This morning started off with a baking fest in my kitchen. I first made pumpkin bread for a girls lunch today and I decided to chop up some dark chocolate to put into the bread. I now only have 6 lbs from my chocolate egg chilling out in my refrigerator.
Next I made some of the BEST BROWNIES for a family that just had a baby because double chocolate really helps with those first weeks of sleepless nights.
(Don’t worry Billy, I saved you a corner piece). Notice a theme. I only use box mixes anytime I bake.
Today I finally got on my treadmill for a 4 mile walk and it felt good to be together as 1 with my tready. I dressed up as a grape.
My back is better. Hallelujah. I am going to wait until Saturday to try running with it (I like to take a full two days more off from running once I feel things are healed just to be safe) and I wanted to share some of the thoughts that I have had since I hurt my back falling on the stairs.
1. Chocolate will and really does heal you. I am living proof, large doses of it has healed everything from stress fractures to plantar fasciitis. (Billy hinted that I should stop buying chocolate chips the other day because they never actually make it into cookies and I have been spending 1/3 of our food budget on them).
2. I wonder if Billy would notice on the credit card statement if I bought an underwater treadmill.
3. If I see one more happily running runner person today I think I might….
4. They need to sell endorphins in a way that you can just inject them straight into your bloodstream (mom, I am kidding, don’t worry).
5. Maybe if wear my garmin, eat gu and drink gatorade while I am sitting here on the couch on a Saturday morning I will feel better about the fact that I am not on my long run.
6. (During a truly dramatic time) That’s it! I am selling every single pair of running shoes in my closet to pay for me to take up a new hobby.
7. Action occurring shortly after #6: Putting all of my running shoes in bed with me and cuddling with them.
8. Another action, not a thought: I went through every race picture I have with Brooke explaining the pro’s and con’s from each race and what I learned while doing them.
9. I miss having 4 loads of running clothes a week to do (I can’t believe I thought that either).
10. Good thing my baby keeps me so entertained all day long and it turns out she is way more fun than any run I have ever had.
Tell me about some of the thoughts you have when you are an injured runner. What about some of your thoughts when you are a non-injured runner?
What did you wear for your workout outfit today? Any other people addicted to purple?
Are you pumpkined out yet? Sick of candy yet?