The Bottomless Pit

Ahh, weekends.  I was awakened around 8:30 by a wriggling beagle.  Nothing like it!

Tim and I ate a quick breakfast and headed downtown to get our passports at the ONE post office that takes passport applications on Saturday.  While we were prepared with all our paperwork and such, there were several people in line who didn’t understand that you could fill out the paperwork first.  My legs were sore from my run yesterday, and I was wearing my old Pumas+arch supports in the spirit of breaking them in.  I was a crankysquatch, but we got it done.

Yesterday’s long run made me a bottomless pit today.  I just cannot get full!  I’ve been getting down on myself a little, like “oh, 8 miles, that’s a SHORT run for a lot of people” buuut then I remember that my body isn’t used to such distances and calorie burns, and it’s all relative.

As soon as we walked in the door, I prepared a huge, awesome lunch.  Two scrambled eggs with a touch of salt and pepper—so simple and perfect:

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A chocolate-cherry green monster (SO GOOD when they’re fresh):

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And a bagel thin with goat cheese:

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So, so, so good.  But it barely made a dent in my hunger, so I immediately finished the half Builder’s bar left over from yesterday’s pre-run snack:

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Much better.  I then spent a very productive Saturday afternoon napping from 12:30-2:30 with Buckley.  Deeelightful.

Anyway, I woke up and Tim and I hit the outlet mall for one last shower dress shopping try.   I kinda liked this, but not as much as the stuff I’ve seen online.  I’m going to order the blue and white strapless dress after I post this!

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I feel like it made me look a wee bit top-heavy.

I did, however, score some nice workout gear at the Adidas outlet.  I got a super-light wicking tank for $6.97 and a pair of navy wicking capris for $14.97.  I’m officially going to get rid of the last of my cotton workout pants—now that I’m spoiled on wicking fabrics, I just can’t deal with sticky yucky sweaty cotton.

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Yeah, I need to clean my bathroom mirror.  Cleaning is one of those things that’s slipped by the wayside as my running mileage has increased (along with shaving my legs, weight training, and making dinner).  Whoops!

We also got a bunch of RSVPs today.  The count now?

  • 17 yes
  • 6 no
  • 181 question marks

I also wore my arch supports to the mall…big mistake.  We only walked around for maybe an hour and a half, but I feel like there is a big knot/bruise about halfway between my ankle and knee.  I realize there is a break-in period for these, but I’m incredibly skeptical of anything that makes me feel so awful just walking around the mall.  I don’t think the Defyances were bad yesterday on their own—the chafing/blistering I had I think was due to the taping—and I am tempted to scrap the arch supports altogether.  My gut is telling me these aren’t the solution.  But I’ll keep giving them a chance for the next few weeks.  I am also going to start researching whether my insurance would cover a visit to a podiatrist—I’m hoping to find one who runs, so their advice isn’t “stop running.”

Anyway, we went out to dinner and yes, I ate a giant cheeseburger and fries.  The bottomless pit demanded it (and, less than two hours later, I’m feeling rumbly again).  Hopefully my appetite will be a little more subdued tomorrow!

Have you ever seen a specialist for a sports injury? Did you have a good or bad experience?

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14 Responses

  1. Yum…I just finished a run, and those eggs look mighty delicious! I know exactly how you feel about being a bottomless pit!

  2. the dress is really flattering on you! your waist looks tiny!

  3. ran my 10K today, and have had that “bottomless pit” thing ever since.
    the green monster idea is growing on me. i got some chocolate protein powder, so i’m partly there… just have to get brave enough.

  4. I LOVE that dress! Where is it from? The colors are gorgeous. But, definitely go with the one you feel best in. Did you post a pic/link of the one online you’re going to buy? I’ll have to go back and look.

    Last year I went to an orthopedist and had PT for an ankle sprain. I think it definitely helped my healing. (It was a really bad sprain – 3 torn ligaments). I wear insoles also for plantar faciitis – what brand are you wearing?

  5. I saw a podiatrist. They told me to stop running.

    Good luck.

  6. I see my chiropractor for all my sports injuries. He is amazing and has never once told me to stop running. Even when I had ITBS really bad and couldn’t run 2 miles without pain.

    I got my custom orthotics from a podiatrist. He’s a little weird, but I figure anyone who looks at feet all day long can’t be 100% normal.

    Good luck getting your foot problems figured out!

  7. I loved that blue and white strapless dress. It’s going to look great!

  8. 8 miles is still really long for me, so I like your attitude! (about it being relative, not about being down on yourself haha).

    I really need to buy new athletic tops too. I wonder if there is an adias outlet near me.

    • Marshall’s carries cheap adidas stuff, too! I’ve gotten some nice New Balance stuff at TJ Maxx as well.

  9. The bottomless pit…I often suffer from the same problem. the best thing I’ve found to help is more water and protein packed foods.Your body is starving for sugar/energy – essentially planning for the next run. Our bodies are the most amazing machines.
    Great post..

  10. I think that dress looks great, but it matters most how you feel in it. I shopped for my wedding dress alone for that very reason.

    Sundays are my long run days and I just can’t eat enough on Mondays. I’m training for my first 10K and currently a long run means fourish miles. I know some people run 4 miles no problem, but for me, it is still a big deal. Congrats on 8! I can’t wait until I get there, I’m toying with the idea of doing a half marathon if this 10K goes well.

  11. I think that dress is beautiful! Very flattering!

    I have a horribly bad case of plantar fasciitis and have since I was 16. It developed doing colorguard in high school and I was flat out told by my doctor/physical therapist/podiatrist to not march my senior year, but I told them that I wasn’t going to not march my last year. I have custom made orthodics that have changed my life. I stopped wearing them for most of college because my feet didn’t need them anymore, but I think it’s getting time to start wearing them a bit again. I know how painful foot injuries are and I can’t imagine how you’re running through that. Know that we are all here supporting you!

  12. Just wanted to say I know where your coming from on cleaning hitting the back burner. I thought I was bad about it before but now that I’m trying to get in running time or outdoor exercies and starting all the other spring activities its not high on my list.

    Oh and I think the blue dress is awesome!

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