I’ve Got a Golden Tiiiiiicketttt!!!

I’m such a delinquent. I forgot to tell you about the awesome Skinny Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting that I made for St. Patty’s Day.


Forgive me.

Even if it’s not St. Patty’s Day and you’re not Irish and you have nothing in particular to celebrate, you need these in your life. Oh, and they’re under 200 calories but taste rich and moist (ew, sorry, had to) and delicious. So scoot on over to Skinnytaste, and get your cupcake on. You won’t be sorry, and neither will your waistline. Because fewer calories means you can eat, like, 3 cupcakes, and it’s totally fine. #truth

Phew! Now that that’s out of the way, I have something super exciting to share with you today! My Virginia friend Claire who is not only a runner but also a triathlete is giving away a Golden Ticket to the Marine Corps Marathon this October!!! In case you didn’t know, the marathon sold out in a record-breaking 2 hours and 41 minutes. If that’s not a sign of the times, I don’t know what is! Running is getting super popular, yo! (Yes, I have an annoying new habit of throwing “yo!” in after everything I say–just be glad you’re not around me all the time)


Anywho, the coveted Golden Ticket gets you IN. Pass Go. Collect $200. Make the Marine Corps Marathon your bitch.

You want this, right? Just pop over to Claire’s blog and leave a comment for a chance to win! Also, you should probably be reading her blog because she’s incredibly fashionable and crazy fun and just REAL–I know how y’all like that about me, so I’m sure you’ll love it about her, too! πŸ˜‰

In other news, I beat the crap out of the elliptical this morning, pounding out 10 miles in just under an hour. Not running leaves me with energy to burn. Case in point: this crazy elliptical session after only 3 1/2 hours of sleep. That’s right–I had a serious bout of insomnia last night and barely slept. Then got up and devoured my workout. The good news: I am 100% pain free.



So, I need advice, naturally.

How should I ease back into running so I don’t get hurt again?

I’m dying to get out there, but I’m also really nervous. Help! (I’m so pathetic.)


19 thoughts on “I’ve Got a Golden Tiiiiiicketttt!!!

  1. hhrunner says:

    lucky you!!! so glad you’re going to be able to return to running soon!! take it slow so you don’t get reinjured and soak it up for the both of us! xoxo

  2. You are so awesome! I just popped over to Claire’s blog and commented. Cross your fingers for me πŸ™‚

    I saw those cupcakes on Skinnytaste the other day and really toyed with the idea of making them. Then I realized I’d probably eat them all so maybe it wouldn’t be a great thing.

  3. OMG, I want to enter that giveaway SO BAD. I’m afraid I’ll win though. And that doesn’t even make sense.
    I’m soooo happy you are pain free! Just start with low mileage and slow. Work from there. YOU GOT THIS!

  4. Awesome! I’m so glad you are feeling better…I need the answer to this question as well! I was sidelined back in February with a hip issue, I started back running the week I was in DC for travel and was walking alll day too. I ended up with a strained calf, and now I’m back out until that completely heels. I’m thinking about doing the couch to 5k (even though I can easily run a 5k) just to force myself to go slow. Let me know what you decide if you don’t mind!! Good luck!

      • Oh No! I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you! But yes be careful!! You will be fine- my calf had already been hurting even before the trip so I’m sure that was a part of it too. I feel like I’m falling apart!

        • Julie, you show the difference betewen a person who takes pictures and a photographer. Very nice and artistic work! What a beautiful couple the two of you make Sylvie and Kareem. I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos. Have an awesome time on your honeymoon and take lots of beautiful pictures.

  5. Pretty offended right now that you are such a delinquent. Suppose I can give you a pass this time! πŸ˜‰

    10 miles on the elliptical?! Girl you are something! I get bored with the elliptical after 20 minutes.

  6. When I was coming back from my injury, I kept the pace ridiculously slow, and the mileage low. I mostly cross-trained for about a month, with smallish runs mixed in. After that, I bumped up the mileage & intensity for a couple of weeks, and then more & more.

    I’m like you – when I can’t run, I go crazy with my other activities. πŸ˜‰

  7. Incorporate more strength training – the stronger you are, the less likely you’ll get injured. Women tend to be quad dominant so make sure to strengthen those hams and glutes! πŸ˜‰

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