Welp, I’m injured. And I probably deserve it.
My achilles tendon is creaking. Literally, guys, it’s creaking. And, naturally, I decided to google this symptom and I am now convinced that I will never run again.
Because I’m not dramatic or anything.
I went to the gym yesterday morning, after taking a rest day on Sunday, thinking that I’d just do a completely low impact workout. And I did! I didn’t do any of the high impact moves in boot camp. I even talked to the instructor before class and told her I’d be adapting exercises. I also didn’t go on the elliptical trainer before or after. Instead, I did 35 boring minutes on the stationary bike.
In other words, I thought I was fine.
And in other words, I’m an idiot.
Throughout the day yesterday, I realized that I was in a lot more pain than usual. And then I started limping. And then I noticed the creaking.
I have a doctor’s appointment on Thursday with a sports medecine doctor. I am not working out until then.
I repeat: I am not working out until then.
This is going to be tough.
Not even a new overnight oats combination can fix this. But, you know, it helps.
Into the mix (the night before) went:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
- dash splenda
- dash cinnamon
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tbs ground blueberry flax seeds
- 1/2 cup frozen berries
On top (in the morning):
- spoonful cinnamon raisin peanut butter
Yum. Also, the frozen berries were a genius idea. And they’re pretty, too!
Lunch was the first meal in a new project I’ve started, but I’ll explain that in a later post. For now, I’ll just leave you with what I had.
The night before, I sauteed some zucchini and yellow squash until they browned slightly, and then I added in some cooked black eyed peas.
Later, I added some marinara sauce, salt, pepper, and ground parmesan and romano. I ate a little bit of it for a light dinner on Sunday night and packed the rest away for Monday’s lunch.
This was a great lunch. I’ve realized that as cooler temperatures arrive (and as my office still uses the air conditioning…!), I don’t want salads. In fact, when I’ve had a salad packed for lunch lately, I haven’t looked forward to lunch at all… when, during the summer, I loved having salads!
I do, however, still very much crave veggies. Therefore, I’m working on packing warm, produce-packed lunches.
I think this fits the bill, don’t you?
(stupid) Monday Morning Workout
45 minutes boot camp @ low intensity
35 minutes stationary bike