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Return to Running....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Last night was my first run in about 4 or 5 weeks. I was SO excited to get out there. My doctor said I could go back to running, take it easy, and see what happened. So my IT band doesn't hurt anymore, but the front of my knee hurts. Went to the chiro tonight; the plan is for me to ease back into it and see if it gets any better - maybe a conditioning thing. Hopefully that's all it is and I will back to full strength soon.
Today I got home and went crazy with the crackers. Ok, it wasn't THAT crazy, but it felt like it. I need to bring something with me to school on days when I have appointments so I am not starving when I get home. I would have liked to make fish and pasta tonight, but I had no patience to cook the fish. It was rotini, sauce, and bit of ricotta for dinner tonight. Cereal for a sweet dessert. Bleh.
I'm off to drink some tea and ice my knee... (huh - a little poem)

  
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CELEON 10/19/2009 5:55PM

    So happy you've been able to return to running!

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_MSAPRIL17_ 10/15/2009 4:07PM

    YAY! Great news that you can get back to running!!

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PINKCOCONUT 10/15/2009 7:50AM

    Great job! Pretty soon you'll be good as knew!

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OIRALINDE 10/14/2009 10:32PM

    Good luck with easing back into running. I have fallen in love with running and I hate it if there a few days I can't get it in, so I am sure you are bursting at the seams to get back out there.
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ESBELL 10/14/2009 9:59PM

    I'm glad you are back to running, but maybe you are pushing to hard? I hope your knee gets better soon.

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LAILA07 10/14/2009 6:48PM

    Very inspiring! Keep up the emoticon work.

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RYUUZAKISAN 10/14/2009 6:33PM

    hooray! i am so happy for you. i can't imagine how awful it would be not to be able to run for so long...but then, what fun to be getting back into it!

also, i know exactly what you mean about needing to bring food to classes...otherwise coming home and eating almost everything possible. haha.

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NKDUB211 10/14/2009 6:33PM

    Keep it up! You can do it!

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Columbus Day discoveries

Monday, October 12, 2009

Since today is the discovery of America, I thought I'd post some of my own discoveries.

- I am not destined to be fat. I always imagined myself getting older and fatter, never to be thin and never knowing what it was like. Today I realized that I am *not* destined to be fat and that I *love* the feeling of being fit.

- Avocado is just wonderful. We put it on some Mexican-style food tonight, and it was SO good.

- Chicken thigh in Mexican is much tastier than ground beef and so much healthier. No skin or fat on the chicken thigh made for a very tasty, healthy taco filling. Added it to some leftover chili for some AMAZING dinner.

- There is actually food at the gas station that isn't all processed salty junk. Had a salad with some natural vinegrette (sp?) dressing, some all-natural potato chips, and a Kozy Shack pudding. All I had to do was examine the labels. When I saw that the "turkey medallions" in the turkey wrap were made with yeast and water and some other nonsense, I quickly put down the wrap and went to find a salad. The salad was really tasty with some garbanzo beans and a hard-boiled egg. Yum.

- I am losing almost all interest in fast food and processed food. We drove by Sonic tonight, and there was no part of me that wanted to eat fries and/or a burger.

- Things really do happen in threes. 1) the oven is ready to die - lucky we bought one tonight, to be delivered on Thursday. 2) my digital camera took a crap tonight - I have been thinking about buying a new one, anyway, but I didn't want to spend the money for it quite yet. 3) my Dreadful Drip candle didn't light tonight. The wick turned orange but it didn't catch. Weird. Yankee Candle sells these candles for Halloween - they are white taper candles, but burn red wax like blood. They are very fun, especially in my skull candle holder.

Time for the couch! Happy Columbus Day.



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JOPAPGH 10/12/2009 11:50PM

    I discovered on Columbus day that it may not have been the best idea to demolish two bathrooms at the same time...

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KAYAKID 10/12/2009 9:35PM

    Carrie I discovered on this Columbus day that I don't need to run to get my workouts done. I did 30 minutes of eliptical and 45 min st and 20 min ab and 20 min of spinning with stretching after each cardia session at the beginning and end. I felt good. Injuries or no injuries I at least can do these things. heck with running - I don't mean that, I don't want to get the running Gods mad at me. I love running and I love races and miss it very much - but for now I have to be patient and do other things. thats what I discovered this columbus day! thanks for the blog! I think my couch is calling me to with some Monday Night Football!!! I bought some superfeet for my cross trainers today - it was good. I already had them for my runners - but haven't worn them for 3 weeks. LOL

Mike

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Saturday check in

Saturday, October 10, 2009

This morning I went to the gym and did a bit of running. I can finally get back to it. Wahoo! I can tell I haven't been drinking enough water and eating a bit too much this past week... my pants were a bit tight yesterday. Not horrible, but I could tell that they weren't fitting exactly right. Back to the gym today, back to drinking crazy amounts of water, and back to tracking my calories. I didn't do any of that over my birthday weekend and I can definitely notice a difference! The good thing is that I'm catching it now instead of ten pounds down the road. Helps to have a pair of good-fitting non-stretch pants. Nothing like them to gauge success and setbacks.
Today is work-around-the-house day. Laundry, cleaning, etc etc. I am looking forward to not having to do anything tomorrow.
My goals for October are not going as planned... I am having trouble packing a lunch the night before; I need to spend my evenings getting organized and going to bed earlier. I've been coming home, napping, and then going to the gym if I feel up to it. I think instead of napping, I'll get some work done, pack my lunch, go to the gym, and head to bed a bit earlier. We'll see. Maybe actually writing a schedule for a while...?
Off to do some housework. Once I get started, I'm ok... it's just getting off my rear and getting to work that's the problem.
Happy Saturday!

