Happy President's Day! And, it's my dad's birthday- so happy birthday, Pops!
I have to say- this week/weekend was tough. With both Valentine's Day and a birthday celebration, I used more weekly PPVs than I wanted to. Couple that with a pretty light workout week (trying to rest my toe) and I'm just feeling crummy about how the week went. But, the good news is- it's a brand new week and I can set the tone today for how I want the next seven days to go.
Monday- MOGA (kinda like yoga) class at Appalachian Running Company's Ladies Night Out. Loved it so much I signed up for four more classes!
Tuesday- 30 minute treadmill run- in Hokas! (more on that below), 1:1 intervals, 12:33 pace
Wednesday- Rest day
Thursday- Runner's World core workout
Friday- 30 minute treadmill run- 1:1 intervals, 12:30 pace
Saturday- 2 mile Love Run race, 30:30 intervals, 12:01 pace
6.79 total miles
So yeah, about the Hokas. As you may know, my PT thinks that the Hokas are NOT a good shoe for my foot. In fact, he thinks they led to my stress fracture. However, because of what I think I have in my left toe (Hallux Limitus), the best running/athletic shoe for that condition is a rocker bottom- just what the Hokas offer. I recently bought a pair of Altras (also with a rocker bottom) and will be taking them to both my PT and my Ortho to see what their thoughts are on how I might be able to wear these shoes without getting another stress fracture. Ugh. I just want to run pain-free in shoes that I know are helping me, not hurting me. Can't a girl catch a break?!
This week, my food intake consisted of chocolate-covered strawberries, Mexican AND Chinese takeout, and multiple, delicious raspberry cupcakes. To quote a favorite runner, Forrest Gump: "And that's all I have to say about that."
|Who could resist these?|
141.4 as of 2/11/15 weigh-in
-.6 from last week
-49 since January 2013
-60.6 from HW
Seeing another loss was such a blessing last week; here's hoping the downward trend continues.
I have an insane week coming up so I may not be blogging as much as usual though I'll try to update y'all on my toe situation as I can. Fingers (and toes!) crossed that I don't need surgery just yet or have gout/pseudo gout. I'll let you know as soon as I know.
Make it a great week! We're almost to spring! :-)
What's your favorite type of cupcake? If cupcakes aren't your thing, what's your go-to birthday treat?