Day 2 of liquid diet. Wasting away to nothing. Famished.
I kid, I kid.
Still broken. The whiplash part is worse today and my head is killing me. And I still look like a swollen Frankenstein-chipmunk:
But I enjoyed some butternut squash soup with fennel, onions, jalapenos, and sriricha sauce for lunch. Pureed, of course.
In a moment of psychic planning, I scheduled a photo shoot with Ed Selby last Saturday (the day before I wrecked my face). Ed is an awesome photog. He sent me an email a few weeks ago asking if he could shoot me. I was so excited and we set up a time before the season began. Smart, eh?
Below are a few of Ed’s shots. Pretty awesome, right? Through the magic of Ed and photoshop, you can’t even see the massive zit I had right between my eyebrows.
The Dr. said that when I feel better I can run and lift weights. Just no contact sports for a while.
Therefore, I’ve been plotting my body building debut.
What I HAVE been plotting is my race schedule. I’m revising my 2011 goals to include 1 race a month.
I don’t know if I can stand the pounding enough to effectively train for the Publix Georgia Half in March, but I do really want to run a Half-Marathon again this year. In preparation, I’m committing to run a race each month beginning March 12th with an adventure race I am already registered for: Tough Mudder.
This is a 10 mile race with obstacles that will have me swinging across a mud pit, walking through fire, and running UP a slippery motorcross slope. Check out the obstacle map.
It is 4 weeks post-jaw break and it isn’t a contact sport… so I’m good to go!
2 weeks later is the Atlanta Women’s 5K. That’s more than 1 a month, but I need to make up for January and February. All the finishers receive a flower at the end – how sweet is that?!
April 16th I will definitely do a race. Perfect way to celebrate surviving Tax Day. I was planing on Run the River. But I just realized that is also the day of the Gerogia Tech Pi Mile (Pi = 3.14… get it?) AND the Sweetwater 420 5K. The Pi Mile starts at 8a. The Sweetwater 5K starts at 10a… are you thinking what I’m thinking???
One of the saddest parts about breaking my jaw was the thought of not being able to have hummus. I could eat it by the spoonful… but people would stare. Angela has solved that problem!
More on that when I make it this evening.
The smooth creation of the day so far was an Orange Cream Smoothie.
Creamy, vanilla-orange deliciousness. Reminiscent of those yummy push-up pops from the ice cream truck.
Orange Cream Smoothie
- 1 medium orange
- 1/4 C Greek yogurt
- 1/4 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/2 banana
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1T Twister Power (sprouted omega blend)
- 1/2 packet of Stevia
- Big handful of spinach
- Water + Ice to taste
Throw it in a blender, mix until smooth, and enjoy!
What races are you planning this year?
Have you ever done 2 5Ks in a day?
It would really only be a 10K with a really long break in the middle…