Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring Training 5K Link Up Hotness

Good morning my sweet loves! It's Tuesday and I'm in a good FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC mood!! Seriously... I'm pretty sure nothing can bring me down today, except maybe the fact that I'm a dunce and forgot to pack my lunch... Doh! Also forgot to eat breakfast... OH WELL!! RED HAIR DON'T CARE!!!

Not really sure where this high is coming from. It's colder than balls, I'm hungry as crap, I didn't get much sleep last night, my workout last night was shameful at best, and I figured out way too late that you can see my new bra through my shirt this morning. My attitude is completely positive today.  Most mornings the above list would send my day straight down the pooper. Not today my loves!


What have I done for spring training? It's called making due with what I have! My birthday is coming up next month, and the one thing I've asked for is a new pair of running shoes. My ankles have been KILLING me during my runs. Terribly killing me. Like make me stop working hurt. I know I have weak ankles.

Luckily I also have a mother that dabbles in sports medicine! She's a paramedic and knows her way around joints, bones, and soft tissue injuries. To prevent the ankle pain, Mom has started using Coban to wrap my ankles. Coban is that stretchy stuff that they use to pressure wrap when someone donates blood. It's also commonly used on horses. Now it's used on Sammies! With the ankle wraps, I've been able to run without new shoes. I look forward to getting new ones, but it's just not financially feasible at this point in time.

Also loving that the coban comes in prints! Hello pink zebra!

I did make an investment for my fitness goals this week! I run in either basketball shorts or yoga pants. Neither of which are iPhone friendly when it comes to workouts. I bought this nifty little arm band to wear... It makes me feel like a real runner! Nerdy? Yep. Don't care!
$18 at Academy! Woot!
The picture below sums up my feelings about life in general right now. Be someone that makes you happy. It's ok to be a little selfish every once in a while. You may just find that what you think is a selfish act now, turns out to be completely selfless in the long run. Think about it :)

Until next time blogosphere!! Stay sane ;)



  1. Great positivity, Sammie!! I'm in a funky mood today and you made me smile!

    1. I'm glad I could brighten someone's day :)

  2. sorry to hear about your ankle problems....I find I'm always hurting myself when I run, so I've given it up for good....gonna start cycling as soon as the decent weather gets here!

    I nominated you for a Liebster, check out my blog post today for details.


    1. Thanks!

      I've always had weak ankles... Even when I was in Jr High and playing sports. I shouldn't be surprised now, but I am a little bit.