an active break

So, about a week and a half now with no running. My foot felt about 95% better Wednesday morning, then I tweaked it while pulling my daughter around on her sleigh…yesterday I topped it off with a ridiculously HUGE food shopping trip with lotsa’ bags to carry in and now I’m back down to about 70%. Better luck next week, eh?

In the meantime, I’ve been doing spinning, rowing, weights, abwork and I even bumped up the treadmill to a 9% incline and walked ‘uphill’ for 15 minutes! I’m only half-joking when I say another month or so of NOT running and I’ll end up in the best shape of my life!

I have to say, the first week being unable to run was brutal. I was cranky and disappointed and jealous of everyone who WAS running. While I was on the treadmill walking I kept having to remind myself: “don’t run, don’t run, don’t run…”. It was instinctive that I kept reaching to increase the speed.

Then week two hit…I lost about two pounds since I stopped running. For whatever reason, running always bloats me up. Now I’m not constantly hungry or always worried about dehydration anymore. I can actually feel my core and arms getting stronger already and while I still miss running…it’s suddenly…not so bad. I’m starting to think about how much I used to love lifting weights, spinning, pilates and how I don’t really do a whole lot of that anymore because when I have time to workout I have to run.


Don’t get me wrong, I’m still disappointed and occasionally I still freak-out that I’m losing valuable marathon training time…but I’m also starting to enjoy this break. Whatever will be will be, I’m just happy that I can still stay active because if I had to stop EVERYTHING I would truly go NUTS.

Speaking of exercising…

I’m not much of a television person. We watch movies on the weekend, but during the week I mainly just do a lot of reading at night.

A few seasons back I had given True Blood on HBO a try, but it got old pretty quickly for me. While I was healing after the little one was born I got hooked on the Food Network for a while…which was weird and fortunately short-lived.

But every now and then when I talk to people or see status updates on Twitter or Facebook I feel completely left out. More times than not I have no idea what they’re talking about when it comes to popular tv shows. So, I decided to pick a show this season and see what it’s all about. I’m pretty much done with the whole supernatural-thing. I’ve beaten it to death over the years…in all forms of media!! I’m not an American Idol kinda girl…which left…The Biggest Loser.


Apparently, this show has been on for something like 14 seasons and I’ve not seen even one episode. Of course, I can recognize Jillian Michaels, but I’ve never heard the woman speak. Again, I’ve heard of Bob Harper, but I had no idea he was on the show until I checked out the website the other night. I am literally going into this having no idea what to expect, other than there will be people working out and losing weight. How could I not enjoy that?! Right???


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