Running Social Worker turned 2 today!
Throughout the two years I have had this blog I have:
- Moved from Michigan to NYC.
- Started a new job which was absolutely fricken crazy.
- Quit said job for another, pretty cool job.
- Traveled to DC, Virginia, Maryland, Dallas, Aruba, Connecticut, Michigan (of course) and Chicago
- Completed the 9+1 program, getting me entry into the 2013 NYC marathon.
- Continued to explore being vegetarian/vegan.
- Completed a Whole 30 challenge and hated eating meat.
- Trained for the NYC marathon, got injured and didn’t run.
- Started taking Yoga and Pilates more seriously.
- Dated quite a few losers…and
- Fallen in love with New York City
I am sure there are more things..but thanks for joining me on this journey! :)
Does anyone have any experience with or information re: cortisone shots?
My doc talked about this as an option but I feel like its a temporary measure to decrease the inflammation and not a cure. Is this correct?
It’s been two months and I’m not seeing much improvement. I’ve been lax on taking the NSAIDs bc I hate taking medication. I feel like the nsaids just cover up the pain. i also don’t like putting unnatural things in my body that also cause sides effects. Doesn’t seem healthy. I also haven’t been going to PT as much due to $. However, the doc said I really need to be consistent in all aspects of recovery, so I’m trying to do better.
Since the X-rays show nothing and I haven’t felt much improvement, doc brought up the MRI again. At this point, paying hundreds of dollars may be worth it to have peace of mind that its not something worse. I’ve been diagnosed with runners knee and tendinitis of both knees and hips. It still feels like its been too long though.
Is this normal? Any tips? Have you have a cortisone shot?
Breakfast! With a side of coffee, of course!
A whole lotta veggies for dinner. Brussels sprouts!
Just finished a cardio flow class in my awesome clearance lululemon top!
Michigan next week?
I wasn’t planning on going home for thanksgiving but now I’m contemplating the last minute trip.
I’m still working from home full time so I wouldn’t even have to take off any time and would stay in Michigan all of next week. I’m going to be back to my normal work region sometime in December so this would be the last opportunity to take a trip without having to take time off…the only downfall is $$.
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.
Hey there, everyone! Sorry, I have been MIA from the blogging world. Since my blog went from a training-for-the-nyc-marathon blog, to a whoa-is-me-I’m-injured blog, I decided to take a step back. I went through a period where I was pretty down about my injury, but am happy to say that with a lot of work on my mindset, I am getting to a better place!
So what have I been up to?
- I’ve really jumped into my studies at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I’ve been meeting with other students to go over our material and to discuss potential business ventures which is super exciting!
- I joined a yoga studio. I am now a member of Yogaworks UWS. I’ve had a weird relationship with yoga in the past, but after being injured…and STILL being injured…I have been forced to find other ways of exercising. I find yoga relaxing, challenging (if you take the right class!) and empowering. I’m definitely a beginner/intermediate practitioner, but am looking to get better. I really enjoy the vinyasa and cardio flow classes because I work up a sweat but still seem to leave the studio in a zen like mood.
- Unfortunately, although I have been trying to watch what I eat to avoid weight gain from not running, it hasn’t worked. The first couple of weeks after I was injured I definitely used food as a coping mechanism which wasn’t smart. I have now been eating sensibly, but unfortunately yoga (or anything that I can do right now) isn’t going to give me the calorie torching burn like running does. I can’t believe I am saying this..but here it is. It’s been two months since I stopped running and I am up EIGHT pounds. Gross. This puts me at 131#. This is the HIGHEST I have been since sophomore year of college (freshman 15 plus some). I want to take off the weight, but it seems like without the cardio, I need to be on a juice fast to lose the weight. Ok, I am not thatidiotic, but honestly, I come from a family of “bigger boned” people and have always struggled to manage my weight. It’s always been a challenge, and not being able to run has made it even harder. So, what should I do? Well, all I can do it is watch what I eat very carefully, not eat too much, and do all the exercise that I can. I might start “weighing in” to keep myself accountable and for motivation-because I REALLY need it.
Anywho, thanks for reading, friends! I am now going back to my studies and you can return to your normally scheduled programming :).
Last CSA delivery for the season. Sad!
Garlic, potatoes, beets, carrots, turnips, collard greens, popping corn, brussels sprouts and romanesco.
It’s been a great opportunity for me to learn about eating locally and seasonally while helping local farmers and the environment. If you can participate in an CSA or buy from a farmers market, DO IT! Our bodies are made to eat with the seasons and to digest the foods that are native to where we/our ancestors grew up.
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More pics from last week. Waiting for the 4 train and then at the highline.
I wish my family lived here…