Happy Friday guys! I hope it’s warm and sunny wherever you are today, we’re experiencing rain and chilly weather in Chicago
When I woke up this morning and had no pain in my heel, I was ecstatic. Yeah my heel felt a little tender but the dull pain was gone. I got dressed for the gym, grabbed my iPod, and left the apartment in a great mood. Maybe my injury wasn’t an injury after all? Unfortunately, I started to notice my heel within the first mile. It didn’t really hurt yet but I could feel it, and then the pain started during the last mile of my 4 mile run. Again, nothing sharp or excruciating, just a dull pain, almost like a bruise.
Boo, I guess my heel pain isn’t gone yet (obviously patience is not one of my virtues ).
Not wanting to wrap up working out quite yet, I finished by biking on the recline bike (my butt hurts too bad from being on the upright one yesterday). I set the level to 8 and peddled away for 15 minutes and I have to admit I broke a nice sweat.
Anyway, I am glad that I’ve seen some progress with my heel, but that fact that it hurt more during/after running is a red flag. I’ve decided to take tomorrow completely off from running and cap my running on Sunday to 3 miles (I’ll put a new workout schedule at the bottom of this post). I’m hoping that not running tomorrow, drastically cutting back on Sunday, and taking Monday off will help. In the meanwhile, I’ve switched over to wearing comfy shoes all the time (tennis shoes, toms). I even brought a pair of toms with me today to change into at school/work because it was too wet out to wear them during my commute.
I’ve also decided that some running retail therapy is quite necessary, not only to boost my spirits but because honestly guys, I haven’t bought new running gear in years. My shorts are starting to fray, everything looks really overworn, and the apartment clothes dryers are shrinking all of my tanktops! I’m looking into buying a nice pair of shorts and at tanktop. I love this top but am clueless about lululemon shorts, any suggestions?
After my workout this morning, I enjoyed a big bowl of cereal.
I had about 1/2 cup Multi-grain O’s, 1/2 cup Toasted Oatmeal Flakes, 1/2 a banana, walnuts, chia seeds, unsweetened almond milk, and sunflower seed butter.
It was amazing. I make a mean bowl of cereal
I had class this morning and then went to work right after, so lunch was eaten at my desk. I had one of my favorite salads: spinach, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted potatoes, and half of a soy sausage topped with tahini and bbq sauce.
And some of these “chips”.
The beet chips are just okay. The first time I had them I really didn’t like them but today they didn’t seem too bad. I think I should have bought the carrot kind instead…
I also packed the last breakfast cookie for a mid-afternoon snack.
I’m so sad to see them go!
And here’s my new workout plan:
Second Revised Workout Plan
Saturday- swim + yoga
Sunday- swim+ cycling class + mini-run (tentative)
What are your weekend plans?