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Happy To Get In Some Intervals

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Ice has been my friend along with massaging the piriformis. Am I pain free? Not yet. But this week I’ve been power walking. I wanted to run a mile, but PT said no. I was able to incorporate some short slow run intervals with my power walk.

I'm holding off on all upper body work until I see how things work out with running.

So today was my 2nd time to incorporate some slow interval runs. I actually downloaded a timer on my phone (although my Garmin forerunner 35 has an interval setting).

Pain Returns And I'm Back To Physical Therapy

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Well that didn't take long.... and no I didn't ramp up my mileage too soon. I increased gradually. In fact, I think the most mileage that I wracked up in one week was maybe 12 or 13 miles for the month of May? And that's the total for the week.

One thing that I did do possibly wrong was that I increased my pace. I may have done that too much too soon. It was after the faster runs and the upper body work that I felt the injury returning. I'm not sure that it ever totally went away, but I did feel it more after this.

The Hershey 5K Color Run FLASH Giveaway!

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I was given a free entry for the Hershey 5K Color Run on June 17, but I'm unable to run. I had a conflict with the date.

The good news is that that means one of YOU can win my entry. Please only enter if you are local or if you are willing to travel to Hershey. You can read more about the event here (http://thecolorrun.com/locations/hershey-pa/)

The giveaway closes mid-afternoon June 10th. So get those entries in NOW.

Good luck!


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Bye Bye Physical Therapy

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A couple of weeks ago, I asked PT if I was ready to graduate. We both decided to wait and see what happened after I'd been running/working out for a few weeks.

Well last week, I graduated from PT. Yeah! Am I 100%? Umm... no... but basically I need to continue to stretch, foam roll, and listen to my body. We agreed that if I was hurting and after a couple of days of rest still had issues, that I would return.

Sorry to be so MIA here on the blog. I have been focusing a lot of my attention on instagram it seems. I enjoy the community there, and the motivations from others. So if you follow me there then you know I've been running.

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Honesty And Motherhood

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I was asked what value do I think is the most important to instill in our kids. Honesty - it's something that I try very hard to make sure that I stay true to. This blog and my social media accounts are a reflection of me. So I try very hard to make sure that it's a true reflection of who I really am.

And when it comes to parenting, honesty is something that I feel very strongly about. I often express to Lil Man the importance of being honest - to tell me the truth rather than lie about a situation. I believe it's important to instill those qualities at a young age. Honesty builds trust.

For those of you who've known me over the years know my story.

When Race Photos Make You Cringe

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Finally ready to let you in on what I've been feeling...

I mean I should have known. When I put on my clothes that fit last year but haven't worn them yet this year, and they were lets just say snug in all the wrong places. I mean, you can't run an entire 10K with your stomach sucked in can you? And eventually there is going to be a friend or a photographer somewhere who is going to snap that photo.. the one that makes me cringe. And I saw several this time from my Hershey 10K

Actually it's basically one major problem area for me.. my stomach. I suppose we all have our areas of our bodies that we might not like. But it's an area for me that I'm very self conscious about, that I always try to hide, and lately well ... I've shed tears over.

I'm struggling very much with body image as I write this...