Well, it would appear that three miles is my cap. I’ve run this distance on three different occasions over the past two weeks. The first, I stopped because I was trying to be smart and not push it. The second, my IT Band started hurting. And last night, my legs were made of lead. However, I keep getting a teensy bit faster, so that’s cool.
I’m running twice a week now, and so far so (pretty much) good! My last physical therapy appointment is tomorrow, though I scheduled one in a month as a follow-up because I’m paranoid. Here’s hoping this IT Band Syndrome stays away as I inflict further pain/discomfort on myself from foam rolling more than I’d prefer.
All I can say is, from all the time, money, and effort I’ve spent to recover from ITBS, I better never stop running. Haha. I can’t believe how much work this has been, but that feeling of consistent improvement is pretty amazing. So I look forward to more of that! And hopefully no more knee craziness. No me gusta.
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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things
Heinz Commercial – Of all the commercials played during the game on Sunday, this is one of my favorites. So many puppies in hot dog costumes! Bahaha.
Galentine’s – A couple friends and I recently had our 2nd annual Galentine’s event – aka Valentine’s Day but with your women. The theme was inspired by Leslie Knope, and we had a delicious brunch with toaster waffles topped with Nutella, whipped cream, and strawberries, as well as mimosas for days. It’s a fun little thing to do, whether you’re in a relationship or not. I highly recommend adopting the holiday, if you don’t already celebrate it.
Different Favorite Cereal – Solid advice.
Organizing with Trays – It is my life’s mission to not become a hoarding, clutter-collecting individual. I love the concept of trays to help keep items organized, especially things that don’t really have a home. I mentioned this idea of everything having a place in my 10 Ways to Make a House Feel Like a Home post – it makes such a huge difference to have these collect-alls. Check out this Buzzfeed article for some good ideas.
Deep Dish Mixed Berry Skillet Pancake – Whether someone buys that cast iron skillet I registered for, or I buy it myself after our wedding, I will get one. And when I get it, I plan to make recipes like this skillet pancake situation. It’s such a cool concept to me. Plus, the recipe looks quite delicious. (I suppose I could use a baking dish of sorts, but that just doesn’t seem as exciting.)