Whoop whoop! Guess who dragged her butt out of bed for a 5.0 mile run?
This is definitely something to CELEBRATE because I havenâ€™t run so far by myself since MARCH. In fact, I can count my 5K + runs since then on one hand. Injuries blow, but the thing about most acute injuries is that, if you rest up and take care of yourself, youâ€™ll get back at it soon enough. Iâ€™m thankful to be running again.
I have been leaving my Garmin 305 at home lately. I know the mileage markers without having to use my watch, and not having the time pressure makes the run so much more enjoyable. I know Iâ€™m not as fast as I used to be, I donâ€™t need a little chirping Garmin rubbing it in â€“ ya feel me?
I think it took me about 56 minutes to run/walk 5.0 miles. I was pleased!
Came home, dashed in the shower, and hopped in the car. You know youâ€™re a morning runner when you find yourself blow-drying your bangs with the carâ€™s air conditionerâ€¦
It works! And yes, I am wearing a friendship bracelet like itâ€™s 1995.
Breakfast was a peanut butter, banana, and soy yogurt smoothie the size of my head:
The 7 Links post from Trip Base has been floating around the blog world, so I thought Iâ€™d jump on the bandwagon! Bloggers are suppose to identify one post of theirs from each of the following categories:
Most beautiful post: Lost and Found in the Garden: The story of how my neighbor, Tonya, told me about her brain cancer diagnosis. I implored readers to donate to her family and together, we raised over $20,000! Unfortunately, Tonyaâ€™s diagnosis was recently upgraded from Stage 2 to Stage 3. She is currently seeking entry to an experimental trial.
Most popular post: My Review of the 30 Day Shred: Even though I wrote this post more than two years ago, it is still by far my most Googled entry.
Most controversial post: My Rebuttal to Marie Claire: Oh, what else is there to say about getting my name slandered in a national magazine? Not much. The post says it all.
Most helpful post: The Knee Pain Post: Written as a summary of my battle with Runnerâ€™s Knee, this post documents the treatments that finally worked for me and got me back up and running.
Post whose success surprised you: Necessary? Part IV: I was really surprised by the response to my posts about getting abnormal pap smears and having cervical surgery. I think this is one of those things that people just donâ€™t want to talk about, even though many women go through it.
A post you feel didnâ€™t get the attention it deserved: Loving a Smoker: Actually, this post did get a pretty good response when it first went up, but never gets any follow-up traffic. I want to give it a shout-out because I know many people struggle with loving someone with unhealthy habits. Also, this is definitely one of my posts in which the comments are better than the actual post â€“ I love it when that happens!
The post that you are most proud of: I Did Not Throw Up On Meredith Vieira (Being On The Today Show): This was, by far, the proudest day of my life. I think all the time that if I peaked when I was 26 years old and on the Today Show, Iâ€™m totally cool with that. It was so cool to see the outpouring of support on Twitter and the blogs for Operation Beautiful, and I will never, ever forget that morning. Even if I almost peed my pants.
Now, I get to nominate five bloggers to participate in the 7 Links game! I nominateâ€¦