Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Quick recap for you - I did not get to run in my 15K on Saturday, because my hip & leg were in no shape for that. Instead, I got a deep tissue massage. It's possible that a few tears slipped out during the actual massage, but it helped *tremendously*. The massage therapist told me that my right side is incredibly tight, so I've been foam rolling & stretching like it's my job. I managed a quick 45 minute elliptical workout on Sunday, & felt good.

Last night, I ran 2.5 miles on the treadmill (I know, look at those crazy miles ;-)), & felt good, although a little tight in my right quad. My training plan called for five miles, but I figure at this point, it's much more important to fully heal, rather than worrying about missing 2.5 miles. I got up at 5:00 am (I know, I know, hold the applause - I feel like a hero for dragging myself out of bed :-)) this morning & did 45 minutes on the bike. Depending on how I'm feeling this evening, I may run a little on the treadmill. We shall see.

In other news, I bought a new top on my fun girls day on Sunday. I'm met a friend for lunch, a little shopping, & pedicures. My toes are SCARY. I would post pictures, but I don't want to make you sick, so I'll save you the pain of looking. Let's just say that I went with a hot pink color, & it still wasn't dark enough to cover a few of the bruises.


Black sweater - Gap
New top - Limited
Dark rinse jeans - Rock & Republic, courtesy of Costco
Black mini wedge shoes - Anne Klein

Excuse the awesome facial expression, but a better picture of the top. . .

And, this morning! I'm once again trying to get in some of my spring clothes, but the weather is not cooperating. So I just recycle my summer clothes - add my running tights & boots & call it a day. Minus the sweater, tights, & boots, this is one of my favorite summer dresses, although I've discovered that it's huge on me. Progress! I added the belt to tighten it up a bit.


Coral sweater - Nordstrom
Dress - BCBG
Black mini belt - Jcrew
Black pants - Lululemon Wunder Unders
Black boots - Anne Klein/Macy's



In fabulous news, it may actually be sunny on Easter! I hate to get my hopes up, because Easter is a notoriously rainy holiday in the northwest, but if the weather goes as predicted, we may be able to do an Easter egg hunt outside with the kids. Without rain boots, umbrellas & coats! Who would have thought? :-) This is exciting stuff, people!

Training plan/workouts for the week

I'm rejoining my training plan at week 3, which gives me 5 weeks of solid training before my half on Mother's Day. Here's what the week looks like:

  • Monday - ran 2.5 miles (training plan called for 5)
  • Tuesday - cross train. Did 45 minutes on the bike
  • Wednesday - 3 speed repeats (total of 4 miles)
  • Thursday - Cross train
  • Friday - 7 mile GPR
  • Saturday - 9 mile run
  • Sunday - rest (Easter)
And with that, what's your favorite kind of Easter candy? I love Robin's Eggs, Starburst Jelly Beans, & those little brightly colored eggs made of Whoppers. . . Can't remember their official names.


  1. I am *so glad* to hear that your deep tissue message helped so much. I certainly agree-I've had a few and they are painful as god knows what but I feel amazing afterwords...therefore-they are always worth it! ;)

    1. Oh yes, oh so good once the massage was over. I wish I'd one the megabucks/millions lotto thing, because I'd be spluring on weekly massages! Maybe more frequently - one deep tissue & one relaxation massage/week. A girl can dream. .. :-)

  2. Mmmm, Cadbury eggs! Also, Starburst jelly beans (fuel on long runs), Whopper eggs (some evil person brought a bag to the office, bad news!), and you can't go wrong with a solid chocolate bunny (not hollow!).

    1. Love, love love the Starburst jelly beans. If someone has those at Easter, all bets are off. I will totally raid my kids basekts - I have no shame. :-)

  3. Sorry about the duplicate posts, I am a dumbbell!

  4. Love that dress you're wearing! I am soo jealous of your massage, I am in desperate desperate need of one. My left hamstring has been so ridiculously tight for probably a month now.

  5. I'm sorry that you had to miss the 15K, but I'm glad the massage helped.

    Hope your Easter turns out to actually be sunny!

  6. Deep tissue massage, that sounds heavenly!!!

    Have a great weekend :)

  7. Smart call going for the massage over the 15K!
    Do you mean Robin's eggs? I've already stole most of my kids' Starburst jelly beans - left them strawberry and orange.

  8. I hope you get feeling better! You are SO right though...healing is the most important thing you can do! Have a great week!! :) xoxoxo