I started this post about a week ago. I was all excited to talk about how well training had been going and was proud that I had had two solid weeks under my belt of good running and workouts.
Well, things have changed since then. I haven’t been by the computer because each time I think I can sneak away just for a little bit of time the boys need something and I just can’t let myself do it. Yesterday I had big plans to write a post, but then Judah asked if I would play Star Wars with him. There’s no way I was saying “no” to that. In a couple years he’ll want nothing to do with me, right?
Okay, so training recap first.
Well, I’m still fighting really hard just to get back into a good running groove and at this point to be able to run pain free at a decent speed. I had a two good weeks of running both around35- 40 miles each week. I really thought I was coming back until I tweaked my back and that has made my good hip all out of whack. So for the past week I’ve been walking with a bit of a limp and taking it really easy hoping it will go away on it’s own. Gosh darn it can be frustrating. My whole plan this summer was to get back into running training big time, but life had other plans.
I’m not going to keep complaining or making excuses though. No one wants to hear that, right? I’m working on being patient and doing what I CAN do. I will say though that I am very fearful that my days of racing and running long distances might just in fact be coming to an end.
On a lighter note, I do have to say that my cross training of getting enough sleep is really on point. Man that 4:00 am wake up call is going to be rough when it comes around in just a few days because we just keep sleeping in later and later over here.
My last long run outside was over a week and a half ago and was 9 miles. I was all bent out of shape when I got my new plan from Coach Jason, but then when I actually went for that run I was really thankful.
My last good treadmill run was also 9 miles last Monday. My week started out pretty solid (sweaty, but solid), but didn’t end up so well after that.
Right now I’m focusing on elliptical time, adding more strength (especially core strength), spinning and pool running which I had to resort to last night.
Man is that ever boring, but getting to play with the boys after and soak up the last bit of summer rays is just brilliant.
When I get frustrated or down on myself I just need to remember that we’re all different and I really shuold just be thankful I can do the things I can do. I found this old picture while organizing and it put things into perspective a little bit.
I spent a year in that brace. Mom and I were trying to figure out the exact time if it was before surgery or after and we think it was both. I had Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. The hip specialist told me a few years ago that to avoid major surgery I was going to have to change my lifestyle a bit and become a recreational runner. As much as I’ve fought against that, I think the clock is ticking so I’ll take things day by day.
Twice last week the boys and I went for a hike in the morning. The first time we just drove around and tried to find a cool place. Luckily we found one and luckily we had our Spy Gear Walkie Talkies.
At first we thought the highlight was going to be the huge horse poop we saw.
We were okay with that.
But then we found a cool little quiet stream.
We loved it so much we decided to go back again this morning with Bear.
And we brought our net.
We’ve been trying to get out of the house more because it’s tough at home at the end of the summer. There’s always something and the minute I clean one room the next one is a mess. Never a dull moment with these “secret spies”.
Around the kitchen-
I make chicken in the crock pot regularly. This week is was a Chinese flavored and I added a couple drops of doTERRA Ginger and Clove to the chicken broth along with Chinese Five Spice seasoning and garlic.
It turned out delightful.
I’ve been making the new STUFT Seedy Bread weekly.
When I’m pressed for time I make a quick breakfast sandwich with turkey bacon (from Costco) and microwaved egg whites.
When I have a little more time on my hands I do it up with a soft boiled egg, some guacamole and turkey bacon on the side.
We got a Yonanas machine sent to us to review.
Truth be told I’ve been wanting one of these for a pretty long time.
We tried it out last week. Our first attempt went pretty well.
We quickly figured out that you need more than just one frozen banana to make a decent amount of the banana soft serve.
We also figured out it’s pretty great topped with a little healthy chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Ha ha.
The machine is super easy to use and to clean. I’m all about that. It’s also important to follow the little guide they give you for the YoZone.
The bananas have to thawed for about 5-10 minutes, but not any more than that. We’re getting the hang of it around here.
You can add in frozen berries and such too, but we haven’t gotten that adventurous quite yet. Maybe today is the day. Ha ha.
A new snack that’s made a comeback lately too is roasted plantains.
I used to eat these all the time and had forgotten how amazing they are. Mmmm hmm…. here is my post from way back when on the how-to.
Okay, well, I’m off to hit up the elliptical with my favorite ladies.
She says she needs coffee to start her day “coffee, coffee, coffee”. Can anyone else relate?
Sharing a bunch or random favorites and a easy single serve paleo cracker recipe later this week! Woot!
Have a wonderful day!