Thursday, March 31, 2011

three things thursday

1. I am slowly but surely recovering from last weekend/the past 2 weeks.  I still have some pain when I walk, but each day I wake up and very definitely feel better than the day before.  I'm doing my PT exercises religiously, I'm steering clearly of any and all things that cause pain, and mentally, I am feeling just fine.  I can say with confidence that making the decision to run last weekend was absolutely the right one.  It has left me with no anxiety about not being able to run right now, which is a refreshing change from the 2 weeks leading up to the race.  I've got 6 more weeks to get back on my feet for the 70.3, and the less I can run right now, the more I can ride, anyway.  I'm not sure where this calm demeanor and patience with myself has come from, but I will happily roll around in the sweet life where there is no stress about running.


2. I gained about 3lbs during my "taper."  Part of me is mad, 3lbs?!  And part of me is like, is that all?  I should eat nothing but Oreos more often!  I guess laying in bed sobbing burns more calories than I originally estimated.


3. I was rather disappointed to find that even my official race photos were actually kind of pleasant.  I guess when I'm not snorting and puking my way to a huge PR I have time to smile.

15 comments:

  1. Apparently Oreos are good performance fuel! Still so excited for you for last weekend, and can't wait to see you out there at Kinetic!

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  2. So what you're telling me is that I need to chill with the chocolate chip cookies and switch to Oreo's?!?!? LOL! :)

    Seriously, did you take a single bad pic during this race?!?!?

    Keep up the recovery/PT/etc...

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  3. I'm glad you feel better each day.

    I love your race pic!

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  4. Do these pics go on the wall too??

    And I would have to say that it was a HUGE PR, puke or not.

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  5. Will you teach me how to smile in race pictures? Mine are TERRIBLE.

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  6. It's the taper demon; NOT YOU. Kind of liek a reverse tape worm.

    I love this picture of you Katie! Glad things are improving and you are feeling back to YOU!

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  7. I'm glad you are feeling good and on the road to recovery!

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  8. When you carb load (even with Oreo cookies) you gain 2 grams of water weight for every one gram of carb loading. So What I am saying is that you probably only gained 1 pound, the other 2...water weight. Keep that chin up you are doing all the right things for your recovery.....except maybe the Oreo cookies, lol.

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  9. Take the time you can't run to seriously kick ass on the bike. Your ability to run for the 70.3 is going to come from how awesome you feel after you dominate the bike.

    Where do you usually ride? Im getting tired of the trail!

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  10. Love #1 and #3. I'm too afraid to get on the scale, I made the mistake of buying caramel turtles at costco. It was a HUGE container! (and yummy)

    So glad you are feeling better!

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  11. That is the spirit!! You will be back out there in no time :)

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  12. Live with that attitude, chick. You'll be back and ready for 70.3 :)

    My "official" race photos are only the 10K and Finish line (and mostly not me, but just people around me). Boo!

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  13. Glad you're starting to feel better. The mental game is hard, but I think you've got it!

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  14. I always gain weight at taper. I gain so fast all the time which is most of the reason I have to work as hard as I do since I love love love to eat!

    Glad you are feeling better!!!

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