This teacher has had an incredibly long day and is really tired...and on top of being REALLY tired, I also have 4 million things to do to get ready for my family reunion in Minnesota this weekend. So this is going to be short...enjoy :)
Last week I was feeling really sorry for myself with my injury and decided to treat myself to my favorite thing on the planet (okay, that is a slight exaggeration...but I love it a lot) McDonald's Sweet Tea! I haven't had one in months...and probably won't get another one again for awhile...it becomes a slippery slope with me and these things...I could drink them every day, twice a day if it weren't for the fact that I know how much sugar is actually in them :) If you like their sweet tea, do yourself and favor and do NOT look at the nutrition facts!
On the first day of school I had my kids fill out a little get to know you sheet...and one of the questions was about their goal for this year. This kid definitely knows the way to his teacher's heart ;)
Peanut butter toast with cottage cheese...sounds gross, tastes delicious. Trust me on this! It makes an excellent breakfast or a pre/post run snack :)
This week's training was a little abbreviated since I took Monday and Tuesday off in efforts to let my butt/hip heal a little more. I still managed 29 miles for the week though...it definitely feels good to be back in the swing of things! I am so grateful that I found Dr. Sindorf and that I am running (mostly) pain free! **Don't worry...the Dr. said it was okay to run through the pain as long as it wasn't above a 5 on a 1-10 scale. Little does the doctor know...but I have a freakishly high pain tolerance ;)
Monday and Tuesday- Piyo and lots of stretching
Wednesday- After my initial appointment with Dr. Sindorf on Tuesday afternoon he said I could run as long as the pain wasn't too bad. You better believe my butt was in the gym 12 hours later :) I decided to stick with 3 slow miles so as not to overdue it.
Thursday- Wednesday I had my first "treatment" and honestly felt so much better immediately after. Thursday morning I went out for 5 miles and I was pleasantly surprised at the improvement I was already seeing. The doctor gave me some "flossing" exercises to do whenever I felt too much pain...and I only had to stop twice to do them. (Good thing it was 5AM because those exercises are quite amusing!)
Friday- Rest Day
Saturday- This is hands down my favorite run of the week...I ran 5 miles with negative splits and VERY little pain!!
Sunday- Long run Sunday started at 6:15AM and probably should have started a little earlier. It was a scorcher outside and this run was miserably hot! My running clothes were soaked by the 6 mile water stop. Between the heat and the hills I definitely struggled to finish this run...I may or may not have seriously contemplated calling AJ around mile 14 for a ride home. I'm sure glad I didn't though...because I got in my longest run to date!
I've been nominated several times for the ice bucket challenge...and I sadly haven't participated yet. However, I think a 20 minute ice bath after my 16 mile run should count for something ;)
While I usually like to be really worthless on long run Sundays...I couldn't pass up a chance to spend some quality time with my favorite little munchkin! She is growing up so fast and she kept us all entertained with her wacky antics!
What is your slippery slope food or drink?
What is your favorite pre/post run snack?