It has been over a month of no running whatsoever and after talking to my doc on Friday and performing the drills with no pain he cleared me to try out a mile TODAY. Hopefully, as you are reading this I am frolicking along on the treadmill pain free and happy as a I am in a candy store (or Yogurland). I am really hoping that it was just a bad case of shin splints and I am free to start back up SLOWLY but surely.
I am STOKED of course but I am going to 100% listen to my body and if it hurts, then I will STOP and climb onto my lovely spin bike. I think I will stick to the treadmill (because I can control my speed and incline) for a while this time around. I know some think that the treadmill causes injuries etc but for me I have never gotten injured using the treadmill and I think it works well for my body.
Okay, enough of that….oh, and I promise if things don’t go well I won’t drag you through another episode of me complaining, crying and eating a 3 lb. bag of swedish fish to help glue my broken heart back together;) I am not dramatic at all.
As you know, I am a big goal-setter. I gotta hold off for a little while on the running goals, so I have switched gears into beating the world record for watermelon eating.
Jim, I am sorry but you are about to lose your title. I am shooting for 14 lbs. in 14 minutes.
Is it weird that I find white bread with butter that has been broiled to be beautiful. Don’t answer that.
I kind of have a dilemma. In a few weeks we are going to be back in Utah without Billy’s mom cooking for us. Billy will be back to eating what I make for him (tuna salads, canned soup, baked potatoes and frozen burritos). How is he going to be able to handle the transition of going from his favorite food ever (pulled pork sandwiches) to broccoli casserole every night?
Keep in mind I already ate 48 chunks of watermelon previous to this photo, do not doubt my newest goal in life.
I think Charlie found my secret stash of skittles.
To end the night off we are watching White Chicks with the in-laws……I have a feeling things are about to get awkward. ***Edited to add: We couldn’t handle it so we watched The Proposal….OBSESSED with that movie!
Dessert will be round two of watermelon. I am already pulling off 2-a-days with my new watermelon training schedule. Please help me to reach my dreams.
PPS I haven’t posted my lulu purchases because I have to take them back because I found out that I get a discount for being an instructor.
Who are some of your favorite actors?
-Ryan Reynolds, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington and Johnny Depp.
What are your food/fitness goals this week or month?
-Besides my watermelon eating goals, I am going to focus on being smart about my running and keep up my weight training schedule because I think it plays a huge roal in injury prevention!
Do you feel like running is a roller coaster too? Explain!!!! (Sorry, that sounded like an essay question)