21 Day Fix {Week 2} and Half Marathon Training {Sort Of}

I’m still trucking along on the 21 Day Fix.  I’m happy to report that I had an excellent week 2 and am down 8.5 pounds.  Like last week, I wanted to share my weekly calendar of what I ate.  (I think the 21 Day Fix prep becomes so much easier once you see how other people are doing it.)

ScreenHunter_84 Jan. 14 16.46If you have horrible eyes like me, click here to view the calendar is Google Docs. 

This week was so much easier compared to week one.  I had less hunger pains, less sugary cravings, and more energy.  It was a great experience and made me even more excited for week three.  At this point, I’m getting a little tired of the same breakfast, but I did try to change up some of my other meals.  Here’s a list of this week’s recipes:

Buffalo Chicken Dip from Melinda Besinaiz  {I had this for my snack all during my work week and it was fabulous!}
Cheese and Chicken Quesadilla from 21 Day Fixins
Asian Meatballs from Get Fit with Nikki  {Soooooo good!}
Beef with Broccoli from Kimmy’s Bake Shop  {This isn’t exactly 21 Day Fix strict, but it is incredible, so I make it.}
Oven Fajitas from BudgetBytes
Chicken and Mushroom Marsala from 21 Day Fixins

In exercise news, on Monday morning I started my training cycle for the Unite Half Marathon being held on April 12, 2015.

I cannot express how excited I was to start this training.  I bought Train Like a Mother for the Half Marathon: Own It program, made sure to lose the extra holiday weight before I started so I wasn’t lugging around extra pounds, and took a nice long rest so my legs would be ready for this… and I’m already injured.  UGHHHHHHH!  My first run was Monday morning and I could feel my left knee hurting half way through the run.  I was hoping it was just the cold rain on my 30+ year old body, but it wasn’t.  I attempted my tempo run on Tuesday and by the 1.48th mile, I knew something was wrong.  Pain shot out from my knee and I spent the rest of the day in pain and limping.

The only good thing is that this feels very similar to an injury I had in August on my right knee, and that did heal pretty fast.  I’ve been resting, icing, and making my husband rub my IT Band. (I’m pretty sure he hates doing it, but it makes me feel so much better, so he puts up with me throwing my leg on him several times a day.)  I also decided to try KT Tape.

It definitely helps with the pain.  Hopefully it survives my showers and lasts 5 days like promised.  This stuff ain’t cheap.  But hey, at least it’s pink!

So I think that about catches me up.  I’ll post my week three 21 Day Fix calendar next week, and hopefully I’ll be back to running by then.  Also, I have done zero craftiness, so perhaps I’ll post something fun and fabulous soon, too.  (I have ideas!)

~Christen


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