Last Week’s Workouts

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This may be the last running picture you see of me in awhile.

Let me get this out of the way first.

Sigh.

I’ve got more to say but I’ll keep it PG. If we were chatting in person, I would probably let out every single swear that I know and would even make up some.

Good news first. The original pain in my right foot that sidelined me from running earlier in the month is feeling much better.

Bad news? The newest pain in my left fibula is feeling horrible.  I’m making an appointment today to see an ortho for diagnostics.  I think a boot is my near future.  I’ve got all the symptoms of a stress fracture.

F*ck.

I’ve never had one before and it’s the last thing that I thought I’d get. I’m so sick of thinking and talking about my freakin’ injuries.  Put the damn boot on me and let’s get the healing process going.  I just so happen have a left boot from almost exactly two years ago.  I even wore it on Saturday to see if it made a difference.  Like it would miraculously cure me in a day. It didn’t.

As you can tell, I’m quite angry too.  I’m considering temporarily changing the name of this blog to Angry Injured Mama until I don’t feel like ripping everyone’s head off.

There isn’t much to share from last week’s workouts but here goes.

Monday

45 minutes recumbent bike

20 minutes strength training with this quick workout.

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Tuesday

Morning Yoga Flow

3 mile run

This run wasn’t great but it wasn’t horrible.  My right foot felt a little better, stronger but I still felt like my foot was slapping the ground.  My left fibula pain showed up after the run.  Later that day I had an appointment with my PT.  I described what happened with my run.  He did some tests and he started to think that maybe it was spinal related more than my calf/ankle problem.  It was weird how I could get rid of the pain in my right foot simply by doing 10 back extensions (like doing cobra in yoga).  He wanted me to try another run before my next appointment on Thursday.

Wednesday

50 minutes bike trainer

30 minutes strength training

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Thursday

2 mile run/walk

This run sucked.  I actually ended up walking the majority of it because my left fibula started to hurt during the run.  I got a shot of pain every time my foot hit the ground while running. Later on when I had my PT appointment, I knew what was coming. Matt said if it didn’t feel better by Tuesday, it was time to get it checked out by X-ray/MRI.  The dreaded words, stress reaction or stress fracture, were mentioned.  I wanted to cry.

My regular monthly scheduled deep tissue massage was later in the day.  Jess poked around a bit and thought she was felt a small bundle of soft tissue on the site of the pain.  She tried to work it out but the thing kept bouncing around. In addition, she found that my pelvis and back were a mess.  I was jacked up on the right side making my right foot turn in.  She ordered me to get in to the chiropractor asap.

Friday

Rest day

My Chiropractor got me in after work and was like, “What the hell happened to you?!?!”  I wonder the same thing.  How could things go from great to horrible in such a short amount of time?

Saturday

45 minute recumbent bike

Have I told you that I have begun to loathe the bike.  C’mon good weather so I can at least get outside to ride!

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Sunday

45 minute recumbent bike

Morning Yoga Flow Class

Angry Injured Mama needed that yoga class like whoa.

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Linking up with Ilka/Angela and Hoho/Tricia for the weekly workout wrap up.

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What’s for Dinner? {Week of March 26}

What's for dinner this week? | happyfitmama.com

Hey there!

I hope your weekend has been lovely so far. Mine has been all over the place.  I’m in a funk which is a combination of the weather (rain, snow, cloudy, cold) and my injury situation.  Despite totally and completely being over winter, we had thought about going skiing/snowboarding one last time this weekend.  There’s snow still on the ground so why not? But it probably wouldn’t be the smartest idea to test out my aching fibula on a snowboard.  It’s still up in the air about what’s going on but I’m afraid that sometime in the near future I will be sporting a boot.  And it’s not because of the original pain that had me stop running earlier in the month.  I’ll get into the details of what I know tomorrow.  Sigh.

Oh and to top it all off I found out that someone used my debit card to make $200 in purchases at McDonald’s yesterday. McDonald’s?  Really? Thankfully we caught it early but what a freakin’ pain in the butt.

It’s Sunday, so it’s meal planning day.

What’s for dinner this week?

Sunday: Grilled Salmon and Veggie Quinoa Bowl

Monday: Brinner! Green pancakes + pick you egg

Tuesday: School event

Wednesday: Crock Pot Whole Roasted Chicken

Thursday: Baked Broccoli Slaw Egg Rolls + Peanutty Stir Fry

Friday: Pizza night

Saturday: Salmon and Sweet Potato Burgers from Run Fast. Eat Slow.

What’s for dinner at your house this week?

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High Five Friday

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Happy High Five Friday!

It’s. been a. week. Let’s jump right into the good stuff, k?

5 from Instagram – I share more pics on Instagram and Instagram Stories. Are you following me?  Please do!

The brighter the running clothes, the quicker the snow melts.  At least that’s my theory.  I’m absolutely LOVING the print on this Saucony shirt.  I have two other colors from previous years but this one fits better and feels softer. I love it so much that the tank has been ordered. Btw – the long sleeve is on sale!

Noshing on the No-Bake Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars all week.  Peanut butter, oats and chocolate chips – please and thank you.

I haven’t done an Insta yoga challenge in forever so I jumped in on the Runner’s Love Yoga series. Chair pose on tip toes? Burning, burning, burning quads.

When you slice open the perfectly ripe avocado, you must share it on Instagram.

I couldn’t pass up #tbt and National Puppy Day without posting a pic of my Cooper on the first day we got him as a 6 month old puppy.  It’s hard to believe that was over 10 years ago!

5 Good Reads

7 Ways Running Make You a Better Person – I’m a little biased but I think the majority of runners are good souls.  Running is what brings out that good!

Stop Telling Women to Go in the Backcountry Alone – I’ve never been camping by myself.  And really, I don’t have a desire to. But if I did, the thought of what could happen would definitely keep me awake at night.  I mean, who else read the book Wild and was wondering the whole time when she was going to be attacked or raped while out hiking the PCT alone? Not saying that’s right but that’s what we almost expect. Food for thought -> Help us create a world that gives more women the confidence to be alone.”

Muscles and Miles: How One Ultrarunner Makes Room for Both – I had the pleasure of hearing Crystal talk at Rise.Run.Retreat last year.  Her belief in strength training is vital for running – on the road and trails – is so true. And I really like that she makes it simple with physical therapy type exercises and bands.  If you don’t already follow her on Instagram, you should. She shares her daily running and strength workouts and you can cheer her on when she does the Georgia Death Race soon.

When They Say Parenting was “Hard” This Isn’t What I Thought They Meant – Diapers, breastfeeding, bottles, and everything else was the easy part of parenting.  The rest of your lives is the hard part.

Finding Daily Magic – Do you believe in magic? It’s there every single day. It’s just some days you have to look a little (or A LOT) harder to find it. “I believe that there is magic to find every day. Whether it is a smile from a stranger while holding open the door, meeting a friend for coffee and having the most enlightening conversation, or spotting a seal in the bay on my morning run, I am motivated to get going in the morning in search of that magic.”

What would you like to High 5 today?