Attention all New Yorkers!! Come drink for a great cause tonight! I’m hosting a fundraiser tonight for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that I’m running the 1/2 marathon for. I will be guest bartending at The Bullpen on the Upper East Side (1st between 87th & 88th). From 8-11 it’s $30 for unlimited well drinks and domestic drafts. Even if you want to just stop by for a drink on your way home from work or on your way out on the town, all tips will be donated to the cause as well. Please stop by, I would love to see/meet you all!!
Here’s my connection to the cause if you’re interested!
It’s the freakin’ weekend baby! Time for another week of Firm Fridays (yup, I called it Fit Fridays originally but I had the name wrong).
Before my meltdown-inducing run last week, I remembered to weigh myself at the gym. Since I started running, I’ve lost 6 lbs! Between working out regularly and reducing my snacking thanks to my spending diet, I suppose I shouldn’t be that surprised but it’s a lovely reward 🙂 My pants almost always zip up and don’t feel like sausage casings anymore. Awesome!
Yoga last week was a challenge but I was able to hold crow pose for about 1 second. I’m going to chalk that up as a win.
After finally dragging myself out of bed on Monday, I had a great 6-mile run through Central Park. I was planning on running 1 song, walking 1 song but when I started I just couldn’t stop running (I know, right?!). I ran for 4 songs until I started to feel tired. At that point I started alternating running and walking. Despite some IT band discomfort afterward, it felt great and I was really happy with my improvement.
Sadly that IT Band issue became worse and I had added pain in my knee.
I took it easy on Tuesday while I babysat but the pain did not improve by Wednesday, when I was planning on cross-training with a few sculpting classes at my gym. Instead I used my gym time to pop my foam rolling cherry and to stretch/stengthen my knee, with little success.
I came home and rotated between heat and ice and tried hard not to get discouraged.
Thursday I saw the Physical Therapist and it turns out I have ITB syndrome and Runner’s Knee. I’ll have a post on that next week after I’ve learned more about it.
So basically I have done very little to get fit this week. Despite injury, I won’t give up and as long as I’m careful, I’ll be back at it next week. For me, not giving up is challenge enough for me right now.