Last night I decided to set my alarm for 5:30 and see what I felt like doing once I was actually up: option 1: go running now or option 2: hope it doesn’t storm after I get out of work and go then.
Once I was up, I was up…no point in going back to sleep! So I jumped out of bed, spread a toast with a pat of pb, and headed out for a 2-miler.
Okay, I’m actually a little embarrassed to admit this considering it’s only my second “unofficial training day.” ha…but I think this picture is self explanatory:
Ahh, yes, icing. How I missed thee (not really.) Last year I ended up with achilles tendonitis after training too hard on a hilly route. But I’ve never really had problems with shin splints before now, and I’m thinking it’s either due to the fact I’m still getting used to new sneakers (???), my legs are still recovering from last week’s hiking, or I suddenly developed a weird gate which caused me to stomp like an elephant…or all of the above, which might be possible. 😉
But seriously, I’m trying to take this as it comes. Tomorrow I’m planning another 2-miler, but if it starts to hurt like it did after this morning’s short run, then I’ll cross train on Friday and Saturday. I have a good amount of time before the actual 10k that I might possibly be signing up for, so I can take some rest time off in the form of biking if I need to. We shall see. In the meantime, any tips or pointers about strengthening/resting/icing/shin splints in general????
Right now I’m following the age old remedy of RICE!
Icing wasn’t too painfully boring because I had a breakfast cookie to eat. 😀
In this cookie:
- 3/4 c. oats
- 2-3 T. milk
- 1 mashed banana (saving a few slices for the top)
- 1 T. chunky, salted pb
- 1 T. unsweetened cocoa
- coconut for the top
Work went really well today. I was working with the potwasher to learn the ins and outs of everything about his job, which I need in order to write up my paper for the summer class I’m taking. He was super nice and was pretty good about not laughing at me as I helped him roll the tray carts from the floors to the elevator to the kitchen. Those things are harder to steer then they look, and I found myself bumping into random objects—thankfully, nobody was hurt in the process. 😉
I came home right around noon, and I was just starting to feel hungry. Oh, the power of the breakfast cookie. They keep me nice and full for at least 3-4 hrs which is all I could ask of any good breakfast. 😀
Lunch was an exact repeat of yesterday. And yes, even the picture is a repeat (sorry!!) I took a picture as I was sitting down, but I must have been hungry because it came out blurred and crazy, without my taking another picture. 😀 There was also a side salad with simply lettuce, carrots, and cucumbers. We’re in desperate need of tomorrow’s visit to the grocery store!! 😀
Still feeling hungry, I broke out the other chobani that my mom had bought me (thanks mom! 😀 ) and topped it with some kashi wild blueberry cereal for crunch.
Simple afternoon snack: plain shredded wheat with raisins and milk (added after the picture was taken to prevent sogginess! 😀 )
I was dining solo for dinner tonight, so I wanted something simple to prepare without too many dishes. At first I wanted french toasts, but lost track of what I was doing and ended up with scrambled eggs. That’s what the heat does to a person! haha… 😀
In the end, this is exactly what I was in the mood for though. I topped the scrambled eggs with a slice of cheese, and put the eggs between two slices of whole wheat toast with ketchup. When I snapped the picture, I realized how much it looked like fast food, but enjoyed it way more then any burger or egg mcmuffin. 😉
Now I’m literally chilling in the basement where it’s cool, sipping on this chocolate pb&banana chiller!
- 1 c. milk
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 T. peanut butter
- 1 T. unsweetened cocoa
Tomorrow is grocery shopping day, which is always nice…I love a restocked fridge, and I’m pretty excited about some of the planned meals for next week too. 😀
G’night all! 😀
Exercise: 2-mile morning run + 2-mile post-dinner walk