Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It's official!

I have officially agreed to start the slower paced running group for the running store!  I'm so excited and nervous at the same time!  The running clinic starts the first week of March and the running group is expected to start two to three weeks after that.  I can't wait!!

I've been having some trouble with my right foot lately.  It's not terrible pain, but I can tell my plantar fasciia is annoyed.  I've been sleeping with my boot on and I'm going to start taking advil regularly to try to nip the inflammation in the bud.  I hope it's going to be ok.  I don't want it to get in the way of my running.  I feel like I'm finally back on the right track and I don't want to stop now!  It's so exciting to see the scale moving in the right direction!

So tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.  I still have NO idea what I am giving up!  I have given up so much already this past year!  Chocolate is out - it's just not possible.  :-P  Soda, I'm not sure I could do it.  Maybe I should try it.  The thought actually makes me nervous!  Maybe I should try it just for that fact alone!   I have a few more hours - Maybe I should drink the last two cans I have in the fridge and call it good for 40 days! HA!  I only drink caffeine, diet coke but I know it's still not good for you. It's my biggest weakness.  I LOVE that crap!  I have one case of it left in the garage, maybe I'll return it to the store so I won't be tempted!  Wow - I can't believe I'm even entertaining the idea!!  

Today was a rest day, but I took a nice, long walk with Susie again.  This time Nelly joined us about half way through.  It was so nice to see her again!  We have not seen her in quite a while!  I'd say from my house to downtown and then around downtown I probably did about 5 miles!  I forgot to wear my garmin *facepalm   so I don't know the distance for sure.  I walked a good 2 hours though.  It still tickles me pink that I can walk that far and for that long without any major exertion!  SO awesome!

Today has been a pretty bad face pain day.  I'm really hoping this medication starts helping soon.  I don't want to give up on it yet.  Cross your fingers that it starts doing something soon.  I was at the store today at the service desk and I got the mother of all pains and I smacked myself right in the face.  Wow - you should have seen the look on the clerk's face.  I'm pretty sure she wanted to call the boys with the straight jackets.  HAHA  

Thanks for reading!  Have a WONDERFUL night! -Monica


  1. Sorry about the face pain again. Gosh I was hoping that that was better for you. Good luck on whatever you decide to give up!

  2. Thanks Desiree... I think I'm starting to get used to the idea that I am going to always have pain. It sucks - but whatever. At least I can function. I just look like a psycho sometimes. HAHAHA OMG I got such a look today when I was at the running store - I slapped myself in the face really hard - ooh wee it was a bad one! There were three women standing there looking at me like I had flipped my lid. LOL I just said I had a pain disorder in my face. I got the feeling they didn't really believe me - whatev'! As for what to give up - I don't know. I said I'd give up diet coke, but here I am one day out and I'm jonesing hard. I'm afraid I'm going to substitute something bad for it. I'm almost thinking I won't give anything up. Don't you think all the good changes I've been making for the past entire YEAR count as a sacrifice? Seriously? I have been working very hard... that should count for something!