Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Gasp! It's been such a long time, 6 days! So long not to be on SP! After my foot injury, I really feel into a lazy lull. It was really hard not working out in the great outdoors or at the gym. Any sort of pressure was really putting a damper on any workout longer than a walk up and down our house stairs. Thankfully I think my foot is pretty much healed. After about 3 miles running, I start to feel the pain a bit but not as bad as before thank goodness. So, for now I'm slowly getting back into the swing of working out again. This last 3-day weekend was very nice, we even had time to sit outside and play with the neighbors daughter. So much fun but so much energy! It was great! We managed to only fit in a Saturday workout but then we got into other things that used up energy. Saturday we worked on our computers at the coffee house about half a day then we went shopping for a gift for a friend's birthday. Sunday we managed to make it to the Art Museum to walk about for four hours looking at Ancient European art. Then on Monday we managed to spend about 5 hours walking around the zoo looking at all our favorite animals (which happens to be all of them). Such a great time!
Normally Monday is our day off but the weather was really bad (snow, rain, clouds, dark threatening looks from the skies) so we decided to make today our "no-workout" day. My husband is trying to make me stick to the one-day off plan so that I don't overdo it like normal. (aka the foot injury) So tomorrow I'm hoping for better weather and a good workout. Hooray! It's a good day for the beginning of lent season.
Zoo Trip - tropical flowers to brighten your day
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
It's been a while since I blogged last, I've just been lazy without any real excuse. It's been about a week since we really worked out, so maybe I just didn't have too much to report. Oops. On a brighter note, my foot is feeling better most of the time. Occasionally I have a slight pain but that is very minimal so I'm thrilled. On Monday the husband and I got outside and tried to run our normal distance. My husband's knee/leg started to hurt around 1.5 miles so we had to turn around. I feel bad for him but then on my greedy side, I was disappointed because I was feeling great and wanted to run longer. At least I can honestly say my foot was fine afterwards, just a minor pain. Thankfully I think the new shoes and rest served as the best solution. (even though I was grouchy the entire time)
Last night it was snowing again and the sidewalks are still covered in snow (why don't people have to shovel them here?). So, we chose to stay inside working out while our homemade pizza dough was rising. (We don't celebrate Valentine's Day so we chose to make vegan pizza at home.) We did the entire Aussie Beach Bum Workout - it works the tums, bums, arms and etc. I'm not a fan of exercise videos (we all have our preferences), but this one was kinda fun. It's easy but at the end of each section you definitely feel your muscles being worked. Then I did this 11 minute video that mimics zumba. So much fun! It really works out the core and hips. This morning my hips are actually feeling a bit tight. Just thought you all might want to have some fun too. I posted the entire workout videos on my blog: genkikitty.wordpress.com. You can access them there too.
What are your favorite workout videos?
Thursday, February 09, 2012
So sad! We ordered running shoes online, two pairs in total. We got them overnight, which we were thrilled about since it was our first time doing so this website. Apparently they want you to be impressed the first time so they send everything overnight by FedEx. We got the shoes, jumping at the poor delivery guy. My husband loves his shoes - he got the Mizuno Red Limited Edition Wave Inspire 15- I think that's the name of them. Mine, I order the new Asics GEl Noosa Tri-7 in multi-color. They even glow in the dark which will be exciting on those nights when we run longer than the sun stays up.
Only problem: the website states to order 1/2 up on all running shoes. My husband and I have never had a problem with the sizes being off, so we ordered the exact size of our foot. My husband's worked out. Unfortunately mine were way too big. So, that left us calling the company twice to get everything sorted out. We actually had to order a new smaller pair and then send the others back for a refund. (I'm hoping it's a full refund like they state on their site.) It's a little stressing to have to go through the whole process. Thank goodness though it was our first time, so the representative gave us free shipping back. They charge an alarming $10 for shipping fees - a little pricy in my opinion. I would actually prefer to purchase on Amazon or in a store I think. But I guess if you know exactly what you want, it's easier. Testing things in the store first and then ordering online.
So, instead of my overnight shipping (we got the VIP membership), I have to wait until Tuesday! Yikes! The customer service representative stated 3-5 days but unfortunately that's 7 from when they shipped it out yesterday.
I'm a little impatient as you can tell since my husband already has his running shoes waiting. but since there is nothing I can do, I guess I have to wait. The hardest thing for me...
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
I'm still resting my foot today but thank goodness it doesn't really hurt when I put pressure on it for a short period. It is still scaring me a little so I am trying to stay off it and just slowly reintroduce it to walking to see how it goes. I hope I can at least get some yoga in tonight for a workout since I can't run still. I listened to NatPlummer and iced my foot three times yesterday and then wrapped it the rest of the time with tape and an ace bandage. Today I took everything off it to test the waters. It feels strange because it is naked but I'm guessing that is because there is less pressure on it.
Warning you are going to think I'm crazy, but, It's exciting to think this is my first official runner's injury. Does that mean I get my "runner's membership"?
As far as eating, I didn't do as good as I wanted. I felt like I was snacking the entire day. Grrr I stayed within reach of my calories, amazingly but I was eating nonstop. I have issues with snacking too much, so I try to keep them to a minimum but it didn't work out today very well.
Breakfast: Something new to my routine. Natural Grits made with water, a little vegan butter, and some nutritional yeast. A some fruit on the side (see my daily eats on the main page)
Snack: Jazz Apple and a herbal tea (not a English tea - skipped the sugar today)
Lunch: Leftovers galore in our household so I had a little leftover Vegan Mac-n-Cheese, Vegan Moussaka (thanks hubby ) and part of a homemade whole wheat pita.
Snack: Zevia Black Cherry and a bunch (gasp!) of Sorghum Popped Grain
Dinner: Crockpot Pasta Fagioli - veganized by me and a whole wheat pita.
Snack: No popcorn today - we are trying to kick that habit. So we "shared" a jazz apple (ate one slice and then there was only one slice left when I went for the second. haha) And 3/4 of a clementine. I was stuffed so couldn't finish that off and the hubby was kind enough to finish the job.
Not only is the furry pooch getting bored but also the furry cat. haha She stole Keelas' puppy pillow and claimed it as hers yesterday.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Today I have what I like to call "irritable syndrome". It's not from an outside force but rather that this is day 2 that I have to keep off my sore foot. I know there could be much worse things than not being able to run for a few days but still it's really getting to me by being held hostage in my house since I live and work here. But, I'm trying with all my might to RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) my sore foot. I'm not sure how often I should ice though, suggestions? At least I have figured out how to stick my Hello Kitty Ice Pack up my slipper to keep it there for 30 minutes at a time without having to hold it with a bandage.
So, I have not been the best at eating healthy because I'm so irritable. Yesterday's Meals:
Breakfast: My normal Oatmeal Mixture
Lunch: Leftover Vegan Mac-n-Chreese with peas and a tomato mixture with tvp
Snack: Zevia Black Cherry
Dinner: Two kinds of vegan burgers (I was testing stuff for my blog). Freekeh Burgers and Lentil, Quinoa, Sweet Potato Burgers. Then I also made homemade whole wheat hamburger buns. I had my Freekeh burger on a large organic salad, no dressing. For Dessert (husband only since I don't like hot fruit) Homemade Peach Cobbler.
Snack: I was bad and had two Golden Oreos (husband brought them home- grrr) and more pretzel sticks that I wish I hadn't had..
On a plus note, here's something I found the other day as we were walking on a puppy trot.
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