Wicked Random Wednesday

I’m not even going to bother putting down my workouts, because right now they’re non-existent. I’m pretty sure I’m suffering from a myriad of problems: my plantar fasciitis is acting up just a tiny bit (I’m not going to lie, it has been nagging at me a tiny bit for some time but I thought stretching and using a golf ball on my foot would keep the injuries at bay…boy was I wrong). I could list a number of things I did wrong to cause these problems (not just pushing through the pain), but I won’t.

That’s for another post in the near future. The rest of you can learn from my mistakes…that I’ve made over and over again.

For now, it’s time for Wicked…wait for it…Random Wednesday! Even though you’ll be reading this on Thursday. I was torn between making this a rant post or a post full of optimism. I was leaning towards ranting again this week, but that’s just not my personality. The wonderful thing about living in New England (more specifically, Mass.) is that you can put “wicked” in front of pretty much any word and make it work. So some weeks I might be writing about a Wicked Happy Wednesday while others I’ll be writing about a Wicked Annoying Wednesday. You get the drift. Anyways, here goes:

1. Tonight, I chased my dinner down with a glass of Chardonnay and Swedish fish (my favorite candy!). The two don’t mix at all.

2. Btw, the reason why I had a glass of wine was because according to Monica, today was National Wine Day. I didn’t doubt her, I just went with it.

3. A conversation with my sister via text:

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4. OK, I know how you see the theme of this post going (not so random), but my family and I are not alcoholics. Definitely not the animals.

5. Hungry Runner Girl asked on her blog post today if anyone’s ever met any celebrities. I realized that I’ve actually met quite a few: President Bush (Sr.), Laura Bush, Georgina Bloomberg, the daughter of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and have been up close (not personal) with a few other celebrities, such as Lara Flynn Boyle and Kelly Ripa. I’ve also met Jerry Seinfeld’s wife and daughter.

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Me with Laura Bush at a book signing a few years ago. I was going to post a few other celeb photos too, but I’d probably lose my job if someone found out I posted them on here.

And in more positive news related to running and my injury, Emmeline posted a Challenge on her website today. I think this is something I can do, because it won’t affect my leg too much. But, now I’m wondering…

Any of you have some advice for a girl who can’t run right now? What other exercises have you done when you’ve been laid up? Have you done any, or do you generally just take time off from exercise completely to let yourselves heal up?

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10 thoughts on “Wicked Random Wednesday

  1. Marie @ Buncha Monkeys

    I haven’t been injured in a while but I want to encourage you not to push it. Better to not run for a few days or even weeks then to really mess something up and be out for months. Maybe try some yoga or pilates (you know I love Blogilates:). Even if you are just stretching, it might help you to feel better that you are doing something. I hope it does get better soon. ::hugs::

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  2. Lily

    I worked on strengthening my glutes and quads yesterday, hoping that will help make my knee pain go away. Otherwise, it seems like rest is unfortunately the best thing.

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  3. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    You should do a “how I met all those celebs” post! I was up close and personal with quite a few because I got to go to The View twice. I actually spoke to Joy Behar, who I LOVEEEEEE!!! You know what i do when I’m laid up- strength train!!!

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    1. 262x2 Post author

      I probably can’t do an entire post on how I met/saw all those celebrities, but I met/saw a majority of those people at multiple events I had to go to for work in Bridgehampton, NY. I forgot to add Christy Brinkley in there too (and she is just as gorgeous in real life…not all of them are!).
      Other than that, I’ve met the Bush’s multiple times in Maine (except George W). My family has a summer home one town over from them, and my dad has even played golf with George and Barbara! They are all really nice people.

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  4. mstepler

    Strength training! I have to do something while I’m laid up or I will go crazy. I like circuits so I feel like I’m at least getting a little cardio in there.

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    1. 262x2 Post author

      I was thinking about taking a spinning class because I thought biking might be a good second to running. Of course, I have to have to have my leg looked at first!
      Haha I’ve used tape for my p.f. But that is a bone of contention in my house. If I try to do it myself it ends up falling off while I’m running (even though it’s supposed to be sweat resistant – it ends up being too loose!). If my husband tries to put it on for me, he puts it on so tight, it HURTS! I need to find a happy medium, lol.

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  5. Heather

    You should do some strength workouts if you are sidelined. I really hope your foot feels better soon. My husband had Plantar Fasciitis last winter so I know how annoying it can be. Take care 🙂

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