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Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday, Good News, A Winner & Early Birthday Presents!

Happy Friday! I so need this weekend to recuperate from this LONG week, anyone happy it’s the weekend?

First things first, I have the Danskin Giveaway winner. This by far was the largest contest I have ever had, I had a total of 287 entries!

And the Winner is Carolinebee from Banana Cabana!!! Congrats Lady! Please send me your mailing address, so I can send you the lovely Danskin Pullover! There will be another Danskin give-away soon, so no worries you will have another chance to win something wonderful too!

Secondly, I have GREAT NEWS about my foot pain. I have a wonderful friend who is a PT, and last night after our Thursday night group she took a good look at me. She showed me where the pain is really coming from, my IT band, I kind of knew that but wasn't sure. All my foot pain is coming from my IT BAND, the minute she started to feel up my leg she said I was SUPER tight all the way up to my HIP!!!

Ok so what does all this mean a few things, I am getting a sport massage ASAP, I need to give myself an ice massage daily, I need to stretch and use my foam roller DAILY, and lastly I need to buy orthopedic insoles, I don’t have much of an arch on my foot, and she said that even though my shoes are good for support these will help a lot. When she had me stand up on my toes I was super WEAK in the inside of my legs, I can’t stand firmly on my toes which shows that I run on the outside of my foot and that is why the outside of my right foot is KILLING me. She showed me an exercise I can do to make my muscles stronger!


Last night I had Hubby me do some of the hip opening stretches, and massage my right leg and my foot already feels so much better!!! So I am not 1/2 as worried for Boston, but am going to be focusing this whole next week on stretching and icing! I can not tell you how happy I am that it wasn't a stress fracture!

Last night after kickboxing I had a VEGGIE MAX, from Subway, I didn’t even know they had these!!! These are packed with 24g of protein!  Have you tried one before? I thought they were pretty good:)


When I got back to my car I went to get a piece of gum, and saw these sweet temptations in my purse. My Coworker gave them to me yesterday and told me to enjoy them after Lent:) She’s so sweet.


I have never even heard of mini dark chocolate Toblerone’s!!!! These will be the first thing I have when I am off Lent, or maybe it will be the Girl Scout cookies I have been dying to eat, or maybe the granola bars that I won…who knows!!!


Last night after group I came home to 2 PACAKGES!!! The first one is a sample from Raw REVALUTION: Can’t wait to try these little guys.


The second package was from ANDREA of Off Her Cork. She sent me a wonderful BIRTDHDAY package full of lot’s of wonderful treats:) I can’t wait to try all the bars, and shot blocks as well as wear the I RUN necklace. Andrea thank you dear, this was a wonderful package and it couldn’t have come at a better time:)



I have been grazing on this delicious breakfast this morning while typing this post. Two WW waffles with Naturally More PB, FAGE, Strawberries, Blueberries, and some Agave Nectar.


Today is Good Friday and for me it is a time for me is to commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of my Lord, Jesus Christ. I am taking this day to do a lot of prying and meditating on this amazing sacrifice!

Today is also my BFF Danielle’s birthday, Happy Birthday D!!! We have been BFF’s for 16 years! She is having a girls night to celebrate her big day, this shall include Thai food(my favorite) and some hot tubbin at her place after. This is what will get me through the day!


Have a Happy GOOD Friday!!!

What are your plans for Easter, if you have a great Easter recipe please share?!!!!

And finally, please check out Zesty’s benevolent project and associated giveaway.


P.S. The countdown is on 10 more days till Boston!!!


Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

YaY! I'm so glad your package arrived safe and sound! :D

Hrm, so I guess we both have IT band issues. :) Have a fabbo girls night!

Lacey Nicole said...

YAY BOBBI! i am so happy for you having a plan for your pain! you are so blessed with your friends, that worked out so well one is a PT and she REALLY helped you out! yay sports massage!

Run Sarah said...

Hope your week of stretching and icing relieves some of the pain. I am going to do reflecting and praying this weekend as well, and spending time with the family.

RunToFinish said...

oh gosh be careful with the sports massage...if you get the wrong person like i did it actually makes things much worse.

glad you found the source though, now you can treat it!

how nice of andrea!

Kita said...

You inspire me with your great attitude. Have a Happy Easter. God Bless

Mica said...

Mmm, I love those Subway Veggie Max sandwiches.

Yay, all this boston prep is so exciting! Sorry about your foot pain, but I'm glad you've got a plan to nip it in the bud!

itsawrapteacher said...

I have never heard of the VeggieMax. Is that just available local or at all branches? It sounds delish!

Shante said...

Hi Bobbi, I happened upon your blog...well, I'm not sure how but I'm glad I did. I am training for my first half marathon - the Seattle Rock n Roll. I trained for a marathon back in 2004 and suffered from several foot pain like you've described during the entire training process. I plowed thru thinking it was simple mind over matter until the day of the race I pulled something in my foot that stopped me dead in my tracks. I had to pull out of the race at mile 13 and I was so disappointed. Needless to say, I was all about redeeming myself but not until I found a way to ease the foot pain. My solution has been the medical insole that readjust your entire foot all the way up your leg. My first time out I felt awesome. No foot pain but I felt a few muscles in my legs and knees that I didn't know existed. Best thing I ever did for my running. I trained for my second marathon the year after but a case of crazy strep throat kept me from my marathon goal - thwarted yet again! I haven't ran in a couple years and I'm ready to take it up again - this time I have a plan to start with a half and then a couple months later do a full. I'll be check in often for some inspiration. You're awesome!

Ryan (Chase Daylight) said...

Congratulations Caroline!!!! I'm super jealous, but that pullover is going to a wonderful gal :)

I'm glad you've got a plan for your your foot pain! Ahhh, 10 days until Boston! You're going to do great!

KK @ Running Through Life said...

Yum, I will have to try the VeggieMax.
Good luck relieving your foot pain! A sports massage sounds like a great idea!!

Anonymous said...

10 more days to Boston, the time is flying. You really must be getting excited.

Glad to hear there isn't anything major going on with your foot.

Pearl said...

awww bobbi i'm so glad that you can now know how to manage the pain you've been having!

Fair Weather Runner said...

Good news about the pain! I have orthotics for super high arches. I've used them since about January and they make a WORLD of difference for me. No more hip pain at all. So I'm sure the insoles will help!

Melissa said...

Glad you know what's causing the pain and ways to help it!

FUN packages!!

Have fun at your BF's birthday party!! :)

Matt said...

Glad you got that foot pain figured out! Easter plans = going home and writing a paper!

HangryPants said...

I was reading Runner's World today and it was all about Boston. I was thinking of ya. So cool I *know* someone in it!

I've had that veggie burger at subway once a few years ago. They don't have them everywhere and are odd, but tasty.

Anonymous said...

looks like I will have to make my way to subway :D

im so jealous of your raw revolution bars! sounds great!

Runeatrepeat said...

I'm so glad your foot will be A-okay for Boston! I can't wait to hear all about it!

I don't have a good Easter recipe, but I know how to make a cake in the shape of a bunny :)

just me said...

I'm glad you're foot is doing better and that you're not as worried as you were about Boston!

Anonymous said...

yay, thank you so much bobbi!!! I'm in costa rica for my break :D so i'm just catchin' up! Happy Easter and Ill send u my address