Thursday, March 12, 2009

DO DO You Got a First Aid Kit Handy?!

But really?! Anyone?! Or at least know how to give a good massage, because I think my legs MAY just fall off at any second. Whew! Those two days of running 6 straight miles are killing me! I decided to take it easy today because I do not want my legs to be hurting this bad on Saturday, so I just did an easy 3 miles today and some on the eliptical. Tomorrow is my rest day, so I dont plan on running at all so that my legs can have a rest.

SO excited to get THIS today:

race 001

#217 baby! Im starting to think that I'm in over my head though. Last night I was talking to a friend whose wife is running the race just as training for a TRIATHLON! And then when I went to pick up my number today I started talking to another girl who looked about my age who was running it to. She asked if this was my first 10K and I said yes. I, in turn, asked if it was hers as well and she said "yes, its my first 10k". Automatically I assumed that she had probably ran a 5K before and that this was her first 10K, but no no no...she just ran a marathon. hmmmm oh well, as long I complete it I will be happy, Im not going to worry about pushing myself too hard for a great time. Ive got nothing to prove to anyone but myself, and I just want to have fun doing this!

So after the gym I came home and ate lunch. I have been soooo hungry since running everyday. Its weird because I'm not technically burning as many calories, but I feel like I get so much more of a workout (and I def. sweat ALOT more!). haha. I wasnt really sure what I was hungry for I just stuck to the usual wrap.


  • Italian Herb Flat Out Wrap
  • Red Pepper Hummus (mixin it up from the garlic)
  • Deli Sliced Turkey
  • Salsa
  • Cucumber (you guys dont even wanna know how I initially had this spelled...lets just say it was slightly dirty!)
  • Spinach
  • Spicy Mustard
  • With a Granny:

I decided that I needed to balance all this fruit out with some veggies. So I added some broccoli and celery with a side of salsa for dipping.


I always use the most random things to put food in. My apples are in a coffee cup and my salsa is in the lid to a jar :) Hey, if the food fits...

After lunch I went to pick up my race goodies and then to the FREE tanning bed. Oh, how I am lovin the free cancer in a box. I know, its horrible. I need to stop...I just need the real sun to come quick! After tanning I headed to work at the mall for a few. I had the most touching moment with my manager. She knew me when I was right in the midst of my ED and she watched me go through recovery. She was a HUGE support and still tells me almost everyday how good I look now and how proud she is of me. Anyways, she was asking me some questions about what I went though (which I have no problem talking about with her) when all of sudden she just stopped and said "I just have to give you a hug and let you know how proud I am of you, I was really scared for you when I first met you, and you have come such a long way since then". I almost started tearing up! I know its a long hard road, and I would be kidding myself and everyone else if I said that I was 100% now, but I know that I will get there and I see changes everyday that get me closer and closer to my goal.

Ok so after work I came home and made up a veggie burger. At the last minute I decided that it might be good with some cheese on it, so I threw it on top of the burger while it was on the grill. Boy, did I regret that decision. The cheese got wayyyy to melty and the burger was almost too messy to even eat! Well, ALMOST...I did manage, of course ;)


  • Morningstar Veggie Burger Patty
  • Arnolds Sandwich Thin
  • Spinach
  • Sprout
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • American Cheese Slice

With a beautiful salad on the side:


Now it time to get ready for bed. I have to SUB in Kindergarten at 730 AM tomorrow. Keep me in your prayers...its 5 year olds + Friday the 13th + the friday before their spring break = umm you do the math!

I hope everyone has a great Friday...any fun plans?!

Lots of Love <3 Ems.


Mica said...

Yikes, tomorrow sounds like a real test of endurance, just like your race! So exciting!

Peanut Butter and Jenny said...

haha aw man tomorrow sounds like a killer - ill be sure to say a prayer for you! that teacher sure knew what she was doing when she took off work! good luck my precious <3 love you!!!

dailydulcie said...

that lunch looks amazing!!

great job with all the running.. that's so impressive!


Bec said...

I love that we have some of the favorite songs! The song make a toast was actually a suggestion from Lyss at livelaughlyss... got to love the blogger music sharing system :)Hope the teaching goes well with the little ones tomorrow!
ps I have a date with the tanning bed tomorrow... this girl needs some sun, even if its fake!

lesley said...

Haha, yes, all those things adding up for subbing DOES sound like a crazy combo ... I bet it'll still go great though ; )

And HOORAY for your race ... you will do GREAT! : )

shelby said...

I think you will do amazing in your race! Good Luck!

I love how you put your food in random tops and cups, it's so cute! And great ideas.

aussirish said...

hi hun
good luck in the 10k :) youll do great, and like you said, its for YOUR enjoyment!
yummy eats! love the random things you put food into :)
aw your manager sounds lovely!
have a great night

Stef said...

Hahaha you can wrangle those kindergartners, no problem! I love the title of your post, but now that song is stuck in my head! It sounds like you're really lucky to have a great relationship with your manager and that she is so supportive. GOOD LUCK on your race this weekend, I'll be cheering for you from CA!

lilveggiepatch said...

You will be great, don't worry! You have NOTHING to prove to anyone... I'm already so impressed that you've run SIX miles two days in a row! Sweet lordy. Good luck my dear!

Your veggie burger looks so good. I just ate lunch but I want it!

Sam said...

Good luck with your 10K. I know you will do great.
Just focus on the progress you have made, and you are doing a great job! You should be so proud of yourself. Such an ispiration for me! You are finding a great balance between your mind, body, and spirit.
I hope the kids are not too crazy.