Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekly Recap 7/21/14 – 7/27/14

Hey everyone! Sorry about the lack of post last Friday. I had a race expo to work in Dallas this past weekend and decided to drive up a couple days early to spend time with my family! So I was quite disconnected from the blogging world for a few days, but a break every now and then is refreshing.

Running this week was so nerve racking. I had my run gait analysis which went very well – I will be doing a full recap soon. Spoiler alert: I left with a lot of knowledge as to ‘why’ and ‘how’ muscles work together in running. I admit I only ran once after that analysis during the week though; coming off an injury is terrifying. I don’t want to overdo anything but I want to get into training. Right now it is very important that I find that balance before my training officially begins for the Wine & Dine Half Marathon and Dopey Challenge!

Speaking of training, I found the perfect (and most delicious) post-workout snack! Behold these Chobani yogurt mixes:

1. Almond Coco Loco (left): Coconut low-fat yogurt with dark chocolate & honey roasted salted almonds. It has 240 calories and 12g of protein.

2. Peachy Pistachio (right): Peach low-fat yogurt with pistachios & dark chocolate. It has 220 calories with 13g of protein.

3. Key Lime Crumble (not pictured, but will be tasting this upcoming week): Key lime low-fat yogurt with graham crackers & white chocolate. It has 200 calories and 12g of protein. I didn’t notice this one the week before but I have one in the fridge for this week after a workout. I can’t wait to try it!

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So I have some really exciting news – well exciting to me! I went to Dick’s Sporting Goods this weekend to shop with my mom and she found this Running Skirts brand skirt on sale for $20! Say WHAT?! She has some kind of incredible sale shopping gene (which did not get passed on to me haha, I can never seem to find as good as deals as her)! But I digress. Anyways, I have always wanted one of their skirts but they are usually priced a bit high for my taste! After trying it on, I can see why though. They are so incredibly comfortable. Needless to say, it is now mine! I love clearance events.

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In other news, I decided to chop my long hair off. I feel lighter and more stylish now! I’ve been going to the same hair stylist for about 6 years now. She always does such a great job!

My Workouts The Past Week:

Monday: 1 Mile Run (run analysis), IT Band Stretches & Strength Exercises, Squats, Push-ups & Sit-ups

Tuesday: IT Band Stretches & Strength Exercises, 30 minutes Cycling, Foam Rolling/The Stick, Push-ups & Sit-ups, Squats

Wednesday: Travel Day to Dallas – Push-ups & Sit-ups, IT Band Stretches & Strength Exercises, Arm Exercises with Dumbbells

Thursday: 2 Mile Run/Walk with Dad, Push-ups & Sit-ups, Stretching & Foam Rolling

Friday: Stretching & Foam Rolling

Saturday: Worked Bondi Band Booth, Stretching & Foam Rolling

Sunday: Travel Day to Houston – Push-ups, Stretching & Foam Rolling

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QOTD:  Have you ever had to overcome a fear of running after an injury? How did you get past it?

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  1. What a great steal you found on that running skirt ( well your mom found). I love thos chobani flip yogurts too
    They are delicious and I think they keep me more full than others with that added crunch. Always pack them for my lunches. -L

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    1. They are much more filling than others, I agree!

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  2. I'm eating more Greek yogurt and am finding it keeps me full longer between breakfast and lunch. I'm coming off my injury too. I had discomfort on Saturday so I'm still experimenting with inserts and trying not to freak out. I know what I have to do but it's not natural yet.

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    1. Yes! I hate those mid-morning (or even mid-afternoon) hunger strikes. This yogurt definitely helps a lot and keeps me full from my workout until my next meal!

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  3. I love Chobani yogurt! Yummy. Love the new do too :) I'm planning on getting my hair chopped off shortly - too long and gets in the way.

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    1. Thanks! :0) Can't wait to see pics of your new do!

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  4. Your hair looks beautiful! Now you see why I love running skirts! Does your have the shorts underneath or the panties?

    I've been meaning to ask you, did you quit your full time job to work for Bondi bands? I've been considering a career move/change lately too. -M

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    1. Yes, I am a believer! But I will still continue to hopefully come across great deals such as this one :0)

      Yes, I did move to Bondi Band full time. Definitely one of the toughest decisions of my life, but I am truly enjoying it!

