Last night I was invited to my coworker/friend’s engagement party.
SHES POP’ed the question!
How cute is this!
I’m going to be a bridesmaid! YAY
I was up early to cook with my mom.
I hoped on the bike for 45 minutes since I couldn’t Turkey Trot this year, then the cooking began.
I was in the charge the Fruit Turkey, the only turkey I ate this year… This is my 5th year being vegetarian
I also made the cranberry sauce, a cranberry champainge punch, the sweet potato casserole, cranberry raspberry walnut pie (YUM!)and part of the gluten free green bean casserole.
The food was delicious and the company was even better.
We did lunch at my house and then headed over to my in laws for dinner.
I surprisingly didn’t stuff my face or over eat, which is crazy for me but I haven’t had much of an appetite lately.
I hope you had a wonderful day with your family and friends.
Yesterday, I was suppose to run my second marathon. I didn’t as many of you know. When I first found out I had a stress fracture, besides the obvious reaction of being totaly devastated I couldn’t run the race I trained so hard for, I WAS NOT going to go to the race. I thought I would just be too depressed and sad.
However, 2 weeks later when my best friend asked me if I still wanted to come I said I would think about it. Then I decided I would probably be better off being there cheering her and my brother in law on as the best spectator ever rather then sitting home depressed that I couldn’t be a part of everything.
So I went. I made signs, I made a shirt, I decorated a foam finger and I packed up and headed to Philly.
I’m glad I went.
I was sad at moments that I couldn’t be out there running… but I did everything I could think of to cheer on my friends and family as I would have wanted if I WAS out there running. I was their photographer and I did a lot of screaming.
I was pushed around in a wheelchair by both my parents and Sarah’s parents.. which was so awesome of them because I never would have made it around the city on crutches, ouch.
Now I can focus on healing and getting back out there when I can.
( my brother in law was among the elites running the race, he’s in the white tank)
My idea of comfort food is soft, fresh bread or rolls with butter…. and a side of candy.
What is your comfort food?
Soooo….. I have a stress fracture. (Femoral neck aka hip) I’ll be on these THINGS for the next 6-8 weeks. The hardest part of this RIGHT NOW is giving up the marathon I’ve been training my ass off for the last 4 months. Big picture: bones heal. I’ll run another marathon. For now there will be a small mixture of self pity until I’m over it followed by some bad ass recovering.
(Written last Tuesday)
Sunday morning I ran 14 miles. I was wallowing in the fact that I couldn’t run 20 miles so I told myself to run as much as I could this.. this was probably a dumb idea.
It was cold but nice and I thought about the thousands of people running the NYC marathon as I was running. I had hip pain almost the entire run. It wasn’t severe so I just kept going.
I had an MRI monday and tomorrow I go to the orthopedist….
Thursday Morning I ran 4 miles before work. I started off slow but pain free. win. There were no real periods of pain just random twinges in my hip. Victory. I forgot to take my inhaler before ( my lungs have this things with running in the cold, they don’t like it) so it was a bit hard to catch my breath, I was slow but I did it without issue.
I am still stretching for about 10 minutes and walking for 10 minutes before all my runs but I think I am finally seeing some improvement week to week. Hoping for continued improvement over the coming weeks!
This morning we had our Girls on the Run 5k in the freezing/pouring RAIN! And you know what… I didn’t hear one complaint! My girls showed up in layers, smiling and ready to go, such a troopers!
THEY ROCKED IT! I ran with a couple different girls throughout the race and they all did amazing! Some of them were so driven and determined!
I had a blast cheering them on watching so many amazing girls cross the finish line! GO GOTR!!!