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What Being Injured Is Giving Me

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I have to say that one thing being injured can give you is a lot of time to think. Sometimes this is a good thing - sometimes not so much. This year has been a tough one for me when it comes to injuries. The 5 month and counting hip injury really put a damper on my fitness goals this year. Then I got staph as soon as I was cleared to run. That set me back. Then the hip got super angry again, and now this (When Life Throws You A Curveball)

It's July ya'll, and I have only had a few weeks here and there this year of running consistently. It's been my worst year to date to deal with such issues. And mentally I was finally ready to run races. I had registered for both the Harrisburg and Hershey half this year. Well, we all know that's not going to happen. I'm still hobbling around in a boot. Thankfully, I was able to transfer those bibs through the registration system.

But, lately I couldn't help but wonder where does this leav…

Clean Eating - The Journey Begins

I'm still feeling as if I'm on a boat without the view! But I'm hoping the vertigo is going to completely leave me soon - especially since I have a Half Marathon NEXT that's right NEXT weekend. {trying not to freak out here}

Anyway, although I'm still not feeling great, I decided to try to do a little research on "clean eating". I know that realistically I'm not going to cut out every ounce of 'unclean' food out of our diet. But what I'm hoping to do is make smarter choices, and start to incorporate some healthy foods and eating habits into our lifestyle. With just the little research that I've done on the subject, I realize that my current diet is for the most part mainly processed foods - even the foods that I considered 'healthy'. 

I came across this article from Prevention on 23 Ways to Eat Clean 

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This article broke it down into 1st choice, 2nd choice and limited. And it really helped me to understand exactly what processed meant.

I also came across this one Eating Clean for Dummies. 

I don't plan to go through my pantry and toss all of my processed food. I do, however, plan to try to purchase very few processed items in the future. And when possible, I will reach for the least processed foods. 

It's going to take me awhile to get the hang of this, and to transition my highly processed family over to the newer cleaner way of eating... but I'm ready to start the journey. You are more than welcome to join me :)

Here's what I had for lunch today.... Welcome to new beginnings!


  1. I like the way that book looks! I am going to check it out for myself. I try to stay away from wheat and sugar, but often find myself falling off the wagon and it does make a difference in how I feel the next day.
    I had popcorn and beer last night at the movies and woke up this morning with a terrible headache.
    Thanks for sharing your resources!

  2. I think it is easier to eat clean in the summer than any time throughout the year. :)


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