I could really emphasize with many of your stories about stress fractures in this morning’s post.  The people who had suffered from a stress fracture wrote how hard it was to take time off from high-impact exercise…. and that’s kind of how I feel about the running hiatus


I really miss running.  It’s only been 4 days! 🙁


Enough moaning and groaning — here are my mid-afternoon snacks.  The usual yogurt + cereal:


An orange:


A mini Larabar.  I LOVE this flavor!


Around 4 PM, I got the urge to snack… even though I had definitely consumed my normal fill of mid-afternoon snackies.  Instead of reaching into the fridge, I did 30 crunches and 20 push-ups.  Works like a charm, every time!


After work, the Husband, my brother-in-law Nick, and I headed to the driving range to hit some golf balls again.


I hit about 30 balls and called it a night.

And… here’s one of the lamer dinners I’ve ever posted.


Coconut Carrot Soup and some crackers.  I just didn’t feel motivated to cook… I’m sure you have those nights, too! 🙂


Be sure to enter the Stoneyfield Farm contest!  And stay tuned for an upcoming Mix My Granola contest AND a Nuru’s Exercise Anywhere Fitness Cards contest.  Because seriously… who doesn’t love free stuff?



  • Gina April 15, 2009, 5:30 pm

    I know how hard it is to take time off from something you love to do. But, just think of how amazing your first run will be after the hiatus!

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) April 15, 2009, 5:35 pm

    I love the golfing range. I think I’ll make trip to one soon!

  • runsarah April 15, 2009, 5:52 pm

    I am going try your snacking urge workout – it sounds like a great idea!

  • K from ksgoodeats April 15, 2009, 5:56 pm

    I have one of those nights almost every night! I think your soup and crackers sounds fantastic!

  • Lisa D. April 15, 2009, 5:59 pm

    I looooove driving ranges! But for my knee right now that counts as “high impact exercise” aka something I cannot do for a while, aw well good thing you write a blog that I can live vicariously through! And everyone needs to eat leftovers once in a while!

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) April 15, 2009, 6:08 pm

    Sorry about the difficulty with taking time off running. When I was off for 2 months, I found the first week to be the HARDEST, then it gets easier as you adapt. Once you find other things to fill in running’s place, you will find it easier I’m sure. For me, I used writing/blogging, and my new business as new ‘activities’.

  • Mica April 15, 2009, 6:14 pm

    I’m sure running misses you too!

  • teacherwoman April 15, 2009, 6:21 pm

    If it makes you feel better, I had a banana and a bowl of cheerios for dinner…

  • Adi (oatonomy.com) April 15, 2009, 6:37 pm

    Haha, actually, I think your dinner looks yum!
    Glad to hear you got in some time at the range. Fun eh? It’s no running, but it’s still a bit of a work out!

  • Michelle April 15, 2009, 6:45 pm

    I am a friend of Kath’s and just started reading your blog! Really enjoying it! I noticed you said you did urban planning? I do too 🙂

  • kristisummer April 15, 2009, 6:48 pm

    Sorry to hear you have had to take time off. That does stink. My back has been acting up lately and I just found out I have a bulging disc so I have had to slow down on the running as well. I got to try one of those bars, I have seen them but never the mini ones. Glad I found your site.

  • Mara @ What's For Dinner? April 15, 2009, 6:50 pm

    I have NEVER been to a driving range… and I think I’d love it! You’ll find something you love to do as much as running soon… I’m sure of it!

  • Meg April 15, 2009, 6:53 pm

    Yeah for all the giveaways! I love free stuff.

    Driving ranges are so fun.

  • Zesty Cook April 15, 2009, 6:57 pm

    I am a big fan of golf… if we I could only get rid of the snow!!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 15, 2009, 7:00 pm

    michelle- yay for planners!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) April 15, 2009, 7:08 pm

    Haha I totally understand the dinner. I just heated up an Amy’s burrito for dinner so I know what you mean when you say you just don’t feel like cooking! 🙂

  • K April 15, 2009, 7:11 pm

    This is actually in reference to your breakfast post… THANK YOU for using 1 WHOLE BANANA! I am so sick of all the healthy blogging girls using only half of a banana. I was beginning to think something horrid would happen if one were to consume the whole banana in one sitting. Thank you for enjoying this nutritious fruit in its entirety. 🙂

  • BOBBI McCORMICK April 15, 2009, 8:43 pm

    I love the driving range, JELOUSE!!! Love the snacking killer workout great idea:)

  • TinaGirl April 15, 2009, 10:44 pm
  • Thinspired April 16, 2009, 1:03 am

    I’m going to remember that push-up trick the next time I want to snack unnecessarily!

  • Danielle April 16, 2009, 2:53 am

    What a yellow/orange food day you had! Sorry about the running girl, once you’ve taken the rest you need I’m sure you’ll be back out there with new fire and passion like never before!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point April 16, 2009, 3:31 am

    k – hahah your welcome. bananas rule. especially whole ones. 🙂

  • Alison April 16, 2009, 4:08 am

    Your dinner doesn’t look lame at all. Healthy and delicious. It’s definitely hard to take time off from running or working out. I couldn’t resist going running yesterday despite a bad foot and bad shoes.

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