Don’t tell ANYONE…

Yesterday I started off my morning with a great breakfast of Greek Yogurt with a cut up Banana and (a few) handfuls of granola and Special K cereal. Oh, and of course a few (or more) apples because I don’t know what my day looks like without them. And coffee. Duhh, that is a given for me 🙂


Isn’t this coffee mug a thing of beauty?? My new Young Life mug in happy yellow, filled to the brim with Brazil coffee from Earth Fare!

I went to the gym for the first time since before leaving for Michigan and I suffered through some basic lifting/abs/push-ups/kettle bell swings/lunges/squats. Boy am I out of shape! But that is OK, it just felt great to sweat!


My excited motivational hard-core pose… ha ya right…

OK. So please don’t tell anyone I did this next thing…

…especially my Sports Performance Doctor. He would be slightly frustrated with me… and don’t tell my mom either– she is as scary as my doctor….

but I don’t care, because I RAN PAIN FREE TODAY!!!

I was going to go on a long walk as my dad and his running buddy ran, but literally as I put in my Ipod and watched them run away from me, I got so sad that I shouted “Wait!!” and ran up to them and just said “Lets do this!” I was very careful to listen to my body and promised myself I would stop if I felt any pain. Well, 5.2 (ish) miles later, I finished the run (very out of breath I might add) and was on cloud nine! Man it felt great to get some running endorphins again!! Whoo-hoo!! ((Wow, clearly I still have them…I don’t do many ‘whoo-hoo’s’…))

I was very winded and could definitely tell that I had not done any cardio in 3.5 weeks. It also didn’t help that I am still recovering from my sinus infection and have lots of yummy flem/mucus in my lungs ((gross sorry that was TMI…))

I finished up my day deep cleaning my car. Please stay tuned for some serious details regarding deep car cleaning. This is very important… a clean car feels like a new car and takes years off its life. Fact.

Have a great day everyone!!

Thoughts on whether or not I should have run?? Am I a bad patient??

What is your favorite breakfast??



  1. pickyrunner · · Reply

    I’m so happy you were able to run pain free! Just BE CAREFUL! We don’t need those shin splints coming back and resulting in a stress fracture! Yayyyyyy girl, you’re on the mend 🙂

    1. I will i promise!! yes stress fractures scare the crap out of me!! Had one…. never want one again!!
      Hope your leg is healing!! yay for summer runs!

  2. Yay for running pain free! I had shin splints a TON last year, so I know firsthand how much they suck! Ugh! My allergies have been just awful this year, so you’re not the only one! I just run through it though. I love that runner’s high at the end of the run where you are so out of breath but so happy at the same time!

    1. YES! the runners high is worth everything!! I hope you are able to keep your shin splints at a bearable pain so you can keep running!! And yes allergies/colds/sinus infections have been out of control for me this year! bahh makes it hard to get a full breath! hOpe you have a great weekend and keep up the running 🙂

  3. Runner Girl Eats · · Reply

    Congrats on the pain free run but be careful! Don’t rush into it 🙂

    1. Thank you! I won’t!!! 🙂

  4. YA for a pain free run………but take it easy girl! There are years and years ahead of you to run, if you take the time to heal properly!! 🙂

    1. Thanks for the good advice… you are right, I plan to be running well into my 90’s (ha i hope) and need to take care of my body (and health!) now!

  5. I love greek yogurt, berries and almonds for breakfast. I can eat a ridiculous amount of almonds. Congrats on the run, but I echo everyone else–be careful!! start slow!!

    1. yumm!! berries are a good addition! Thanks for the concern I promise to take it slow and easy!

  6. YAY for a pain free run! Listen to your body for sure & fuel yourself with some good food!

    1. will do!! I refueled with a HUGE grilled chicken and salad dinner from a favorite restaurant!

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