First let’s talk about a delicious and EASY dessert that I made last night! (Doesn’t look as pretty as it tasted:)
Make a pan of brownies (box mix for us). Taste a corner, edge and center piece just to make sure they are delicious. Add crumbled up pieces of brownie to the bottom of a glass, top with vanilla pudding and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs and chocolate sprinkles and put it in the fridge for a little while. Heavenly.
Remember the good ol’ days of running carefree miles and miles everyday?
I miss those days.
I was able to get a taste of how wonderful running is again when I was given the go ahead to start running after my femoral stress fractures and then sidelined again by ‘shin splints’ just a few weeks later.
Let’s just get it out there and I will say it for you……my head loves running more than my body does (aka I am not the smartest runner out there).
-increased my mileage too quickly.
-increased my speed and hill work too quickly
-switched completely to minimus shoes and a different foot strike too quickly.
-I forgot that even though my head and heart were ready to go big…the rest of my body was NOT.
-ran through pain because I thought it was just shin splints.
3 weeks of no running and
the exact same symptoms/feeling that I had from my femoral stress fractures now in my left shin.
Not writing this for sympathy but mainly to get out there to my readers why I am not running again:) I won’t get it x-rayed until I get back to my doc in P-town because of silly insurance reasons but I am 99% sure that is what it is.
-The elliptical does not hurt one bit (it did with my femor stress fractures)…neither does SPIN or PUMP which is awesome because I am still able to get a good workout without anything hurting.
-It has already been 3 weeks of no running so before you know it, I WILL be running again.
It is kind of like when I was a little girl and my mom would tell me to be patient and wait for a few minutes before eating the hot cookies straight out of the oven. I kept burning my mouth and It took me a few times until I REALLY learned my lesson (and stuck them in the freezer for a minute before I partook).
I guess my thick skull didn’t learn the first time and so I am back at square one. Life is good though and obviously there is so much more to life than running.
Remember how Kara G. went through injury after injury after injury………yep, you better believe that I think about that on a daily basis to remind myself that I will be back and I will get my sub 3 marathon!
My brilliant mother knows me too well and had the idea to help make me feel better. Focus on what you can do. She told me to create a training plan (after I talk to my Utah doctor on the phone today) with all of the things I can do (because I am obsessed with having a plan and following a workout/rest schedule!) I am currently working on putting together a swimming/yoga/elliptical/spin/fro-yo eating ‘official’ schedule so that I can feel like I am still an athlete but just having to take a minor setback into account in terms of training.
Do you love having a training plan? Are you a planner?
-YES, I love following some sort of plan!
Tell me about an injury (if you have had one) and how you got through it and how you are doing now! I LOVE reading about success stories!
What was your Sunday night dessert?!?!