I love the theme people use on their blogs on what I would talk about if we went for coffee. So I thought I would try it. Let’s meet for a coffee!
First of all I don’t know how people find so much time to blog. I started this one on the weekend and it’s now Wednesday and I actually had to restart it as I think I just kept shutting my computer down without saving the draft. I would like to blog at least once a week or every 10 days or something, but I guess I’d also need something interesting to talk about.
I love fall. I just don’t like what comes next. I love that first time you put on a pair of jeans or cozy sweater. I love to reacquaint with the clothes I purchased last year, or ones I have not worn for a while. Let me tell you there are too many of those! I need to lockdown my spending. I love to shop. It gives me that enjoyment some people get out of a piece of chocolate! Don’t get me wrong I like a good piece of chocolate, but if I am feeling down or need an outlet and it does not come from exercise, shopping is the next best thing. Problem is I shop more than I should. I always say I could have redone parts of my house by now if I was not such an instant gratification kind of gal. It’s not expensive things I buy, but all those little $50-$100 purchases add up. Okay so I got onto a bit of a tangent here. But that’s what happens when you go for a coffee with a friend, right??
My running is going well. It’s going well in that I have not had an ounce of pelvis or hip pain since I started. Clearly that time I started a few weeks prior to the confirming X-ray it was not ready. Now it’s ready. I am up to a 2.5 mins run and 2.5 mins walk repeated for 35-40 mins as of the next time I go out. I have done 2 mins and it’s fine. I am trying to reconnect to my form and decided to have a gait analysis done next week just to make sure. I changed to a more mid foot to forefoot stride and quick turnover about 5 yrs ago and was running injury free up until this year. I am more than convinced my pelvic stress fracture was related to overtraining and not my stride, but good to cover all the bases. I am obviously no where near the fitness I was in terms of my running, but I have no time limits placed upon me for an upcoming event, so I plan to continue to take it very gradually and just let it happen. Mentally, my fear of running is gone now as when I first started back I was so afraid I would break something again. That was no fun. Now running is fun again and I am enjoying my walking breaks! Still loving the hot yoga and really just not having the stress of a must do training plan. Still taking it day by day and doing what I feel like while not overdoing it at the same time. Oh and I love the excitement of putting on new Mizuno fall run gear and shoes!
Trying to get through this book. I think I am almost 50% through and while the writing style is really good, I’m still not sure I am liking it, but liking it enough to not dump it. Now that I read on my Kindle, it is far too easy to just “dump” a book, but at the same time I have about 103 on my ‘to read’ list and so I don’t want to waste time on something I’m not enjoying.
I guess that’s about it for now. Oh one more thing, I have gotten so much more into cooking now that it’s not so nice out that I feel badly for being inside. I am ADDICTED to Pinterest. So many great recipes. So many great ideas. I have been making energy balls like they are going out of style and other “real” food snacks for pre-post workout and when I feel like something sweetish that is not a bar. If you haven’t yet tried them, you should, plus they only take about 5-10 mins to make once you have all the ingredients.
Okay until the next coffee date…….