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Dumb things x 2!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

I've done two dumb things in the last 24 hours. The first was, I walked down our hallway to check and see if all the kids were home since it was 2:00 AM and the oldest had gone out earlier. She was home, but as I walked down the hall I ran smack into the open closet door. (I HATE when the kids don't shut it!)

Anyway, I cut open the area right above my right eye. It probably could have used about 5 stitches, but I was tired and we had the county fair in the morning so I put a band aid on it and went back to bed.

It looks ok today. It's gaping a little, but since it's on the very top edge of my eyebrow, you can't really tell anyway. I asked my husband if he'd kick me out of bed with a scar and he replied that he wouldn't, so it will heal on it's own.

The second dumb thing I did was eat a slice of garlic chicken pizza right before I went out for a run. I felt heavy and full, but I ended up "running through it" and ran 5.42 miles. My IT band is still feeling pretty good!

I made sure I warmed up and cooled down longer. I also did something that I really don't like to do since I am so competitive, but if it keeps me running I will sacrifice time. I am back to power walking up and down the hills. So far it's kept that IT band quiet!! I really would rather run them, but when I try I can fill a twinge in the outer part of the knee and I know what that means! emoticon

If I can keep running by walking the hills, then I'll do that. I guess I'll have to just work on running the straights faster!! emoticon
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PMRUNNER 7/31/2013 5:48AM

    Hope your cut recovers! Keep stretching your it band and listening to it. I bet you will eventually be running the hills.

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KRISZTA11 7/31/2013 3:26AM

    I'm so sorry about the cut, I hope it will heal well.
If walking the uphill parts keeps your IT band silent, that's a small price for being able to run all the other parts safely.
Great job you noticed the correlation!
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ONEKIDSMOM 7/29/2013 8:28PM

    Athletes sometimes do dumb things... but learning to avoid "heavy" foods before a workout is a good foundation lesson to keep with us for life.

Haven't blogged my "dumb thing/tough decision" from yesterday, but I will. I wasn't feeling great but it was my TRI, for heaven's sake! The only one I do in a year. So, I went into race mode, after debating whether I was coming down with something or if it was just nerves.

I continued to pay the price... and today, I've been flat all day. Had to cancel two appointments and spent the day in bed. No, the muscles are fine... the digestive tract and the head are what's been suffering.

You will recover from these things, and I'm glad you're learning to baby that IT band... you want to be able to continue running!

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MIRAGE727 7/29/2013 3:34PM

    Yes, we all find ourselves doing those oopsies. Wishing a clean healing!
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As for your power walking, I've heard from a couple of nationally ranked marathoners living in my area about how they do the ridiculous bridges in Clearwater...one mentioned power walking, the other prefers a dragging wog! Both agreed you never attack them....like ! did resulting in my Feb meniscus injury! You're being smart. Be well!
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MEXGAL1 7/29/2013 12:50PM

    gosh, sorry about the cut and hoping that it heals just fine. glad the running is still going well.
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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BEEANDHAM 7/29/2013 11:52AM

    Hope your scar isn't too bad! And interval training can be even better for you then running those hills! Great job on respecting your body and it's limitations in some areas. I have to do the same with my knee but it feels amazing to even be able to walk/jog on it!

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KPETSCHE 7/29/2013 10:25AM

    Consider the hills and straights as your interval training. Bummer on the split eyelid. Hope you enjoyed the county fair. We haven't been to one in ages. Does your daughter do something with her horse?

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KANOE10 7/29/2013 9:28AM

    Your running/walking should help your injury heal. That was too bad about the closet.
You are doing a great job of staying on track and exercising!

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KALIGIRL 7/29/2013 8:34AM

    Your running/walking plan sounds excellent - sorry about the injury - glad you won't see the scar.

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KONRAD695 7/28/2013 11:33PM

    Nice job on the patient running. If you keep working on lengthening those IT bands, and everything gets back up to strength, you'll be full speed by Labor Day. Keep working at it and you'll get there. You're probably fighting body memory as much as anything right now. emoticon emoticon emoticon

PS- I now keep granola at home, car, gym, and gym bag. I get/got the whole pizza and run thing. (the hard way) emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 7/28/2013 10:13PM

    Feel better! And food job on finding a pace that works on the hills! Hooray!!

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BIGPAWSUP 7/28/2013 10:03PM

    I'm so glad you were not more seriously hurt. Scars are sexy!

I couldn't imagine eating pizza and then running. Congrats on being so dedicated.

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BARBIEE52 7/28/2013 9:51PM

    I sure hope you heal well. I have a scar above my eyebrow, from hitting the floor head on (I was in 6th grade at the time, and a boy twisted my elbow back, causing me to hit the floor) I had 3 stitches, and still have the scar. But I am glad you are running/walking. Keep up the good work, but don't overdo. emoticon emoticon
Barb

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 7/28/2013 9:30PM

    Hope you wound heals quickly and try not to do anymore dumb things!!

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