Smooth Operator

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:

Exhibit A


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???


Tonight I am really excited to try the Garbanzo Bean Soup Angela@ Oh She Glows created.

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. :)


My favorite way to do push ups

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…


  1. says

    OOh, your jaw looks painful! It does make you very hardcore though, especially since it was from Roller Derby.

    I am actually wearing a Sweetwater 420 5K shirt right now. I actually hate that race – it’s too hilly! I guess the free beer at the end makes up for it though.

  2. Kat says

    As I said yesterday to you… Bad Ass! You could take on Bangkok and come out in one piece probably carrying some poor tuk-tuk driver who missed a turn.

  3. says

    I was looking at my web stats and noticed a few referrals from some new website – tah dah! It is YOUR site!

    Sorry about the chin, and thanks for the shout out. The soups do look really good!


  1. […] back at my posts, I’m kind of proud of myself.  On February 8th, I posted my goal race schedule.  I wanted to do the Tough Mudder (4 weeks post-break!) and 3 5Ks by April […]

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