T is for Tendinitis.It was bound to happen. CIM training had been going so smoothly I knew it wouldn't be long before there would be a bump in the road. On my second mid-week run last week right when I toed off with my right foot I was feeling a pain across the top of my toes. Figuring it was probably just the result of lots of running I kept going and when I got home applied ice. On my next run the pain was intensified. By my long run Sunday I knew something was wrong, consulted some sports medicine friends and determined it was most likely tendinitis. Since it was excruciating pain they ruled out a fracture, but the dull, burning pain were classic tendinitis symptoms. The cure? Rest, ice and anti-inflammatories. With CIM less than four weeks away rest really isn't an option. Thus, this week I did forgo one run in an effort to rest and did my other 6 miler this morning walking. It is still tender to push off but I figured a 6 mile walk was still good to get the miles in and time on my feet. I am not letting this slow me down and am just pushing through it. I have my last long run (22 miles) Monday AM and then it is time to taper. Once CIM is over I can rest for a bit before starting training again the beginning of January.
Week 6 - TOTAL MILES 28 (goal 28)
H is for Hot
Where did my cold weather go? Last weekend when I did my long run at 7 AM I was sweating!! Luckily, it is starting to cool down again and this weekend is supposed to be in the 50s - yay! There is a time and a place for 80 degrees and it is NOT in November the week before Thanksgiving.
I is for Ice Cream Cake
I don't know what has gotten into me but lately I have been making up a storm - cookies, cheesecake, lemon bars, pumpkin rolls, muffins, bread - I think I have made a little bit of everything. I generally make Kevin cheesecake every year for his birthday but since I just made it last weekend for dinner guests I thought I would try something new and make my own ice cream cake instead of buying one. What a disaster this cake has been! First, when I was trying to bake the cake yesterday I had all sorts of problems with the oven turning it into a two hour ordeal. This morning I got up to make the ice cream and the bowl you mix the ingredients in wasn't frozen (despite being in the freezer for two days) so I had to run to the store and just buy ice cream. The whole thing is now all put together and setting in the freezer. It am just disappointed since I have had such a streak of amazing culinary creations that the one that mattered the most didn't turn out like I hoped. Oh well, it may not look pretty but hopefully it will still taste delicious!
R is for Results
I debated if I wanted to put this on the blog but I figured it would come out sooner or later. Remember that little three day, 18 hour test I took in July - aka "the bar?" Well, tomorrow at precisely 6:00 PM I get my results. I feel like years have passed since I took it and honestly have not even given it much thought. I am not sure I even want to know at this point - ignorance is bliss. I was the girl in law school who would carry around my grades in an envelope for two weeks until I convinced myself I would be okay if I failed (which, of course, I never did). However, unlike law school classes, failing the bar is a very real reality - of those who took the last exam only 40% passed - which means 60% failed. Like I keep telling myself and everyone who keeps asking me, I will deal with it at 6:00 PM tomorrow night when I know. Until then, there is nothing I can do and no use in getting worked up about it. There was nothing I could do about it since the day I walked out of the testing center at 5:00 PM on July 29th.
T is for Travel
Even if the results are not what I hoped at least I have something fun to look forward to this weekend. I can't tell you where since it is a surprise for Kevin's 30th birthday but we are headed out of town for a fun little getaway tomorrow. Details next week!
Y is for Yummy
Okay, so "yummy" is kind of a lame word but it is the only word I could think of for this last event. Lauren was in town and Aron organized a blogger dinner for all of us. The dinner was "yummy" and it was great to see everyone and meet Lauren.
|Amy, Julianne, Kristin, Aron, Lauren, Tara and I|
Well, I must go finish up some birthday errands - you only turn 30 once so we are going all out!