Well whaddya know it’s Wednesday already. I really, really wanted to get in some type of workout yesterday but I’ll be honest. It didn’t happen. My knee had been feeling really good, even after my 2 bike rides but on Monday I wore some wedge heel boots and while walking briskly on my lunch break I felt that sharp pain again and now it’s been sore. GRRR! So back to wearing sneakers daily again. #lifeofarunner

A while back I mentioned the bottom of my foot hurting after a strenuous hike. Well, I’m starting to think it’s a bit of mild tendonitis because it keeps coming and going. Yesterday I actually pulled out this cool foot massager with heat that I got for my 40th birthday a year ago and used it before work. It actually helped. I’m not really worried just mildly frustrated. GRRx2

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Then, seemingly out of nowhere I seem to have hurt my arm, up by the bicep and shoulder area. I really have NO idea how I hurt it but my range of motion is limited and it hurts like a mofo if I extend the arm in certain directions. GRRx3!

The only thing I can think of is that I strained the arm while riding my bike (I tend to be really tense and grip the handle bars kinda tight. And then maybe I lifted something with the already compromised arm making it worse. There’s also the theory I just slept on it wrong. Yup. I’m famous for that -ish.

I popped a couple of advil this morning and I’ll see how I feel tomorrow morning…

3 days until my 41st birthday and I’m falling apart here.

How are you feeling? Anyone injured or sick? I hope not but we all know misery loves company =) 

 

How is it Monday again?!

I’m just having a quick cup of coffee and the i’ve gotta hightail it to get ready for work!

Yesterday I set out for another bike ride. (Duncan just posed for the photo below when I got back because he’s a ham sandwich).

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It was sunny and cool and super windy. I felt like I was skiing because the cold air blowing on my cheeks was leaving them tingly. I took practically the same route as Thursday’s ride but the wind kept changing directions and it seemed like every single downhill left me pedaling just as much as the uphill! Like riding into a wall….Wow! What a workout. That’s the thing about bike riding. It’s not necessarily the mileage that makes the workout intense. It’s the hills. And I kinda am ignoring that calorie burn readout of 254. Runkeeper had no idea how hard I was pedaling. =)

When I moved into my home 14 years ago I had a little house warming party and someone got me these cute scarecrows which I proudly display on the bench by my front door each year. I added a pumpkin I got when apple picking a few weeks ago and boom…a little Autumn decorayyyysshhh.

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I finally washed my hair yesterday since getting it cut and blown out straight on Thursday. It was lovely to be reunited with my signature curls. I missed them.

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I have a feeling that my workouts are going to take a back seat this week. I’m REALLY busy and have lots of birthday plans coming up. Might just be a handful of walks and maybe I can get to the gym during lunch tomorrow. Most of my friends are in their taper phase for the NYC Marathon anyway so at least I won’t be reading about their 20 mile runs to make me feel bad. Speaking of NYC Marathon, I’ve got to make my plan for being the best spectator ever!

Have a great week everyone!

What did you do this weekend?

Hi folks,

Yesterday was such a beautiful day! Since I’ve been trying to keep my running to a minimum for the next 10 days to let my little aches and pains resolve, I decided to go for a bike ride.

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#schwinning!

I must admit I’ve been using the hashtag #winning too much lately. So today, I got a little more creative #schwinning! You’re welcome =)

I biked for about an hour covering almost 8 miles of rolling hills and I have to say I REALLY enjoyed it.

Later in the day the Doodle and I met up for our walk with the Dogues…

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Athena and Zeus. Zeus is the one with the enormous tongue hanging out!

When it’s 67 degrees and sunny with gorgeous blue skies and rainbow color leaves everywhere I want to spend every waking moment outside and Duncan is totally ok with that =)

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warm and fuzzy

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the hills are alive…

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and I'm starting a new selfie trend #upsidedown

and I’m starting a new selfie trend #upsidedown

Today is probably going to be a repeat of yesterday only swap the bike ride for house cleaning (boo!). But I’m going to try for another ride tomorrow morning.

Have a fantabulous Saturday!

What are you doing today? Have you ever laid flat on the ground in the middle of the park to get an upside down aerial selfie? If you haven’t then follow my trend! It’s superfun!

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9 more days until my birthday! Woot Woot! That’s single digits. You know, kinda like how excited you are to reach mile 16.3 in a marathon and know that technically you have single digit miles left to run (9.9 to be exact).

OK that was like math, math makes my brain hurt so let’s move on, shall we?

Speaking of not counting. Here’s some of the evidence of the 15 pieces of (i’m not counting) Halloween candy I consumed at work yesterday.

 

candy carnage

candy carnage

 

This morning it was pouring rain so I took the doodle to the pet store. We only got the necessities, poop bags, food and cookies.

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petco

Duncan always smiles when we go to the pet store

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Then the rain stopped and I opted to go for a short run. The first run since the Staten Island Half on Sunday.

channeling my inner bubblegum

channeling my inner bubblegum

I didn’t wear the knee brace and my knee felt pretty good but sure as sh-t as soon as i stopped for a light and then went to start back up again I got a sharp pain. It didn’t last and afterward it was fine. Tomorrow I’m going for a bike ride. No sense aggravating it.

I did something monumental today. I got a haircut.

photo 4I hadn’t had one in 18 months! Yes kids, i’m crazy. Luckily the curls just get tighter and nobody really has a clue that I procrastinate with the haircuts. Anyway, since the rain stopped I chanced a blowout because I just love a good blowout and I can’t for the life of me blow my own hair straight.

I’m hoping this will last a couple of days.

Well, I’m off to run some errands. Catch ya later.

Haircuts. Tell me. Do you love them or hate them? Do you have good hair? I love my curls but it’s not so easy to manage.