Half marathon training plan and FROYO (is bad for you)

Is it REALLY only Wednesday?  

The weather in Chicago is finally shaping up and I am stuck in the office (good weather = not good motivation to get actual work done).

Because of said weather, the rooftop opened up and I have been spending some time up there drinking vino and enjoying the weather.  Here is a terrible shot of the city from my little perch:


Anyway, if you guys know me IRL, you know that I have been bitching and moaning a little upset about my ankle pain.  I have had my eye on the Zooma Chicago Half Marathon for quite some time.  I mean HELLO, I even developed my own training plan (based on various plans I’ve seen on the internet).  However, I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it because of this pesky ankle pain.  I had ORIF ankle surgery a few years ago and my ankle has never been the same.  Of course, I took to Google to find out what my options are.  As it turns out, the term is referred to as “hardware-related pain” and many people opt to have the hardware removed (which can lead to 100% pain improvement).  If my ankle is not feeling any better by the end of this week, I am going to see an orthopedic surgeon to get his/her thoughts.  Stay tuned…

In the meantime, I thought I would share my training plan for those of you who might be interested in running a half marathon this summer.

ImageI think cross training should include a combination of spinning, swimming, weightlifting, and anything else that your little heart desires.

The other day, I was spending some time on Women’s Health Mag’s website and came across this little visual about the calorie content for various froyo toppings:

ImageApparently, froyo is not very good for you after all (assuming you go nuts with the toppings which, let’s be honest, who doesn’t?)!

And just for fun, I thought I would share this photo that one of my besties sent me:


I am thankful for all my wonderful girlfriends.  I just wish ALL of them lived closer to me!

Do your besties live nearby or are they scattered around the world?  

-I’ve got most of my besties living far away from me: New York, PARIS! and Fort Lauderdale




4 thoughts on “Half marathon training plan and FROYO (is bad for you)

  1. Yes, unfortunately it is only Wednesday 😦

    Good luck with your ankle, hope that you are able to recover and try out your training plan.

  2. I love froyo!!! I’m taking you to my fav place in my hood when you get here 🙂

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  3. Yeah my best friends are scattered, Chicago, Gainesville. And for those of us from SoFla, we know how hard it is to find girl friends who aren’t complete bitches.

  4. I love Froyo…. Rachelle and i have been having froyo dates since 2008. Last time though we cheated on froyo and decided to go for Boba (Bubble tea). Maybe that is the less fattening alternative??? Anyway when I come to chicago youll have to take me to yoru favorite Froyo spot and Rachelle and I will take you on a bubble tea date when were in NYC.

    I miss you my beautiful faulty ankled friend! Cant wait to see you hot ass soon xox

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