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Project Pixie Dust: Day 99 02-20-11

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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

I've officially had it with winter. For real. I'm pretty sure Old Man Winter has it in for me. He's out to get me! Yesterday it was slipping and falling on some ice and wrenching my foot, which luckily seems to be somewhat on the mend today. Today it was accidentally skidding my car into the side of a building. Yes, really. Luckily it wasn't at any fast speed and the building and car didn't sustain any damage to speak of. Whew. This is actually the second time I've (slowly) skidded my car into a building since I've lived in Wisconsin. Not that I'm proud of that fact or anything, but wow, that ice stuff is seriously slippery! So with that, as if I weren't before, I am officially over winter! OVER IT.

Drink my water, 64+ ounces: DONE (72 days running)!

Eat five servings of fruits and veggies: DONE (50 days running)!

You bite it, you write it: DONE (2 days running)!


Eat mindfully all day and night: I give myself a B+ today. Pretty happy with how things turned out today...had some homemade pizza for lunch and rice and beans for dinner, light snacks, mainly fresh fruit, all within limits. YAY!

Running: I was supposed to do an eight mile LSD today, but due to my bum foot, it didn't happen. Instead I did some cross training (which didn't aggravate my foot) for about the same amount of time I would have been out running.

Cross Training: Did 107 minutes (!) on the Expresso bike at a more relaxed than usual pace...not sure if that was because my foot was slowing me down a bit or just because I hadn't ridden the bike in a while. Well, anyway, I maintained an average speed of 13.5 mph, and my time gives me 7.20 miles to add to my virtual Disney trip.

On my way to DISNEY WORLD! 204.79 miles complete, 1085.21 to go (1290 total)

Strength Training: Finished up my planned workouts for the week with 10 minutes of upper body and 13 minutes of core exercises. I just kind of free-formed it, loosely following the routines from SP videos while I watched some TV on my computer.

And that's my Sunday...for the first time in a long time, I am actually relieved that the weekend is over so I can get back to work and stop dwelling on all the crazy random little things that have happened over the last couple of days...not to mention the boys being away. And on Tuesday I take off for California for four nights...hopefully it will be a stress-free, or at least low-stress, experience! I'm going to have a car while I'm there, which is nice because I can be free to get groceries or go to restaurants other than the hotel restaurant. I'm thinking about seeking out In 'N' Out Burger just to get a little dose of local flavor. Yum, nothing I like more than a good burger! Mostly I'll be eating hospital cafeteria food - exciting, right - but at least for dinner time I'll be able to venture out into other types of cuisine. And I'm hoping for good weather conditions (and a healed foot) so I can do some walking and/or jogging around the area. I had some luck with taping up my foot today and the pain seems to be gradually going away, so I have hope that it's not a lasting injury, and that it was just some kind of quick flukey thing that will go away in a few days. I hope!
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