Monday, August 25, 2014

Marathon Monday: 8/25

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 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 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?


  1. Heather, I'm SOOO happy to hear that your treatment helped and that you are back up and running! YAY! Love the response from your cute. :) I hope your week is going well and that you are getting settled in at school; be careful and get better!

  2. So sorry about the injury, I totally feel your pain right now!

    My slipper slope treat is craft soda. If a restaurant has homemade unique soda flavors, I suck 'em down like water! I love blood orange, homemade cream soda, and fig soda from my favorite pizza place and can't help but order a big one every time I go.

    I also love sweet tea and when I really have a craving hit, I mix half sweet with half unsweet to cut down on the amount of sugar I'm drinking. It's not quite the same but it still hits the spot!

  3. cottage cheese and pb ick! although i am curious to try this. it seems like a great post weights session treat

  4. Hey girl...ok so I've been wanting to chronicle my marathon training and Mondays are the day i need to do it based on my weekly training cycle. I love marathon Monday's and I honestly can not come up with anything more creative lol! Mind if I use it and give the first shout out back to ya? I've racked my brain but nothing else goes with monday haha. You may need to give me some tips on how to juggle all this now that you are back to work! I'm starting my studying process next week for my CPT and freaking out about this marathon and how to manage it all=) Keep up the good work!!

  5. Yes! Please do use it! I'm sure I'm not the first (or last) to use "Marathon Monday" provably because there isn't another cute, creative way to say it :-) As far as juggling marathon training and work...the one thing I've learned is that I need to get it done early! Early mornings need to become your new best friend :-) I can't wait to read about your training!! Good luck!