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Getting stronger! And we have orders!

I seem to be getting stronger, woohoo! I’m lifting heavier weights anyway. So I didn’t run outside last Saturday morning like I’d planned. I just forgot. And by the time I remembered, we were getting ready to go the Naval Aviation Museum. I wasn’t about to give up precious family time for a run.

This Monday I did get to run outside. I did just over 2 miles. Every time I ran on pavement, my foot hurt, but it was fine on the grass. Then after my workout today, I noticed MY OTHER (left) foot is now hurting. This tells me two things: I need to stretch more and I need to retire my shoes.

Besides running outside, I also got a good arms and abs workout with a little legs thrown in there too. Well, that’s not entirely true. I don’t think it was a good abs workout. I haven’t been challenging mine, I think. Tonight I found some new ab exercises online that I’ve pinned to Pinterest. I’m going to give those a try tomorrow.

Yesterday was a bad workout day. Baby J woke up late and refused to nap. He was also on a hunger strike, meaning he refused to eat anything I made for him (nutritious). He just wanted cookies. With him being in a mood, I knew there was no way he’d survive 90 minutes at the gym. I did some leg workouts at home (lunges and squats), but didn’t do enough.

I made up for it today with a full-body workout. I was dripping with sweat, woohoo! I feel great now, a little sore, but great.

Tomorrow I’ll do some of those new ab exercises, and then I think I’ll concentrate on cardio for once.

That leads me to this…I’m thinking about not running the half marathon after all. It’s coming up in just over a month, and I haven’t run barely at all in 3 weeks, because of my foot. Even if I train last minute, I’m not going to do well, and I don’t think I’ll enjoy myself. Thankfully, I haven’t registered for it yet. I think it would be more prudent to look for a half marathon in the summer to run.

Did you notice I made some changes on the blog? I added a couple plug-ins, so you can follow me on my social media accounts. They’re connected to Mylifeaworkinprogress.com, but I still do a lot of fitness related things over there. I also added my Instagram feed, so you can see what I’m posting.

Who am I kidding? There’s no one reading this blog, hahah! That’s okay. It’s still motivating to have one, and one day I’ll look back at what I’ve accomplished and be happy I recorded my journey.

And yes, we finally have orders. Our next duty station will be up in the Baltimore/DC area! I’m very excited about it. There’s so much to do up there! We’ll be moving late spring/early summer.

I’ll leave you with this sweaty, nerdy photo of me after a recent workout. If you’re following me on Instagram, you may have seen it already.

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An injury?

Well, I’ve been ignoring some pain in my right foot for about a week. I thought it was getting better, and perhaps it was and the interval training has aggravated it again. It usually only bothers me when I’m sprinting; or if I walk more than a hundred yards in flats or shoes without support; or if I’m bending the toes to do push-ups, planks, or lunges.

I keep debating whether or not to see a doctor, but I’m not the type of person to run in at the smallest thing. Whatever the problem is -stress fracture,┬áplantar fasciitis, tendonitis, etc.- unless it’s bad enough to need surgery (it’s not), the treatment at this point would be the same: take it easy. So that’s what I’m doing. If I’m careful for 2 or even 3 weeks now, I can still pick up my half marathon training in time. Will I do as well? No, but I should at least finish. That’s better than nothing.

This brings me to a couple of dilemmas. First, I’d just upped my calories. Now that I’m doing less cardio, I’m going to drop my calorie limit again, at least this week. But how much? I keep hearing never go less than 500 under your BMR. Okay, but what if you’re still lifting weights to gain muscle?

Second issue: no cardio. Next week I should have access to a swim center, so I can get some cardio workouts there. I’d like to try the elliptical machine at the base gym tomorrow, and see if my foot does okay with that. It’s when the pressure is on the ball or toes of my foot that I have problems. As long as I’m coming down on my heel on the elliptical, it should be okay. Either that or I’ll walk on the treadmill on an incline. I just need to get some cardio in. I’m scared I’m going to gain fat.

Anyway, this is all kind of depressing. This is my last week of the Winter Miles Challenge, and I’m not sure I’m going to meet my goal! I did get over 5 miles in on Sunday (caused me foot pain all Monday morning), so if I can get a couple of miles here and there on the treadmill or elliptical, I should be okay. I just have to really listen to my body.

Have your plans ever been thrown off by an injury?