Ha. Nice title, word wizard. But seriously guys, I have been SOOO hungry lately I cannot get enough food in me….and then I’m not hungry for dinner. Anyone else go through this nonsense? I have been going through phases where I seriously cannot eat enough and food is all I think about. I think it might be tied to breast feeding. I hear that when the baby is having a growth spurt, Mom will feel more hungry/thirsty.
ANYYYYWAY, do you love how Blog/Run a Day-cember has been an epic #fail for me? I have run every day (yay) but have failed to blog daily. DO not worry (because I know you have all lost sleep over this) I have a long line-up of posts ready for ya! So, whatsa mattah with my leg? Remember I told you my shin had been acting up lately? Well, I decided to put my big girl pants on and go see a great Dr. at Rothman Orthopedics. They were great a few years back when I needed their services so I thought I would give it a go. When I went right after the race, I was experiencing a lot of pain. Pain when I ran, walked or even touched the area of my shin. The doctor told me he was pretty sure it was a shin splint as it occurred in the same place as last time. I was happy with this as it meant that I would not need to rest from running (and ruin Run a Day-cember! as if!). BUT he still wanted me to get an MRI to be sure. I have never had an MRI and thought it was a five minute deal like an X-ray. I was wrong. But that is for another post. Anyway, I had to go back yesterday to go over the MRI. I walked into his office and apologized because I felt like I ahd wasted his time! Since I had bought new running shoes, used the new orthotics and began running with compression again. the pain had been much lessened.
I told him “I ran six miles yesterday with no pain!” He continued to tell me that I did, in fact “have stress to the bone.” hmmmmmm…not what I wanted to hear. So, he told me that he treats patients, not MRIs and, in short, that if I was not feeling pain then I would not have to stop running on it. He said that the bone would continually heal itself as long as I was not OVERrunning. I told him how much/often I run and he said it is fine, but to listen to my body.
He described it as being like a paper clip that you bend back and forth over and over. My “paper clip” had not broken but was stressed, as a paper clip would be after much bending. Good analysis Doctor. Anyway, conclusion is: I like this doctor. He is a runner too. And I will listen to my body. And I will keep you posted. I know, you’re dying to hear about it 😉 ha.
Finally, because I KNOW you missed it: This week’s meal plan!
Monday- Leftovers from Sunday night family party at my Dad’s
Tuesday- meatloaf and roast potatoes with green beans
Wednesday- chicken bites, story fried squash and potato pancake
Thursday- tortilla soup in the crock (recipe coming soon)
Friday- quesadilla casserole (recipe coming soon holy yum)
Anyway, tell me: how are you?!
PS: My baby is 8 months yesterday and on cue started to crawl on his 8 month birthday! Video to come!