Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Two steps forward

One step back! Uggh, I swear I am so injury prone. Or maybe I am just so in tune with my body that I know when to dial it back. On Friday, my back started acting up. The old injury from December of 2011 a lower lumbar injury. Basically, it feels like my left hip is all out of whack but it is my lower back.

I am not giving up on my running/walking streak. I am just modifying it, which works because I have a crazy week. My goal will continue to be 1 mile a day, if I feel good after I will do 20-30 minutes on the spin bike. I know that does not aggravate my back that much. 

Why is this week crazy! Wednesday my baby, my first baby girl turns 7! It feels like yesterday I was holding her in my arms. We are going to Great Wolf and plan to have us much fun as we can. Then once we are recovered from that birthday fun, my baby baby girl turns 1 on Saturday! Now, how did that happen. I was just pregnant and complaining about round ligament pain right.

With all the birthday's coming up today I need to wrap presents, some  how! These girls are into everything and I get no privacy when they are wake. Think I can get the 7 year old to take a nap?

How do you deal with injury? Are you a person who pushes through or rests up?
If I was training for something I would probably push through. Since, I am taking it easy getting back into things I am voting for resting.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekend Recap

Saturday, I attended the Oso Strong 5K as a vendor.  I brought my Posh goodies and handed out samples.
This event, a small hometown supported event was handled flawlessly. They had a Zumba warm up, followed by a moment of silence to remember those lost. Then a dove release! It was beautiful and moving.
The runners started off in waves, followed lastly by the walkers. While I waited for everyone to come back I snacked on some pistachios.  Planning my meals for when I am going to be away is difficult, but to stay on track. 
As people finished, the DJ encouraged everyone to line the fence as the last couple of people crossed the finish line, flanked by family, fire fighters and friends. A survivor, walking with a boot on her foot, pushing her baby who was also one of the few to be rescued. It was emotional, it was amazing and I hope it will bring them some peace.  As of this writing, over $5,000 was raised on the day of the event in cash alone. Credit cards, donations from vendors and other donations are still waiting to be counted. 
Not a dry eye around!
The day was beautiful, the sun was out and I was thankful for my  Merrell All Out Rush ($119.95 at Online Shoes) to keep my feet comfy on the uneven terrain.  

I feel blessed to be a part of this even and I hope next year I can come back as a sponsor again.
How was your weekend?.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Week 2 Recap vlog style - PTF

I hate doing video's and I have no make up and remember my baby does not sleep through the night. So this is me, unedited and only took two attempts.  ENJOY!

Week 1: 8.2lbs
Week 2: 2.2lbs
Total Weight Lost 10.4

Things are going good. I have a couple challenges coming up next week when we head to Great Wolf with the family. Do I pack my food or eat following the meat, veggie and egg motto when I am there?  Right now, I am leaning on packing everything with me. No excuse to mess up. We will see as we get closer to the leaving.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Disclaimer: This program is being provided to me for free from Personal Trainer Food, but the opinions are my own.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


1. Diet and exercise are on point.  I had one of the best meals yet it Personal Trainer Food yesterday.  Chicken teriyaki - it was sooooo good. I wanted to dig through my freezer and have it again for dinner, but I decided to hold off.

2.  I drink a lot of water, to the point where I was getting tired of refilling my Brita filter pitcher all day. My husband came home from a bachelor party with this container. We decided it would be perfect to put in the fridge and fill up nightly. I have yet to empty it completely in one day, but I have gotten close.

3. I really need some more running clothing. Doing a running streak makes me realize I don't have enough and often wear dirty clothing to run in. Don't judge, I just don't feel like doing laundry every day. Looks, like I need to stop by Target and pick up a few more pairs of capri's.

Do you drink enough water? Are you an over-drinker like me?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Back to School Shopping

I like to start early when it comes to back to school shopping. My big kid grows so much and so fast, by the end of the summer she needs new clothing and shoes. One thing I learned after last year, is my kid needs durable shoes. No more cheap $15 shoes, otherwise I am buying her new shoes every couple of months. She also participates in a jogging club in the Fall, so I might as well start her off with good runners.
So far we have ordered the following pairs of shoes.  For a girl who says her favorite color is green, we seem to be getting a lot of purple.

Boy's KEEN New Port Premium $42.97 (sale price)
shhh, don't tell her these are boys

In first grade we went through three backpacks! Three how does that happen. Well, the first one was my fault we used it to pack for Disneyland and crammed to much into and the seam came apart. The second one was just a cinch sack and the third one is still around, but she says she cannot use the same bag.   This year as a second grader she really wants a messenger bag. Her reason, she wants to be like Daddy. So stinking cute, but I still want her to have back pack. Here are top two picks.

All items featured above are available via OnlineShoes.com.  I am working with them to feature products that are interesting to me and available through them. Also, I have friends and family discount coupons for regular priced items. Find something you like, message me and get a discount code.

Have you started back to school shopping yet?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Some things just make me see RED

I heard a story over the weekend that just pisses me off. A women, we will call her C, she was participating in 5K (last weekend). This was a big deal for her. See she has Fibromyalgia, a Degenerative Disk Disease and is overweight. C has been working to walk the 5K since January - something she was looking forward to doing and enjoying.  She was walking it with a friend and told her friend to go ahead because she didn't want to hold her back. I think we have all been there no matter what size we are.

So after she sends her friend off ahead of her she a guy on the course starts heckling her and making snide comments. He had the audacity to tell her that she had no business being there. He continued to go on and tell her she was too fat and would die on the course. She ignored his rude comments, but then he had the nerve to push her into the rail about a mile in once he had decided he had bothered her enough.  Because the course was on dirt road that was uneven, she twisted her ankle. 

But you know what, she didn't give up.  Instead she pushed through and finished the 5K in 56 minutes. What I love most about this story is C happened to see the jerk after the event. She went over and said Thanks for pushing me into the rail and obviously I didn't die.  Even better then that, this has not stopped her from wanting to do another event.  I am proud of her even though I barley know here. I am pissed for her because people continue to think it is okay to treat people with such disrespect.

After getting worked up from hearing the story and then again I as I typed this out, I have to remind myself of on of my favorite rules to live by:

So remember, when you want to question why someone is running STOP! Just be happy that they are trying to do something to better themselves and think about why you can do to be a better person.

Have you ever experienced rudeness on a race course?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekend Update

This weekend was pretty mellow for us. I am sad to say the weather cooled down and I actually wore jean's on Sunday.  In other news, I have completed Day 10 on my Personal Trainer Food Program and finally wised up to not microwaving everything.

The microwave is great because it makes the meal quick and easy to do, while making the rest of my family a meal. It allows me to sit down and eat with them. However, not everything taste good microwaved, well actually it starts to taste the same. Or at least that is my thought.  While I was making my family dinner on Sunday, I decided just to toss it all in a frying pan and warm it up that way. Seriously, best idea every. I know, I am a genius that it took me that long to figure out.

Steak Fajita Seasoned and Veggie Mix

In other, other news my 11 month old is trying to give me a heart attack. Besides, crawling early, walking early and now being a crafty little nugget, she is climbing on EVERYTHING.

Picture on Saturday, kid chair

Picture on Sunday, dinning room table chair
How did she learn this so fast! She was so proud that she was up there.  I am still in shock that she is going to be ONE in 13 days! Where has the time gone.
How was your weekend?
Disclaimer: This program is being provided to me for free from Personal Trainer Food, but the opinions are my own.