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Random Happenings, Pro Deal, Snacks and A Few Things From the Doctor

Random Happenings, Pro Deal, Snacks and A Few Things From the Doctor




The dreaded stair mill for 35 minutes- random program level 12 (I think)


(Calorie counters on machines are usually not accurate and always overestimate. It’s kind of annoying.)


Taught a BOSU class.


(Posted a better picture and a few thoughts on instagram.)



Jumped on our cheapo home elliptical for 30 minutes while dinner was burning roasting and caught a quick old school Friends episode.



Random daily happenings:


Started the day off with the hugest, strongest sugar free hazelnut mocha ever (made with Silk unsweetened vanilla almond milk).


I tried to get the boys excited about their leftover pancakes by doctoring them up a bit.


They thought it was pretty cool. So did I actually.

They also thought it was a great idea to tease me by putting on my special cleaning gloves and telling me it was time to clean, but then not helping at all when it really came to the cleaning part.


Nice guys.


Not to mention they were calling me out left and right all day today.

“Mommy you made a wrong mistake.”

“Mommy you always forget things.”

“Mommy you always need coffee.”

“Mommy you’re funny.”


Hmmmm……. I guess they’re pretty darn observant.


Went to the orthopedic surgeon today. Won’t bore you with injury talk at the moment, but I have an MRI scheduled Thursday to rule out a couple things and we’ll kind of go from there. SLO marathon is this weekend and Boston is in 13 days and honestly, I have no idea what my body is going to do. I’m taking it one day at a time, but it’s not looking good. I’m not the one in control right now and that’s okay. I’ll update all at once when I’ve made some decisions.

I did go to the doctor all sweaty right after the gym and get to wear a really cool pair of shorts while I was there though.


I was tempted to keep them. They went quite nicely with my old socks.


Such a piece of work.


Oh, but we’re in luck because Pro Compression just shared the April Sock of the Month.

All Purple and Blue items are on sale this month, including Tour and Trainer Low socks!

Get 40% off and FREE shipping with the coupon code SOMF4.

Even cooler is that a portion of all SOM product sales this month go to Team in Training and Train 4 Autism.


Dinner was roasted carrot “fries”, but I used the food processor to slice them really thin like “chips” instead of “fries”.


Toddler dinner- chicken, carrots, and some leftover vegetable side dish I made for Easter.


Mama dinner- salmon, roasted broccoli slaw, roasted carrots and sautéed Swiss chard with coconut oil. Topped with some jalapeño peach jam, Scotty B’s sweet habanero hot sauce and nutritional yeast.


(I do not subject STUFT Daddy to the picture taking.)


Random snacks from the past few days:


A baked vanilla almond Quest Bar.


A warmed to perfection (in the car) apple pie Quest Bar.


Hard boiled egg whites with cinnamon and my new favorite sweetener. Surprisingly good for a quick little protein fill I might say.


An amazing bowl of sweet roasted carrots with low calorie peanut butter frosting and chia.


Seriously, if you haven’t tried this yet, you need to. It’s right up there with sweet roasted kabocha squash.



Random things I already knew, but learned again from the doctor today:


I have very tight hamstrings, especially for a runner.

I have hip dysplasia.

I have a loose hip joint which puts me at high risk of having it dislocate.

(Super fun,, right?)


You should use heat first


(while eating creamy dreamy ice cream in a flatout cinnamon crisp bowl with dark chocolate frosting and PB2 frozen frosting),


then stretch (while blogging)


and then ice.


You already knew that though, didn’t you?


Happy hump day!

I’ll leave you with a little kick in the butt from Runner’s World.


Oh rest.

I’m working on it.

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  1. 1
    Catherine says:

    I hope you get better soon! I made your creamy dreamy almond milk ice cream last night with a twist. I put it in the Vita Mix with some steamed kale and chia seeds. It was delicious and a pretty green color. I suppose you could add peppermint extract and cocao nibs for a mint chocolate chip “ice cream”. Or you could use spinach instead of kale. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. 2

    Oh wow carrot fries with peanut sauce is such a good idea; im gonna have to try that combo out soon!!
    Your mocha looks amazing too..I really need to buy myself a milk frother/coffee machine!

  3. 3

    I hope your injury is OK– I’m sure it’s playing head games with you!! Good luck!!

  4. 4
    meredith says:

    I really hope you are starting to heal. I am truly praying over here in New York that you are feeling better enough shortly and able to run your races. It is not fun when things are out of our control. Kinda like when butternut squash season ends and I still want to buy it every week. Your carrots are amazing, I am impatient like a child most of the time and never let them roast long enough lol.

  5. 5
    Kelli says:

    This has got to be so tough on you….but you seem to be handling it so well! You are hardcore and I have a feeling this will only enrich your knowledge and make you stronger. Take care…rest when you can…and know that many of us are cheering you on:)

  6. 6

    I sure hope the MRI reveals something – or maybe reveals nothing, maybe that’ll be better. And I love roasting up carrots. So good.

  7. 7
    Lexa T says:

    Hope that you get good news from the Dr and you start feeling better. I love the rest comment. I was starting to feel burned out (maybe because I haven’t taken a day off in three weeks) and got up to go to Circuit Training and decided to go back to bed yesterday. Good thing because I got a late start this AM for my short run and really had to motor to get it in.

  8. 8

    Love the blue shorts! I actually kept mine from when I got X-Rays/MRI for my knee, haha, I’m classy like that. I hope you get positive news from the doc 🙂 Did you watch Kelly and Micheal yesterday? If not I hope this cheers you up… Kelly and her son Michael ran a 10k on Easter! Love it. ALSO, not sure if your boys liked Finding Nemo, but they are coming out with Finding Dory in the Fall of 2015 🙂 I’m mentioning both on my blog today but thought you might need some goods news a bit earlier! Keeping you in my thoughts lady!

