Hello…From the Other Side

Hi guys!  Whatcha been up to?  I’ve been running, and running some more, sleeping probably not enough and redecorating my house.  It’s been fun!  Too much fun obviously since I didn’t get on and share.  I’ve been reminded a lot lately that it’s time.  You guys are too sweet!

Ignore the crying baby. She wanted the sword.

Ignore the crying baby. She wanted the sword.

So, lots of things happening.  Like I said, I went through this pre midlife crisis thing before Christmas and did some redecorating in my house.  I painted a huge center wall in my house lime green and bought the Bearded Husband a sword for Christmas.  They are both awesome!  I also love the crazy looks I get for both of those things.  Totally living on the edge over here.  For real, we spent Christmas Eve in the yard with our family slicing things up with the new sword.  So. Fun.  I really think I’m kind of like Michonne from The Walking Dead.  Don’t worry, I got this.

Let’s see, what else.  The kids are back in school…Hallelujah.

Running alone face.

Running alone face.

Now on to the other part of my life.  We are more than halfway done with the Hanson training plan.  Boy are we doing some running.  Everyday with the running and running and waking up crazy early.  I truly feel like I’m in marathon training.  (Which hasn’t helped this whole blog scene.)  I really need to be AFRAID of Michonne because I am a zombie!  However, I’m confident this race is going to be better than the last.  We are putting a lot of time on our feet.  My body feels it but I also feel stronger.   My foot and hamstring injuries are reduced to nuisances’ that I have to stay on top of, but they are not stopping me.  Even over Thanksgiving and Christmas, when I was out of town, I got my miles in.  I considered that a huge accomplishment. 

One thing I have been sliding on is my nutrition.  When I am home, no worries, easy peasy, I’m a good (mostly) Paleo girl.  Outside of the house. Ha!  What am I thinking!?  Remember how horrible DRC was because my nutrition was not on point?  Well, I must have forgotten.  My stomach didn’t.  Lately it’s been rebelling on me.  All of the training in the world will be completely ruined if I don’t stop this!  So I did. The Bearded Husband and I started the Whole30 Program, along with my local Moms Run This Town chapter.  It’s more strict that what we usually do, but we need to reset.  No dairy, no grain, no sugar.  Black coffee, the whole thing.  I already feel better.  I’m going until race day then maybe I’ll start to introduce dairy again.  We’ll see.

When I started this blog I told you I was going to be honest.  Yes, it’s a Paleo blog but I’m not perfect.  I fall off the wagon like everyone else.  I don’t beat myself up about it or consider myself a failure.  I regroup and get back on.  And hey, New Years is the best time anyway, everything healthy is on sale!

LaceI mean, here’s the food I’m up against at my parents house!  The struggle is real with my sister too.

I’ll be back on more regularly.  I need to tell you about the Route 66 Half Marathon in Tulsa.  It will be the latest race report ever but the race was too sweet not to share it with you.  See ya on the flip side!