In the last two days, I’ve been inside three doctors’ offices. First, I had a 6 month follow-up for Little Lion Man’s hip dysplasia. According to the nurse practitioner, “Everything looks great”. His hips are developing normally (excellently) and now our visits will occur once a year. Honestly, as fast as little man has been running and climbing these days, I knew everything with his hips would be fine and I didn’t have any worries.
Then, today I had my annual physical. My cholesterol is high again (240), but I think that might be related to my soft foods diet as I have been eating a lot of eggs. Also, my vitamin D was low, which is so weird to me living in sunny Florida and all.
Apparently, a vitamin D deficiency is a typical diagnosis as people age, especially for someone with darker skin or someone who consumes a vegetarian diet. I don’t eat enough fish or beef liver, but I’m sure it’s a combination of everything. I have been prescribed a vitamin D supplement once a week but I prefer ten minutes in the sun as a prescription.
I also had a follow-up with my oral surgeon today for my wisdom teeth extraction. When I mentioned to him that I am still have some pain, he said that’s to be expected for up to SIX WEEKS! Oi vey. At least I’m healing well and he seemed pleased about that, but I still need to stay on soft foods for a little while longer. Ugh. I really miss almonds and tortilla chips with salsa.
Speaking of my soft foods diet, I lost another 3 pounds for a total of 7.5 pounds. I’m happy about the weight loss, because my clothes are fitting a bit better, but I’m not too thrilled about the way I’m losing weight. Oh well. At least I’m only 10 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight.
On a related note about my weight, my general practitioner said, “You don’t look like you weigh 135 pounds.” Um…thanks? I’m all muscle, baby. Yeah, I hide my weight well since most of it is tucked away in my juiceful butt.
This Sunday is the St. Pete Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon and I feel pretty good about it. Even though I haven’t really trained as much as I had hoped, I think I’ll do all right, especially since I threw in some resistance training last week. Yes, every once in a while, I run with a stroller to remind myself how much I hate running with a stroller.
Last Sunday, I ran 10 miles and it felt good.
Ave Pace 10:48
Max Pace 8:07
Here are the rest of my runs:
Ave Pace 10:16
Max Pace 7:36
2/3/12 (stroller run)
Ave Pace 10:58
Max Pace 8:26
Ave Pace 10:12
Max Pace 8:05
And in case you haven’t heard…for the month of February, I’ve committed to showing my abs some love with my #lovemyabs challenge. Every Wednesday, I’m hosting a linky party. So, stop by tomorrow to link up and see everyone’s progress. I’ve already noticed a difference, but I’ll fill y’all in tomorrow.
*Proudly submitted to Stacy Uncorked, because when I blog about my training, it’s usually pretty random.*