One Week Down, One More To Go

One week ago today, I ran 18.0 Miles!

Three hours later,  had surgery on both my big toes.

 

The doctor said no running for two weeks, while my toes heal! My first week of not running hasn’t been to bad. It was a welcomed mental and physical break for the most part. I even got in a few mini-workouts!

Recap:

Saturday: 15 minutes of core work

Sunday:  rode my gym’s stationary bike for 30 minutes.

Monday: 10 minutes of core work and pushups.

Tuesday: Jillian Michaels Boost metabolism video (which made my hamstrings sore!?)

Wednesday: stretching

 

It’s been a week, and I finally got up the courage to put my sneakers on. I have been cringing just thinking about doing this…  (By the way, look how dirty they are now?!)

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The weather is pretty cold (for Florida) and quite gloomy.

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I set out to take a walk, and honestly it was probably a bad idea. Not because it hurt, I felt GREAT! However, it was such a tease not being able to run.

I honestly wanted to cry. My muscles are rested and ready to go. My brain is done taking a mental break. The weather was cool and I wanted to RUN!! I’m really frustrated that I am in the middle of training for my first marathon, and cannot run.

Silly toes. One glance at them, and it’s clear they aren’t healed. I will spare you a picture.

I keep telling myself, only one more week. I’m halfway there.

 

Breakfast

I came back from my short walk and made some oatmeal. It was the perfect morning for a warm breakfast.

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My bowl of oats had:

  • 1/2 cup Oats
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Brown sugar
  • almonds
  • blueberries
  • coconut

I think I put too much coconut (it was a little too sweet), but it was still pretty good!

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I am actually learning some valuable lessons through this experience. It’s frustrating, and I hate it, but I think that some good has come out of it. I plan to discuss this in the next couple of days.

I have a boat load of work to get done by Monday, and it’s time to get crackin’!

 

Have you ever had to take time off from exercise because of an injury? What did you learn from it?

 

❤ MegaNerd

Feels Like Fall

I wasn’t planning on running until tonight, but when I checked the weather and saw it was only 65 degrees out, I couldn’t wait!

I had plenty of time between 6:00 am when Jason left for work (and I wake up and can’t fall back asleep) and my 9:30 class to get in a good run.

When I first stepped outside the apartment, it was actually a bit chilly! 😀 I left the apartment and did a 4.0 mile loop in 36:40. It felt great to come back and be only slightly sweaty instead of looking like I just got out of the swimming pool!

I so love this weather! Too bad it’s only going to last a day or so. I need to move up North!

 

Breakfast

I went a little cRaZy with the oatmeal toppings today. I had pineapple and banana to use up, so I made some tropical oats. NO, I do not miss summer… these are just the ingredients I had on hand. 😀

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My Jammin’ Oats had:

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 TBL flax
  • banana
  • almonds
  • pineapple
  • coconut

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DELICIOUS!!!! Oats are the best thing ever.

 

So filling… I couldn’t even finish!

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I have a TON of studying to do for my test tomorrow. I’m taking it outside today, the weather is just too gorgeous not to!

Does it feel like fall yet where you live?

❤ MegaNerd