Thursday, January 13, 2011
Step in the Right Direction
From mounds of spinach to gallons of plain yogurt, I ate a lot this week! I also learned the value of high protein lunches, with today being the first day that I actually made it through the afternoon without feeling ill from hunger. My salad had feta cheese, strawberries, turkey, carrots, macaroni and a few of those spinach mounds I mentioned before. A bit of vanilla protein powder with almond milk is super yummy and filling.
For a few days now the bottom, outside part of foot hurts when I step. A lot. I have avoided things like stepping down with my right foot. As you might imagine this makes running quite difficult. Tonight I went for a bike ride and last night I did extra squats instead of lunges and flailed about like a drunken monkey in lieu of jumping jacks.
Even more bothersome than the pain is the constant reminder to myself that it's ok to ride my bike, even though I had committed to running, since it's to avoid further injury. The bigger picture of this training is really about being healthy and treating myself well, not learning to run a half-marathon on rocky sand. This, by the way, is what it feels like when I step down on my right foot. I guess this experience can be another exercise in self-care and patience, which happen to be ongoing goals of mine.
Posted by KT80 at 9:25 PM