  


Delicious birthday weekend

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

I knew that my birthday weekend would be delicious, but I didn't know *how* delicious. Saturday night was symphony; I met my mom for lunch when I got down to her house. Lunch was ok - I am getting really picky about what I eat when I go out. There is really good food at my house - my fiance is a chef and I am a pretty good cook - so when I go out, I expect to have something I wouldn't be able to make at home.
Dinner was out at a "Euro-Grille" - beef short rib (yes, A short rib - my choice was to order two appetizers so I could have some homemade dessert) and a shrimp salad with mango-lime vinagrette. Yum! Giant piece of cake for dessert. Fresh buttercream icing.
Sunday was a huge steak on the grill - aged ribeye grilled perfectly by my fiance. SO delicious.
Yesterday we went to Philadelphia and ate at Zahav for lunch and Osteria for dinner - two really great restaurants to go to if you're ever in the area - and i was absolutely stuffed by the time we got home.
The rest of the week is eating really light meals and extra time on the elliptical and in the pool.
Tonight is a chiro appointment; we walked around Philly all day yesterday and my knee didn't bother me one bit. I am super excited about this - the last time we went down, I thought my leg was going to fall off at the end of the day. Progress!
So far, my October goals are not really being met - I think I'm going to post them on my fridge and other places so I know what I am working toward.
Saturday I went to buy some new pants - I was down to ONE pair that fit. I bought two cute pairs (size 8!!!) and they still fit today after having that crazy weekend of eating. Bring on the water! The pants are not even tight today - I may have been able to get away with a size 6, but I wanted to make sure I could breathe in my pants. That next size will come soon enough...
Off to school... my coffee didn't come yet, so I have to stop for a cup on the way in.
Happy Hump Day!

  
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KAYAKID 10/9/2009 3:49AM

    Carrie, there you go again and again - talking about food. size 6 wow! thats impressive and I am sure it made your birthday even better! I have a great week whats left of it. Have a good friday.

Mike


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DSCHONDOG 10/7/2009 11:02PM

    Carrie,

As you may know, my SparkPeople motto is:
Nothing tastes as good as size 6 feels!

You go, Girl!

Now, if I could just make music like you do... Ah, well...

Keep on keeping on,
Dawn

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KATZABELLAMAMA 10/7/2009 12:33PM

    Sounds like you had a really awesome birthday. Just the way they should be!

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OIRALINDE 10/7/2009 8:14AM

    I have the same problem when I go out- I have high standards. I'm not a chef, but my mom was and I learned a thing or two from her. I make tons of tasty food at home, so when I go out and i am paying $$$ I better get something delicious. I'm glad you had such a tasty weekend. Congrats on being a size 8! I just went down from a size 16 to a 14. I'll get there soon enough.
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PINKCOCONUT 10/7/2009 7:32AM

    Sounds like a fabulously yummy weekend!

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Enjoying my last days...

Thursday, October 01, 2009

I have until Sunday to be in my 20's. The big Three-Oh is on Sunday. Eeek!
I actually feel very good about this point in my life. I'm running, eating healthy, taking care of myself... life is good.
Went to the gym tonight and ran about a mile - a teeny twinge in my knee, but nothing like it has been. I think all this physical therapy is really helping! Wahoo! Maybe I'll be running a 5K this winter...
Last night I went to McDonald's for dinner. There was a homeowner's association meeting after my doctor appointment and I didn't get a chance to sit down and eat. There was no guilt, but there *was* a delicious quarter pounder and fries. I know, HORRIBLE for me; I didn't even bother tracking it, but it tasted so good. It was fresh and delicious... and now I won't have to eat one for another few months, or even a year. I got my fix. But enough of that.
I have seen a lot of "October Goals" blog postings, so I think I'm going to write a few of my own.

- Pack a healthy lunch for school every day (I have been really lazy about this)
- Schedule in gym time, even if it's only 30-45 minutes a night
- Get enough sleep
- Keep on top of my schoolwork (I procrastinate a lot)
- Put dishes away/wash dishes as soon as I am done using them

That's good for now... Don't want to get into pounds lost or anything right now... just focus on healthy habits for the school year.
Off to clean up some dishes, pack a lunch, and get ready for bed.

  
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DSCHONDOG 10/5/2009 11:00PM

    If you get a chance, Carrie, see the movie Food, Inc. It's a wonderful documentary on how we get the cheap hamburg. I know you will want to know this information. It's the key to our country turning around concerning our health.

Because we care about health and each other,
Dawn

PS I'm setting October goals. You've inspired me!


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KATZABELLAMAMA 10/1/2009 11:06PM

    Awesome goals for October!

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