Baby Boo-Boo and Already a Resolution Fail!

Well this week was eventful!

My crazy, enthusiastic baby girl got so excited about walking and running that tripped and fell head first into the coffee table.  She cut her forehead and had to get 5 stitches!  Poor thing. I was on my way home from school with my phone on silent when it happened.  When I looked at my phone I saw 11 missed calls from Jason and knew something was wrong.  He likes to say that he wasn’t freaking out but he totally was.

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Once the bleeding was taken care of, she didn’t even seem to notice it because she is so tough!  She was actually more angry about having to sit still than about being hurt.  Jason said that he thinks she’s going to be an athlete since she gets hurt, gets back up, and wants to keep playing.

I’m really mean and I call her “Franken-baby” now….maybe I’m insensitive. She’s still the cutest though, so it’s ok!

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In other news, my new years resolution of waking up at 5 am was a total bust!!  I tell Jason every night to kick me out of bed.  So in the morning when he follows through with his end of the deal, I get angry, whine about it, and then go sleep on the couch for another hour! The 5 am version of myself is 5 years old.

I did do it ONE day though. And there’s really only one way I’ll ever do it again.  I have to have my clothes ready to go the night before…

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…my pre-workout drink and post-workout breakfast/coffee needs to be ready to go and calling my name…

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…and I have to have some good reading material that I look forward to catching up on.

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On Monday, all of these things lined up and I managed to get my lazy butt out of bed.  I’m always super proud and impressed with myself when I finish my workout.  I feel like such a big kid with my life together instead of the shambly mess that I really am.

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And for some dental humor:

There is a tongue condition that is called “scrotal tongue.”  I’m not lying. (It’s not as gross as it sounds (unless you’re grossed out by the mouth in general, then it’s probably not your cup of tea)).

And to go with the scrotal tongue, we have special sanitation precautions that we use for the x-ray sensors…..

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Interpret it as you will.

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Ps. Jason and I did Insanity’s Plyometric Cardio workout last night and it almost killed me…and now I can’t move.

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New Year’s Resolution (a few days late)

I realize that it’s not January 1st anymore so maybe I’m a little bit behind on my new year’s resolution but I like to think it’s better late than never!

I resolve to get back in the groove of running.  It used to be such an integral part of my day that I wouldn’t miss for anything. When I was waiting to hear if I got into dental school, I ran twice a day to deal with the stress. I also know that little eyes are always watching so I want my daughter to grow up knowing how important it is to stay fit and healthy. Plus, I really love flashing my numbers if you know what I mean 😉

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 What’s most difficult for me is starting slow so that I don’t re-injure my leg or my foot. I think so many people focus on strengthening muscles that they forget the importance of strengthening the bone that supports those muscles.  I made that mistake by running too far too soon after the birth of my daughter.  I ran a half marathon 4 months after delivering my baby and had only built up to running 5 miles.  My leg started hurting about 8 miles in and I ended up walking/running the rest of the race because I was too stubborn to quit.  Don’t be stubborn.  It’s just not smart and makes things worse in the end.  Needless to say, I have learned my lesson.

Fortunately my big sis is a sports medicine doctor and has given me some exercises to work on to get me back in tip top shape! It’s going to take patience and a running program that starts slowly with integrating running and walking so that I don’t stress out my bones again and let them rebuild. I need to find some good trail runs in Oklahoma (do those exist?) because I grew to love trail runs in Nashville – for me it’s less pressure to go super fast out and instead I get to enjoy being outside.

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Here are some of my general fitness goals for while I’m in school.

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Now I just need to make a training calendar because I am NOT disciplined without one.  I also need to find a fall half marathon so that I have a definitive goal to work towards. That will be my next project!

Meanwhile, enjoy this picture of my sweet baby loving on her first baby doll. Today she started feeding the doll its bottle and kissing it on the forehead.  Sometimes I can’t handle the cuteness.

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