KAYLA0041's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAYLA0041 KAYLA0041's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Ligament Damage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463488 So the doctor said I have 3 ligaments damaged from the accident so I am looking at 6 months of therapy. Good News is that I can still run...bad news is 6 months of therapy. I am so aggravated. <em>198</em> <em>46</em> <em>198</em> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:38:21 EST Even my tired is tired of being tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462455 Lots of early mornings and late evenings is playing havoc on my sleep and workout schedule. I've even had to drink coffee twice this week (which I had cut out for the past 2 months). Glad it is already Wed, maybe I will get to rest and relax some this weekend (haha yeah right) <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 21:54:25 EST Making time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458845 This week has been a nightmare... had lots of things go "wrong" which destroyed my schedule but shockingly when I got on the scale this morning it was still where I wanted it to be. <BR> <BR> I only got to run twice this week and only for a total of around 7 miles which will not help me get ready for my races but I guess 2 times is better than nothing. Thankfully I still have lots of time to train (first race is not until Jan) <BR> <BR> I have not been tracking my food, water or logging... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 12:11:06 EST Never thought I'd say this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449288 So I am from the South, born and raised. I LOVE the South, I LOVE Spring and Summer and LOVE being outside and more importantly I HATE the cold. I have been anemic or borderline anemic all my life so I get cold really really easy....with all that being said for the first time I think in my life, I am SICK of Summer, I am sick of the heat I just want it to be cooler. I am so ready for colder weather. Running outside is brutal...it was still 108 with the heat index at 7:30 tonight. I thoug... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 21:36:05 EST Crazy busy but in a good way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448165 Been so busy but have found time to actually mix in some living instead of all just work. I have had so many awesome amazing experiences the past few months. I have promised myself that I will do at least ONE new thing every month and so far I have stuck with it. I went skydiving, tubed down the river, and got pulled on a tube behind a boat (I actually held on and didn't fall off which was shocking). I am going on a Segway tour on Friday and I have registered and am training for 2 marath... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 22:13:10 EST All work and little to no play http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220850 Work work and more work - now I see why people have a hard time finding time to workout. I have managed to lose weight by maintaining my eating habits but I haven't been working out as much as I'd like. <BR> <BR> I did do the Amazing Race on Sunday with my sister - we finished in 56.02 (we got a 15 minute penalty which I think was given to us to make our time higher so that a child/adult or a child/child team would win). The event was sponsored by the NFL play 60 and the top 25 teams go t... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:25:50 EST Nothing at all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209080 Famous line - if you have nothing nice to say then say nothing at all (or something to that effect) <BR> <BR> NOTHING AT ALL Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:31:12 EST Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197842 I have been so overwhelmed with work lately but in all of this I have discovered that I have some of the best friends a person could ask for. Thank you to all my Spark friends who have gone out of their way to check on me. It makes me feel so special. I truly appreciate you guys! <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> to all of you Tue, 8 Jan 2013 22:23:52 EST Realistic Resolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192851 This year I wanted to make all these incredible resolutions. I wanted to resolve <BR> * to exercise every day, <BR> * to drink 8 cups of water everyday, <BR> * to track my food everyday <BR> * to blog everyday <BR> * to take time out to relax everyday <BR> * to not eat sweets <BR> <BR> Thankfully my job has been so crazy busy out of control that I KNEW I could never do any of the things above "everyday" so for a change instead of making resolutions I couldn't stick too - I made none. I on... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 10:18:42 EST Hello 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183779 Well today is starting off pretty good I guess. I didn't get to do my run (cold/leg injury) but I did clean out the kitchen and got rid of most of the Junk. I have made my menu for the week/grocery list and hope to stick with it. Working these crazy hours makes it hard to stay on track but I know where there is a will - there is a way. <BR> <em>249</em> - starting over and seeing where it takes me. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:13:03 EST Goodbye 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182711 Hoping tomorrow/next year brings new adventures and opportunities. Hoping my leg gets better so I can get back to running. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 19:24:34 EST Special Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180044 Today is one of those days that is both a blessing and difficult. It is my husband's Birthday - it is also ironically the day my father died many years ago. It is a day of mixed emotions. Sometimes it is hard to celebrate one of the most difficult days of my life, but I know it is not fair to take away any of the joy for my husband's special day. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 17:11:28 EST A gift to myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175739 I feel so guilty for not logging in and checking on everyone and for not keeping up with my blog. So I decided to take some time this morning as a gift to myself and check in. I miss everyone, but life has been so out of control busy that I haven't had time to do much other than work and sleep. I tell myself I am going to log on in the evenings but after being at work for 14-15 hours I am too exhausted to think about the computer. <BR> <BR> I did make myself take off on Friday to run my f... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 09:16:51 EST Another long day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147674 While I am grateful for my job, I would like to reduce my hours from 14 hour days Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:40:41 EST Stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145425 So I have a cold again-second time in a month, my IT band still is not better, work is out of control busy, V's dad is back to more bad days than good. It seems like everything is working against me and my workout schedule. I have still been trying to run but not getting to as much as I'd like. Hopefully life will settle down soon. Sat, 24 Nov 2012 21:07:36 EST Drowning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135591 Work has been so incredibly busy. No time to do anything but work and sleep. I am worn out! Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:09:11 EST Time Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123351 I hate when the time Falls back - it always seems like I am in the dark...dark when I go to work...dark when I get off. Dark Dark Dark. Sun, 4 Nov 2012 09:11:49 EST Does it make me a bad person? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121794 Ok so today a couple I know who have been in line for adoption for less than 3 months announced that they "out of the blue" got the opportunity to adopt a baby who was born early but healthy on Halloween of course they accepted and now are the proud parents to a second child (their first is still under 5). I am SOOO incredibly happy for them BUT I am also so incredibly jealous and a little sad that my journey to parenthood hasn't been as easy as theirs. Does this make me a bad person? Why ... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 18:40:35 EST Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120732 I LOVE Halloween it is such an awesome holiday - it's fun to get dressed up and I adore watching the children in their costumes but I am so thankful it is over so I can stop seeing all the candy at work. I have decided to challenge myself to NO candy for the month of November. Wish me luck...sugar is my Nemesis. Thu, 1 Nov 2012 20:36:57 EST Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119653 Tired, cold and got killed by the Zombies in less than 4 minutes but overall it was a good evening. Thank you for all the words of encouragement and for convincing me to go. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 23:12:55 EST Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118347 So I have a race tomorrow - I am excited and sad at the same time. I signed up for all of these races when I was "healthy" now my leg is hurt and I KNOW my performance will suffer. I don't want to just give up and quit. The doctor indicated I am doing no damage that I could exercise to my pain tolerance...so I still want to try. <BR> <BR> One of my "friends" at work hurt my feelings with a snide remark about how she didn't want to hear me complain about my leg hurting because I am hurting... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:30:32 EST Finding a Rhythm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116647 So I am finding it hard to get back into a positive rhythm since I got out of the swing of "normal" after I hurt myself. I am still "hurt" but can't seem to get back on track. Hope I get out of this hole soon. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 11:05:22 EST Ran 3 miles but now my leg feels like it was 300 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114828 So after not running I got up early did my warm up stretches and my warm up walk in the cold air (40's) and started my run. I started slow but after the first mile my leg felt great so I decided I would run a particular path (3.05 miles). I then did another 5 minute cool down walk - it was during the 5 minute walk that I realized my leg hurt again. I got home stretched and relaxed but as the day has gone on my leg has gotten more stiff. <BR> <BR> I guess I don't understand why I don't hur... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:23:28 EST Dinner with the family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113941 Well another day of no running - jeez. Hubby made plans to eat with the family so it will be a late night there and I always leave FULL so no chance of running after. O well - the weather has gotten cooler so I am running tomorrow NO MATTER what. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:27:37 EST LOOOOONG Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112942 So work was crazy, husband is sick, had to grocery shop, it's after 8:00 and I am just getting home. WHAT a day. Didn't get to run or anything today but hoping to try tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for all of your support - I really appreciate it. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:14:21 EST Cleared to Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111752 Official diagnosis is IT Band Syndrome - same as I thought (GO GO Google Research). 6-8 months to heal fully but I am cleared to start running now. SO tomorrow I am back to the treadmill WOO HOO. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:25:50 EST Bummed Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110178 Getting bummed out about being sick AND injured. I want to be back to normal again so I can get back on track with my exercise/eating. I guess the good thing is that thanks to my nose being stuffy everything tastes like paper so I am not eating very much. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:39:06 EST Home Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108339 I think everyone I know hates Monday's and would rather stay home, but I'd rather be at work than home sick. This cold or whatever it is sucks. All I do is sleep and then my body is sore and achy from sleeping. <BR> Only good thing about being off is that at some point today I am going to force myself to get dressed and be presentable so I can go vote. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:42:00 EST Broke my Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106946 Well I knew it would eventually happen but yesterday I broke my workout streak. I had worked out for a minimum of 10 minutes a day every day since June. But between being sick and being injured I just couldn't convince myself to do anything but sleep in a Nyquil induced fog on the couch. To top it off it was my anniversary. Thankfully my husband is wonderful - he made me breakfast, and lunch and I made myself get dressed to go to dinner. Of course after dinner it was more Nyquil and back ... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:52:23 EST Head cold and a gimpy leg http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105353 Yep it looks like it is going to be a great weekend. Started sniffling and sneezing today - now I'm a full blown allergy or head cold mess. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my 12 year anniversary - we usually go out hiking or walking or something outdoors but with my limpy leg, that's out. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Bummed out! Fri, 19 Oct 2012 20:14:07 EST Gave up and made a doctor appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104211 OK so my leg/hip/knee is still bothering my - earliest appointment I could get is Wed. HOPEFULLY they will fix this so I can get back to my life. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:45:23 EST "Rest Day" 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102974 Well yesterday I did not do any cardio - only did abs and stretches. This morning I felt 100% better until Jinx (the hell kitten) decided to try to see if he could play Nascar under my feet. <em>226</em> He escaped without a scratch, unfortunately I wasn't as lucky. I was walking so good; now I'm back to limpy gimpy. <BR> I still have 14 days until my next race - hopefully I will be better by then. