Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What's that? Oh...angels singing.

That's right. Angels are indeed singing.

My foot finally feels 100% back to normal. I cannot explain the sheer excitement this gives me. I had not run in two weeks, smack dab in the middle of half marathon training. For those of you who don't know, training for a 13.1 mile race requires something called running. To say I was nervous, frustrated, angry and scared is an understatement (as I'm sure you all could tell reading my blog since this started). I've gone through hissy fits that had me swearing I wouldn't even go to New Orleans the weekend of the half if I couldn't participate, I would throw away my running shoes, etc. So I'm a drama queen. Or 5 years old. I had gotten emails about readers who experienced similar symptoms and one day the pain just disappeared. Those emails gave me hope. But I also got emails from readers saying they had the same symptoms and had to have surgery or wear a boot. Those emails freaked. me. the. hell. out.


I ran two miles on the treadmill yesterday because I couldn't wait. I felt fine and feel fine today. I will be calling the PT I saw last week just to get the green light on continuing with my training. I will also do the stretches he gave me, religiously, because I truly believe that's what helped me.

I use Hello Kitty stickers because they were the cheapest stickers I could find. Who knew stickers were so expensive? Sorry future children of mine, you are not getting stickers.

Once our insurance finally goes into effect , I really think I will see that PT for preventative measures. He can help me to stretch and condition, which in turn will keep me injury free. I feel like doing a cartwheel yall! This is great, exciting news, and I want to run a marathon right now to celebrate. Ok, not.

I've been doing so well with my eating and counting calories and the scale is definitely reflecting that. I haven't been cheating like I usually do, and don't feel deprived one bit. Leigh Ann and I are doing a spin/pilates class for the first time tomorrow night, and I'm extremely excited to try something new. You'll definitely get a recap of that on Friday. Hope everyone has a happy hump day!



  I love an empty gym! And shameless self portraits.

21 comments:

  1. Yeah!!!!! So happy it went away! Hopefully it stays away too!!

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  2. I love that when you take your shamless self portraits you actually look at the mirror instead of the phone you're taking the pictures with. Makes me laugh a little.

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  3. I am soooooo excited for you! great job on sticking with it...and can I drive there to meet y'all for the spin class? it can't be that far of a drive, right?!

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  4. I just wanted you to know that in addition to my reguarly blogging about my life, I am now starting to blog about my weight loss journey all thanks to you!
    I have been inspired by you and your experiences. i feel that blogging about my weight will be a catalyst for my transformation.
    Thanks for your inspiration!! BTW, expect a shout out to you fabulous blog in the next few days!!!
    Kate :)

    http://nytjerseygirl.blogspot.com/2013/01/time-for-transformation.html

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  5. Spin/pilates class?? Q'uest-ce que c'est??

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  6. Woohoo ::happy dance:: I know how you feel. I did the same thing. I had to wear a boot (that lasted about 3 days if that). I have a 4 year old and I baby sit I can't just sit down the whole time. I'm better now though. Keep up the good work.

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  7. That is great! So happy for you!

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  8. Super glad to hear your foot is feeling better! I understand that itch to get back to exercising. Good for you. Have a wonderful week :)

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  9. That's awesome that your foot is better! Way to go on not giving up!

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  10. YAY! You look so sass in your shameless selfie! Can't wait for the class tomorrow!

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  11. Yay! I love when things turn out not so effed up as originally planned. Go 'head on! :) Made me laugh bout your kids not gettin' stickers. Lol.

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  12. Hi! Thank you so much for stopping by and following me at ktjweighingin.com! I'm now a new follower here :) I'm glad you are feeling better!

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  13. Congratulations!!! Until today I never understood how anyone could feel 'down' about not being able to run... That was until I wasn't able to complete my 5km run because of my heart... Now I feel like a failure! (Currently only on the first stage of grieving.)
    But seeing as you could get back to it in two weeks gives me a little hope, despite you and I having completely different problems! Popping off to see the doctor for some remedies and preventatives. :)

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  14. Glad your foot is better! That would freak me out too!

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  15. Injuries during training are so frustrating! The key is to keep doing other things to maintain as much fitness as possible. I am glad you are healed up and ready to get back to it. Good luck! You got this!

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  16. Way to go!! Keep up the great work! =)

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