Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater

There are two more days until I can “officially” run. I was supposed to take two weeks completely off after my toe surgery.

It’s been 12 full days… and well…

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I just couldn’t take it anymore! I cheated. I ran. It rocked.

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That’s right, I ran!!!!!!! It was GLORIOUS!!

 

After the rough night I had , a run with a friend [Caitlin] was just what I needed to start the day off with a bang. 😀

 

We ran 4.0 miles in 39 minutes! I know that it’s not all that fast, but I was just thrilled to be running again. I was so unsure how it would feel to run again, or how my toes would hold up.

 

My legs felt fresh, my head was in the game, and I was ready to run!

 

It felt really awkward at first on my toes. I haven’t been putting much pressure on them, so it felt a odd to do so. They are looking pretty good, and I have my follow up appointment this afternoon. I hope the doctor agrees!

 

After I posted last night, Jason informed me I received a package in the mail. What? I got mail? Megan and Felicia from Bites of the Apple, were very generous in sending me a care package!

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I felt like a little kid on Christmas morning!!

It was so nice of these girls to send me stuff! Megan is training for the Disney Marathon as well, and I can’t wait to meet her! Felicia is training for her first race EVER, a half marathon in February!! Good stuff!

Thanks again, ladies! You made my night! 😉

 

The package had all kinds of delicious Trader Joe’s goodies

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…and marathon training supplies!!!

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Plus, Megan’s signature, Silly Putty! Which JasoNerd thought was for him… this picture makes me laugh… a lot.

He’s clearly 5 years old.

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Before I left for my run with Caitlin, I had a Kashi waffle with Pumpkin butter for a snack.

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YUM!

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…and when I returned, I had a cup of vanilla Oikos with Trader Joe’s Pumpkin spice granola.

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Heaven in a mug.

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I’m definitely noticing a pumpkin theme today…

 

I have big plans to organize this afternoon, and get a game plan for the next few weeks.

 

Have a great day!

 

❤ MegaNerd

Busy and Unmotivated

I’ve been a busy bee since I last posted!

Yesterday afternoon, my sister and I worked on our Halloween costumes. It took up a good chunk of the afternoon, and before I knew it, it was time for class!

I struggled to come up with something to eat, since it was about 3:30 when I had to make dinner. I made a bunch of pasta so that Brielle and JasoNerd would have plenty when they were ready to eat (I have to eat at school since I have class from 4:30-10:30).

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My pasta included:

  • Penne pasta
  • white beans
  • broccoli (steamed)
  • marinara sauce
  • parmesan cheese

I have to eat my dinners cold, which is getting so old! I also have to break it into two parts, since I have two ten minute breaks. I can’t wait to be on a normal schedule again!

By the time I got home, it was almost 11:00 and I was wiped! I knew that I had a 6.0 mile run on the marathon training plan and I was feeling VERY unmotivated to set the alarm and wake up to run. I immediately texted Caitlin to see if she would run with me!

I met at her apartment, and we ran a total of 6.0 miles. We took a few walking breaks, but still managed to run in just over an hour.

 

When I am feeling unmotivated to get out and run, I’ve found that it helps to:

  • Run with a friend– This is especially great if you have a lot to chat about!
  • Change the scenery- I like to run somewhere different than usual.
  • Download new music onto your ipod, listening to the same stuff tends to get boring
  • Think about the run in smaller chunks– Today I thought about running two 3.0 mile runs, out and back. It made the time pass faster.

 

What are your tricks for motivating yourself, when you just don’t feel like exercising?

Before I left, I fueled up with a piece of Almond Butter and Organic Jelly toast. Normally I wouldn’t need such a big snack, but I had not eaten anything since dinner, which was 14 hours prior!

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By the time I got home, I was pretty hungry. I made a big yogurt bowl!

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My bowl included:

  • container of Stonyfield Black Cherry yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • banana

YUM!!

 

I have a LOT to get done today!!! It’s already 11:00 am and I haven’t even showered. Must get on that.

❤ MegaNerd