Monday, March 16, 2015

AM: 3/16/15


If you can't tell, I am SO excited that Shamrock Marathon Weekend is just four days away! Look for more posts this week detailing all the fun stuff this weekend will hopefully bring.

As you know, the last two weeks have been a bit of a struggle- some of my food issues resurfaced; specifically bored/lonely eating. But I'm proud that I was able to recognize what was going on and stop it before it got too out of hand. Two or three years ago, I don't know if I would have made the same decision. Progress!

Monday- Short core workout
Tuesday- Walk Away the Pounds, 3 mile walk
Wednesday- Rest day
Thursday- Rest day. Toe flared up around 10:30 pm and was painful through the night until 11:30 pm Friday night. Ugh.
Friday- Rest day
Saturday- Rest day
Sunday- Shamrock 5k in Baltimore, 37:36, 11:48 pace. Toe felt great!

I wish my feet felt this great every day!

So, this freaking toe. On Thursday night, as I was laying in bed, it flared up. Swollen, painful, wouldn't move- I could barely walk on Friday. After work on Friday, I put on my boot (the one from the stress fracture) and could get around much better. Then as randomly as it started, it stopped hurting and being "frozen" around 11:30 Friday night- about 25 hours of pain. I have no idea what the heck is going on with it except that the flare-ups are lasting longer and longer each time. I have an appointment with a sports medicine podiatrist this morning so maybe I'll get some answers. All I know is that I am hoping and praying that I don't have any more flare-ups; especially this weekend. I just wish I knew how to prevent these painful flare-ups.

Not much to say here- I didn't try anything new or noteworthy. But, I did a much better job of staying within my daily PPV range this week. And I did a lot of cuddling with Koda- that counts for something, right? :-)

This little face is the greatest. 

141.2 pounds as of 3/11/15 weigh in
-1.8 from last week
-49.2 since January 2013
-60.8 since HW

After a two pound gain last week, I was happy to see the majority of that gone this week. I am still struggling to get past the 141 mark. I've set my goal weight at 135 but if the scale won't budge anymore, I may have to readjust that goal. For now, I am hoping to be at goal by the time we go on our second Disney cruise in May- less than two months from now. We'll just have to see what happens.

Are you running any St. Patrick's Day themed races this week?


  1. Yay for Shamrock week! Can't wait to see you this weekend!

    1. Oh my gosh- me too! It's been too long! Find me at the expo- I have a little goody bag for you!

  2. Great job this week! I'm in a similar rut right now. I handled that on Sunday by eating everything. :) I'm hoping to get on track this week before we pace Jeff in the ultra. I know you'll meet you goal, I just know it! XX

    1. I can't wait to see how Coach does- you will be the best pacer ever :-)

  3. It was a great day for the Shamrock 5k yesterday! I ran my third fastest 5k with a time of 25:40. I haven't run that fast in a LONG time. Losing 17 lbs with WW has definitely helped me pick up the pace again. Just about half-way to goal and I'm feeling good.

    1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is super speedy and awesome!!! And yes, losing weight feels really awesome when you're a runner- you just FEEL faster! :-)

  4. So exciting that you are running Shamrock....I wish I was going to be at that race, but provided my foot is okay, I will be running the last 10 miles of the Quintiles Marathon with a girl from my running group who is running her first. So exciting for Lynda! Have fun and give Christine a hug from mom!

    1. Will do! I'm sorry to hear about your foot- I hope all is ok! I didn't know Christine would be coming down for Shamrock this year- I'll give her a big hug for you! :-)