WRICE is a Wreal Thing.

Monday: 25 min back workout

Tuesday: 15 abs, 20 biceps/chest

With the help of a few reader comments we have a new RICE, now with a side of Wine! WRICE:  Wine > Rest > Ice > Compression > Elevation. It’s definitely helping the ol’ ankle feel better.

 thank you for the reminder, awesome sign on my wall

thank you for the reminder, awesome sign on my wall

Last weekend I found myself wandering around Barnes and Noble in the Sports section, staring up at the running books in tears. I kept thinking that I should get an inspiring running book to read while i have more downtime, but i decided it might make me more upset than encouraged.. Guess i’m just not “there” yet. I ended up with a comedy book & the complete Wizard of Oz series. (I’ve had an obsession with OZ since i was very young.) Seriously though, i feel about 70% better than I did last weekend, and I appreciate all of your concerns & well wishes toward my recovery. 🙂 I’ve honestly never been happier NOT running a marathon and making a good decision. It’s always a better idea to run without pain than to push through and possibly injure yourself. Guess i’m growing up and stuff. #agewisdomrunning

The McDavid Compression sock is literally saving my life ankle. The moment I put it on the pain went away. It holds my ankle perfectly in place so I don’t overextend or put stress where the pain is. The amazing part is there are gel pads on the side to compress the area.


This is the sock turned inside out so you can check out the pads.

Details of how this thing works

Details of how this thing works (buttress..heheh)

All in the same week I’ve felt kinda old. My ankle failed me and I found a stark white hair hidden amongst my dark browns… Not feeling too great after last week, but the positive side is I got the job I interviewed for (and the ankle is recovering!) I’m now the Fitness Manager of our personal training department. I still get to train clients which is a HUGE plus, because I love my clients and I love training. And during this job transition i’m almost too busy to think about running. Almost!

Last week’s workouts (or lack thereof)

Monday: 20 min triceps/lower back, 10 abs

Tuesday: 4.6m easy 9:30/pace

Wednesday: 2.8m easy 9:25/pace

Thursday: Rest

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Color Me Rad 5k

Sunday: Rest

Total Miles: 10.5

What do you do suggest I do to keep my mind off running??

What’s your favorite gelato flavor?

I had birthday cake & chocolate when we went out, sooo good!