Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Guess Who Ran?

Happy Wednesday loves!! Hope ya'll are having a good day.  Guess what I did yesterday?!?! I RAN!! Wootwoot! Not far, not fast (but I'm never fast) but I ran 2.5 miles with no hip or knee pain. I joined Laura over at Mommy Run Fast for her #5bythe5th challenge (click here to learn more). The gist is you're suppose to run either a 5K or 5 miles by the 5th of every month.  In January, it was no problem.  The hip issue started in December and I was still trying to figure out what to do for it. It has gotten better - let me say that first, but it is not 100%.  It still bothers me a lot, and I'm really not sure what all to do for it. I am seeing the chiropractor 2x/week and she is working on it.  Plus I received a deep tissue massage on just the leg/lower back/hip area (remember?) and I'm going again Saturday.

So let's back up -- Monday I didn't get to CrossFit or run.  I had school then the boys team played (basketball).  I keep time for them plus some of my students play so I make sure to stay.  I went straight from there to the chiropractor to get adjusted and some hip work done. Yesterday, I had basketball practice after school with my girls. I played with them the whole time because we were down players. Went from there to CrossFit -- half way through the WOD, I was done.  My hip hurt. A LOT. I went home and iced it with some frozen peas, did my stretches and then decided -- I need to run.  I owe it to myself to at least try a mile and see what happens. Plus I had to attempt to get my #5bythe5th run in ( I didn't think I'd get more then my mile though). I only ran 2.5, but I walked a mile and Laura said it could still count!!  SWEET!! Now to get signed up for some 5Ks (and maybe 10Ks soon) for my #13in2013! But this counts for now -- BONUS!

I'm thankful for my girl Maria who helps keep me motivated and always checking in.  Nice to have her, and those of you who read this and follow up on twitter to keep me accountable.  I miss having a running group like in Knoxville.  Scarlet ran with me though -- she loves to run! That made my second run since Disney Marathon and first of my training plans for Nike Women's Half Marathon in Dec for my birthday! Yay to getting back to it! I realized out there that I really need new running gear! haha story of my life! Also knocked out a quick plank after it for #AbsbyApril! I've found music really helps me hold it longer.

(Insert random topic change) So, a lot of friends have been asking how my Paleo is going.  It's great! NO, I am not 100% paleo and that is perfectly fine by me.  I may have ice cream some days or a rice cake w/PB others.  There are some things I just don't eat anymore and some stuff I still love. Ice cream will never be fully taken out of my diet. My girlfriend KS from back home has just started the CrossFit world (at my friends Johnny & Steve's box).  She gave me a hard time when I told her about paleo and how she would NEVER do it...guess who text me yesterday and is trying Paleo :) haha I love it! Don't knock it till you try it.  I have honestly never felt as good as I do currently. I love what this community of CrossFit has done for me.  I really wish I could do CrossFit all day.  Maybe one day I can get my CFL1 and help share this passion I have for CrossFit with others.

Anywho -- ha I'm done...for today at least :) Last thing I'm sharing with ya'll today is this -- people wanted to know what it is.

Chicken, Spinach and Diced Tomatoes
(I've used left over rotisserie chicken as well as plain chicken breast-- both taste great to me)

- brown/crisp up the chicken in some bacon fat
-while it is cooking I added some garlic powder, onion powder and Trader Joes 21 Seasoning
-once crispy - I added the diced tomatoes and spinach and cooked it down

That's it -- I got bored and this is what I had.  Now I've made it like a million times. I love the way the chicken gets crunch on the outside. It's scrumptious!

Hope your week is off to a great start!!

Who else is doing #5bythe5th or #AbsbyApril?

~xx
M

14 comments:

  1. Great job on your run!! I like your approach to paleo- making changes without setting absolute, hands off foods is the best way to go, in my opinion!

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    1. Thanks! I am glad to be getting back to it!! And Paleo wise there are just some things I can not imagine never having again...mostly ice cream haha :)

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  2. Awesome job run. It doesn't matter if it is not far or not fast as long as you enjoy it.

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    1. Girl, I was just SO happy to be out there! haha

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  3. YAY for running!!! And thanks for the shout out miss! <3 :)

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    1. Of course! You help keep me accountable!

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  4. Awesome job. It always feel so hard to get that first run in when you've been sick or injured. Glad I clicked through from Laura's link-up: the list of races you've done is amazing! Can't wait until I can say I've done my first half marathon. :)

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    1. Thanks!! When is your first half? I LOVE halfs -- my favorite distance!

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  5. I'm doing 5 by the 5th. :-)

    Sorry to hear you are having hip problems but it sounds like you are working things out. But I'm glad you got your miles in and everything counts. Yeah!

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    1. Thanks! Hip is slowly getting there -- trying not to push it or get frustrated ya know?

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  6. Doing neither ... but you're doing great at Paleo! I don't know if I could do it, honestly. I mean, I believe it's good, but I don't know how good at it I'd be? Haha.

    Best of luck with your running!

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    1. haha girl trust me -- this weekend I TOTALLY had NOTHING good for me or paleo, but sometimes that happens. It has made me not be able to do much outside of Paleo, it makes you appreciate how you feel when you're doing good. And the running is coming...slowly but good :)

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  7. I'm playing catch up on all my blogs I read so dont mind all the comments!!! That meal looks great! You are such inspiration to running!!!

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    1. I'm so excited to help you get to a 5K too!!! So awesome! We can inspire each other :)

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