evening I was able to clear my head and be at peace with my thoughts.
This morning was even better than the one before! The rain has cooled the temps off by another 10 degrees at least and so it was actually not too hot to go walking in the middle of the morning again finally!! I was so excited. I strapped on my mp3 player and headed out the door. All the best songs were coming on, the sky was clear and perfect. The sun was shining but the wind was blowing so hard that I barely even sweated until I made it home. I feel like it was so much easier to control my breathing with the wind constantly in my face, too. I ran much further than I anticipated I would and ever faster than I thought, too. I ended up doing 4.12 miles in an hour and 2 minutes. This is the first time I've had a pace of 4 mph! I'm so excited and ready to start seriously looking up a 5k near me!
As for the little pick-me-up... well.. That is exactly what it is I'm talking about. I went to visit a close guy friend of mine yesterday who was being a little overly flirty with me at the time I showed up and he ended up literally picking me up. *_* That may not sound like something out of the ordinary for the skinny minnies out there who get picked up and tossed around all the time by guys or whatever. lol. But oh man. I had this instant panick in my head that said OMG you're way too big for him to be picking you up, but as instantly as that popped in - it went right back as i said to myself oh wait dummy you just lost 88 lbs, I think he'll be fine! Lmfao. Seriously though... the big girl I used to be never got picked up by guys hardly ever. Sure I had some boyfriends of mine try to tough it out and pretend to be all strong and try to lift me but it didnt always work out so well and they'd tumble or something. Well not this time. He threw me over his shoulders and carried me all the way to his bed before plopping me down. lol. It's the little things like this that I never knew how bad I missed. The last time a guy successfully carried me anywhere was like 2007. And now I'm 40 lbs lighter than I was back then! This is definitely getting added to the list I'm creating about little changes I'm so happy for!