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Project Pixie Dust: Day 98 02-19.11

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

** Faith, trust, and pixie dust! **

Interesting Saturday, for sure! I ventured out today for my first outdoor training run of 2011, 6.68 miles, from my townhouse to Verona and back. Generally, it went very well. Most of the sidewalks were clear of snow and ice, the 28 degree temperature actually felt relatively comfortable, and I was in a good groove with my run/walk intervals...until I met the most evil patch of ice ever. It was hanging out in the shade, probably already mocking me as I shyly approached, in that ambiguous state of appearance somewhere between harmless puddle and treacherous skating rink. Did I mention that I don't own a pair of YakTrax? (And that YT probably wouldn't have helped much since the sidewalks were mostly clear, and I hear that running on clear pavement can actually ruin YT anyway...) Soooo...as I gingerly worked my way across the ice, as there was no way around it other than trekking through mucky, yucky, muddly sludge at the side of the path, the evil ice got the better of me and BAM! I had fallen quite dramatically onto my left side. No major harm done, or so I thought. My hand smarted a bit, but there was no visible bruising or road rash, and my left foot felt slightly twingey, maybe like I had twisted it a bit. At the time, I wrote it off as no big deal and made my way home as scheduled. I was pleased with my overall pace, just a hair faster than 11:00/mile, especially considered that navigating icy patches slowed me down some. But thirty minutes after my run, my foot started hurting. And within an hour, simply shuffling around the apartment was horrible. And I actually resorted to butt-scooting up and down the stairs because walking just wasn't working out. As the day closes out, it has improved from butt-scooting to limping, but if there is no improvement by tomorrow morning, I'll haul it on over to urgent care for an exam and X-ray. We'll see...last year a patch of ice led me to wrench my knee, and this year my foot. What's coming next winter?! Grrr...winter!

Drink my water, 64+ ounces: DONE (71 days running)!

Eat five servings of fruits and veggies: DONE (49 days running)!

You bite it, you write it: DONE (1 day running)! Yay...back to tracking!


Eat mindfully all day and night: I give myself a B today. Some of my food choices were more on the decadent side, like the (small) McDonald's lunch and homemade pizza dinner I ate, but I hit my fruits, veggies, and water, tracked it all, and stayed well within my calorie limit.

Running: The first outdoor run of the year...I went into it with no particular plan for distance and came out of it with 6.68 miles and a bum foot. Oh well.

Cross Training: None today.

On my way to DISNEY WORLD! 197.59 miles complete, 1092.41 to go (1290 total)

Strength Training: Took a rest day. Depending on how things go tomorrow, I'll hit my upper body and core tomorrow to finish up the week.

That's that. I'm feeling soooooo bummed and sorry for myself because of my injury. That's super lame, I know, but I think a lot of the bummy feeling is because the boys are out of town and it's still a week until I will see them again! I am really missing my little T but trying to remind myself that a week is nothing, no big deal, a lot of parents go through much longer separations from their kiddos for various reasons. But I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to next Saturday!
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  • EMILY-THE-GOOD
    How is the foot, now? Hope it's feeling better!
    2794 days ago
  • JANEYINMADTOWN
    Hope you are on the mend soon....keep busy and the week will fly by and just thing how it will feel to scoop timmy up in your arms on Saturday.
    2795 days ago
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