Friday, January 2, 2015

Fitness Friday–1/2

A few weeks ago, I admitted to the fact that I was having trouble keeping up with my training during the holidays. It was pretty bad, y’all…

I was also having flashbacks to the December (of 2011) when my IT Band issues first began – on top of those December festivities, one of my best friends was getting married and I was the Matron of Honor…so needless to say, my training suffered then too.

Putting those dismal thoughts away, and not wanting any problems to arise (like an angry IT Band) this close to another race, I somehow managed to get myself out of my rut and get out there anyway.


Currently training for:
Louisiana Half Marathon
Rock ‘n’ Roll NOLA Half Marathon
Glass Slipper Challenge

– 14 mile run with my BRF
Sunday – Rest Day 
Monday –  3.25 miles with Jason 
Tuesday –  I was super sleepy this day so I slept after work instead! 
Wednesday – 3.5 miles
Thursday – 3.25 miles with Jason 
Friday – 4 miles (on schedule)

After Saturday’s run, my IT Band did feel a bit upset with me. I also attended a baby shower after the run and I wore shoes with a slight heel (BIG mistake)! Since then, I’ve babied my knee and only run incredibly slow or briskly walked with Jason. Ice, foam rolling, and Bengay patches were my best friend this past week. I guess this Saturday’s run will be the test run on how it’s feeling. Actually, it’s felt fine since Sunday so hopefully that’s all behind me now!

How was everyone’s New Year’s Eve? We spent our time at a friend’s house and really enjoyed ourselves!

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We played games and ate until we couldn’t eat any more. Thank goodness all of those holiday sweets will be OUT of my house after today!!

New Years Eve 2014 (4)

On New Year’s Day, my mom and I shopped at Dillard’s (with all the CRAZY insane people), then Jason and I were invited over for the traditional black eyed peas, cabbage, and ham dinner at their house. I ate just enough black eyed peas and cabbage to say I had some (not a fan of either)! The ham, cornbread, and veggies were super tasty, though! :)

So tell me, how did you spend your New Year’s Eve? Do you wait up until midnight?


  1. Your NYE sounded really fun and the photos are cute! We went to dinner with friends and they were too tired to stop over afterwards...yes, we are OLD people! Honestly though, we rarely stay up until midnight! The Dillard's sale sounded crazy....women will do anything for a sale!

    1. Glad yall had fun! :) Sounds like a nice, relaxing evening!

  2. Sounds like you had a fun NYE! We went to my sister's house until around 10:30 then came home and worked on puzzles until midnight. Yeah...we are pretty boring lol! But the boys were just excited to get to stay up that late lol! Hope the IT Band doesn't give you any more problems!

    1. That sounds like so much fun! I bet the boys enjoyed staying up late! :D Thanks, Mindy!

  3. we did absolutely nothing, and I went to bed at 9:30!
    UG IT band. Mine and my hip/bursitis have been bugging me on an doff since I started back running. Foam rolling and taping have helped but I feel like its always "there"

    1. Hey, that sounds good to me! Hope your injuries start to feel better!!

  4. Well, you had a good week of training this week, so that's what matters!
    My landlord/next-door neighbor had a New Year's Eve party, so we went next door for that. Very convenient for getting home safely :)

    1. You're right, at least I got some mileage in! Glad yall had a fun NYE!!

  5. We watched the fire works live from MK on our laptop, read books and snuck in a final christmas hallmark movie! Looks like you had a great time!

    1. Soooo much fun!!! I missed the fireworks...oh well. :D


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