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WORKOUT Easy 6 miles @ 8:35 pace on treadmill Nothing really to report except the usual. Felt my knee around 2.5 miles. It was a little more sore at the end, but after a minute of walking it felt fine. So weird. Hopefully I’ll have better running statues soon! ****** Today, I thought I’d share some of my favorite running publications with you… but first I’d like to share with you the sock of the month from my favorite PRO Compression and the amazing deal they are offering! They usually fly off the shelf, so grab them quick! The discount […]

Follow up appointment

WORKOUT Rest/Weights I headed to the gym though to pump some iron and do some ab work ****** Today I had a follow up appointment for my knee. I didn’t want to run and cause any inflammation that would/could skew X-Ray results if they decided to take any. I have definitely been able to tell the difference this week while off the ibuprofen 2 times a day regimen. I’m pretty sure that is a bad sign Overall the appointment was a disappointment. He felt around my knee, pushed my knee cap all over and extended/bent my leg. No X-ray, which I was […]

Brace Yourself

WORKOUT Easy 6 miles @ 8:30 on Treadmill Today was a test and I think it went well. I felt my knee around 2.5 miles but it was less bothersome than normal and didn’t get progressively apparent as the miles increased. I did not take an ibuprofen this morning, so I’m happy it didn’t flare up more than normal, which is what I expected. ****** Remember how I got $26.20 of gas yesterday? I only filled up half way and, brace yourself, it was $3.85/gallon- ridiculous. This morning as I headed into Clearwater at 5AM to do some training I saw gas […]

More Calories, Yes Please.

WORKOUT Rest/Pilates & Weights Pilates was awesome as always. I had to make a few modifications because I’m trying not to put pressure on my knee. Mary Anne (the instructor) is great at helping me do this. I also did my “at home” weight routine to stay strong! The past week I was taking one Ibuprofen in the morning with breakfast and one at night with dinner, as suggested by my MIL. It might just be in my head, but I feel like my knee is more sore now that I’m not taking it. I’m going to continue running through […]

Really Mr.?

WORKOUT Easy 6 miles @ 8:30 pace on treadmill I felt my knee closer to 2 miles this time. No Bueno! This isn’t looking good people. I hope it was just because I hadn’t loosened up enough. Ya… that was probably it, right?! ****** You guys know how much I like my froyo dates. On our Saturday date this week, I almost let loose on a guy. Todd and I are sitting there, enjoying each others company, when in walks a man and his two sons. They were excited to choose their own flavor and pick out toppings. What a […]

GASPARILLA 1/2 Marathon

WORKOUT Easy 6 miles @ 8:35 on treadmill After watching my sister kill it this morning, I was excited to get in a run of my own. It went the same as usual and I felt my knee around 2 miles. I NEED those good vibes passed my way still, haha! ****** My alarm was set for 4:00AM. 3:30 came around and I was wide awake… as if I was running a race today or something. I ended up using my extra time this morning to prepare pancake batter for breakfast when I got home and an additional cup of coffee […]

Cigar City Brewery and a Surprise Visit

WORKOUT Rest/ Pilates DVD I woke up this morning just feeling like I needed to rest my knee today. It was feeling off. As much as I want to run, I know I need to pay close attention to what my body is telling me. Darn knee. I did whip out a pilates DVD that wasn’t too shabby. Still prefer going to the class though. ****** Last night was our friend Tom’s 30th Birthday! After dinner we headed over to Cigar City Brewery to celebrate with some local brews. I’m not really a beer drinker. I take that back, I’m […]