I had grand plans to get in a bit of speed on Saturday morning but that didn’t happen. A few miles into the run, I realized that the goal of my run was going to change and just be to survive the heat. Jo was feeling the same way too!
I even wore my speed shoes for the run because I was so sure of a workout occurring.
Eleven miles for the morning, and this week I’ll get in some speed (anybody else losing motivation from the heat… maybe I’ll jump on a treadmill for a workout)!
I think I lost a gallon of sweat on the above run. LiquidIV is saving me this summer by keeping me hydrated. I seriously have one after every single run, and Lemon Lime is my go-to lately. Just in case you want to try it—> code HUNGRYRUNNERGIRL gets you 25% off and free shipping HERE!
Later on I was able to go to Megan’s baby shower. Her little boy and Beck will only be about eight months apart, so I am just assuming they will be best friends. All of the food and decorations were adorable. I am not good at putting together cute parties like this but I sure do enjoy them;)
We did our best to spoil Andrew yesterday.
We all laughed so hard over Skye’s answers to the questions about Andrew.
Everyone came to my house to celebrate Father’s Day!
My mom brought her famous lasagna!
Costco made an excellent dessert luckily because I failed the dessert I tried to make.
I’m always grateful to get another Father’s Day with my dad.
First, I have good news with this situation but my face in the picture below was before I had my results back!
My left shoulder started feeling tingly/numb last week along with some pain in addition to the pain I was feeling in my hand. I called my brother that is an ER doctor and he told me to get an MRI on my neck, so that is what I did. Not going to lie, I was FREAKING OUT inside that it was going to be something serious because both my brother and sister have had a lot of disc problems.
I was able to get an MRI right away (ummm those are scary!) and talk to the doctor right after. He said that I had some MINOR discs bulging in my neck and that I just needed to go to physical therapy to stretch and strengthen them. I was so relieved. I felt like my entire body relaxed the second he told me this but it was also one of those wake-up call moments. I can’t just run. As much as that is all I want to do, to stay healthy and feeling good I need to stretch and strengthen things as I get older so I can continue to run and do the things I love to do.
I saw the PT, and he said that my tight neck muscles had compressed the disc a bit due to poor posture (while carrying babies, not using good form when I nurse, forward head posture while running and sitting at a computer for hours each day). I’ll continue to work with the PT to roll (with the tiger tail), strengthen and stretch the areas better and my hand and shoulder are already feeling so much better. Both the doctor and my PT have said I am 100% okay to keep training, but I just need to be proactive about this and work daily on the homework that the PT gave me!
Ever had an MRI? Anyone else ever had any problems with their discs?
Where’s your motivation for running at lately… pretty normal? More than normal? Less than normal?
-I just keep reminding myself that I need to work hard in the summer so it can pay off at fall races! The heat will make us so strong when we race in perfect temperatures this fall.
Tell me the best part of your weekend?
Ever been to physical therapy? What for?