We’ve got lots of cold weather and snow happening here on the east coast….both inside and out.
mmmm….snowsicles are yummy
Yep, on Friday morning Duncan took one last rest on his pig (that Mr. SOTSS won me at the Washington State Fair last September) and then discovered a little hole big enough to de-stuff the pig and before we knew it, it was snowing in the house!
Such a comfortable pig
It was also snowing outside and I decided to go for a 4 mile walk to get in a good amount of steps before the snow really accumulated. I walked for over an hour and really enjoyed every step. The neighborhood was quiet and magical with all the powdery white stuff falling.
being the first to step on fresh fallen snow is almost as fun as stepping on (and popping) those sheets of packing bubbles!
I love Winter!
This is where things went south. I decided to pull out my trampoline and jump a bit for a little extra calorie burn and also to warm up and get the chill out of my body. As I went to push the trampoline in the center of the living room floor I kicked one of the metal legs so hard accidentally and next thing I knew my toenail was split into 3 pieces. Just like in the cartoons, I saw stars. I manually pulled off the two pieces that were hanging by a thread and covered the toe with antibiotic cream and a bandage and continued about my day. (no photos because I want you to continue to read my blog It wasn’t until the evening when I tried to put a shoe on to take Duncan for a walk that I realized how painful the toe was and how hard it was for me to walk.
I was feeling rather down on myself because of a multitude of things. First, I had been tracking my calories and trying to eat healthier all week. I hadn’t had sweets and was going through major sugar withdrawal. I also hadn’t run all week because my hamstring has still been bothering me. Combine that with the fact that my workload at the moment is really too light for my liking (read….typical freelance worry about cash flow and paying bills) and I really spiraled.
Luckily yesterday I was able to get out of the house and go have fun in the snow with Mr. SOTSS and his girls (and the dogs). I tried not to let the toe pain get in the way. We spent a few hours outside. But not before we all got bundled up.
Superdoodle is not super happy about this getup.
Duncan hated me for putting him in his snowsuit and boots but it just makes life easier on both of us not having to deal with the snowballs that stick to his fur.
Best angle ever! #doodlebutt
Happy despite the snowsuit. Also happy the paws were set free. Those booties didn’t last long.
so happy when he’s being a kid
Chester likes big sticks and he cannot lie
LOL. The face says it all.
Does this snowsuit make my butt look big?
Things were looking up when I weighed myself this morning and I was down 1.4 pounds. But more importantly I’m really proud of myself for sticking to eating healthier for a week straight and I’m determined to keep up the good work. I know the number on the scale will fluctuate but if I can be more conscious about my nutrition throughout the year then I can consider myself ahead of the game.
Then I realized if I take my sock off before putting my boot on the toe pain is reduced and I can walk a little better. I’m hopeful I’ll be able to get out for a slow walk today and sweat out the small stuff. Hoping a few more days will bring me enough relief in the toenail AND the hamstring area that I can run a local 5k trail run this Saturday. We shall see.
And I just got a new work assignment! Whew!
Moral of this story. Toenails are heavy! (LOL!) Seriously though, my point is that it’s so easy to spiral but if you give it some time, things can always improve.
Have a great week!
Anyone else have stubbed-toe-war-stories???? Any tips on healing the tender toenail bed?
I can’t remember the last time I felt the endorphins like I did today. I ran 5 miles which is the longest I’ve run this year.
5 miles to start….building up to 13.1
Even the iPod felt good enough to last 52 minutes all while saying “battery low”.
And technically I’m calling this my first long training run for all my Spring races. I’ve got the Cherry Blossom DC 10 miler the beginning of April followed by the Philly Love Run Half Marathon the week after that and the NJ Marathon (Half) the first week of May.
Yesterday I slogged through 3 miles but definitely didn’t feel as amazing.
New kicks couldn’t give me the oomph.
I’ve been fighting a cold since I came home from Vermont. But today the cold symptoms didn’t hold me back one bit.
This is all so perfect for me right now. To feel that boost in self-esteem and to feel happy and excited for racing again.
Aside from sniffling, coughing until my abs hurt and going through 1,250,400 cough drops and tissues, not too much has happened since I came back from my ski weekend last Sunday. I worked from home the first 3 days of the week.
This was my Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Duncan got a haircut…
Thursday and Friday I worked in the city. Friday morning was interesting. It was snowing heavily for my commute in but by the time I left in the evening you’d never know it.
First I had to clean off the car
I drove to the train station and walked through a winter wonderland to get to the platform
and then I waited forever for the train
Two hours later I got into the city to see that the snow wasn’t even sticking.
I caught a gorgeous sunset with the Statue of Liberty to the left while waiting for the ferry home
And then captured this shot….all the exhausted, disgruntled commuters inside the boat and the gorgeous colorful sunset and statue right outside the window
And now it’s time to prepare for the Superbowl. I have no interest in the game really, just the food, commercials and the Puppy Bowl during halftime
Got any plans for the “Big Game”? Have you had any endorphin filled runs lately?
I am doing my best to type this as the hours of shoveling on Sunday have rendered my body sore beyond belief.
Mother nature dumped over 2 feet of snow on us over the weekend. It was awesome! Well, except for the shoveling.
I drove over to Mr. SOTSS’ house Friday night when there was only a few inches on the ground. I figured if I was going to be housebound for a bit it would be more fun spending the time with him and his girls. We completed a jigsaw puzzle…
we counted….1008 pieces….that’s 8 more than the box said!
And made Shrinky Dinks…
I made the rainbow, pencil and shooting stars….The other beauties were done by Mr. SOTSS’ 10 year old. She’s quite the budding artist. Love her evenly spaced sprinkles and watermelon seeds
And during the peak of the storm when they had a travel ban we just took the dogs and the sleds around the neighborhood streets. Chester actually pulls the sled. He’s pretty talented.
Both Mr. SOTSS and I tried out our snow shoes too.
Just snow shoeing around the hood in the middle of a blizzard