|June 5, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Running Talk|
Big news people.
Today was the first day that I can remember that I have had NO SHIN PAIN ALL DAY!!
Yes, I am rocking a hair turban there. Be jealous.
This is a BIG deal for me! Usually, just walking around has given me pain, and things like climbing stairs weren’t good either. But today? No pain.
But…I’m not going to. I know deep down that I am not ready yet, and that if I starting running again now, the shin splints would just return right away. This wasn’t an easy decision to make, but it’s one that I’m happy with.
I know that only once I’m fully injury-free can I achieve all my running goals. Taking a bit more time off will not harm my running fitness, but going back to it now would almost definitely put me out for much longer. So for the time being at least, I am going to not run, and continue to cross train instead. I will cycle until I actually have some leg muscles, and drink chocolate milk until I burst because I know that stuff has healing powers.
Plus, I can strength train (upper body only) so after this you will not want to arm wrestle this girl.
I promise I’m not an alien, and I don’t normally glow like that…
Started rereading Born To Run again whilst on my long cycle this morning. AWESOME book, and you have to read it if you haven’t already!! So inspiring
Sunday mornings are my long
run cycle day, so I glued my butt to the bike for an hour and a half. It was a sweat fest. Then I hit the showers, started to wash my hair, and realised I had forgotten my shampoo+conditioner. Meh who cares, wet greasy hair is the new cool thing anyway.
I did wash it again when I got home though, WITH shampoo that time!
Apricot and Coconut Pancakes
(Vegan, serves one, can be made gluten-free)
- 1/2 cup flour (I used wholegrain spelt)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp apricot puree (I just threw a few canned apricots in a blender and pureed!)
- 1 tbsp agave
- 1/2 tbsp brown sugar (more or less as desired!)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4-1/2 cup milk, depending on how thick you want your batter
- Combine all ingredients, make your pancakes, and ENJOY!!
I made these to take to my church group, and they were a hit! They’re gluten free too, as one of the girl in my group is a celiac, and this was my first proper gluten-free baking experiment! (recipe to come!) These are SO GOOD! I had four, and I’m not ashamed of it!
I spent a very productive afternoon continuing to be a moron. This game is addictive, but is seriously damaging my self esteem.
Seven weeks. In exactly 7 weeks from today I will be in San Francisco, running across that bridge, shin splint free, and I can’t WAIT. Plus, I hear there’s somewhere that sells vegan donuts right near there. I have my running route mapped out already
Have you had any tough decisions to make recently? Yes, but I’m feeling really positive about this, and I know this is the right thing for me
What are you looking forward to in the coming months? Oooh beach running in Hawaii too! But that’s sposed to be pretty difficult I think haha!
Random Q: What place do you want to visit most in the world? New Zealand! Looks SO beautiful!
Hope you all have an awesome week!! LOVE <3