Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Gunnar Challenge

This was in my inbox yesterday:

Congrats! You won a free pass to the Gunnar Challenge.

Thanks to Modern Mom, I won a free pass for the 8 week challenge.

Yep, I am going to do The Gunnar Challenge.
Gunnar is a trainer to the stars and he has come up with an 8 week challenge in which he e-mails you a menu plan each week which includes a grocery list plus a daily workout schedule which you can choose for either the gym or at-home workouts.  So I am going to take this challenge and see where I end up in 8 weeks.  Wish me luck.

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Will I be ready?

So 1 week from this Saturday I am to run my first ever 5K race.  As you remember one of the things I put on my New Years Resolution list is to run a 5K by the time I turn 40 (which is in June).  Well last Friday at work, I did this:

One big bump

We were taking apart the partitions at work and one of them had a shelving unit in it and it was top heavy and it dropped on my foot.

Big Bruise

It is a good thing that I had a tennis shoe on instead of my dress shoes that I normally wear at work.  Who knew working in a law office could be so dangerous?  So I went and had it x-rayed.  Luckily nothing is broken and they gave me this lovely post-op shoe to wear to keep from flexing it.   I came home and iced it, elevated and kept the compression shoe on it.  Which helped bring the swelling down.  By Saturday morning the swelling was done to 1/2 of what it was on Friday.  So I haven’t run at all since Friday.  I do believe that I will try and run tomorrow.  Any runners out there have an opinion?  The swelling is almost gone, now the bruising is the lovely yellow/blue color and it only hurts a little bit.  In fact, I got away with wearing a kitten heel to work today.

So since I was not able to do much over the weekend Hubby and the kiddos worked on this:

They worked on getting the walls up for the shed.  Yep, it was wet but they actually got all 4 walls up and I haven’t even taken a picture.  Bad, bad person.  So the last few nights I have worked on painting the basement walls.  As you recall, last year we took it from one big room into 3 separate rooms.  The family room is the last one to be painted.  I’ve had a terrible time trying to figure out  color but Hubby has decided he hates the white so I had to get it painted.  Hopefully it will be done by the weekend and I can show you the finished project.

So is there anything stupid you have done that caused you to drop out of a race before?

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