Exercise, Fitness, Mental Health, Running

Setbacks

Who is surprised – it’s getting warmer out, and yet again, I’m injured.  It’s the same area causing a problem, which to me says I have a chronic issue with tendonitis in my ankle.  The hardest part of this all – I knew something was wrong, but ignored it for almost two weeks before resting.  Long story short friends, if you notice swelling, get it looked at before it gets any worse. Continue reading “Setbacks”

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Exercise, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mental Health

New Year’s Goals

Happy New Year friends!!

First, thank you all for coming along in this journey with me. So many of you have helped me as I travel down this path, and I appreciate it all so much!

Another year down which means a new set of goals! A couple of years ago, I realized that I prefer setting New Year’s goals instead of resolutions, as resolutions tend to be open-ended and usually end up failing within the first month. Continue reading “New Year’s Goals”

Exercise, Fitness, Running

Recovery

So last month, I explained the skin issues I’ve been dealing with.  I didn’t mention that I’ve also been dealing with an injury at the same time.  This injury started shortly after I got back from Colorado in June.  I went out running one day and had a terrible pain in the top of my foot – so bad I couldn’t walk properly for a few steps after I stopped running.  I was so scared I had a stress fracture… and so after much convincing from other running friends, I finally went to a physical therapist for an evaluation.

Continue reading “Recovery”

Diet, Exercise, Fitness, Food, Lifestyle, Mental Health

Restrictive Eating

Recently, I’ve had a couple people ask me about / ask for advice on a couple of diets that are popular at the moment. Having tried a couple of these diets myself, I’m always happy to talk about them and relate my experience with them.

(To save you all from boredom, I’m splitting this story up into multiple posts.) Continue reading “Restrictive Eating”

Exercise, Fitness, Lifestyle, Running

Am I crazy?

Friends.  I think I might need help.

I apologize for keeping you out of the loop, because I ran two races a couple weeks ago!  I ran my second half marathon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll half in DC, followed by the Baltimore Shamrock 5k the next day.  And I PRed in both races! Continue reading “Am I crazy?”

Diet, Exercise, Fitness, Food, Lifestyle, Running, Skin

Whole30 – Week 3

While reading the Whole30 book today, I found that my favorite part is the “what you’ll probably experience over the 30 days.”  I noticed that I have followed the pattern (a little) that is laid out in the book.  In it, it says probably around days 12-15, you will dream about food.

YUP.  I dreamt about food on about day 15.  and not even food I have all that often!  I dreamt about ice cream.  You know, when you get a brand new container, and the first scoop is always so satisfying to take?  Yeah, THAT was what I dreamt about.  Thankfully, that was only one night.  Otherwise, no dreaming of food. Continue reading “Whole30 – Week 3”