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High Five Friday

5 from instagram 9415  happyfitmama.comHappy High Five Friday!

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It’s been a crazy week getting used to new schedules, new places and new faces. My posting has been all over the place this week too. I guess I had a lot to say! Next week should be a little different too, with Monday as a holiday. But then hopefully I’ll get back to my usual schedule. 

1. My sunrise rides are becoming less and less thanks to the days getting shorter. So sad! But now i just cherish the ones I do get to see, even more.

2. Runner’s high – legal anywhere you go.

3. New month. New kicks. New treatment plan. New attitude? Yesterday I was feeling frustrated with my new treatment plan. Not sure it’s the way to go, but I’m giving it a try.

4. I love a good post workout Wheel.

5. First day of Kindergarten was a success!

 5 Good Reads

1. Back in the Saddle Again – I should really just link 5 of Kristin’s articles for you to read. She just writes everything right. I finally can understand this post a little more now that I’ve been thrown into the school age children pool. So many changes, so many new schedules. Love this -> Thank God for running – for the endurance to keep up with our lives.

2. Dear Teachers, You’re Not Fooling Me – Read this. Now.

3. How Runners Can Improve Foot Strength – Trust me, you need this.

4. First World Problems of Runners – The struggle is real.

5. World’s Best Hikes: 20 Dream Trails – My list of must-do hikes has just grown. I concur with the authors #6 pick – the Franconia Ridge Loop in New Hampshire is quite spectacular. It’s one of my favs!

What would you like to high 5 today?

Any plans for Labor Day weekend?

Thinking Out Loud

Saucony View | happyfitmama.comThinking out loud and enjoying the view.

First time Thinking Out Loud poster.

Long time lurker.

I’ve got lots of random thoughts swirling in my head currently so I’m going with Amanda’s Thursday theme.

1. I’ve been meeting a lot of new people these past two weeks with my kids’ new school. One thing I’ve noticed? A lot of weak handshakes. What’s up with that? I’m not looking for a bone crushing grip but give me a little bit more than a limp noodle. A handshake says a lot about a person. Do you want to be remembered as the limp noodle?

2. My kids started Kindergarten yesterday. Five days a week. Seven hours a day. I thought for sure I’d be a crying mess at drop off. But there wasn’t any tears from anyone. They were so cool and nonchalant about it all. And then they were completely exhausted at the end of the day. Today, I’m enjoying my first day all alone. What to do first???

3. We had a substitute teacher in yoga class last Sunday. He talked about the correlation between your posture and your life. When you have good posture, your life follows. If you walk around with slumped shoulders, you usually feel pretty cruddy. He said it much better than me but when I started thinking about it, it’s so true.

Yoga Sunrise | happyfitmama.com

3. On Tuesday I had the polar opposites of customer service. Stitch Fix is doing it right. I shrunk one of my favorite shirts from them (that I got months ago, btw) and they offered to exchange it (they didn’t have my size) or give me a refund. How awesome is that?  But then Pottery Barn Kids ruined my high. I had ordered my kids’ school backpacks two weeks ago. The shipping date was supposed to be 8/24. They arrived 9/1. I was in a panic that my kids’ wouldn’t have a backpack for the first day of school! Then they didn’t do the monogramming that I paid extra for (and was still charged). And then my daughter’s pack is stained. All I got from customer service was a credit for the monogramming. Thanks PBKids. You lost a customer.

4. I’m so confused about what is going on with my foot/ankle injury. I’ve had so many coworkers/friends/physical therapists/random people comment on what the treatment plan for my new diagnosis (or even if that is the correct diagnosis) should be, that my head is spinning. I know the foot is a complicated mix of teeny tiny bones and tendons but why can’t I just have a for sure diagnosis and fix it already.  I’m frustrated and my poor physical therapist got an ear full when I had my eval on Tuesday.

5. One thing I really dislike about September? That it is busy. Really busy. It seems like everyone tries to cram 3 months worth of activities in 30 days because we were “kicking back” during the summer. Can’t we just ease into things rather than jumping in over our heads?

6. Everyone is talking about Periscope. Are you on it? If so, leave your handle in the comments and I’ll follow you. I need another social media platform like I need a hole in my head BUT I’m intrigued by it. I signed up but have yet to broadcast anything. Maybe I’ll do my first one today? What should I talk about? You can search for me  @HappyFitMama.

7. Is it Friday yet?

What are you thinking about right now?

10 Things Never Said by an Injured Runner

Post PT ice treatment | happyfitmama.com

Injury update: Still injured. Still not running.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way…

Are you sick of me talking about injuries yet? Well, I am. Actually I was sick of it the moment it happened, but this is the situation I’m in.

Right now it feels like I never was a runner. I’m not even sure my legs remember how to turnover.  My foot is feeling better, but it still isn’t 100%. It’s just something that I’ve been dealing with. I’m not even sure what normal is anymore. But I’m trying (again) to be hopeful that this new additional diagnosis and treatment plan will be THE marvelous miracle that gets me back on the road.

It was quite funny yesterday while I was out on my bike, I passed a few runners. I did the “Good morning!” thing but I wanted to scream, “I’m one of you too!!! I really am a cool runner. I’m just doing this because I’m injured!”

That wouldn’t have been too weird or anything, right?

Earlier this summer, Christine posted a list of things of why she was glad she wasn’t running. Of course, she really wants to be running, but it was more of a reverse psychology thing to make herself feel better about being injured and having this forced break.

She made some valid points, but I would gladly take the most suckiest running conditions EVER just to be able to run right now.

So here are 10 things that you will never hear this injured runner say.

1. I’m so glad I can’t run.

2. I’m happy I’m missing my sunrise runs. You’ve seen one sunrise, you’ve seen ’em all!

3. Being injured means I have more free time to work on cross word puzzles and watch paint dry.

4. I’d love to hear about your long run this weekend!

5. Spending money on physical therapy and orthopedic co-pays is way better than new running gear or race entry fees.

6. I love pool running!

7. Cross training is so much better than running.

8. I love that my mind and stomach still think I’m running long distance. I needed to gain some weight.

9. I don’t miss my running friends at all. We barely talked while we ran anyway.

10. I guess everyone was right. Running is bad for me!

What would make your NEVER said list?