Monday, April 25, 2016

Accountability Monday: April 25, 2016

Good morning, friends!

In the midst of the insanity that is wedding planning, I've finally gotten my stuff together enough to post an Accountability Monday! [high fives self]

This damn ingrown toenail has thrown a real wrench into my training plan for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon- which is next weekend (!). After last month's Shamrock Half, my left big toe was a little tender and red. I let it go for a few weeks, chalking it up to having just run a half marathon. But two weeks ago, I finally went to the podiatrist- she diagnosed me with an ingrown toenail. Whomp, whomp.

Luckily, it is in the beginning stages and won't require any surgical intervention- yet. I've been soaking it twice a day in hot water and epsom salt and putting pieces of cotton under the edge of the nail to encourage it to grow out instead of in. In two weeks, the swelling has gone down considerably and the pain has lessened substantially. Yesterday I was able to run three relatively pain-free miles. Fingers crossed it doesn't give me any trouble during next week's races in Pittsburgh- 5k on Saturday, half marathon on Sunday.

Sunday- 3.18 miles in 37:28, 11:48 pace

Stats from Map My Run. Love seeing negative splits!

Food Find:
This weekend, Matthew and I were out of town visiting family and we made a trip to a Wegman's- we don't have one close to us so I don't go to one very often. I had heard that they carried a specific type of low-fat, low-sugar ice cream called "Halo Top" and I was anxious to try some when I found it in the store.

It. Was. Amazing! Seriously, I ate the whole pint (two cups) and it was only nine points! Regular ice cream would have been 27 points for the same amount! 27! Do yourself a favor this week and get to a Wegman's so you can have some of this delicious little bit of heaven.

Ice cream makes my smile extra cheesy!
146.2 as of 4/20/16

Non-Scale Victory:
I went to a baby shower yesterday and did not take the favor home- it was a little carton of M&M's and Animal Crackers. I ate a few and left it on the table- had I taken it, I would have eaten it all in the car on the way home and wasted points on food that I can get any day of the week. Leaving food on the table will always be a huge victory for me :-)

Enjoy the last week of April! What are you looking forward to in May?


  1. I'm obsessed with Halo Top! I"m sad Wegman's only stocks the 3 flavors though- but I love the chocolate and Lemon Cake. I have to pay for them on my own because Mike freaks out about the price and won't let me buy it on our joint food budget >_< Oh well, all the more for me!

    1. LOL- did you tell him it's WORTH EVERY PENNY?!?!?! Seriously, it is awesome and I need to get my hands on more of it when I'm back in Bel Air!

    2. He wasn't impressed. Said it was good, but not amazing and he could buy a half gallon of his favorite for what I pay for a pint. Meh.. let him eat his sugared-up, artificially flavored/colored, non real-food ice cream lol.