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  5. The new hair cut is super cute! I love how a new "do" feels so refreshing now and then.
    I have never seen Running Skirts at Dick's before! I would totally love to find one on sale - I've been wanting to try one as well but I tend to only buy things on clearance.

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    1. Thanks! :0) Agreed, a new do is very refreshing. I had no idea Dick's sold them either, it was a very pleasant surprise!

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  6. I should probably do a real run gait analysis as I keep having pain in the same area over and over again I must be doing something wrong. Cute skirt!

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    1. Thanks! I am glad I did the gait analysis...definitely a good experience that gave me a lot of knowledge!

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  7. That skirt is GREAT! Plus, who doesn't love a bargain!?!?
    Your hair looks ADORABLE!!!
    I love those yogurts. They're high in calories, but so yummy!

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    1. Thanks! Bargains are the best!! They are kind of high in calories, but after an intense cardio and strength session, it's just the snack I need!

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  8. Great haircut and deal on the running skirt! Coming back after injury makes me a little nervous!

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    1. Thanks Tina! Glad I am not the only one who feels nervous getting back into things after an injury!

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  9. Love the skirt, and the price is FAB!!!
    Loving your new haircut too, you look great!
    I think those same thoughts as I am getting back after my own injury. I think it's normal especially after a long layoff. In a way I think it is making me more aware of my body, so I am thinking its a good thing to be fearful of relapse.. I keep telling myself that if I go 2 months with no new pains, and continue with progress then I will consider the fear something I need to let go:) (in theory, LOL)

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    1. Thanks Kristy! I could not believe that price, it was just awesome!

      You make a very good point. Being more aware of things is important! Thanks for the encouragement! :0)

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  10. Love the haircut and the skirt! You know I love a good deal LOL.

    Last year I had plantar fasciitis during marathon training, and the doctor said I could push through the pain if I wanted, or I could quit. He assured me that there would be no damage if I kept running, just I would have to decide if I wanted to deal with pain. This made me scared to run and I had to take a break from training for a week or so, which greatly hurt my "marathon confidence." I have also had physical therapy for my knee last year which freaked me out more. Overall, I try to push myself but I listen to my body if I really feel hurt.

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    1. Haha yes, you and I share an affinity for frugality!

      Thank you for sharing about your experience with coming back from injury. It definitely helps! :0)

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  11. What a cute skirt - and such a deal! Your haircut is adorable too :) I totally understand feeling nervous about running after injury. After coming back from my hip injury, I learned to listen to my body and not push through pain. I also took more walk breaks to "check in" with my body too and it helped me find the confidence to run without worrying as much about injuring myself again. You've been so smart about your recovery, you'll come through this stronger than ever :)

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    1. Thank you Denise!

      More walk breaks is a great idea. I admit I struggle with set intervals since it was never my usual way of running. Incorporating more walk breaks though is still something I need to do until I have more confidence and am sure no pain will return!

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  12. First off, LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair, you are so cute! Also, being nervous to start running after an injury is totally normal! Just remember, everyone needs to start somewhere, so go slow, be cautious but don't stress yourself out about it...you will get there!

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    1. Aww thank you Sara!! :0) And thank you for the suggestions/encouragement for getting back into running! I am glad to know that nervousness is totally normal post-injury!

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  13. The Running Skirt was such a bargain! I love the peach pistachio chobani flip, so yummy. You're definitely smart in taking it easy coming off of your injury :)

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    1. I am so glad I discovered those Chobani flips, they are delicious! The coconut one is definitely my fave :0)

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  14. A $20 running skirt! You go girl!!! That's a great deal! :D

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  15. Thanks for the heads up about the running skirt...I just ordered one from Dicks online for $26!! Wahoo! :D

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    1. Awesome!! Which one did you get?

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  16. I love your new haircut!! It looks so good! I'm so glad you are back to running and injury free! :)

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  17. Super cute skirt! And great running quote - I really love that one. It so very true!

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    1. Thank you! And I agree, the quote really is so perfect!

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