Trigger finger Fat Tuesday and King Cake

I didn’t run yesterday.  Actually, I didn’t do much of anything but that’s probably why I woke up this morning ready to get out and hit the pavement.  I didn’t realize when I left that house that is was already 73 degrees with 80% humidity.

I felt pretty badass until the end of mile five and then all of the sudden exhaustion set in sort of like:

running and falling

Okay, maybe not quite like that but let’s just say I walked the last two miles and focused on hydrating myself and not much else.

Maybe if I would have plastered a smile on my face during the whole run it would have went a little better.  I read this article recently that said if you smile when you run, you will run better.  Seriously.

smiling improves running

Click on the image if you want to read the full article

Maybe tomorrow I’ll smile the entire time.  I’m pretty sure it will make me look more insane than I already do when I’m running but it should be interesting.

About three weeks ago I woke up one morning and my thumb was really stiff.  I gently bent it and it sort of clicked a few times.  It has not gotten any better.  Actually it clicks all the time now.  I told my mother in law about it this weekend because she’s a nurse and she confirmed what I had already found out from Dr. Google.

Trigger Thumb

Yep, I’ve got trigger thumb.  And not even from shooting.  I don’t even know how I got it but it hurts like hell.  My mother in law said I probably need a steroid injection and if that doesn’t work sometimes they do surgery.

I found some braces online and I think I’ll start with those and see if they work.  I’m not too fond of steroid shots and I’m definitely not fond of surgery.

Today is Fat Tuesday.  Since we’re not in New Orleans, I’m not really looking for a parade or beads but I am craving King Cake.  If you live in the area you can actually get it at Publix or, if you live in Pinellas County, go to Frida’s Cafe and Bakery.  Frida’s is better than Publix in my opinion.

King Cake

You could also try making one.  I found this recipe online last year but I didn’t try it because I have no idea how to get the baby Jesus inside and I didn’t want to put it outside of the cake because that defeats the purpose.

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Have you ever had a trigger finger?

Have you ever eaten King Cake and if so did you get the baby Jesus?  Did you have good luck for a year?

Do you smile when you run?  (I think I grimace.)