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! 😀