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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I spoke too soon and Lia Sophia

Sometimes I need to learn when to shut my mouth.  I have spent a lot of time bragging about how I have been injury free.  Praise the newtons because I have been running for four months injury free. 

Well my friends, 

This week.... the streak ends. 

After taking a serious hiatus last week, I was excited  eager to get back on track and get back into a routine.  I spent Monday running around like a crazy person, so I opted for a late night treadmill date at the gym to squeeze in a 5 mile run.

I decided to do my favorite little speed interval to change things up and pass time on the Dreadmill.  

Breaking up the run into .25 mile sections makes 5 miles go by quicker than usual.  That and free episodes of How I Met Your Mother on Netflix.

 I am SO not coordinated though so watching netflix and keeping an eye on my speed and distance was a disaster.  My Ipod flew off the treadmill, My sweat rag flew off, and I accidentally hit the emergency reset button (happens all the time).  Hot mess on a treadmill...

I squeezed in some stretching and an ab circuit before heading home.  I woke up Tuesday morning with an odd pain behind my ankle above my heel.  I went out for a super slow 3 mile run with Olive hoping it would work itself out.  Nope.

I spent the entire day at work Tuesday RICEing like a good little runner  (Rest Ice Compression Elevation).  Without fail, my ankle looked like THIS Tuesday night. 

Holy cankles!
The swelling is mostly on the outside of my ankle under and behind the ankle bone.  I did some research and it sounds like  Peroneal Tendonitis.  


Of course I leave for my vacation Friday night with not a spare second to make it back to the doctor.

Yes you read that right... BACK to the doctor.  I had to drop in Monday to get my head to toe poison ivy looked at.  Itchy blistery poison ivy all over-  Just before I get to spend a week in a bikini. 

When it rains... it pours.  

I am going to scrap my 20 mile run tomorrow and keep resting and icing and hope the swelling subsides.  I am going to take Jill's advice and take it a day at a time.  I have made it to 18 miles and at this point in the game I need to stay un-injured.  Going to try to squeeze in a 20 mile run when I get back from Bonaire.

To end on a happy note... I had a Lia Sophia jewelry party last night.  I made a delicious spread of chips and salsa, shrimp cocktail, cheese and crackers, arugula feta and strawberry salad with lemon vinaigrette, my roasted root vegetable flat bread (recipe here), and a Tollhouse cookie pie (recipe coming next week!)

Everyone loved the food (cookie pie and flat breads were favorites!) and bought some really cute and fun jewelry for spring.  

If you are interested in buying some Lia Sophia jewelry Follow this link  and use my name as the hostess (Katie Arruda).  

 If you buy two items, you can get the next four items half off.  You can make your first two items (the full priced) the cheapest ones, and leave your most expensive pieces for the half off.  (Opposite of most sales!) 
Lia Sophia has a lifetime warranty on all of their products so keep that in mind! 
I will be putting the order in by Friday so if you would like to order something do it soon :)

bought this knot ring and necklace  and also bought a few more necklaces

and also in green

I am a sucker for big chunky jewelry.  The pricier items you can get for half off -  Buy a cheap ring and pair of earrings full price and then get expensive pieces like this half off! And like I said life time warranty- if something breaks or tarnishes you will get an absolutely new piece and if they don't carry it anymore, you will get the full price back!

Happy Shopping and Happy Icing


  1. I had a supportive comment about your injury but then my eyes glazed over with the trying to sell me stuff part and I forgot. Huh.

  2. I really love their jewelry and sharing a good sale.

    Supportive comments always appreciated

  3. Two of my favorite things, hating on running and shopping :) I think you're being smart with taking it easy. Truthfully you'll finish the marathon even if you've only trained to 18. So listen to the ankle and stay positive!

    1. Thanks for the positive vibes! Much needed! We will have to plan some runs this summer- trail runs... in the shade... with lots of walking..... :)

  4. Katie,
    sorry about your ankle--that is bad timing :(
    I didn't know what a "ragnar" was before now, but I do know that it was my great-grandfather's name!
    I love that Lia Sophia flower necklace--gorgeous!
    have a great day!


    1. There is never a good time for an injury but yes- this seems like a really bad time! I always thought Ragnar would be such an awesome name- that's funny that is actually is!

      Glad you like the necklace I couldn't tell if it was awesome- or if it looked like it belonged to a middle schooler from claires ;)

      Thanks for stopping by and can't wait to check out your blog!

  5. At least SCUBA is low is sitting on a beach :)


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