Monday, November 3, 2014

AM: 11/3/14




Guess what?!

MY BOOT COMES OFF TOMORROW!

It has been 46 days since I've been able to walk unassisted by crutches or the scooter. To say I'm excited is an understatement. My dreams the last few weeks have been full of walking and running- and tomorrow they get to come true! I've been singing one of my favorite childhood songs all weekend:



Make sure you're following me on twitter, instagram, or facebook as I'll be posting after my ortho appointment tomorrow morning. Let's get right into last week!

Training:
Monday- Rest day
Tuesday- 11 miles, recumbent bike
Wednesday- 7.12 miles, recumbent bike, light weight-lifting
Thursday- Rest day
Friday- Rest day
Saturday- 7.33 miles, recumbent bike, weight-lifting circuit
Sunday- 7.05 miles, recumbent bike

Total: 32.5 miles

So I didn't get in the full five workouts I promised last week but I have a good reason. After biking Tuesday and Wednesday, my foot was a little angry Thursday morning so I took an extra rest day. It handled Saturday and Sunday just fine. In my upcoming weeks/months of recovery, I know I'll need to cut myself some slack, listen to my body, and not try to push it too hard unnecessarily.

Nutrition:
I'm so glad candy is not a weakness of mine- I'd have been in big trouble this week! I managed to only have a few Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and a fun chocolate mint cappuccino to celebrate Halloween. We also went to a wedding yesterday and I did have a small piece of wedding cake with my after-dinner coffee.

I did a much better job staying within my points this week. I think knowing this would be my last week with the boot/scooter helped me get through and stay focused. I was able to earn 17 APs this week with the addition of biking so that helped tremendously. But I'm still very much looking forward to getting back to walking and running :-)

Weight-loss:
148.2 as of 10/29/14 weigh-in
-2.0 since last week
-42.2 since January 2013
-53.8 since HW 

Yup, that's right! I lost another TWO POUNDS this week! I can't tell you the last time I lost two pounds in one week!

It's been a loooooong time since my weight has been in the 140-something range. It's almost unbelievable. 

Since the injury, I've lost 5.6 pounds. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever believe I'd be able to lose weight while laid up. I owe my support system- all of you included- a huge thank you! I don't think I would have been able to find the motivation and determination to stick to my plan without your constant support and encouragement. Thank you- so, so much :-)

Also, we leave for Disney in just three days. Even though I won't be able to run my favorite race- Wine & Dine Half Marathon- I think I'll still have a pretty good time in the happiest place on earth :-)

Have an awesome week!


8 comments:

  1. Awesome that your boot is coming off. And congrats on the weight loss! Woohoo to both! :)

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  2. I saw someone running at my last half marathon in a boot. I suppose it struck some people as hard core, but I just wondered if her doctor had cleared her and what other damage she might be doing. Let yourself heal. It might be frustrating, but a setback would be much more frustrating.

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    1. Some people are cleared to run in the boot. It all depends on what the injury is. Trust me, I'm the very best patient there is :-)

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  3. Yahoo!! That's awesome. Glad you're making great progress in your recovery. Have a great time in Disney!!

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    1. Thanks! We will miss seeing you guys! :-)

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  4. Hey! I just wanted to thank you for writing so much about your stress fracture story. I'm a competitive ballroom dancer with a stressie in my 2nd metatarsal on my left foot and I have been going through so many of the same emotions and struggles that you have. It super sucks but you've reminded me that our biggest challenges are also our biggest gifts because they give us an opportunity to learn something about ourselves and grow! Hopefully right alongside some significant bone growth :) Congrats on all your recovery so far and especially on your boot removal!!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! You too! Sending healing vibes your way :-)

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