For the first week of the year that is. I only made it to the gym twice due to the massive ice storm we had. Actually, if I am completely truthfully, I could have made it four times. I was only iced in one day. But I made excuses one day until it was way too late and dangerous to go. The other day I told myself that I didn't need to go to the gym at lunch because I was going after work with a girlfriend. But I should have know better than to expect an 8 month pregnant woman to want to go to the gym. We ended up eating pizza and brownies at her house. The only cheat in my diet the ENTIRE week. I am proud of that.
I plan on starting to run outside next week (or maybe tomorrow, but don't hold me to it). It has been a LONG time since I have run, let alone run outside. But I feel like it is something I really need to conquer. I have an unreasonable fear of people laughing at me from their cars. I have all the necessary equipment to run outside (wicking pants, wicking shirt, light jacket), so there is no reason I shouldn't do it sometime soon.
Speaking of equipment (get your mind out of the gutter!), I need a new pair of running shoes. Once I get some free time I want to go to a local running store and have them look at my current shoes and analyze my stride. You see, I have no idea if I over pronate, need cushion, or have high arches. I just bought a shoe that looked good to me. And it has worked, so far. I am just wondering if there is a better shoe out there for me.
I finally finished my poncho!! It has been declared beautiful by many people. I am very proud of my first finished object. I think it is very fashionable, for at least the next 10 minutes! I bet that one day I will frog it to use the yarn for something else. I'll post a picture soon. I am stuck at the heel turn in knitting my sock. I am a little scared about it because the directions make NO SENSE to me. But I have been told to just go ahead and follow the directions and it will all turn out ok. I'll think I will pick it up again tonight while watching the second season of SG-1 on DVD. I wanted to pick up the yarn for the baby blanket for said pregnant friend, but said ice storm prevented me. Hopefully I will have time to do it next week. I can't wait to get started on it. I just hope that my friend likes it.