Change of Pace

Hello, hello! I hope your morning is off to a great start.

I started my day with an egg+avocado sandwich on Trader Joe’s sprouted bread. It was delicious! I don’t have too much on my agenda for today besides work. I do need to go pick up my race bib and shirt for the half marathon that I actually can’t run in this weekend! More on that later.

The good and the bad

Yesterday, I went to the sports performance doctor to see if we could find a solution to my progressive foot pain.

I received good and bad news.

The good news is that the x-rays didn’t show anything was broken, including a stress fracture.

The bad news is sometimes stress fractures don’t show up on x-rays, and I have all the symptoms of a fifth-metatarsal stress fracture. So, we need to treat it as such.

What does this mean?

  • I can’t run in the half marathon this Saturday.
  • No cardio, with the exception of swimming. I can’t do any cardio or leg workouts – including going on walks, doing yoga, going to Pure Barre classes – for at least three weeks. (Hopefully, my foot is healed by then!)
  • I have to find a gym with a pool to out. This will be very interesting…I’m not a swimmer!
  • It’s time for me to get creative with my workouts, because I am not letting my foot hold me back.
  • Reducing the calories in my diet. I can’t eat the same if I can’t run and lift weights like usual!

I’m trying to remain positive, but it definitely is hard. Running and being active are huge hobbies of mine. It’s what I do, and what I enjoy. I run 3 times to 5 times per week and go to the gym regularly. I am pretty bummed about this but glad I went to have it checked out before it got worse.

For now, I have a carbon fiber insert that I have to wear in my shoe whenever possible. I’m hopeful this will be the extent of it. If in three weeks, my foot is not better, I will have to “upgrade” to a walking cast. The insert won’t fit into my work shoes, and I don’t really want to rock the tennis shoes with my dresses. That makes me a little nervous about my foot healing quickly!

Salsa Chicken or The Easiest Crockpot Meat — Ever!

This “recipe” is so simple, that I’m not sure if it can even be considered a recipe. Try it out. You won’t be disappointed!

Ingredients:

  • Chicken (can be frozen, whole, thighs, breasts, anything)
  • Salsa (any type and any amount)

Directions:

  1. Place frozen chicken in crockpot & dump salsa over chicken.
  2. Cook on low heat or high heat depending on how much time you have.
  3. Enjoy!

You can eat this chicken in a variety of ways. Shred the chicken and make quesadillas or taco salads. Eat the chicken with a side of veggies. Make tacos. Make an omelet with chicken, green peppers and black olives. The options are endless!

Thank you so much for reading! Come back soon! : )

Questions of the Day:

  • Have any of you experienced some type of injury that prevented you from most of you workouts? How did you cope? Any suggestions?
  • Do you have any fun swimming workouts that I should try out?
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