Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Some Mini Updates

Gait Analysis
I was originally supposed to have my gait analysis on Friday July 29.  Unfortunately, I had to reschedule this to Tuesday August 9 due to a family funeral.

I am halfway through the lifespan of my Adidas Energy Boost 3s and I have done a few runs in my new Mizuno Sayonara 3.  I like them.  Someone on the Oiselle Facebook page alerted to me to the fact that Amazon had super price cuts on my Adidas Energy Boost 2s!  So I bought a pair of those.  I do well with 3 pairs of shoes in my training rotation and I am glad to have three pairs that I like.  (My last rotation included some Mizuno Wave Runners that I was not the biggest fan of.)

I am trying to sell my Brooks Pure Flow 3s that I ran 4 miles in and hated.  Unfortunately I bought them on clearance so I could not return them to the running store.  (If you're interested, leave a comment!)

My doctored up Superfeet insoles seem to be working well.  I switch these to each shoe.

I don't think that I ever provided a Whole 30 wrap up.  Having been removed from it for a few months, I have to say that I am really glad that I did it, even though I hated it during.  Generally, I am trying to stick to a paleo diet as much as possible and my skin seems to be agreeing with this.  I fell off the wagon and had several days of disgusting eating and promptly had a huge breakout fest on my face.  (You know it's bad when your mom emails you with the subject "Acne" and the message, "I saw it's back.  What happened?"). 

I did return to Nuun hydration, although I bought some Gen UCan products (thanks Elizabeth!) to try as I ramp up half-marathon training.  I actually moved to RxBars though instead of Picky Bars.  I still have a Picky Bar once in a while but really prefer RxBars. (My kids are Picky Bar freaks though so I will still be on that train!) I bought some Primal Kitchen Dark Chocolate Almond Bars off of Thrive Market through an intro deal and those were so yummy.  I have to say that while I still like sugar, I am not nearly as sugar crazed as I was pre-Whole30 and a lot of stuff still tastes way too sweet to me.

The biggest long-lasting change is breakfast.  I have continued having my Whole 30 breakfast of eggs + leftover veggies and it has made a huge difference.  I no longer have a ton of snacks before lunch.  I have to say that all of that "whole 30 is a lifestyle change" has rang true with me, even though it didn't really feel like it while I was doing the program.

This cold of mine is hanging on.  I am at the point where I just am dealing with lots of snot, mucus and post-nasal drip that gets caught in my throat.  YUMMY!  Hopefully it will be gone gone in a few days.

My foot has been a little achy since Sunday night.  At about mile 4.76 of my 5 mile run it started to feel a little off.  Not painful, just off.  I am trying not to freak out.  I skipped my morning run today to give it some more rest.


  1. OMG, your mom's email. I'm totally laughing but I'm glad to hear that you have a good routine that's treating you pretty well!

  2. First of all, so sorry to hear about the funeral.
    Second, what do you think of the Sayonara 3? Had you run in the 2? It's a completely different shoe. Anyway, it's good to hear that you are trying UCAN. Hopefully it will work as well for you as it does for me- no stomach cramping and plenty of energy. I'm going to try your breakfast approach too!

    1. I have never tried the Sayonara 2 or 1. I read a lot about the 3 before purchasing and there were so many comments re: that the 3 is so different than the 2. The 3 is very similar to other shoes that I run in and like (well according to the runners world shoe research I did) so I am not surprised that I like them.

  3. I am the ridiculously prone to acne and for me it's hormonal. It gets really bad when I eat soy, interestingly. Did you ever figure out what the trigger might be?

    You might be able to sell those PureFlows on eBay. As cute as they are, I feel like they only work for a subset of people (a smaller subset than your run of the mill running shoe).

    1. Mine is completely hormonal as well. I think a lot of the trigger is gluten and dairy. Ebay is going to be my next step for the Pure Flows as I am not having any luck on Facebook!