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.
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 :)