Thursday, July 5, 2012

Doctor's Appointment = No running for 90 more days

I cannot stress enough how much I LOVE salsa and hot sauce. Every thing spicy is the way to go. I literally have been known to just use salsa and/or hot sauce for my salad dressing. So I was thrilled when my boyfriend's sister made me up a batch of her salsa. It was chunky and spicy and fresh....everything I wanted it to be! I even gave up my beloved oatmeal for breakfast the couple days I had it.......Below is a quarter of a green pepper, red pepper and onion scrambled with a couple of egg whites, smothered in above mentioned salsa and Cholula. A-freaking-mazing.....

Tuesday was supposed to be the day. I had my follow-up with the orthopedic specialist scheduled for 2:00 PM and I was anxious the entire day. I had good and bad thoughts running through my head. Would he tell me it was still broken? That the displacement was too much for the natural healing process to correct and they'd have to go in and re-set it? Or had I been well behaved and was running in my near future?

None of that happened. I showed up to the doctor's office. Ready for results and got turned away!! The doctor had decided to go on vacation for the 4th of July. Now don't get me wrong. This is TOTALLY understandable....but your office couldn't let me know?? (I have to say....a little bit of the DC mannerisms I've picked up along the way started to show.... As I started taking my hoops out and mean mugging the nurse.........juuuuust kidding!) I rescheduled for Thursday.

The appointment was very quick. I was in and out within 20 minutes with both good and bad news. The good news is that the x-ray showed my bone is healing properly, the bad news being that it is not completely healed....still a pretty big crack in that stupid metatarsal. So he said I could bike, and swim, but that was it. NO RUNNING FOR 90 MORE DAYS! *Dagger in my heart*
So I didn't run. It was over 100 degrees and my daughter beggggggs me to go to the pool, so swim we did.

I'm not sure why she is pushing her belly out so We swam for 90 minutes and it was pretty fabulous. I've noticed a BIG difference in endurance and strength just the few times I've gone this summer. I cannot lie, she totally helped me out with different positions/moves:-)

Then she went off to see her cousins and swim some more and I borrowed something of my mother's again.....

I rode for 12.7 miles. I realllllly got into it this time. It was 100 degrees though, and my foot is on the mend so I did try to take it slow (only did a few all out, ass in the air sprints). I stopped took a quick break twice to refill my water bottle , too.

After the swimming and biking, I was in need of some serious energy. So I raided my mother's refrigerator while returning her bike. I needed a salad something fierce but I didn't have enough ingredients to make something awesome. Between her and I a masterpiece was created. Baby spinach topped with adzuki beans, black beans, chick peas, red onion, banana peppers, zucchini, squash, cauliflower and a bit of coleslaw (Yay! for Mayo free!). All topped with Chipotle Cholula.

Even though that was a big bowl full of awesome my body was still craving a little something more. So I grabbed a low fat banana vanilla yogurt and topped it with some fresh raspberries. Boy, that did the trick. It was seriously good!

All in all today was a pretty damn good day. I worked up a crazy sweat and feel like I am going to crash annnnnny second now because I am so exhausted. Plus, an extra bonus as if getting to workout wasn't enough, over three hours of physical activity in the sun has left me with an awesome looking tan:-) .........which you can see from the picture of me on the bike these pasty hams need.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your injury :( At least it is only 90 days instead of 6 months!

    1. That is very true! and at least I can do some forms of exercise! I just checked out your blog! I'll add it to my blog roll:-) Thanks for visiting!