Thursday, November 18, 2010

T-H-I-R-T-Y

In honor of my husband's big 3-0 birthday today behold my weekly re-cap.

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!
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4 comments:

  1. Oooh happy birthday KEVIN!!!!!!!

    Your mileage is still great, take care of that foot.

    Boo for the hot---can you send it up here? It hasn't been above 50 for the last few weeks and they are predicting snow next week. BRRRRRRRRR

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  2. Happy birthday to your hubby! Have a fun trip. My hubby turns 30 in January so I'll have to get some tips on what to do for him! :)

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  3. Happy happy birthday to the hubs! Sorry your foot is bugging you :( I think I was dealing with some tendonitis issues in my foot and icing and resting has helped a lot. Have a great weekend! :)

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