Monday, February 16, 2015

AM: 2/16/15

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?


  1. So sorry to hear about your ongoing pain. Hopefully both your PT and your Ortho are able to give you some answers. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be knowing that a shoe that'll help with one cause of pain will hurt you in regards to the other.

    1. Oh it's so insane! I really don't even know where to start! I'd really just like two new, uninjured feet :-)

  2. Ugh, so bummed to hear you're still struggling with your foot. :( Fingers crossed you'll start feeling better soon. My favorite flavor cupcake is cookies and cream...I'm a chocolate girl! -C

    1. I love chocolate too! But I'm a sucker for anything raspberry as well. Really, anything sweet is fair game!

  3. I think a girl in my running group may have that same toe condition. Her toe actually goes numb when she runs. Choosing the right shoe is important and hopefully the Hokas work okay for you again. Those have been recommended to me, but I love my Brooks Ravenna and "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!" Have a great week and hopefully you won't get too much snow!

    1. Thank you! Yes, this toe thing is something a lot of runners have, unfortunately. And I absolutely agree- if it works for you, keep doing it! :-)

  4. Congrats on the loss even though it was small it still counts :-)