Monday, August 15, 2011

I Needed This Weekend

This is what I needed up doing a lot of all weekend. I slept in both days (which I haven't done in about 5 months) and I accidentally took a nap (about 1 hour, which I never do) yesterday. I was still tired when I went to bed at 10. I guess I was behind on my sleep and my body was telling me.

Yesterday morning, I made some eggs. They only way I can eat eggs is either hard boiled or scrambled (yes, I'm 5). Since we have my bosses garden in our fridge, I added some tomatoes and green onions. The breakfast was complete with a piece of toast and some coffee.

How do you make your bacon. I put mine in the oven at 350 for 15 minutes. This requires a lot less clean up (especially with the oiled foil on the cookie sheet) and it's a lot less work for me. What did I do with the bacon?

Well, since I have those tomatoes, I made blts. I chopped mine in little quarters (easier to eat). I usually toast the bread, but I burned the roof of my mouth on some coffee the other day and it would have hurt.

Since I'm all rested up, I hit the gym early this morning (my usual time of 4:30). I ran a happy 6 miles (without any heel pain) and ended the 1 1/2 hours of the workout with some leg weights.

My heel pain is almost completely gone. I feel it every once in a while, but nothing that will stop me. I'm still icing, elevating, and taking nsaids. Another thing that has started is that I think I may loose my first toe nail. I've gotten black nails before, but they've all survived. This nail is so little (which is not normal) and of course bruised. The joys of being a runner. With all the injuries I've had and some pain I've gone through and the mental games I have to play with myself, I would never give it up. I love every moment (high or low) of running.

Have you ever lost a nail? Is it painful? Does it grow back? Do you just pain where the nail should be? How do you make your bacon?


  1. I lost three toenails in June. They have all (almost) grown back!

  2. Weekends are the best time to catch up on sleep!

    Scrambled eggs are my favorite too.

  3. Scrambled and HB: is there any other way? I think not.
    I've lost my second nail maybe 3x now? It stays on until the new one pushes it off--totally painfree...ugly but painfree.

  4. I can't remember that last time I slept in!

    I lost one of my big toenails once. It didn't hurt but it took a long time to grow back in.

  5. I've lost my second nail 2-3 times. It doesn't hurt. I leave it on until it's ready to come off on its own. By that time, the new nail is growing in so I just paint the little part that is showing.

    I only eat turkey bacon and we usually just cook it in a skillet on the stove. I'll have to try the oven sometime!