I ended up having a great week after a really rocky Monday start and those crappy extra pounds from vacation!
Walked/ran/lifted a bit Tuesday thru Friday, took yesterday off because my hamstrings hurt, and I've got a sitter lined up this afternoon so I have time to lift with dh and also hit the track.
Re: earlier convo about running... I used to trail run, up to 20 mile races. I don't know if I got fit and then ran, or ran and then got fit, because it was sorta the same process with a lot of activities going on- swimming, running, lifting, skiing, dodge ball, basketball. A very active period in my life. Nowadays, I cannot run because of my knees, and I am told my knees are bad because I'm outta shape. We'll see how this plays out over the next few months as I lose weight/gain strength/learn to run again. Hopefully.
I think it's a very individual process for people. I don't think I can be my fittest without running, and it makes me sad to think I may not run again if I don't get my kneees figured out. I've known some very very fit people who only run. And I've known some runners who don't look/seem fit to me, but who knows?
Good luck weighing in the morning, everyone, but really:
GO RED TEAM!!!