So if you remember, 2009's February sucked ass. I really thought nothing could top it.
So 2/2, I lost my job. 2/6 my dryer broke. 2/10 the doorbell broke when the dryer part was delivered. I didn't even get a job on my birthday. I couldn't go see my grandfather for his birthday. He passed away 2 days later (no, I didn't realize he was THAT badly off when I wanted to see him). And I cleaned my shower, taking the grout off the shower, which I've since repaired.
So I'm going to MD at the end of the week with my dad and my brother. D is going to stay here to take care of the dogs. Truthfully, I know my grandfather is better off. He had just turned 89. At 83, he got cancer and decided to beat it. At 84, he got diabetes and another hip replacement. At 85 he had a stroke. At 86 he got MRSA. The man just didn't want to go. But his body did. It is always hard to watch someone get old when they aren't healthy. Thankfully, my grandmother has met him, and they are now drinking and playing backgammon for eternity.
The difference between this year and last year's Februarys...I continued running. I ran 72+ miles in February. I ate too much, so no weight loss (but a nice gain), but seeing my friend DL got me back on track. I saw her in August. Since then, she has lost 20 pounds and looks fabulous. Of course, what did we do this weekend...eat and drink.
I did run 7 miles over the weekend. Never have I run that far, but I did it. D ran his on the dreadmill. I ran outside.
So the first of March, I've tracked all my food and gone for a run. D and I did rejoin the gym for a month. After a snafu, we are members until May. That makes me happy. I really was going to miss the gym. Although I will be doing an 8 miler outside on Friday before I drive to my dad's. I'm thinking my legs will love me for that.
So I'm trying to stay positive. Hopefully my phone will start ringing.