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Teeny Tiny Injuries

Monday, April 30, 2012

Some days you train, and other days you are just trying to melt the fat.

I'm currently sporting some beautiful bruises from Friday's gravity adventure. My hand took the worst of it (no colors there tho) and is still in a bit of pain when I try to touch pinky and thumb. When I tried to do some yoga stretches, my hand complained. I went for a run yesterday and my ankle is a bit twingy and I still have a stitch in my side. I stretched, ate bananas and took deep breaths but its still there 24 hours later.

I was strongly tempted to flop around the house today, but then I would be tempted to do it again tomorrow. And then the next day....and the next thing you know, I'm back to being a giant blob.

So today, I just walked my normal route, figuring its the best way to increase my heartrate in a lower impact way. Sometimes its hard when your body lets you down.

  
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DOGLADY13 5/1/2012 9:08PM

    You are soooo good for getting outside. I'm always up for an excuse to not exercise.

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RAE_LEIGH22 5/1/2012 8:31PM

    It is hard, but you did it!
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THE_NEW_MELISSA 5/1/2012 3:34PM

    Setbacks are never easy. Listen to your body, you'll be back to full-blast before you know it. :) Take care :)

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LILPAT3 5/1/2012 10:52AM

    Your body is telling you it needs some rest. An ice bath might be helpful as well or just a cold bath and a little soak. Keep moving and hang in there!

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MISSG180 5/1/2012 7:16AM

    Sorry to hear about your mishap and injuries. Wishing you a quick recovery. Sometimes slowing down for a day or two is the best thing we can do in the long run.

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YDAVIS23 5/1/2012 5:33AM

    Hope you continue to heal!

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VIXSTERLU 4/30/2012 10:21PM

    Glad you are staying active despite your injury! I am glad you are feeling better too. I read your injury blog and thought, "Oh nooooo". Glad it wasn't serious. Here's to no more falling off.

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MISSIFISH 4/30/2012 8:40PM

    Body yucks can be totally annoying, I hope you feel much better soon! Be careful - like everyone says, the best idea is to get over this without injuring yourself again!

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SCIFIMOM 4/30/2012 8:25PM

  Yeah, some times it's tempting to be the tough girl and just keep training, but every time I've done that I've just reinjured myself, and made the situation worse. You have chosen the very sensible middle route. I'm sure you'll feel better soon. -- Claudia

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FORTHEBETTERME 4/30/2012 7:19PM

    I have to agree with you... One day of inertia leads to one week, which leads to one month....

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FITFORMYFAMILY 4/30/2012 1:46PM

    I SO agree that it's hard when your body lets you down. It's great that you found an alternative, though, instead of letting yourself give in to blob living. I hope all of your pains go away quickly so you can get back at it fully!

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ZANNBEE 4/30/2012 1:00PM

    Good for you for not letting yourself "flop around". Hope you recover quickly.

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Why my DH is the BEST

Sunday, April 29, 2012

"I notice that there is less of you now when we hug."

Wheee!!

  
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SNOWANGELDIVA 5/1/2012 9:55PM

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DOGLADY13 5/1/2012 8:36PM

    What a great guy! It means so much more when the DH notices and says something real.

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CLAIREINPARIS 5/1/2012 2:53AM

    That is so cute!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 4/30/2012 1:23PM

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ZANNBEE 4/30/2012 12:59PM

    That is awesome!

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FENWAYGIRL18 4/29/2012 10:44PM

    Some men are just awesome!!!!!! But I have the BEST husband hahahahahaha ok maybe we both have haha

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JUSTDOIT011 4/29/2012 9:41PM

    Aww!! Doesn't that just make you smile? Congrats on your successes! emoticon

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I fell off the bike

Friday, April 27, 2012

ReaIly freakin' cold and windy today. I finally dragged myself outside with the promise that if it was too much I could come home early.

Instead I fell while trying to gear shift on a hill (the chain slipped). No blood, but my hand and ego are bruised. Today, I give myself a pass on the exercise. I'll recover.

  
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ZANNBEE 4/30/2012 12:59PM

    Sorry you got hurt.

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LILPAT3 4/30/2012 11:13AM

    Glad you survived. In the cycling world it isen't if you wreck, but when you wreck. Yours could have been a lot worse. Hang in there! emoticon

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DOGLADY13 4/28/2012 6:12PM

    Oh my! I'm glad you weren't seriously hurt.

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LUVS2BIKE101 4/28/2012 4:28PM

    Sorry to hear that. Now, get back on that bike soon!
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FITFORMYFAMILY 4/27/2012 9:33PM

    Ouch! I'm glad you're okay!

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FORTHEBETTERME 4/27/2012 9:27PM

    I'm always terrified that my bike will fall apart if I take it somewhere alone ( normally ride with a buddy) ... I can only imagine how it would feel for it to actually happen! Good thing you're okay though!

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DOGSTARDADDY 4/27/2012 5:53PM

    Yikes.... Hope you're not too sore :(

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RRP546 4/27/2012 3:25PM

  the ego probably hurt the worst mine would have

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You've Come A Long Way, Baby

Monday, April 23, 2012

I havent come far enough and dont call me baby.

