Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Mishmash

Not a lot of excitement around here, what with being sick almost all week.  At least Paco was exceptionally happy - "Mom sleep a lot?  I gud wif dat."  Not only did he keep me company, he also protected me from encroaching cats who might have wanted to cuddle.  No jealousy in that dog, none whatsoever - hah!
What Paco does when he's not napping - gnaws on a rawhide chew while keeping an eye out for squirrels.

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I'm sad to report that I won't be sparkling during my race next month - my Team Sparkle skirts arrived, and as cute as they are, they just don't cover my behind enough to make me comfortable.  You wear the skirt over liner shorts or capris, and although I tried it both ways, it was just a little too short for my liking.  I think some runners wear them slightly lower on the hips, but that didn't feel right to me, and the last thing I need while running 13 miles is to be bugged by my outfit.  So I'm sending them back, and will wear my tried-and-true Adidas skirt in plain old black.  Oh well, I tried to be fabulous.  My sparkly headband will have to carry the outfit.

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Last Friday I posted about my foot pain and all the things I was throwing at it.  One of the commenters suggested using a tennis ball on my arch, so I got one out and it did help.  Of course, I had to fight off Paco the entire time, because any ball is automatically his, but it did help.  Then my mom suggested getting a Foot Rubz ball, so I did - and I think it's easier to roll my foot on than the tennis ball because of the smaller size.  Still have to fight Paco off, though.
Size comparison - Foot Rubz vs. tennis ball
...and an instant later, the tennis ball was snatched!  Sneaky dog.

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Running 10 miles is on the schedule tomorrow and honestly, I'm still on the fence.  I ate the best turkey sandwich in the history of the world on Thursday (OK, that may have been because I hadn't had much beyond half a banana and some Gatorade for the previous couple of days) along with some mashed potatoes, and some iced tea.  My stomach did alright with it - not great, but getting there.  Today will tell - there's no way I can run that many miles if I don't get a little more food in me, so who really knows.  And that line from The Devil Wears Prada - "I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight"??  So not worth it.  I'd rather diet than go through what I have this week.

Here's to a healthy weekend for everyone!

17 comments:

  1. My hubby used to get plantar fasciitis and found the tennis ball helped. I will have to let him know about the rubz ball. Too bad about the sparkly skirt. Maybe you can add a sparkly wristband. Don't force the long run tomorrow if you don't feel 100%.

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    1. Thanks - if I run, I'll keep my options open as to distance.

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  2. You can also freeze a small water bottle and then roll your foot over that. That's what helped me! Amazing job on your running - sparkly skirt or not. :)

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    1. I've done the ice water bottle and it's nice - kills two birds with that method!

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  3. Get off the fence and get back in bed. NO RUNNING! Read Amby Burfoot's article in the November Runner's World. Even he says you won't lose fitness in a week. (And he's won the Boston Marathon.) So stop it!

    Sorry about your skirt - did you think about trying the other company? To me those looked a bit longer.

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    1. They are the same length - must be the cut that makes them look longer.

      I finally got my November RW magazine. Maybe I'll read it today while resting up for tomorrow... ;)

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  4. It IS a great line, though, isn't it? I agree with you. NOTHING I can think of that I hate more than stomach flu.

    I love Paco's ball-stealing self!

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    1. I died that I actually caught it on camera!

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  5. Hope you are feeling better now. Exercise with a yucky stomach is no bueno.

    You could bling up the skirt you have. A little glue and rhinestones might do the trick!

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    1. You and Debby are of one mind today - she emailed me with the same suggestion! I like the idea, but I wear the skirt all the time and don't want to always be sparkling...

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  6. Oh Shelley, I LOL at Paco's antics. The ball stealing as well as the protecting your from Kip and Henry. He really is a wonderful dog!!!!! Fell better soon my friend! Take care. And Paco? Take care of Mom!!!

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  7. I have the pointy ball but if you go to the dollar store you can get dryer balls and use them instead! I hope your foot doesn't give you any troubles this weekend!

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  8. I'm not sure if 10 miles is good either if you've been sick all week. so sorry about that, hope you feel better, maybe do half and see how you feel?

    OR, sleep in! Ha!

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  9. I am with Jenn, I wouldn't push the run too hard tomorrow if you decided to do it - alternatively, you could push it back to maybe early next week?

    Feel better!! Hugs!

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  10. Feel better, Shelley! Glad Paco is there to keep you company. He is definitely a source of entertainment. :)

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  11. Well by now you know if you ran. I've read the article Helen's talking about too that you don't lose fitness over a week. I found that article about how to keep running your entire life very interesting.

    First thing that crossed my mind when I saw the tennis ball was that it wasn't going to survive in my house with Bella around but then I read Paco is exactly the same: when there's a ball: it's his (or Bella's) :)

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