Injured and Fit Fab Fuel Swap 2014

Okay, I’ve been avoiding this conversation for almost a week now. I’m injured and it’s not going away 😦 I pulled my right hamstring last Wednesday night at soccer but didn’t know until the next day. Then I ran 7k and 6k on the weekend and figured I could stretch out the “problem”. Yeah, that didn’t work.

Monday I couldn’t walk properly and had to take it easy. Yesterday I managed to get a massage and I’m really hoping that and a few more days rest are going to make me feel better. I’m even skipping Wednesday night’s soccer game 😦 I hate missing it but I want to heal and get off the injured list.

On to better news……..

Recently, I participated in Fit Fab Fuel Swap! We got to send a package with a Christmas ornament along with our favourite fuel! Let me tell you how fun it is to shop for someone else, especially when you only know them through their blog or social media sites! It went a little something like this….

I sent a package to Janelle at Wholly Healthy, way over on the West Coast of Canada (I’m on the East Coast). Five fun facts about her:

  1. She’s Canadian πŸ™‚
  2. She just started blogging this past summer and is pretty solid at it!
  3. She’s open to trying new things (Foodie Penpal, New workouts)
  4. She takes really good blog photos.
  5. She’s a Sweat Pink Ambassador too.

You’ll have to check out Wholly HealthyΒ blog to find out what I sent her πŸ™‚

I received a package from Dawn and she’s pretty awesome! She blogs over at That Girl From Around The Bay, love the name of her blog!

Five Fun Facts about Dawn:

  1. She’s friggin’ funny. Gotta love those Newfoundlanders πŸ™‚ You have to read her most recent post hereΒ 
  2. She loves tea!
  3. She values her family and their support.
  4. She’s run the Tely 10 miler – something I’ve never heard of before this year. It’s a pretty BIG thing.
  5. She’s a Sweat Pink Ambassador too πŸ™‚

This is what she sent me!!!!!! Fun gingerbread packaging!

From Dawn!

From Dawn!

Tea for days, hot chocolate and apple cider! Yum. I’m going to have to hide the tea from my husband. Knitted socks from her husband’s grandmother – serious socks! Yeah, my toes will stay warm! Not one but three ornaments (one had tea in it!) and some stickers and toys for the girls – how thoughtful!

Thanks so much Dawn. I’m going to make a cuppa tea now, sit back and enjoy it!

Thanks toΒ Running with SD and Naturally Fit SistersΒ Β for hosting this Swap, they are the masterminds behind FitFabFuelSwap2014 !

What’s your favouirte Winter Fuel?

What’s on your list for Santa to bring?

Ever send a stranger a gift in the mail?

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32 thoughts on “Injured and Fit Fab Fuel Swap 2014

  1. Injuries are the worst. I messed my knee up a bit recently and made it worse by not giving it enough rest time. I’m finally getting over my pride and giving it time to heal. Even though it sucks, resting is definitely the way to go. Hope your hamstring gets better soon!

    • I totally thought I just needed to stretch it out, ice/heat etc. Nope! A few day’s rest, massage and maybe a little yoga today but no running, no soccer for a few more days. Each day it’s getting better but it’s a slow go, however…I’d rather wait it out now then pay the price later.
      Thanks πŸ™‚

  2. So sorry you’re injured! Sending good vibes that you get better soon. That blogging gift swap is such a cute idea!

  3. Ouch, sorry about your hamstring… hope it heals up quickly so you can get back into the swing of things!

    That swap sounds like so much fun! I did a Christmas card exchange with people on a fan forum I was part of in college, and it was fun sending cards to people around the world, and then getting a bunch in return!

  4. Anna this looks like so much fun! I really need to find some more Canadian bloggers to get acquainted with. Will check out the ones you mention in this post and say hi. Thanks. Hope your hammie starts to feel better very soon.

    • I do too! There is another Canadian Blogger Swap that I’ve seen a few posts on today. I’m planning on catching up with that list of bloggers – gotta support our peeps!

      Slowly but shortly it’s getting there. Thanks Elle!

  5. I had a hamstring and a calf issue last year and it was a nagging ordeal that seemed to like to resurface at the worst times. Massage worked best, but for the calf I actually had to go to PT to fix it. It’s no fun, but I do recommend getting in to your sports doc because if you need PT, you can get in ASAP! Good luck and feel better!

  6. Awesome swap! That sounds like so much fun!
    As for the injury NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Why is it that as runners we sometimes just cannot admit when something hurts? I’ve definitely been there and I hope you are feeling so much better soon!

  7. Years ago I ran a “competition” on my blog to give away my old iPod because I had bought a new one. I ended up posting it to a complete stranger in Japan, who then sent me a beautiful sake set.

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