My morning started off on the right foot (no pun intended…more on this topic later!)
- 6-oz. plain yogurt
- 2 T. flax, crushed
- 1.5 c. kashi go lean crunch
- 1 banana
- dollop of peanut butter
Eaten in the sunny living room…
However, from breakfast on, my day became increasingly awry.
I think it officialy started after I ate an orange and a cheesestickand embarked on my run. I was less then a quarter mile down the road when the mild foot pains that I was feeling over the weekend came in full force. I reached the point of not even being able to run. It almost killed me to turn around and trump back home, but I knew it wasn’t worth limping my way through a run!! My dad’s words of wisdom when I had achilles tendonitis a couple years back flew into my head: “you have your whole life of running ahead of you…don’t skimp on taking care of an injury right now.”
So I didn’t. I turned around, googled “foot pain,” and decided that I may have plantar fasciitis.
Between the pain and knowing that I couldn’t run, I found myself feeling really grumpy and sulky. I think my attitude could have used a major adjustment, but I simply felt like crying.
I made up for my lack of running by going out for a 4-mile walk with mom. I was happy to at least be outdoors soaking up the sunshine. I’m still not sure if walking is okay with this type of injury though, so I should do some more research. It didn’t hurt too bad while walking, so I’m hoping this will be okay?
I made a quick wrap for lunch, including about 1/2 c. kidney beans, 1/2 c. whipped cottage cheese, salsa and lettuce in a whole wheat wrap.
With a big bowl of raw veggies on the side.
And an apple for dessert.
The rest of the afternoon was kind of strange too. Things like losing $40 and then finding $40. However, there were a few perks.
Like finishing my dietetic internship application! I’ll be handing it in by the end of this week!
Dinner was a big salad topped with 4 chicken skewers, a dollop of gaucamole (about 1/4 avocado, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, pepper and tomatoes) and a splash of balsamic + orange juice. I had some whole wheat bunnies on the side for crunching and dipping into the guac. Yum!
+ a kiwi for dessert.
Tonight I had a delicious bowl of yogurt with flax and granola. It’s my absolute favorite night snack. The protein keeps me full and the granola provides some crunchy sweetness. Love it!
My attitude was totally off today after realizing that my foot pains were a little more serious then I thought. But you know what? I have the choice to face this injury with a positive attitude or not. My pity partying does no good, and I’m totally over it! Plans for facing this right:
- Take at least a week off from running before seeing how it feels.
- RICE! Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate! I’m icing it 3x a day with an ace bandage and a bag of ice for 20 minutes. Plus exercising it by rolling a tennis ball and flexing my toes!
- Exploring new forms of staying active!! As far as I know, I can still walk. And it gives me a chance to take up more yoga, biking (once the warm weather comes!!) and aerobic style workouts.
Have you ever had an injury that left you feeling a little down? How did you deal? Two summers ago, I had achilles tendonitis, which meant I had to take about 4-6 weeks off from running. At first I thought it was the end of the world, but then I realized there was a lot of activies I had been missing out on. I fell in love with long bike rides and yoga, and it made me appreciate running so much more when I could finally run again!