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So this morning, 10 mile run, froze my butt off and got blasted by the wind.

Afterwards, drove down to the hospital to get a mole removed…..

…..on my breast.  Not the most pleasant experience but it went surprisingly smooth.  I didn’t even know the dermatologist removed it. It was 1cm and she pretty much cut out more than half an inch I believe (dont know, the sealed wound is close to an inch).  The doctor stitched it up real nice(it looks like a pretty damn good Frankenstein if you ask me lol). If it weren’t for my high tolerance of pain I would probably be crying right now because of how badly this thing is now throbbing and how BADLY i want pain killers and dont have any.

And I learned a fun fact while getting my stitches: One stitch costs about $10 (they do not want to waste their stitches!).  So yea I may have 5 stitches on the outside, but who knows how many stitches I have on the inside…thank goodness for insurance 🙂

I asked her about running, she told me to not run today. But after today when i do, to make sure I apply some bandaids and wear a well supported sports bra…..well supported sports bra….I don’t even know what well supported sports bra feels like I think.  The closes I think I have gotten were the ones by Nike that compressed everything to your chest.

And I swear they increased their sizes because I had to buy an extra small and I usually get a small in these…and no my chest did not shrink.  These bras tend to restrict my breathing when I first get them. (As far as budgeting myself goes….yea this splurge on bra and the capris I randomly bought pretty much killed my last paycheck)

Honestly I didn’t feel any pain until 6 hours after I left…yick.  Anyone else have similar experiences and would like to share?

It’s been a crazy past few weeks.

Last week walking through Pittsburgh I ran across this sign:

gotta love it..and the beauty of the old buildings mixed with the newer buildings:

And this pretty blue Oldies car (blue dice 😀 ):

And I grew a Flamingo:

And I made some business cards by hand:

Next time I should consider ordering some online.  And yes the paper is textured, I am a freak for textured paper 😀

 

I do want to add this however….a strawberry giving birth to the new strawberry tic tacs…or exploding from it, or puking it, or however you want to interpret it (I know the lighting is bad, but this angle is just too epic):

 

Sat-your-day = rest day for my body (especially my legs!)

Yesterday I hit my 22 mile mark….the wind was horrible and the last 4 miles were extremely rough.  But here’s a trick I kind of learned to make sure I was not pushing myself to hard on my long runs:  Say “Hello” “Good Morning/Evening” or something to passerbys’.

Yes I took taht in a bathroom, they seem to have the best lighting…all the time (most of the time). And I had shorts on in 30 degree weather, anyone else wear shorts at 30 degrees or lower?

I also have noticed that I gained some weight during my training.  I have done some research and it turns out that gaining weight from marathon training is VERY COMMON so there’s no real need to panic.

Reasons why?

You may be an untrained/novice runner and your body is not used to this type of running (possibly? I never ran anything over 15 miles before)

Your body is holding on to carbs/glucose to use for it’s next big run (this is also a possibility, but at the same time it’s usually novice runners).

You are eating more than you think you are burning…this is probably my answer…after eating a whole jar of peanut butter in one week and several cookies and poptarts…my bad nutritional choices are starting to catch up on me.

Or it could be that I decided to make a smoothie…I am not a big smoothie person.  But when I am actually in the mood for one I MUST MAKE ONE.

Banana Strawberry Smoothie
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt (Fage preferably)
  • 1/2 small Banana, sliced up
  • 1/2 cup of Strawberries (preferably frozen, if not frozen throw in some icecubes.)
  • 1 cup of almond or soy milk. (or was it half of a cup…i do not remember the amount haha)
Directions:
  1. Add everything and blend!
  2. Drink and Enjoy 🙂

I also learned how to crochet a ton of stuff over break….A TON..like this hat:

Maybe I should quit school and crochet hats and sell them on etsy or something….lmfao.

And it’s that time of the year when my house is being invaded by ladybugs…mmm whats up there lady bug, you landed in my eggs this morning 😦

Havent updated in a long time…SPRING BREAK 😀 more like another snow break lol.  Sadly this post will be text heavy(..I left my camera).

Friday, I managed to go 20 miles, and I must say I am still somewhat sore.  Clif bloks really helped and I literally chowed down right after I came into the door, I didn’t get sick.

Budget challenge..well I’ve been working at my usual retail place.  I bought a hoodie (creditcard) and a shirt (giftcard!) Both on clearance which was a plus.  But yea it’s very typical for me to buy stuff when I havnt worked in a while. >.< My boyfriend also bought/rented out a top floor of a house.  So now the budgeting shall get serious!

I also made some really crazy dinner that involved tofu, navy beans, apples, and veggies, and vinegar, and seasoning…sadly I do not know how much I put in it. I wish I remembered so I could post it!

I also tried out Nike Training App.  It is pretty intense! I tried it Sunday and Monday, monday I was so sore from my 20 mile run and Sunday’s workout that I was moving pretty slow.  But it’s ok to go slow, move at your own pace 🙂

There is also equipment you need for this app. I only have dumbells, they asked for medicine balls sometimes.  I just used a dumbell for some of them and the pushups I just didn’t bother. 

Everything is timed.  You start with a 5 minute warmup of jogging in place and highknees and other things that raise your heartrate. (I skipped this part since I just finished a run, no sense in re-raising my heartrate a million times) Then you get 2 minutes rest (that seems like a lot to me since my heartrate drops back to normal extremely quick. I may do high knees at this point in 10 second intervals or something).

Then it goes into the actual workout.  The ones I tried all had a combination of upper and lower strength building going on at the same time. Like squats with bicep curls.  There’s also a lot of leg action and I feel like I havn’t done too much upper body strength (ok maybe the pushups and planks and the crazy ivans might count as upper body lol). 

The first workout I tried was under “Get Strong”…they have you do two sets of everything.  You go through one set, take 1 minute rest, then go back through the one set, take 1 minute rest then move on to the next set.  All the timing is short for this one.  The other one I tried was under “Get Toned”. It had a longer time set for each exercise, that you only did once.  You also start out with less rest, and as you progress your breaks become closer and closer together…which is VERY much needed.

So yea, I’m still messing around with this app, I haven’t done a workout today or yesterday from it. I did yoga today instead, but I am doing one tomorrow to see what else there is.