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:16:36 EST Official / Non Official diagnosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101743 Still haven't gone to the doctor but I don't think I need to. I have an official/non official diagnosis. Iliotibial band syndrome - I am 100% this is what is wrong. Talked to 3 runners and this is extremely common but not much a doctor can do for it. Treatment - rest, ice, anti-inflammatory and stretching. <BR> <BR> I am officially not running/walking/other cardio until my my next race (Oct 31) and if it still hurts at that time I will take off a few more weeks. <BR> <BR> HOPEFULLY a fu... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:05:05 EST Tired of this injury http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100517 I am tired of limping around. I have been taking it easy and my leg is still not better. This sucks! I don't want to spend the money to go to the doctor, but looks like I have no choice. I don't want to stop running and at this point my leg is refusing to play nice. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:36:00 EST Pushing Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098907 Decided today that I was done not running; my leg is not 100% but I walked for 30 minutes first then stretched after... and so far so good. I am going to run again tomorrow to see if I am okay to get back into a routine. Hoping that I am because I am sick of this limited workout. Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:37:51 EST Early Morning Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097709 Got up early and went and walked with a friend at the Autism walk. She recently (6 months ago) had the gastric sleeve done and has lost 95 lbs. When we started the walk I started my watch timer out of instinct. I am so glad I did; she was so motivated to finish under 40 minutes. We finished at 39.50 (had to jog a bit at the end). I feel so blessed to have been a part of that moment with her. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 15:42:15 EST Hello Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096908 Work has been kicking my fanny - I am SO glad it is the weekend. My wonderful hubby has already done all the weekend chores so that I could "relax". I am feeling so incredibly blessed right now. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:52:40 EST Pure Exhaustion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095684 Worn out completely - had a nice long walk and now going to grab something to eat. Hoping to be in bed early again tonight to try to recoup from the long week. SOOOO glad tomorrow is Friday. I need a weekend. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:51:49 EST Floors should not be made of concrete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094490 So had to stand at a convention center ALL day on concrete floors - my everything hurts. Going to go soak in a hot bath and then to bed if all goes well I will be asleep before 8:30 pm. Today was long and draining (not a bad day but a long/draining one). I am worn out. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:35:20 EST Another long day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093057 Unfortunately I didn't make it to the gym this morning - sleep won out. It is probably best since my leg is really hurting today. The work event tonight is not expected to be over until after midnight (I will be leaving WAY before then but it is still over an hour away from my house so it is going to be a late night). <BR> <BR> I am NOT looking forward to my weigh in this week. Tue, 9 Oct 2012 18:22:06 EST Busy week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091902 Today was the first of a very busy week. Late nights most of the week, means early morning workouts (hopefully) Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:27:53 EST Chilly Day = Chili Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090227 Finally cool here (50 degrees) so made a nice big pot of homemade Chili. Yum <BR> <BR> Although this is perfect running weather I decided not to push my leg and opted for a walk with the hubby instead. I am hoping that tomorrow's weather will be like today's so I can go run outside without the fear of heat stroke. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 16:22:11 EST Not my best time but I ran the distance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089093 I finished with a 30.11 and am happy with those numbers. I started off SLOW and was able to pickup the pace for mile 2 and 3. There were a lot of hills that I didn't remember from last year but I still was able to run the entire race. I am very pleased! Big bonus is that my hip is not as bad as I had anticipated (hoping that this holds true for tomorrow too) Sat, 6 Oct 2012 15:20:24 EST Better Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088298 Not in as much of a funk as I was yesterday...I have a race tomorrow which should prove to be interesting considering I haven't really ran since last Wed. Hoping I am able to finish. Fri, 5 Oct 2012 19:48:12 EST Somedays you are the kicker somedays you are the ball http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086801 Feeling like the ball today - had a bad weigh in this morning, followed by bad traffic on the way to work, my ice pack got a hole in it which got my leg all wet. Ate too much at lunch. Then hubby had a job interview that went bad which was followed up by a phone call letting me know that someone who I think is a waste of human space is pregnant (I can't have kids which I usually am accepting of but today knowing that this girl is pregnant it bothers me). <BR> <BR> Yep on the verge of tears a... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 15:52:18 EST Small jog with no pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085653 Jogged for about 1 minute with no pain - hoping that is a good sign for me to get back on the running road. <BR> Tomorrow is my first weigh in - hoping for good numbers Wed, 3 Oct 2012 19:43:33 EST Fall Leaves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084315 I love the changing leaves and cooler air - wish I could run and take advantage of the nice weather. I did however have a nice walk with the hubby, so at least it isn't a totally wasted day. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 20:30:36 EST Still can't run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082690 Hip is still killing me so no running today <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Ready to be better so I can run again. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 19:08:12 EST Another day of no running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080740 While my hip feels MUCH better I know that it is best to not run and push it. I am hopeful I will be able to test it out tomorrow or Tuesday. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:18:01 EST a little late http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080118 Had a lazy rainy Saturday. Did nothing really Sun, 30 Sep 2012 01:17:24 EST