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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…

Reintroducing Hills and Dietary Goals

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Real feel 18 degrees. My first hilly run since injury. I'm still feeling some discomfort, and I'm smart enough to know I'm not 100% healed. But ....

I see progress! I kept the pace easy, walked as needed. I have really lost a lot of fitness, but before even walking hurt the hamstring area. So I know I'm healing. 

I'm making plans for a spring race(s). I'm still looking at various plans to see which one will work best for me at this time since I'm coming back from injury. But my main focus right now is to listen to my body and build my base mileage back.

And for anyone wondering about the 30 day food challenge. Let's just say the first couple days were great. Then Hubby was out of town for several days, Thanksgiving preparations began, and yeah sugar and processed food became a staple. 

To the point that my joints were so swollen yesterday that I could barely bend my fingers. My entire body ached. So as of today, the focus is clean eating. And everyone has their own definition of clean eating. What I'm trying to do for me and for my family is eat real whole food – nuts, fruits, veggies, chicken/meat etc, eggs and I include dairy. I know that there are a lot of anti-dairy people, but we enjoy dairy. I now buy the non flavored plain yogurt, and we use it for our own smoothies. And if we are eating a packaged food and it contains more than five ingredients, it will not be consumed.

As far as motivation goes - here he is. Healthy is more important than a sugar binge.

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  1. Yep, gotta stay away from that processed food...easier said than done!


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