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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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Sick of Being Sick

Yep, I am one of those people who gets sick when the weather changes and yes, the weather has changed.  In fact, we’ve had to cover our plants at night.

Yes, the sheets are covering the front yard and adding quite the beautiful flower decor, don’t you think?  After having record high temps for the month of March we have been having freeze warnings the last 3 nights.  So needless to say, we had to pick some flowers.

The tulips are now on my counter.  They are all in bloom and I didn’t want them to freeze so while I was sick in bed on Tuesday night, Hubby and Chickie picked them for me.  What a nice surprise to wake up to on Wednesday morning.

Since I’ve been sick there has been a lot of this in my life:

Green tea and cough drops.  I started with a sore throat and it just went down hill from there.  In fact, I took Tuesday afternoon off and came home and slept for 3 hours.  Sore throat, runny nose, ears were plugged.  It’s been great to be sick, the best part was the 3 hour nap I squeezed on Tuesday.

So while I haven’t been up to par at least one thing did get done:

Check that out, I got new tires on my vehicle.  Remember the blow out a couple weeks ago, yep, I finally got the spare off and received 4 brand new tires.  After 63,000 miles I was due for new tires.

Well before I got sick I did get some exercise in:

Yep, that is 3.1 miles in 32 minutes.  Yeah me.  It’s a good thing because I have finally signed up for a 5K race on Mother’s Day Weekend.  One of my goals this year was to do a 5K by my 40th birthday plus I have a goal to do it under 30 minutes.  I must start training.  I must admit, I am actually really excited for this.


BEST BODY BOOTCAMPSince I have been sick I have been doing my bootcamp but I haven’t pushed myself like I did before.  Just a little is better than nothing.

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