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Bitten Once Again By The Comparison Bug

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Not gonna lie, to say that I've had a lot on my mind these past couple of weeks has been an understatement. If any of you who are reading this and in into trying to have a social media presence, then you probably know the frustration that I feel when it comes to the lack of engagement. (Unless you are one of those who can post a picture on Instagram and get over 200-300 likes in an hour, and your photo continues momentum until it reaches over 800 likes). Me? I finally hit over 300 likes. I thought I had finally found the right consistency - the magic whatever it is.... to tank. I mean royally tank. And I was spending HOURS on Instagram trying my best to figure out what I'm doing wrong - what I should be doing different.

And life on the home front lately hasn't been a walk in the park either. Between Hubby traveling a lot, a carbon monoxide scare, lack of sleep and the list goes on and on, I feel like I haven't been able to stay on top of everything. And well, spending…

And The Lingering Running Injury Continues

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It's been over a week since I've been able to run. I thought that taking time off would magically fix all of my hip issues. WRONG that's W R O N G wrong. In fact, as I went to my physical therapy appointment this week, my PT asked me if I was limping. I said maybe? I don't even notice it anymore. This ongoing injury just keeps... well.... going. He said he saw me limping when I got out of the car. And yes, after I sit, I am usually in pain once I stand so I probably was.

Hey, put on a positive note, I was able to pretty much pin point the pain spot. And my IT is inflamed from overcompensating for the hip issues. But we tried this patch type thing with a small battery electrical current with some meds on it. Don't ask me the name because I don't know what it is. Did it help? I don't know. I can still feel tenderness at the top of my hip. And I'm still limping when I stand and take a few steps.

So, obviously I'm no…

Injured But Not Out

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Just a quick update, after my short run last week, and the snow shoveling, my hip was very angry with me. I wasn't just having pain, I was limping with pain. So, I've decided I've got to give it some rest. That being said, I'm thinking maybe 2 weeks off of running. If I can power walk without pain, I might not go quite two weeks. But right now I'm saying two weeks.

So, I'm using this time to cross train.

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When #Stella Came To Visit

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First of all, let me say, I feel like I've dropped the ball a little with writing. I've been struggling to find the rhythm of all, but I'll get there. This nagging hip injury has definitely thrown off my groove.

But as I've said before, and I'll keep saying, life is a journey. And it gives us time and time again to learn from experiences. I keep repeating old habits, (doing too much too soon) but I'm also learning as I go.

That being said, I ran 1 mile. I didn't feel pain, but I did feel some discomfort. So I knew that I wasn't currently able to run during the upcoming nor'easter.
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So, Monday, I got up super early (4:30am or so) and went to the gym to ride the stationary bike. With the upcoming storm, and the fact that I wasn't able to go in the afternoon, early Monday morning was my only chance of getting in my cardio for possibly days. So I rode the stationar…

It's Time To Stop Comparison In Its Tracks!

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I've posted about this in the past, but I need another reminder. Comparison - I've done it all my life. I've compared myself to others to see how I measured up. In most cases, it came from my lack of self confidence. And truthfully, after some self-examination, I realized it's still coming from the lack of self confidence. I want people to like me.

Lately, my comparison issues has mainly been with social media - mainly blog stats and Instagram. I love Instagram. I do. I love how I can share my day through pictures (and words). But a glance at my Instagram account will often give you a visual of my day.

But lately, I've been bogged down with stats, and jealously. There are people with far less followers (or more) than me that will get tons, and I mean tons of likes and comments and engagement on their photos. It's mind boggling. It's lead to hours of me trying to figure out what they are doing right and what I'm doing wrong. I've scrutinized my hast…

National Park Trust's Kids to Parks Day Is Coming!

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Save the date for Kids To Parks Day - May 20, 2017. Join National Park Trust, Buddy Bison and kids across America for a fun day of outdoor play. Go to kidstoparks.org to sign up. When you sign up, you can enter to win free prizes. Also, you can search for local events. If you don't see a local event, keep checking back as more events are being added.

Lil Man and I love our local, State and Federal parks. We are regulars. We enjoy our parks year round. And we will definitely be participating in Kids To Parks Day on May 20th.

I feel that it's very important to incorporate exercise. I know as Lil Man gets older,

A Week Of Setbacks Weekly Recap 3/3/17

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This is my week in less than 30 seconds ;)



Oops I Did It Again - Too Much Too Soon

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Shaking my head... seriously... ugh..... so this past Saturday I ran 4 uneventful miles. It was my first run in a long time, and my first 4 mile run in months.

Sunday I rested.

Monday, I did the legs day resistance training for the Bikini Body Guide app. Let me tell you it's an awesome workout. I struggled through some of it. By the end of the day I was starting to feel sore, but I didn't think much of it. I think it was the walking lunges and the step ups that did me in.

Tuesday I wanted to do a 6 mile run. I was going to do an out and back. But I decided since it was so warm to stay close to home and do a 3 mile loop, stop at the house for water, and then go back out again. THANK GOODNESS I stayed close to home. At about a 1.5 miles of hills, I felt more than tenderness and it hurt to run. So I walked/at times limped my way back to the house.

Wednesday I foam rolled, soaked, iced and even tried heat. By the end of the day and …