Don’t you just loove that it’s already humpday?!
I just love short weeks. Last night in school was just dedicated to more practice—we our starting our sugar centerpieces tomorrow for our final practical (my LAST practical of culinary school!) and so last night we just played around and tried different shapes and objects. I didn’t do anything picture worthy but this is what my chef created:
I guess it’s okay.
This morning I had oh so creamy overnight oats with chobani, almond butter, 1/2 banana, cinnamon and maple syrup:
It was absolutely deeeeelicious and I had to force myself to eat it slow instead of completely stuffing my face. I’ve also mastered how to make a good cup of coffee at home. I use 3 tbsp dunkin donuts coffee to two cups water for my one (big!) mug of morning coffee. I think it’s the perfect amount, finally!
Thank you all SO MUCH for all your kind and encouraging comments last night in regards to my stupid feet. I read on Runners World that one big difference between a stress fracture and shin splits is that a stress fracture usually feels better in the morning because you have rested it all night….well my ankles/legs feel worse in the morning because they are stiff! So that’s a good sign, right?! I’m not going to run (obviously) until I see the doctor on Friday and he gives me the green light….instead, I’m just going to do some cross-training that will help out with my training anyways. Today I think I’m going to do some spinning! Surprisingly, in my crappy old apartment gym there’s a section with about ten spinning bikes that I have never used. I think today for the first time I’m going to blast my ipod and attempt to spin as long as I can without getting bored.
I’ve also been researching different running forms. I think when all this injury crap is over and I can start to train, I need to unteach myself everything I’ve learned about running and start completely over. Remember when I told you guys about the guy at the running store that got over shin splints and stress fractures and now runs marathons?! Well he said that every time he would start to train he would get stress fractures. It happened for years. Finally, he was told he had to change his form so he started running with the Pose technique. He hasn’t had a stress fracture or shin splint since and now is running marathons and 15Ks. I’m also looking into Chi Running (which I like because it incorporates yoga). Has anyone had any experience with these forms? I “tried” pose running the other day ( I don’t know if I was doing it right?) but I had a difficult time controlling my speed. I found myself sprinting and wearing myself out quickly. He also told me to look up something along the lines of “four-point running” but I tried and nothing came up.
Have a great day everyone—I’ll be back after lunch! 🙂