Good morning! Sorry for my lack of posting last night. Orlando got hit by a killer storm (one of the worst non-hurricane storms I’ve ever seen) and we lost power for 5 hours!
Driving home from work was very creepy. My apartment complex was totally black:
For brevity’s sake, here’s a list of my mid-afternoon snacks and dinner from yesterday:
- A PB Sammie
- Another slice of PB bread (all I could make with the power out!)
I woke up this AM at 5:00 because I needed to do some work on our supplement website.
I’m really NOT pleased with how my eating has been since I started working my two jobs. I’m great at time management, but my meal-planning ability is really sucking and I feel like I’m relying too much on carbs (bread, cereal, and granola) and not getting enough veggies in. I certainly haven’t gained weight–in fact, I’ve lost a few pounds–but I just feel a general decrease in energy and my skin is starting to look a little sallow again.
I had breakfast around 5:30.
Anyway, that’s why I just had a simple bowl of banana oatmeal, almonds, and flax this morning. I need to get back to the basics!
Around 6:30 AM, I stopped working and did my physical therapy strength moves and stretches (I’ll share them soon, I promise).
And then…. I left for my RUN!! 🙂 Yay! I was so excited to be running outside. And I was very curious to try out my athletic knee tape!
I am so used to my big, black knee sleeves that looking down and seeing my actual leg was SO weird. Now, I was taped up yesterday morning and the tape held up all through the day + night (I didn’t shower with the tape on, but I think it would’ve held up). Athletic tape is STRONGER than duct tape, I swear. This stuff did not budge all day! It definitely felt more secure than my knee sleeves and I ran PAIN FREE!
I did a 5K loop around my neighborhood. This is the furthest I’ve run since April 11! It was a GREAT run — nice and quiet outside.
Here’s my statistics:
- Duration: 31 minutes
- Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)
- Calories Burned (Estimate): 240
I’m happy to report that I did not lose much of my cardio base during the last two months! I have cycling to thank for that. Most of my training 5K runs took me around 29 – 31 minutes; however, I used to be able to run a 23-minute 5K RACE and I don’t think I could’ve possibly gone faster today. So, I maintained my base, but not my speed. Something to work on!
I came home and did my "knee maintenance" routine prescribed by my doctor and physical therapist:
- More stretches
- 600 milligrams Ibuprofen
I think the knee tape was wonderful, but I won’t really know for another 12 or so hours (which is when my knee pain typically sets in). I took the tape off in the shower because its kind of uncomfortable and my skin was itching.
I drank a Chocolate Amazing Grass with almond breeze after my shower:
Off to work I go!