I will fill you in on what Billy has to deal with multiple times everyday now that I am on the road to becoming the best runner that I can be! I like to show off my mad running and hopping on one leg skills because even a month ago I couldn’t do those things!
If you make fun of my yogurt spill on my shirt and who knows what is all over my pants…..I am blocking you.
It really is crazy how your body heals itself and how just a few months ago it hurt to sit/walk/stand! After some time off, lots of calcium (thank you Yogurtland) and hours of swimming, I feel like my old self again (don’t worry I won’t overdo my mileage and speed).
It has been a long journey since my first DNF when I knew that something was terribly wrong and when I was finally diagnosed with my stress fractures. Even though at the time I thought my life as I knew it was over and that I would be bored out of my mind without running, I have learned so much.
I kind of feel like a different person, I think that is what trials do to us….they force us to grow and become STRONGER!!!
Just in case you are injured, too busy to run or have other reasons why you can’t run right now….don’t worry. I know that 12 weeks (or whatever length of time that you are not able to run) will FLY BY!! Take the time to develop your OTHER TALENTS, spend time with your family and watch lots of tv.
I can officially say that I am sort of thankful for the femur fractures because in the long run I will be so much smarter about my running and stronger.
I had enough time to make it home for lunch and so I decided to re-create my favorite Wendy’s salad for 1/6th the price.
I made a few adjustments: I had apples, chicken, cheese, dressing stolen from Wendy’s and some of my homemade taboule.
If you are a morning worker-outer, do you eat before or after you workout? What do you eat (I need some new ideas)? If you workout later in the day how long do you have to wait after you eat to workout?
-I ALWAYS have to have a banana or a piece of bread before my morning workouts (otherwise I feel and not just look like a zombie) and eat b-fast afterwards. You do not want to know me if I SKIP BREAKFAST!
If I workout at night I swear I have to wait at least two hours after I eat to workout, especially if I ate fiber (I am sure you all wanted to know that).
How has your body shown you how amazing it is?
-Being able to recover!!
Do you ever run on the grass?
-No, but it is something that I really want to get into…gotta love soft surfaces!