Too late to come up with a different catchy title? Yes.
Sitting in bed listening to Andrew snore loudly (which actually is good since it’s muffling the sound of my typing)? Yes.
Let me give a quick update on my doctor appointment today.
He doesn’t know quite what’s wrong with me. he took a lot of notes and asked a lot of questions. I’m going in early tomorrow (with my double stroller of course) for some blood work and some other um, shall we say, samples.
In the mean time I’ve been instructed to not eat dairy.
I’m okay with that (I guess). I had to do it before when I was breastfeeding (Judah had some milk allergy issues).
It’s definitely not going to be fun, but right now I’ll do whatever it takes to figure out what the heck is my problem.
I said goodbye to dairy tonight with some cheese sandwiches for dinner (with roasted broccoli and marinara sauce). Lucky you, I didn’t even feel like taking a picture.
Of course the no dairy news came after I ordered all these protein bars last week.
Isn’t that just always how things work?
And I guess I won’t be stealing any more Vanilla Chocolate Chunk Chobani Champions yogurts from the boys for a bit either. They seemed pretty excited about that tonight.
I’ll update you more as I find things out. For now though the food might look a little different around here. I really need to get my hands on some good dairy free protein powder. Thanks Sarena and Heather for the recommendations.
I did just order $100 worth of PB2 to help me feel better. Thank goodness there isn’t any dairy in three ingredient fudge or healthy cookie dough dip. I have a feeling I’ll be hitting both of those up tomorrow. Ha.
Okay. Let’s talk running shoes really quickly.
First of all, in light of my tummy issues and being sick as of late, I haven’t been very motivated to run a lot in addition to all the classes I teach. Ever since the Carlsbad marathon it’s been difficult for me to do longer runs. I’m okay with that since I’m trying to decrease my activity level anyway, but it made me think about how sometimes it’s just hard to make yourself do it.
I have to make deals with myself sometimes (example- I can have a
Golden Spoon dairy free chocolate bar if I do my run), schedule it in my day, grab a good romantic comedy to make the time go faster,
(This was my movie of choice the past two days.)
put my darn shoes on and just do it.
We have a treadmill in our house, so there are no excuses. Especially since we converted what was kind of a garage into a workout room/storage/office space.
Don’t even try to figure out the mess. It’s a good thing I don’t train my clients at my house. That ironing board has been used maybe once. Hence why it’s in that room.
I’ve said this before, but I used to be about 20 pounds heavier (that’s a lot for short person like myself) and I couldn’t run very far at all. My back hurt, my knees hurt, etc. I had a whole list of reasons why I thought running might not be my thing. I stuck to it though. Eventually I fell in love with it. You can see all the reasons I love running here.
One thing that has truly changed my running is the perfect shoes.
These are my perfect shoes. Mizuno Wave Nirvana.
It took me awhile to find my perfect shoes. Now that I have them though I won’t run in anything else.
Here’s my tips on finding the perfect shoes.
Go to a running store where the evaluate your food placement, stride, etc. (like Road Runner Sports).
Find a shoe that’s comfortable and is one that they recommend for your feet.
Save your money and don’t buy the inserts. If you’re shelling out the dough for good shoes you won’t need them. (This is just my personal opinion. I bought the inserts originally and found that I didn’t like using them.)
Also, make sure to buy at least a half size bigger than your regular shoe. I buy one full size larger than I wear in normal shoes (and I’ve still lost a few toenails).
This is the key-
Once you’ve worn out your shoes, take them with you when you go to buy new ones (or take your current shoes in when going shopping for the first time). They can check the wear on the bottom and determine if that shoe is the right stability, control, etc. for you.
I did this two separate times to get to the shoes I have now. The first pair of shoes I bought after my initial evaluation were a different model of Mizunos, but my knees still hurt quite a bit when I ran.
It takes a little time and trial and error to find the best shoe, but so worth it when you find the perfect fit.
I have VERY flat feet and over pronate. These shoes I have now have done wonders for me.
Oh, and I just happen to have a different pair of Mizuno Elixir shoes for racing and faster treadmill runs.
(These haven’t been worn yet. I’m waiting until I feel better to break them in.)
Disclaimer- I have no affiliation with Mizuno although it would pretty much rock my world if I ever did someday. Also, both of these pairs of shoes are new. I had not purchases new shoes for a year. I did not pay in full with my own money. I had a gift card to Road Runner Sports from my birthday from Mom and Dad. They sure know how to give a good gift, don’t they?
Okay. Off to bed. Early morning tomorrow to start my day with some, um….. dare I say “samples” again?