Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Wednesday Catch-Up

Mark

Mark is recovering both physically and emotionally. It appears to be a hip flexor issue, but he is on the mend. Fortunately, it is nothing too serious. UNfortunately, this has made him question his decision on Sunday. I believe he is forgetting the pain he was feeling at the time. Thanks again for all of your support; Mark has been reading the comments and I know it is helping him feel better about the whole experience.

Edit: I just came upon a post that Kenny wrote yesterday and it rings very true: Braving It. Thanks, Kenny.



Running

After a one-week running hiatus, I hit the streets on Monday evening for a 5K. I felt amazing and ticked off progressively faster splits, with my final K just 2 seconds off 5K race pace!

Project

Project Lean Mean Running Machine is going great since kicking it off last Monday. For the first time in a long time, I feel focused. I worked out like crazy last week despite not running - yesterday was my 8th straight day at the gym! I’ve taken yoga, spin and interval classes and worked out on my own as well. I’ve also gotten back on track with healthy eating again. This girl didn’t eat a single piece of Halloween candy! And when hubby ordered a scrumptious-looking pizza for Sunday night, I made my own healthy version - a tortilla pizza with veggies and turkey pepperoni. I had to take a picture:



The best news: I’ve lost 4 lbs and I’m only 6 away from my lowest weight last year.

Gift

I got a super awesome surprise belated Birthday gift in the mail yesterday from Tall Mom.



Hand & toe warmers, GU Chomps, Roctane GU x2, a Mojo Dipped bar, Luna Bar and Luna Moons (only the wrappers remain…), a Pink String for breast Cancer, a fun “Today I Feel” magnet and a sweet card. I was utterly spoiled! Thanks Mel!

Happy Hump Day!

32 comments:

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Glad to know that it was not worse for Mark...he will be back at it in not time.

GOOD GIRL 4 lbs! WOw oh WOW.. I need to follow your lead. I have been eating and feeling like crap lately.

Glad you liked your little gift.. I would have sent more but darn shipping rates.

Hugs buddy!!

Marky Mark said...

I don't suppose you have any of that pizza left over...

;)

Stephanie Nichole said...

omygoodness!!! 4 lbs!!! GREAT for you... I can't lose 2 without practically starving myself.

Great job and keep up the good work. PS. That pizza looks AMAZINGGGGG (Maybe this is why i cant lose 2 lbs.. lol!)

Lisa said...

Talk about focus! I don't think I would have been able to resist the Pizza that Hubby ordered!!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Hey did you see that you won!!

A little karma reward for your TOUGHNESS..

http://lolasrunning.blogspot.com/

Lacey Nicole said...

YAY!!!! 4 lbs that is AWESOME! rock on!!!!! i'm just starting to feel focused so hopefully that will translate soon :)

Jamie said...

seriously way to go on resisting the za! I would not have been able to do that. And congrats on the 4 lb weight loss - that is awesome!

ShirleyPerly said...

Interesting that calf and hamstring pain is a hip flexor issue. I guess that just goes to show, once again, how everything is connected.

YAY for all the goodies!!

Laura said...

Ever better Wednesda..you won the Lift your Sole giveaway...From what I can see you should buy a lottery ticket as you have done well on the giveaways this year.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Happy Hump Day to U! I hope Hubby gets better soon, I know what its like to be down for the count..... Arghhhhhhhh

J said...

That looks like an awesome bday gift! Awesome job with the LMRM - keep up the great work and I am sure those 6 pounds will be gone!

And tell Mark - I understand about the hip flexor. You sit down and you think - oh i could run, my hip is fine but its not. It hurts like a mother and its painful when you try to run. its best to just rest - I went back to quickly and I paid for it later. Strengthen it and it will never bother you again!

busyrunningmama said...

That pizza looks so good.......(I'm talking about yours, really, I am!! Haha)

Great job on all of the working out, focus, will power and weight loss!! You rock!!!

Heather said...

Nice job resisting the pizza and making your own healthy version. With that kind of will power, you'll be down an extra 6 lbs in no time!

Denise said...

4 pounds!! GREAT JOB!!! and nice stint back at the gym. I really miss the gym.

Jocelyn said...

Glad Mark is recovering!
Congrats to you on your great 5k and saying no to candy. Lord knows I haven't been able to resist! Stay strong. I love the idea of the tortilla pizza. I am going to have to do that next time I'm craving that treat!

trialsoftraining said...

Wow, very impressive with the pizza thing! AND the gymtime!! :)

plus, who needs "halloween" candy when you have your own stash of Runner candy?? heh heh

TOTALLY MISSED the TBL in DC !! OMG - how did I not know about this?! I wonder when they where here?? AGh, sad day. Thanks for the comment though ;) xo

happygoluckyalex said...

Congrats on your awesome progress on everything!!!

celmore said...

4 lbs...that is great. Congrats!!!

Aneta said...

wow that is a great looking gift! Enjoy it!

4 pounds eh! awesome!

Today is my first day back to the gym after the Half and feeling crappy.

Reading your blog,especially today's post' inspired me and i am looking forward to a hard workout! :)

Jason said...

He will have plenty of opportunities to come back even better. Sounds like you are doing great and what a nice gift.

RunToTheFinish said...

yeah way to go girl!!! I need a little of your resolve so that I can finally get the darn speed I've been looking for

teacherwoman said...

Way to go on the 4 lbs loss! You go girl!

Meg Runs said...

Yumm! What a sweet b-day gift!

X-Country2 said...

Isn't Mel the best? I love her. Nice work on the 4lbs. I'm trying to start my non-candy run from now until New Years. We'll see how it goes.

Irish Cream said...

Wow, I am so amazed by your will power, girl! If that pizza was sitting anywhere near me, there is NO WAY I could resist! Good for you! 4 lbs. is awesome!!

Marci said...

Good job on your X-training and weight loss!

lindsay said...

glad to hear mark is on the mend and congrats on the weightloss! sure sounds like you are hitting the lean-mean plan hard :)

while it's tough to wonder if he should've toughed it out, he should only think about how much worse it could've been had he gone for those last few miles. better safe than sorry! (i know, it doesn't help much, but it's a true point.)

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

I just found your blog through Tall Mom's - I love the gift basket!! And I love love love pizza - I think your version looks tastier! Good for you on the weight loss :)

Jess said...

Good for you with the dedication to your gym classes and weight loss!

shellyrm said...

Great job on the weight lose! Still working on 10 post-baby pounds!!

aron said...

LOTS of good things in this post :) keep it up girl!

Rio Runs said...

I give you props for making a healthy pizza and not eating Halloween candy! I've eaten a good portion of the left over candy this week. Maybe I'll do better at resisting next year.