Last night I went to my first Patriots game. I had the best time & the pats won! My eating and especially drinking was not good yesterday. Le sigh.
On our way home someone slammed into the back of our car. My head slammed into the back of my seat/head rest. It hurt last night, but not to the point where I thought I needed to go to the hospital. When I got home I took 3 advils and went to bed. Today I felt immensely better, but I think my head is bruised.
The guy I’ve been complaining/posting about through the summer has popped up again. He’s trying to be my friend. I told him about the accident last night. He asked if I were okay and I told him I wasn’t sure, but was going to sleep on it. This morning I woke up to several texts from friends asking how I was feeling/everything ok. Well nothing from him. If I were trying to squeeze myself into someones life again and they got in a car accident; I would follow up the next day. I may be looking for reasons to fault this guy (which I should take as a sign I don’t need/want him in my life), but I’m surprised he did not follow up.
Today was day 4 in a row that I went to the gym Huzzah!
Today was also the first day I’ve run since my half. My goal was one mile & I did it. My right knee was a little wonky & my left shin was not happy. I think it’s because I was on the dreadmill. I’m going to try to run 3-4 days a week and hopefully it will be outside!
My eating has almost been on point. Only a few slip ups. I’m almost fully back on track.
I need to update this thing more. It keeps me accountable.
I’m going on a first date tomorrow night. I let him pick the place. I googled it. A plate of fettuccini alfredo is $25. SAY WHAT. Usually my past first dates are casual, low key, and easy. Can’t we get never ending pasta bowls at Olive Garden for $9.99????
Thursday is my guinea pig’s birthday. He’s going to be the big 2! I have some pretty big plans!!!….please note this is probably why I’m singled.
My running purchases of the day. Saucony is officially my favorite brand for running.
Matt Inman aka The Oatmeal is my spirit animal. His humor about running and beating the blerch is a fun way to find running motivation…at least for me!
Today I worked out for the first time since my half marathon on Saturday. I did 45 minutes of light cardio and I feel great! Now that I no longer need to run the half training plan I’m going to go back to running for fun.
I plan to do a half marathon recap later today.
Back onto my focus of losing weight! Breakfast was a protein shake, lunch was a salad with a side of strawberries and blueberries. Lots of water in between. Let’s hope I can keep this momentum going.
I need to run a lot of errands today including buying a new pair of running shoes and a book about running. Today seems to be all about health/fitness in my life, but please know last night I ate at a restaurant where macaroni & cheese was considered a vegetable.
Life Drama Alert: Remember that guy a month I ago I ended things with dramatically? Well he friend requested me on facebook on Tuesday. WHYYYYYYY. So many no’s. I don’t get it. I’m not sure what he wants, but I am sure that I don’t want find out. Ain’t nobody got time for that!ft
Yesterday I completed my first half marathon. It was one of the best & worst times of my life!
Maybe I’ll make a more detailed post later. Overall I’m glad to say I finished it and today my body is super sore, oy!
So of course, with 5 days to go, I experience my first real pain. On my run Friday my shins started to feel a little discomfort towards the end.
Today I went to run 3 miles before work. I made it .25 before I needed to stop. There was definite pain, but not a massive amount of pain. I mostly stopped because I was afraid things would get worse if I kept going.
Once I got home from work I taped myself up with kt tape which thus far has helped all of my running discomforts. I’ve iced both my shins and am googling shin split stretches. I don’t plan to run again until it’s half marathon time on Saturday.
I’m spending the day in Boston on a work appreciation trip tomorrow. I’m hoping to rest my legs as much as I can. Hopefully the alcohol nips in my bag will help the healing as well.