  9. 9

    Thinking of you and wishing for the best possible outcome!! xo

  10. 10

    Oh friend, this kind of stinks…well, it really stinks! I hope you feel better soon! I’m not liking you being uncomfortable or sidelined for that matter. xoxo

  11. 11
    Samantha says:

    Sadly, the only reason I really learned the heat then ice was for my dog’s recent shoulder injury. I even take better care of my pets than me.

    I hope you are hanging in there, and share what you are comfortable with. I think a lot of us active ones do learn from each other. Those shorts look like what I have worn for acupuncture before.

    Take care, Sam

  12. 12
    Cassie B says:

    How frustrating with your injury. I hope you get to the bottom of it soon can run comfortably again. So to add to your randomness. I thought of you today while I was running. It was slow and frustrating and mentally painful and I wanted to QUIT. But then I thought of you and how you said that you will never take running for granted again and I said that I wasn’t going to either. I gave it my all and finished. So even though you can’t really run right now, your current struggle pushed me a little hard to cherish what I can do….even if I’m always slow! 🙂

    We have the same gloves, they are or cleaning, but I’m the only one in my house that uses them to clean, or clean up cat puke. Yuck.

    • 12.1
      Cassie B says:

      Oh and of course already bought my SOM! Especially since part of the blue sales go to Train 4 Autism, which is the charity that I run/train with!

  13. 13

    I love the doctored up pancakes and EXTRA love the carrot options. YUM! I’ll be trying them tonight!

  14. 14
    Becky says:

    I have just found your blog, and I LOVE IT! I will definitely keep reading. And all of your recipes look so good!

  15. 15
    Chels R. says:

    Sending prayers to you my friend! You are doing the right thing by getting this taken care of. Hang in there!

  16. 16

    Man I hope you heal up! I know I’ve got a knee thing going on right now and it’s been really difficult for me when I want to do so much but KNOW I need to pull back.

    Your mama AND toddler dinners look delish.

    I still haven’t baked a quest bar (I’m kinda too impatient) I just end up stuffing them in my mouth. 😉

  17. 17
    Natalie says:

    I hope you get some answers!!

    I ordered my pro compression sock of the month yesterday. I just can’t pass up their deals, lol

  18. 18
    debbie says:

    1. Your boy get cuter & cuter with each pic.
    2. You’ve got a lot going on & are such a trooper!
    3. Good luck & be careful!
    4. I’m using your quote from Runner’s World! It says it all!
    5. Feel good!

  19. 19
    Laura says:

    I love that quote by Ryan Hall.

    I really hope you feel better soon! keep resting and icing/heating and playing it smart, your body will thank you.

    P.s. I can’t get over how cute your boys are!

  20. 20

    Funny, I almost sent you that kick in the butt as soon as I saw it last night! Still praying in good answers and peace in the process while you wait on results!!! 🙂

  21. 21

    I am so sorry to hear that you are still hurting, I hope the MRI provides some better answers. Hopefully your rest time, and heat/ice will pay off. I am in love with your roasted squash now, I will have to try the carrots next!

  22. 22

    I love the warm apple quest bar- like warm apple pie without the guilt!

  23. 23

    Good luck, as you continue to learn more from your doctors. I LOVE the quote you posted at the end. What a great reminder. I needed that.

  24. 24
    Kim says:

    Glad they got you in so quickly for an MRI – hope it’s nothing major!!

  25. 25
    Chelsea says:

    I love it when I leave things in the car (like granola bars and breakfast cookies) and by the time I find them again not only are they still fresh, but they’re all warmed and slightly crushed and yummy… yeah, I eat car snacks with no shame. Good luck resting! At least you’ve got some pretty delish noms to keep you company (plus those two handsome gents)

  26. 26

    A good friend sent me that quote this morning & I love it! It’s so difficult to let our bodies rest as we crave the adrenalin from the exercise, we just have to remember how much stronger we’ll be if we allow rest. Easier said than done. I want to lick my laptop screen, holy yum dessert!

  27. 27
    Megan D says:

    Seriously the worst part about injuries is the not knowing! I would almost rather be told – hey ____ is what is wrong with you and don’t run for a month than play the guessing game and forking over my kid’s college saving plans in doctors visits! I really hope you get your answers soon!

    My hamstrings are WAY tight too. I have actually been having this dull pain where my hamstrings inserts right under my butt (almost closer to my you know what region). I have been pushing through the pain, cause us runner do that. But now it even hurts when I sleep and what not. No es bueno. So I am trying to take it easy. I wonder if it sounds similar to what you have been experiencing?? I thought about going to the chiropractor as well because that hip joint is constantly popping and feels like it is grinding. You would think I was turning 70 this month instead of 30. Haha! Keep us posted.

  28. 28
    Hannah Park says:

    First and foremost, I wish you a speedy recovery. Second, thank you for the Ryan Hall quote and your candid summary of what’s going on. Your approach is so very encouraging–for me who is an injury prone, newbie runner. Have you considered acupuncture? I’m not certain of the extent of you injury so I’m not suggesting one way or another…but I have scoliosis induced hip imbalance…which affects basically hip down. I thought I shattered my pubic bone training for my first Half (I’m a dummy and didn’t realize all the strength training, core work, and stretching that went into running). Acupuncture helped me a lot. That and rest and stretching. Sending over recovery wishes and thoughts. Get well soon!

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    Pam says:

    Hi! I hope your injuries are resolved soon. So sorry to hear about that. Just wanted to ask, I’m loving those pink shoes. can you give me more info!?

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