The Week in Workouts

 Workout Wrap UpJune 14

I know my pace times have been horrid but I'm so proud of myself for just keeping up with running now that it's 100% humidity and 80 degrees out by 5:30 a.m. The only benefit to the tropical climate has been the incredible pink sunrises this week!

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I slept through my alarm for a bit on Thursday so I only got in 4 miles (I usually aim for 5) but had time for a plank after. I used to do them daily when I hosted a plank challenge but definitely fell of the wagon.

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Work has been great this week. I'm finally learning what needs to be done without having to be trained/directed. I got to accompany my supervisor to the Institutional Review Board meeting at the Hospital to answer some questions they had on one of the research projects we are working on. IRB's can be uber intimidating - it's basically 5+ people sitting at a table across from you making you justify something you've done or want to do. My boss handled it like a pro though and we got a free lunch out of it! If you go to the monthly IRB meeting you can eat in the cafeteria for free. I've been bringing my lunch so this was the first time I ate there. I was impressed!

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The rest of the days my lunch/snacks looked like this:

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The spinach salad has soynuts, raisins, carrots, sprouts and mushrooms. I'm obsessed with the new Simple protein bars from the Zone. Only 6 ingredients and GF! I also picked up a box of cinnamon chex to bring as my 'afternoon slump snack' and have been dipping them in PB2 as an after dinner dessert. I just go big like that sometimes.

This week also marks the start of my dental makeover. A few weeks ago I went to a dentist to get an estimate on getting my front tooth fixed. They quoted 3k to re-do the root canal and crown the tooth. Well, I decided to get a second opinion and went to Bay Dental Solutions and am confident I found the dentist who will give me exactly what I want! For those who don't know the backstory of my bike accident  the quick version is: 2 weeks after I got my braces off when I was 15 I flipped off my brothers bike and broke the fall on the pavement with my face. I've had a few reconstructive surgeries on my lip (since a massive portio of it was ripped off during the accident) lost 1 tooth completely, and the 2 teeth on either side of that have major chips covered with temporary bonding. My once stright teeth (for all of 2 weeks anyways) have shifted significantly since the accident. The first dentist told me I'd have to get braces if I ever wanted them straight. There are really only 4 teeth that have shifted (the front 4) so the new dentist came up with a much better plan.

Step 1: Gum contouring surgery and professional bleaching

Step 2: FOUR crowns. All of my front teeth will be replaced since 3 are busted and the new crowns will be straight and shiney and pretty.

I had the gum surgery this Tuesday after work. There's nothing quite like the smell of your gums being burned off with a laser. I was sent home with custom bleach trays that I will start using tonight. My next appointment to get the temporary crowns put on will be July 2nd!

Of course I had to take a picture of my mouth after the gum surgery.

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I'm so thrilled to be finally taking care of this. The temporary bonding on all 3 teeth was liable to fall out at any second. Not cute.

As to not traumatize any of you with my creepy bleeding mouth photo here is a beautiful quote I came across this week: 2013-06-13 13.33.37

I swear one of the absolute best things about my new job is that I finally have a 'real' Friday again. There is no better feeling in the world then getting into your car Friday after work and knowing you have the whole weekend ahead of you (even if you spend most of it working!) I will say that the most painful part of the entire week is from about 3 - 5 p.m. on Friday. #FirstWorldProblems

What's on your agenda for the weekend?