Today was the first day I felt really frustrated by my calf injury. I know that staying off of it is my only shot of running the races this weekend, but it’s just… annoying. I grappled with similar emotions when I screwed up my knees, and I know I just have to ride it out.
I think the stages of running-induced injuries are: Disbelief, Anger, Acceptance, Annoyance, Healed. :) That means I’m almost cured, right?
I had a lovely breakfast to soothe my soul:
I cannot even explain to you how wonderful the weather in Central Florida is right now. The summer heat has finally broken, and it’s been cool and crisp every morning.
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 a banana
- Several chopped dates
- Toppings: granola and fax
Plus, a half serving or so of POM Wonderful Cherry juice. I think the Blueberry one is better.
Time to hit the ground running (metaphorically, of course!). I am getting my hair cut (finally) at 10 AM, and while I’m downtown, I’m going to buy some camera supplies and new orthotics for my shoes. I REALLY need to get my hair cut (please ignore ponytail bump).
Before I go…. The winners of The Holistic Doctor Is In! giveaway are:
- Laura: Okay, I’ll fess up… I first was excited about trying the Max Stress B for myself, but then I noticed the Bone & Joint Complex Quantum. My husband has awful knees. Had lap surgery a year ago to clean out the floating pieces of cartilage that were just broken off & floating around. He had hoped this would help the sudden sharp pains that would nearly drop him to the ground. However, the surgeon told him there was not much cartilage left & he would have to just see how the pain was. A year later he is in constant pain, somedays worse than others. We have both often thought of beginning a glucosamine supplement to see that might help the regrowth of at least some cartilage. We’ve heard great things from others and then average reports from some as well. Would be great to win this product and jump start him into a consistent program.
- PostCollegeCook: I would be interested in massage therapy. I wonder if it would help with my motley crew of running injuries. Also, the Glucosamine Synergy stuff sounds like it was made for me and my knees right now!
Have a wonderful day!