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Pinterest Week

Last nights workout:

Ran 1 mile in 11:05
40 minutes of ab work

Last night I hopped on Betty (my treadmill, for my new followers) while hubs biked. It is so much more fun working out with someone. Loved having him there.

Anyways, about half a mile in, my knee started really bothering me. I never have knee issues. WTF?! It wasn’t a sharp pain but it was this super achy and annoying pain in the bottom left part of my knee. I originally wanted to get a couple more miles in but decided against it. Hopefully it will feel better tonight.

I decided to do a major ab workout since my run was cut short. I did a bunch of exercises (25 minutes worth) like static crunches, Russian twists, etc. before I remembered that there is an ab workout on my Nike Training Club app! So, then I did the ab workout from the app. Planks, crunches, Russian twists (AGAIN), and more! It was fabulous. I am going to try running again tonight. Hopefully last night was just a one time thing.



I declared this week Pinterest week in our household. I have made nothing but brand new recipes from Pinterest ALL week long. It has been SO much fun.


Crockpot Chicken Tacos

Tuesday (Valentine’s Day):

Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Crescent Roll Cheesecake


Nachos with leftover Crockpot Chicken Taco Meat


Pineapple and Green Chili Pork Tacos


OH MY GOODNESS it has been SO much fun. Hubs has REALLY loved it because he has not had to eat the same ol meals all the time. They all have been delicious. The only one was that was kind of a flop was the Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo. I think the recipe is close, but not quite. I will make it again sometime (not anytime soon because there are about 34905834095 calories in a single serving) and make some modifications. I will use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder, and use more cream cheese.

I plan on doing more weeks like this. The best part is that they all were SO easy. I always plan my meals on Sundays since we have groceries delivered by Amazon Fresh bright and early Monday morning. Planning things out REALLY helps the week go smoother. There is less for me to think about. And Lord knows I hate to think!

Do you plan your meals in advance?



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Ding Ding Ding…we have a winner!

Note: this is a reenactment of the post that got deleted when my wordpress app crashed on me. Like most reenactments, this won’t be nearly as good, I’m sure.

Last nights workout:
Ran 3.5 miles in 37:29 (10:43 pace)

I taped my shins up nice and good for this run. It definitely made a big difference. It relieved a lot of the sharp pains.


This pictures makes it look like my cankles have cankles.

This was a hard workout. Every .5 miles I stopped running, did a plank, did 10 pushups, did side to sides, and did a static crunch. Holy moly. It was a sweat fest for sure.


You get another AFTER workout sweaty shot. You’re welcome. Yep, I’m a hot mess. Be jealous.


The other day, the engineer in me kicked in and I decided to some research on shin splints to see why I get them so often.

Flat Feet are prone to shin splints. Bio-mechanically, over-pronation is the common cause for medial tibial stress syndrome. It involves excessive inward rolling that causes tibial twisting and overstretching of the lower extremity muscles. Having poor form, such as leaning forward or backward too much, as well as landing on the balls of your feet and running with toes pointing outwards all contribute to the causation of shin splints.”

Well, gee… No wonder I get them…

Flat Feet – Thank you genetics. I have absolutely no arch. Just call me Fred Flintstone.

Excessive inward rolling – To make up for my lack of an arch, my ankles naturally roll in. It feels so incredibly weird to force my ankles not to roll. Thank you, inserts.

Landing on the balls of your feet – I am the COMPLETE opposite of a heel striker. My shoes are ONLY worn out in one place… the ball of my foot.

Running with toes pointing outwards – Thank you years and years of ballet. Thanks to you, I walk, run, and tumble in first position.

It all makes sense now. It looks like some minor adjustments to my form and some good inserts will help.

Just because I always post pics of me sweaty and nasty, I will leave you with this gem.


Now, your day is complete.


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Suck It, Shin Splints!

Last nights workout:
3 miles in 33:24 (11:08 pace)
3×60 sec planks
200 side to sides
Untimed static crunches

Those three little miles were incredibly too difficult. Can’t you tell by my beautimous face after.


Since when do I no longer have a chin?! Apparently, I am just a neck now. Be jealous.


I am in a running rut, guys. I haven’t ran further than 4.5 miles since the half. Some of that is because I was taking it easy after the race. Some of that is because running is hard and running long distances is even harder. But most of it is because I have shin splints.

I have had shin splints more times in my life than I can count on my hands and toes. When I was younger, I would get them every single year right before I went to nationals for cheer. That is mostly because we would go from having practices 3 days a week to having practice 5 days a week… On hard mats. My body had a hard time with the beating I gave it.

Years ago, running used to give me shin splints super easily too. I blame hard pavement and bad shoes on that one. Now I am more educated on the do’s and dont’s of running, so I should be good to go, right?! WRONG.

I ran three days in a row on Betty. The excitement of a new running toy got to me and I momentarily forgot that I am not one of those supernatural beings that can run every single day. My body needs it’s rest days or shiznitt like this happens.

Also, my shoes have well over 400 miles on them. You are supposed to get new shoes every 300-500 miles so it is definitely time.

[Damn you shin splints.]

I bought some athletic tape so I can tape up my shin how I always used to. It helps a little. I will take what I can get.

On a better note, I have a race this weekend! I am running the See Jane Run 5k. Even if I have to hobble across the finish line, I will love every minute of it! Especially since we get chocolate and champagne at the end!!!! Yes, you heard me, CHOCOLATE AND CHAMPAGNE!!!

I guess that means I need to take off my timing chip on my shoes.


But it makes me feel so bad ass with it on!! Haha

Do you ever leave your timing chips on to feel more awesome?

What is your worst running injury?


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