Two Miles

This morning’s run was a major fail. First, it started to sprinkle as soon as I was ready to leave and then my knee started to hurt around 1.35 miles and I stopped running at two miles. Boo. It pretty much stops hurting as soon as I stopped running so I walked home fine.

The only reason I went on a run at all was because I wanted to see if my knee would hold up to the half mary this weekend. It looks like I am going to bow out because I really don’t want to make it worse. I am going stick with anti-inflams, icing and get a foam roller asap! I am also not going to run again until Wednesday. Wish my knee luck!

I’m smiling because, despite the rain, this weather is amazing compared to MD. It was 55 degrees this morning, normally I’d think that was cold – not anymore!

I was craving eggs for breakfast and made an egg white scramble with onions, broccoli and cheese. Plus a Perfect 10 bagel on the side. Although I don’t think there is anything wrong with egg yolks,  would rather have some cheese on the egg whites then use the whole egg.

Now I’m chomping on grapes and hoping to convince someone to take a walk with me.

Where to next?

Right now it is…

33 and snowing in Columbia, MD


56 and raining in Pico, CA (where my fam is from)


74 and cloudy in Englewood, FL (where Ben’s fam is from)

While it is up to fate and where we get jobs to determine where we are moving next, weather is a big factor in where we’re leaning! In CA’s defense – it’s an El Nino year!


  1. Rachel says

    hey monica! i had it band issues for a while, so i wanted to share what worked for me: stretching, ice and foam rolling. I did stretches for the it band from runner’s world and held them for 30 seconds and did them 3x through each day- it made all the difference!

  2. Caroline says

    I might be biased, but I went to high school in Sarasota, which is right around Englewood, so I say Florida over anywhere else!

  3. says

    Bummer about the knee, but it means instead of running for two hours, you’ll have two hours to chill with the fam!!
    FL is too humid, you’d hate it.

  4. says

    I’d give anything to be in Florida or California right now. I’m outside of DC and gearing up for boat loads of snow. My husband left for a work thing in Georgia this morning. How convenient.
    Sorry your knee is giving you problems. Hopefully rest, ice and stretching will do the trick.

  5. says

    I’m sorry about your knee and that you’ll miss the race. It sounds like a smart decision though. That’s what I love about you, you listen to your body and don’t push it or deprive yourself of foods you love. I think you’re such a breathe of fresh air in the blog world. I hope the rest of your trip is fabulous!

  6. says

    It seems so unfair that when you move to Maryland, there are all these major snowstorms and snowapocolypses happening all around us. It’s been the worst year I’ve been here in terms of snow, by far!

  7. Kellie says

    Sorry you came for the cold weather. I am in Costa Mesa and am freezing. I guess I would never survive in MD. I bowed out of HB this weekend because of an injury too.

  8. Alyssa says

    And at 9pm it is a whiteout in Baltimore so enjoy your beautiful weather! I am also suffering from runners knee and “the sky is falling” is the perfect description of how I feel too! To look on the bright side it perfectly coincided with the blizzard….I hope we both feel better soon! Have a great weekend.

  9. Ashley says

    I was thinking about you when it was raining today- I wanted it to be good weather for you, but I’m glad you’re still enjoying the “warmer” weather hehe. And I think you made a really good choice about skipping the half marathon- as much as I know it sucks, it’s better than not being able to run at all and making it worse. Good choice and enjoy the rest of your time in CA– hope fate picks CA, but I’m biased 😉

  10. says

    Your breakfast looks great! I agree – I would rather have some cheese than waste calories on yolks. I love cheese.

    If it makes you feel any better, it’s probably about 28 degrees here where I am in Alberta, Canada … it’s going to get a lot colder, too!


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