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Do your body parts talk to you?

You know that "F" word we don't say at our house? Well it has been A LOT harder not saying it lately. Because it is exactly how I've been feeling. Maybe it's because I kept eating like I was training for a marathon when I couldn't even run. Or it's because the time I spend on the bike and elliptical doesn't kill as many calories as time spent on Millie. Whatever the reason, I am trying to do something about it.

It is crazy how just one run made me feel a little better though. After more than a month of cross training and NO RUNNING, I was able to run on Monday. I ran three miles. They were a little slower than I would have liked, but I did have the incline at 3% because it seems to be a little easier on my hip. And speaking of the hip, it was very cooperative. It is still not at 100 percent, but it doesn't HURT. It just talks to me a little every once in a while. And it only whispered off and on during the run. I'm still taking things easy and following doctor's orders though to make sure it stays happy and eventually shuts up altogether. So after a day off yesterday and cross training today, I will be going for another run tomorrow. And I can't wait. Because the way I feel after some time on the bike or elliptical doesn't even come close to how awesome I feel after a run!

What I was thankful for on:

Thursday, November 3rd - Kitchen gadgets. Especially those that help making a wedding cake a little easier.
Friday, November 4th - The Internet. Seriously, how did we live without it?
Saturday, November 5th - When my girls sing. Especially things like "Drip drops and roses" and other versions of their Favorite Things.
Sunday, November 6th- Winter candles from Bath & Body Works. At the rate I'm going, I'll need at least a half dozen to get to Christmas.
Monday, November 7th - My first run in over a month.
Tuesday, November 8th - Command hooks. You know, those ones that you can stick to your wall to hold just about anything and then you can remove them later and they don't hurt your paint? They are one of my favorite things lately.
Wednesday, November 9th - Christmas decorations. And being finished getting them all out. Yep, we are THOSE people. (No Christmas lights outside yet though, so don't freak out!)


  1. Yay for a painless run! Do you yell at your hip to shut it when it talks to you?

    Oh man, I've been raging about how it's not even Thanksgiving and people are decorating for christmas already :)

  2. haha! i am so excited that you had a painfree running...hoping for more of the same for you tomorrow :)

    love that you have the Christmas decorations out! love love love this time of year!!!

  3. Glad you were pain free!!! My left knee cap seems to scream at me in the winter when I run. It never bothers me any other time, and I don't think it's serious, but I can definitely hear it!

  4. Hip injuries suck! I'm glad you could get in a good run and find other things to be thankful for.

  5. You don't say "fudge" in your house? Oh, I get it - because of the decadence and the calories. Makes sense.


  6. Glad your hip just whispered a bit! I keep seeing those ads for the Command Hooks and really want to try them!

  7. Great to hear you are pain-free! As always, your blog is and remains an inspiration to me! :) Have a great rest of the week!


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