Three Things Thursday! This Weeks Ups and Downs

This week I have experienced a few ups…and a few downs….

Up – yesterday Tanner and I went to Movies for Mommies with my friend Lisa and her little man Grayson. We saw What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

I’m pretty sure I can count on one hand the number of movies I’ve seen since February 2010 when my daughter Ryan was born – off the top of my head I can only remember 3… Cowboys and Aliens, The Hangover, and Hunger Games (which I also saw with Tanner at Movies for Mommies). So, really, I don have much to compare it to, but I thought this movie was great! There was a huge cast and several laugh out loud moments. There were also a few sad parts where I struggled to hold back the tears…apparently I still have a few of those pregnancy hormones lingering!

Anyways, if they have movies for mommies – I think it’s actually called Stars and Strollers – in your area, you should definitely check it out. It’s a great way to see a movie when you have a baby at home! I’m thinking it might become my usual Wednesday afternoon thing, well, on rainy days anyways!

Have you seen any good previews lately? I’m not much if a tv watcher so I have no idea what’s currently playing or what’s coming soon. What should my next Movies for Mommies movie be?

Down – I have a stress fracture in my right foot. I’m not exactly sure what caused it, probably the combination of too much running and BodyAttack, along with not enough rest and too little sleep. So now I’m in a boot cast for the next 6-8 weeks…with the possibility of being in a regular cast depending on what my bone scan shows. Unfortunately my bone scan isn’t scheduled for a week and a half, but I’m really hoping I get in on a cancelation sometime in the next few days…I desperately want to know what’s going on and how long I will be laid up. I’m thinking not long if Ryan keeps kissing it better a least 10 times a day! Too cute!


Not that there is ever a good time to be in a cast, but with my BodyAttack Certification Video due August 6th I’m pretty much screwed! I’m super disappointed too, because I was working hard on it, and planning to have it in by the end of June. Im hoping this is a good enough reason to be granted an extension…fingers crossed!

I was also planning on joining a half marathon training clinic as a good way to prepare for a fall half and meet some new people, but that’s not going to happen now, since it starts in less than 2 weeks! Bummer! Broken bones suck!

Have you ever been sidelined due to injury? How did you cope? It’s only been a few days and I’m already struggling with the lack of exercise!

Up – I’m totally enjoying the Green Smoothie Challenge. Each month, Amanda over at Run to the Finish hosts a challenge and this month’s challenge is to drink a green smoothie every day. Before starting this challenge, I had never had a green smoothie, and I have to admit, I was a little nervous…the pictures I had seen looked disgusting!

However, 7 days in and I’m loving it. For the most part, I’ve had the smoothies for breakfast, and I’m finding they are a great way to start the day. They don’t exactly look appetizing, but most of the ones I’ve tried so far have been really good!


I’m looking forward to many more Green Smoothies, and actually bought some kale today so I can mix it up a little. If you have any Green Smoothie recipes you can share, I’d love to give them a try. I have 23 left to make and I’m already struggling to come up with new – and delicious – combinations!


2 responses to “Three Things Thursday! This Weeks Ups and Downs

  1. How sweet, kissing your foot!

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