Well, I guess it’s official. I’m living proof that you can eat better, stop drinking soda, and exercise – all in the same week – and live to tell. Who knew? Haven’t lost a pound, if you must know – but the jeans are fitting looser – so it must be the weight shifting around. Shift away! Anything that keeps me from having to open my pants at the dinner table.
On the other hand, I’ve already injured myself. Good times.
So…yeah…last night as I was regaling to Anton how awesome I did on my 2nd run/walk – I kept shifting and shifting my right foot (which had been in pain since said run). Finally, I took off my shoes and tried to rub my foot under the toe area and WOWZA. OUCH! Major pain. Feels like someone is jabbing a knife into my big toe/ball of my big toe. I winced and took some Motrin. By bedtime, I could hardly put any weight on it. By morning it was feeling only slightly better – but tonight it’s right back to pain and misery.
We started doing some research tonight since the pain was not subsiding and think I might have a slight case of Sesamoiditis – which is essentially the fracture of the tiny bones in the ball of your big toe. CRINGE! It happens from running. The pain certainly makes sense for that. I am part laughing because I’ve run all of two times/ part crying because I feel kind of hacked off because I’ve only run twice and already seem to have a pretty decent injury. And let’s be honest – this running I’m doing is really wimpy running. Not like I’m actually running. Ahem.
SO. Bottom line is this: I have not done my 3rd run. I am just not ready to begin Couch 2 5K, Week 2 yet, since I haven’t been able to master the running for Week 1. And I’m crying in my soup over here that I have this very painful foot.
My goal is to: nurse the foot. Ice it. Whatever they say to do, which in this case is: “Minor cases call for a strict period of rest, along with the use of a modified shoe or a shoe pad to reduce pressure on the affected area.” Ummm, clearly they aren’t aware of my challenge this month. I’m going to see how I feel Monday. At the very least, I’d like to continue walking briskly.
Meanwhile, here’s the menu for today:
Breakfast: 1 cup Cheerios with about four strawberries cut up and added in.
Lunch: Tomato Basil Soup and Caesar Salad with Chicken – ok, I think I ate too much of this. Coulda, woulda, shoulda.
Dinner: Awesome meal by the wonderfully talented AB. Filet mignon, fresh spinach, and mushroom rice. It was soooooo good. I could have kept right on eating seconds…but I settled for what I had and it was a treat! I would like to note that my portion of rice was not nearly as large as this picture makes it look. It was maybe 1/2 cup, if that. Delicious! Meanwhile, that green beauty sitting atop my steak is fried spinach. Before you judge, it’s a garnish and it is so delicious. AND, the other spinach to the right of it is not fried. Just steamed down. Yes, I definitely indulged myself by eating those two. Maybe two more. I’m neither confirming, nor denying. The sauce was made with lo-fat ingredients and is mostly beef broth.
Still, that man knows how to love me right. Can I get an amen?!
Happy Sunday, everyone! Wish me luck on nursing this foot!!