At the conclusion of my morning run last Friday morning, my poor, poor foot twisted in. Yep, that's right-- I've got a "twisted foot/ ankle (it's not really my ankle, however, so I choose to say my "inside foot" got hurt). Luckily, I wasn't miles away from my house or anything, but right in front of it. I slowly hopped to my grassy lawn when I hit the ground in a matter of seconds. And yes, I started sobbing, as I knew what I was in for: a hurt, disabled foot. And what did that mean? No running, biking or let alone doing much for a few days to a week. I had a class an hour after my foot-accident and boy is there A LOT of stairs and walkways on my campus so let's just say it wasn't the fondest walk up to class :)
Friday was overall TERRIBLE-- I had to drive literally three minutes to school...I
Yesterday, I was again scheduled to work, and although my foot was better, it would still be hard for me to work since it still hurt to walk. I decided to suck it up and try to do my scheduled 8-hour shift (!), quite worried it would make it worse though. There's a lot of walking back and forth in my job! I got through 6 hours of it, then I had to talk to my manager to let me go home. Yesterday no exercise either-- I did do a few ab exercises, however--if you've got no workin' feet, why not work the abs? :)
Today it's better-- slowly but surely my foot is healing. It was a very nice day today in good ole' Santa Cruz-- 85 degrees or so, for that matter (which is hot for SC if you're wondering). I was able to swim as I was definitely exercise deprived-- yes, two full days of no exercise makes me deprived :) I have a swim class manana so besides the exercise, I wanted to see if I was able to swim. Turns out I was-- and I did for about forty minutes--and layed out, can't miss that-- but it still hurt to kick and I couldn't do my norm speed.
I hope it's A LOT better tomorrow-- I have classes, work and other events that I need to use BOTH my feet for :) Do send good wishes that it'll heal completely very soon. I'm really grateful it's about 10Xs better than Friday as I could barely stand on Friday.
Have you ever broken, sprained, twisted or fractured a bone? Was it hard for you to not "do your norm"?
Despite being crippled and lack of exercise the last few days, I still did have my raging appetite. I'll show you a few pics as I didn't snap them all....
Breakfast before work yesterday: 1/2 C. oats cooked in water and topped with an over-easy egg, basil and hummus-- lovely and as per a recipe Heather shared.
Lunch Friday (which I made in literally a second as it hurt to stand on my feet): Pita stuffed with leftover baked tempeh, vegan majo, avocado and lettuce; apple with PB; cucumber and almond milk.
*My appetite doesn't go away, even when I'm crippled and can't exercise--weird, huh? It seems like I've been more hungry laying around than on my feet all day.
Dinner Thursday, before my foot injury: Greens topped with white bean and black bean "burgers" made with hummus, oats, and veggies topped with organic ketchup; polenta. It was SUCH a tasty meal-- when I could cook longer, that is :(
Bfast this morning (I know, none of my meals are in order here): "PB&J" smoothie with almond milk, strawberries, peanut flour (my NEW find at TJS, I love it already), stevia and xanthum gum; topped with shredded coconut and wheat germ.
Dinner last night: My favorite comfort food, scrambled tofu with spinach, onions and shrooms; sweet potato with coconut butter :)
A snack: Yogurt with honey sesame cashews (another TJ find, as per Caroline), shredded coconut, banana and a *little* bit of coconut butter...oh, and cinnamon :) LOVE that combo
Dinner tonight, which was beyond-amazing: Baked (a little too-baked, as you can see...haha, I just made a joke and I didn't even realize it. Get it, "too baked"?) acorn squash stuffed with zucchini, onions, white beans and A LOT of oregano.
With that, I bid you goodnight. I'm going to have a snack....can you guess what it is? Yep, sweet potato, that's right :) Gots to get lots of rest to heal my foot and for my swim class manana!