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Do you want to know something funny? Jaden wears his helmet just to play outside.

He’s not riding his bike or his skateboard. He’s just playing outside with the neighborhood kids. And he wears his helmet.

It reminds me of when I read Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs, and he wore a helmet walking around the city in an attempt to be as safe as he possibly could.

But for whatever reason, as soon as he goes outside, Jaden puts on his helmet. Maybe he plans to ride his bike at some point and doesn’t want to come back in for his helmet? I don’t know, but I think it’s funny. At least his head is protected.

Yesterday’s Evening Workout

  • LAST Biggest Loser Workout – 1 hr 45 min

Last night we walked the trail that we will be running for Saturday’s 5k, and we stopped every so often to use resistance tubes and do cardio exercises. Then we ran a mile and compared it to our mile time from the first day of the 5k prep.

Unfortunately, my shoulder is in some serious pain, and as soon as I took one step to run, I got a terrible shooting pain in my shoulder. I couldn’t run. At all. Instead I walked half a mile with a couple of the other ladies who are walking the 5k.

In fact, I couldn’t do half of the exercises that we did last night, and I am feeling very discouraged. This is the worst time to get an injury because I wanted to do really good at the 5k. When I had detached rib cartilage (it’s as painful as it sounds) my doctor told me to use the heating pad first thing in the morning and to ice the injury during the day.

So, I iced my shoulder yesterday, and this morning I used the heating pad and plan to ice it during the day. I also have been taking ibuprofen.

We did end the night with a super fun game! The instructor brought out balloons and told us to tie them to our ankles. As soon as she said this, I knew what we were doing – real life Mario Kart!


I made sure to make my enthusiasm known, although some people had no idea what I was talking about and thought I was crazy. There’s a game in Mario Kart where balloons surround the vehicle and you have to drive around trying to pop your opponents balloons.

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Well, that’s what we did last night – we all ran around the parking lot with balloons tied to our ankles trying to pop each others. I didn’t last very long and my balloon was popped in the beginning of the game, but I had so much fun!

Today’s Workout

  • 3.1 miles treadmill – 50 minutes
  • 15 minutes stretching

I walked slowly on the treadmill this morning keeping my pace between 3.0 and 4.0 mph. I made sure to strecth really good afterwards.

Look what I saw at the grocery store today- Honeycrisp apples! Only the best apples ever. (Expensive, but totally worth it). Fall has officially arrived!

In other exciting news, I won thePlate Awards 2012 for Healthy Eating Champ of the Year! You can check it out here! And you can check out this article, if you want.

Thank you so much to all of you who voted for me! I really couldn’t have done it without you guys, and I appreciate it so much!

I wanted to show my appreciation by having my own giveaway. I’ve decided that I will pick one winner and give them their choice of a $10 gift card to Whole Foods, Starbucks, or Target (and maybe a couple other surprises!)

Once again, thank you so much! You guys are awesome!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment letting me know which gift card you would like to win: Whole Foods, Starbucks, or Target.

Giveaway will run though Monday night, and I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning. Don’t forget to check back to see if you’ve won!

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