FIRST: Thank you SO MUCH for all of your comments, tweets, and e-mails about my Running Dilemma post! I really appreciate the support and advice. My appointment with the sports med. doctor is August 9 (that’s the soonest he could see me). I’ve been RICEing my ankle all day (Well, except for a trip to the gym to rock out on the elliptical for a bit–but I’ll get to that in a sec.) The swelling has gone down, and I’m not in as much pain as I was in earlier, but I definitely won’t be running again until I get this figured out. Also, many thanks to those of you who gave me advice on the stomach thang–glad to hear I’m not alone. 🙂
SECOND: I obviously FAIL at cutting mangoes.
Seriously!? TEACH ME!
This morning, I made a ‘sausage,’ egg, and cheese sandwich with one of these babies:
I used one egg and a bit of cheddar and put everything on an Arnold Sandwich Thin. I was really craving a breakfast sandwich and this hit the spot!
The Fruit Mountain on the side contained: Watermelon, Mango, and Blueberries. Yum and a half.
Jeff and I headed to Target after breakfast so I could buy an Ace Bandage for my ankle. I was advised by some highly experienced runners to RICE my ankle. So, I did.
And because I love you, here is step-by-step proof:
OK– so I know that’s know what it technically means by elevate, but I wanted to get a workout in today, and I didn’t think the elliptical would be a problem. I mean, it’s low-intensity, right? RIGHT? Please don’t yell at me. It actually didn’t hurt my ankle, so I think it’s going to be my default workout until I can run again.I spent 45 minutes at the gym, and then called it a day.
In between RICEing and the gym, Jeff and I stopped at Uncommon Grounds for lunch. I didn’t have my camera with me (oops!) because it was a spontaneous trip, and honestly, you’ve seen my cinnamon raisin bagel with PB pic. 45759357 times by now, do you really need to see it again!? I think not! But if you do, click here.
Snack time looked like this:
Dinner was inspired by two things.
- Meghann’s Post about the mango,apple, date, almond butter quesadilla she made for lunch today.
- The Mango-Goat Cheese Quesadilla that I had a José Malone’s in March, which popped into my head after reading about Meghann’s lunch.
The quesadilla that I had in March contained a few things that mine did not:
- Jack Cheese
- Grape Tomatoes
Otherwise, I made it exactly the same way.
Here’s my version:
- Whole Wheat Wrap
- Cubed Mango
- Goat Cheese
- Cheddar Cheese
- Sliced Tomato
- Chopped Onion
That picture right there sums up exactly why you should stop reading right this second, and make this quesadilla. Deliciousness in every single bite.
On the side, I had leftover sweet potato fries and cherries.
Now, this post can go one of three ways:
- I can tell you all about how I made Brandi’s Vegan Cookie Bar recipe after dinner to bring to Heather’s Potluck Blogger Brunch tomorrow. I’m also bringing a Strawberry-Spinach-Feta Salad. (Can’t Wait!)
- I can give you a step-by-step picture tutorial on how to steep iced tea on the spot, so you can essentially take any tea you’d like and be able to make and drink iced-cold tea right now! (one of the barista tricks I learned!)
- I can save both ideas for another post and leave you with teasers.
Oh, wait! In case you’re wondering–here is a list of the bloggers who I will have the pleasure of eating, drinking, and spending time with tomorrow A.M.
- Heather of Then Heather Said
- Jen of Jen is Green
- Courtney of Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life
- Julie of Savvy Eats
- Lauren of Healthy Delicious
- Amy of Edible Amy
- Marcie of of the Hellions of Troy Roller Derby blog
After brunch, my parents are coming to visit me, and I CAN’T WAIT for that either! We’re going to spend the day at the pool in my complex (hello water aerobics!), and then go out for dinner. Yay!
Have you ever had a workout related injury? Tell me about it.
Have an awesome Saturday! <3