Cool weather in my section of NY has driven me to the gym for the past few days instead of running outdoors. Revisiting where I started, gave me a stark comparison of how far I've come.

Once upon a time there was a fat girl who was content to walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes at 3.2 Today I was walking at 4.2 and decided that was too slow, so I started running at 6.5 -- and I was able to keep up the run for 20 continuous minutes.

So if you are down on yourself because you cant run a mile in under 12 minutes or whatever you are beating yourself up about today.

DONT.

It takes time. Keep working at it. You'll get there. I promise.

Sincerely,
The Optimist, who is would like to run an under 10 minute mile. I'm working on it.

  
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CLAIREINPARIS 5/1/2012 2:57AM

    Such an encouraging blog, thank you! You are doing GREAT!

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XRSIZE18 4/27/2012 10:57AM

    And you WILL get there. With your optimistic ferocity that treadmill doesn't stand a chance. Keep it up!

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FORTHEBETTERME 4/27/2012 6:53AM

    Sometimes we need to stop and congratulate ourselves for what we've already accomplished... Instead of beating ourselves up for what we have yet to accomplish. emoticon

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FITFORMYFAMILY 4/26/2012 2:45PM

    emoticon and thank you for the encouragement!

Two things...
1 - Walking at 4.2 is HARD. I'd rather run!
2 - I see that your first commenter already pointed it out, but, yeah... you're already doing a mile in under 10 minutes! I want to get there, too!

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JESPAH 4/25/2012 3:00PM

    W00t! Absolutely!

And, thanks for commenting on my blog. :)

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MISSIFISH 4/24/2012 10:00AM

    I love this! I so agree! My workouts now are so much more fierce than before. When I started with the videos I do, I couldn't keep up - couldn't even do a bunch of the moves. Now, I rock it!

I'm so excited for your progress - you'll get to that goal - I know you will!

Thanks for the support on my blog - I love thinking that dress may actually be too big, but dang! How did I miss the sweet spot???

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 4/24/2012 9:39AM

    Awesome! That's right just keep going!

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MISSG180 4/24/2012 8:19AM

    Congratulations! That is wonderful!

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JTAYLOR2011 4/24/2012 6:27AM

    NICE! emoticon

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RAE_LEIGH22 4/24/2012 1:26AM

    You go, girl!

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VIXSTERLU 4/23/2012 11:21PM

    Yeah baby!!! Oh, wait, I mean Good Job OPTIMIST!!!
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DOGLADY13 4/23/2012 10:36PM

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DOGLADY13 4/23/2012 10:32PM

    Money quote: Optimists are not simply being Pollyannas; they're problem solvers who try to improve the situation.

http://www.theatl
antic.com/health/archive/2012/0
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LUVS2BIKE101 4/23/2012 9:58PM

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YDAVIS23 4/23/2012 9:27PM

    Wait, if you ran at 6.5 for 20 minutes then you ran two sub 10 min miles. I know that's kind of besides the point - what I mean is congrats and thanks for the reminder that we all need.

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Defeating the Nibbles

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Whoo, I am tired. Last night's game really took it out of me. Let me do some computer work. (Type, type, type) Hmm. I need to think about this. Let me walk and make myself a cup of tea. (Slurp) (Tap-tap-tap) Now how am I going to phrase this? Let me make another cup of tea and consider. (tap-tap) (Slurp) Hmm. More tea? Yes please. Oh wait, now I have to go to the bathroom. And look child's Easter Basket is just sitting there. (Eats two kisses). Hmm more thought. More chocolate? OH MY GOD WHAT AM I DOING??!? Well, the eating will continue. I have to substitute something better. Edamame!

So now I'm sitting in front of the computer, nibbling edamame. Hey, if a train wreck is going to happen, at least I'm going down in a firey ball of fiber and protein.

  
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DOGLADY13 4/22/2012 8:54PM

    Nice save! I hope I can think on my feet next time that happens to me.

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JTAYLOR2011 4/21/2012 9:10PM

    Nice catch!! Way to look out!

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YDAVIS23 4/21/2012 7:18AM

    I love edamame, and pickles, and basically anything salty... But I've also had a few run-ins with the easter bunny as well, and it wasn't pretty.

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XRSIZE18 4/20/2012 4:56PM

    You. are. hilarious. The end.

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SCIFIMOM 4/19/2012 4:29PM

  (laughing) Yeah, it really is hard to tame the chocolate beast. Either I have to go cold turkey and not even think about it, or else I stick pure Hershey's cocoa powder into something else, like Greek yogurt and fruit. Or I drink one of the wonderful Republic of Tea's "Cuppa Romance" series. I'm drinking their Cherry Chocolate Tea right now. Yum! - Claudia

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CARDAMOMMA 4/19/2012 3:59PM

    Hee!

Edamame! GREAT idea! I'm stealing this one. Thanks.

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MISSIFISH 4/19/2012 3:18PM

    And... you just made milk come out of my nose.

Well, not really, but I really did need a laugh today, and you gave me one, so thanks. Firey ball of fiber and protein indeed!

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