Thursday, November 29, 2012

Ticket, Hotel, Party Pants- Check Check Check!

Good morning! It's Thursday so slap a smile on that face- it's a great day! I've got so much going on at my house right now. The usual work out stuff, nursing my boss lady injuries, prepping for a big holiday party, and the biggest of all.... Our alma mater- Louisiana's Ragin Cajun's- have secured an invitation to the NOLA Bowl. My man and I could not be more excited. You see, last year they played in their first bowl game in forty plus years and we had to miss the game for a company Christmas Party, even though everyone at the party ended up huddled around a TV instead of talking to one another, when they were invited again this year, we knew there was no way we wouldn't be there! We've got our tickets, hotel room booked, and I'm already plotting my outfits and skinny drinks! You will hear the Ragin of the Cajuns!

In honor of TBT Instagram style- Cajuns Tailgating 2011. My face is so much thinner now!

The only problem is the weekend in NOLA directly interferes with Half Marathon Training. Every Saturday for the next 12 weeks, I'll have a long run to complete. It's true, sometimes life gets in the way of working out- GASP- I'll make up that run the Friday we leave for NOLA. No excuses. It's only a little six mile run I'll be missing so it will be easy peasy for me to make that up. I am going to follow Hal Higdon's Novice 2 half training program.

Speaking of half training, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little worried with these injuries I'm nursing. I have a minor case of Plantar Fasciitis in my left foot which I told ya'll about on Tuesday, I also have ongoing IT Band Issues. I'm stretching and babying my foot and hip, but last night in Butts and Guts I was forced to admit to myself that I need to take it way down if I hope to be running long distances again Saturday morning. I ran to the gym .75 miles from my house. I felt like I couldn't quite catch my full stride, but my foot and hip were not hurting. I got to the gym and foam rolled my hip and foot. In class however, there were several exercises that I found extremely painful. Jogging in place is a big one, hopping on either leg, and I did a low curtsy lunge that almost knocked me off my feet (how embarrassing!), but I perserved. I thought several times about quitting in class, but I am a stubborn ox. I finish what I start. Anywho, because all these things happened, I had Mr. Noel swoop me up after class and I skipped my Thursday morning weight lifting class.

I'm meeting with the running specialist tonight- must. get. answers.

Injuries suck.

Big time.

I was feeling sad about not completing my work out, so Mr. Noel grilled me a steak and we made cauliflower mashed potatoes. My mood can always be improved with good food :)

This is my fourth no carb day in a row. I'm prepping for my weigh in tomorrow morning. Finally. I'm getting bored with every single day no carbs, but I want the results. I know it will pay off, besides this coming Saturday might as well be called Faturday because I am going to do it BIG! I'll tell ya'll more about that later.

Heading into work this morning, my second most favorite day of the week! Thursday!

Daily Motivator


  1. Love Thursdays - love em... You look so cute today - love the boots. I know - life gets in the way - it happens. Hang in there girl..

  2. Girl, a Faturday is exactly what your doctor ordered! Your dinner last night looked scrumptious, I wanted to dive into instagram and eat it!

    Also, I love your clothes, as usual.

  3. I LOVE that you named it Faturday! It is so true for every Saturday for me... I hope you post about your skinny drinks, I need some ideas in that department

  4. Faturday is a great idea! (Except when I decide to partake every Faturday of the year!) Love your work outfit for today! Enjoy it

  5. LOVE the end quote, great inspiration. Keep babying those injuries girl, and DON'T overdo it. You look marvelous darling, simply marvelous (in my best uppity voice)!

    Enjoy your Faturday, I know I will (but it will be on booze at our partay)!

  6. That steak looks amazing!

    P.S. I can't wait to get my jingle on this weekend! We can't forget to take a picture together for blogging purposes. We always forget. Blogger problems! lol

  7. I love all of your cute! Can't wait to lose this weight so I can enjoy shopping again!!

  8. Love today's outfit!
    Good luck with your 6 mile run on Friday.