Mangoes and RICE

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:




Jeff wrapped my ankle for me.


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:

  • Jalapenos
  • Scallions
  • 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
  • Spinach
  • 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:

  1. 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!)
  2. 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!)
  3. I can save both ideas for another post and leave you with teasers.

Hmmm…I choose……THREE:

The End!

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.

#CDNYEatDrinkBlog Potluck Brunch Crew:

  • 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

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  1. Enjoy the meet up. I can’t wait to be able to go to the next one.

    Kristin at Iowa Girl Eats has a great tutorial for mango wrangling 🙂

    I’ve had so many injuries due to running. Currently I have a calf tear I got running a 10K back in April. It’s a pain to heal and drives me nuts but I’m dealing. It takes a lot of patience to not try to push myself to do all the exercises I want but hurt. But it is getting better.

  2. If it doesn’t hurt do the elliptical, do it! Cycling is good too. I think you do a spin class. Anyway I know how frustrating it can be. You’re on the right track! Love your food pics. So cute yet appetizing at the same time! You help me want to eat more natural. Thanks for your blog posts!

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