Thursday, February 28, 2013

Three Things Thursday - Random


1) I'm hurt :(  and it's all my sofa's fault.  Not that I hip checked it to move it so I could vacuum behind it on Monday and felt my knee do a fwoopty-whoop...totally not because of that.  Nor because of my 6 hill repeats on Tuesday that left me limping later in the day.   Nope - all the sofa's fault.

But after the run, my calf developed a knot (I totally stretched so it should have been fine) and by bedtime, it was making the bottom of my foot feel like the muscle was half the length.

So - I'm taking a few days off to rest and heal.   and stretch.  I hate feeling hobbled.   Worst part?  My knee doesn't even hurt - but it is all the rest of the things that are killing me.

Gotta heal fast.  I have a 5k to rock on St Paddy's day!

***

2) I am loving a new blog I was introduced to SO MUCH that I need to introduce you all to it too!  Reading and Chickens (http://www.readingandchickens.com)  So funny and well written.  It's more of a style/mommy blog...well, I haven't actually seen anything running related (yet) but that's not to say it isn't there.  I haven't read all of the archives yet :P  I have my fingers crossed because that totally would make her be my new best friend...


She is so good.   My particular favourite thing she wrote?  When she admitted to Amateur mommying.  It resonated.

But don't trust me on this one - you need to go read the blog too.

GO!


***


3) Oh phew - you stuck around for #3.  In hindsight, I probably should have made #2 be #3....

Yesterday, I gave myself an official kick in the too-tight pants.   I joined Fitfluential's March DietBet.  I was inspired by Nikki and Solana who recently completed one and I think the thought of extra money for my crafting pursuits sounds like it could be a great motivator!  Plus, I am currently about 20lbs over my ideal weight and would love it if the next time I went to the dry cleaners, the little lady there would take back the quip she made about my looking pregnant! (not even kidding a little)



What is a DietBet?  Easy - it's a social dieting game.  You put money into a collective pot to begin and if you lose 4% of your body weight by the end of the month - all of the winners split the pot!  Entry was $25 and I don't intend to lose it.  The game starts in 13 days so I have time to start amending my habits now so I can make sure I am on track for success!

4%, for me, would amount to 7.5 lbs.  Totally do-able in 4 weeks :)

First thing I plan to do is do a coffee wean!  Eeep...but it does account for a HUGE number of calories each day that I know is setting me back.

If you think you might like to join me in this, consider yourself invited!  I'd love to see us all win!

***

In other news, I am looking forward to escaping to the mountains with hubby this weekend to live it up in style at the Banff Springs Hotel without the munchkins.  Much needed getaway methinks....

10 comments:

  1. Good Luck! I'm also giving up some of my coffee. With a toddler and baby i'm allowing myself one cup per day, but am going to start subbing tea in it's place for the rest of the day. A friend of mine is a Steeped Tea rep so she is hooking me up with some good teas...there's even one with coffee beans!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tea with coffee beans...hmmmmmmmmmmm. does it taste like coffee? wait! NO! Down, Cori! THE WEAN IS TO GET ME OFF OF ALL OF THE STUFF I ADD TO THE COFFEEE THAT MAKE IT SO DARNED YUMMALICIOUS!!!

      (Ok...I'm done shouting at myself now...)

      Delete
    2. I should be getting my order today sometime. I'll let you know-i believe the coffee beans for the smell alone. A couple of minutes of steeping won't produce much caffeine. I'm hoping it has it's own sweetness so i won't have to add any crap-that is what jacks up the calories in my drink as well.

      Delete
  2. Happy I found your blog. I like that you're a FUN runner!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Welcome to my little corner of the blogosphere, Di! I'm so happy you dropped by! And if running isn't fun - there isn't any point :D

      Delete
  3. Good for you Cori! I'm actually thinking about doing round 2 of the Dietbet. I hated it during, but I perform better under pressure, and same as you, I'm 20 ish lbs over my goal weight.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Beast mode on? ;) I may need to borrow your beast mode for this...but I think it will be a good motivator. I just set myself a challenge that if I win - I can use the winnings to buy myself a yarn ball winder...dorky...but quite possibly effective!

      Delete
  4. Hi Cori! Thanks for stopping by my blog and reading. :) AND I totally run! I DO! We can be best friends now!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YAY! Best news all day! Guys - meet my new best friend, Shalini!

      And I SERIOUSLY love your blog! You have cheered me up over and over all week as I read through :D

      Delete
  5. Good luck with the DietBet Challenge! It's amazing to look at everything you drink during the course of a day and see how many calories come from that instead of food.

    ReplyDelete