I spoke too soon . . . .
Sadly, I managed to reinjure my glute at the gym yesterday morning and now have some pain in my hamstring when running. Bummer.
I knew I was walking a fine line increasing my mileage maybe a little too quickly. I tried to be cautious but also get back to my regular mileage as quickly as possible, but I guess my 10 miler last Saturday was a little too much. 6.5 miles into the run on Saturday, I started feeling some pain in my hamstring—on the same side I’ve had my glute pain. And of course I was too stubborn to stop, so I kept going. Plus, I’ve had out-of-the-ordinary pains show up for one run in the past and turn out to be nothing, so I was hoping it was one of these types of pains.
(Happy to run even if I did have some pain.)
But no such luck. After the 10-miler on Saturday, I took Sunday off and then ran on Monday and Tuesday, but the pain was still there. The physical therapist said I had to lay low the rest of the week and only run 3 miles each day. Wednesday afternoon I ran 1.5 miles before I started having the hamstring pain again, so I called it quits after 2 miles.
To add to that, when I was doing some weight lifting at the gym on Thursday morning, I somehow reinjured my gluete! I was using the abductor machine at the gym, and even though I have done this exercise in the past, I guess it was just too much for my weak glute because I couldn’t even put weight on that leg for a few hours. It got better as the day went on, so I decided to try running on it that night. Surprisingly I did not have any hamstring pain and only tiny bit of glue pain!
So. . . . .I am bummed. I have pushed aside any possibility of PRing at Boston. Now I just want to get in enough shape that I won’t be struggling throughout the entire marathon. I hope this heals quickly, so I can get back to training soon!
As for the rest of the week, this is what I’ve been up to. . . .and to mix things up, we are going to go backwards this time.
This morning Craig and I had our weekly coffee date before work. Coffee dates are the best. You should definitely try them with your significant other or a good friend!
I’m looking a little tired after getting up at 4:30 a.m. two mornings in a row.
Breakfast was a decaf Americano with a little cream and sugar, very soupy overnight oats, and an English muffin that is not pictured.
My suave date this morning.
Craig’s breakfast and his crazy concoctions: toast with Laughing Cow cheese and sunflower seed butter.
I discovered my new favorite crackers! They are so good!! You must try these Back to Nature Stoneground Wheat crackers.
I have been noticing the slightly longer days. It is even still a little light out at 5 p.m. when I leave work.
This is a sunrise shot at about 8 a.m.
If anyone needs any cheap St. Patrick’s Day attire, go to Target. I scored both of these items for $1 a piece. I plan to wear them at our Shamrock Shuffle 5K in March.
I also picked up some early Valentine’s Day gifts for Craig. He loves Hot Tamales. I’m interested to find out what the New Orleans Chili dark chocolate bar tastes like.
I was off work, so I did very exciting things like get my teeth cleaned and checked at the dentist.
And take a couple of items to the dry cleaners.
Craig and I did hang out at Starbucks for a while. I sat right next to the fire and got toasty warm. I so need an electric fireplace in my house so that I can have an instant fire whenever I’m cold.
Craig and I had a date night. Since we both didn’t have to work on Monday, why not go out on a Sunday night. We decided to go to Table 6. We went there for our anniversary this past summer and enjoyed our experience, so we decided to go back again.
I don’t look very enthused to be there, but trust me, I did have a very nice time.
I ordered the fresh fish of the day. So good with a light fruit sauce and vegetables on the side.
Craig had a shrimp and rice dish that was also very good.
That wraps up the recap for the week.
I have been meaning to post about food trends that seem to be coming, while others seem so last year.
I find it interesting to watch the food trends come about, take over the foodie blog world, and fizzle out when a new one comes about.
I remember the days when everyone was all over:
– chia seeds
– Green Monsters
– overnight oats
– kale chips
– cake pops
– sandwich thins
And this isn’t to say that a lot of people aren’t still eating these thing. (Me! See above for overnight oats.)
I have been trying to think about the new up and coming food items that are taking their place, but for some reason, I’m having a hard time coming up with much of anything.
To be honest, I have not been reading nearly as many blogs as I used to. When I was teaching, I was able to catch up on my favorite blogs in between classes, but now I would easily be caught reading blogs in my cubicle that is open to the rest of the office.
So this leads me to my question. . . .
What are the up and coming food trends?