Tendinitis, Be Afraid.

Hi there! How’s Tuesday treating you? Mine’s been pretty routine, but nothing too stressful or bad, so that’s good!

This morning I had my first shot at wearing my orthodics! Be jealous.


I wore tennis shoes to work today, because I’m not so sure they’d work with sandals, haha. Then I left the house forgetting to slip them in my shoes. Luckily they were still in my purse from the day before 😉 So at my desk, I slipped them in:


Tendinitis, be afraid. Be very afraid. Weird looking, huh? I seriously don’t know how this is supposed to fix my ankle, but we’ll see. In this morning’s post, ya’ll left a lot of comments on how they work, so I’m trusting you 😉 I slipped them on around breakfast time and wore them until lunch. Speaking of breakfast, today was a new Breakfast Cookie! Woo hoo!!


This was hands down the best one I’ve ever made. I didn’t measure out the ingredients, so I’ll do my best with telling you what went in:

  • 1/3 c. oats
  • 2 T pumpkin
  • 1.5 T of vanilla almond butter
  • 1 t pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 t agave
  • a small handful of chocolate chips

I was seriously in yumtopia land.

I had a meeting at my usual lunch hour, so I spent lunch at my desk. Fun times. I had some plain Oikos, a gala apple (YUM) and I made the wrap of which I am obsessed:


I ate this while I read the book you see in the back ground.
The wrap was obviously a Flat Out wrap, and it was flat out amazing. I just smushed a nanner in a bowl with 1.5 T of almond butter, then sprinkled on a T of flax. Really, if you haven’t tried this, please do…it will about knock your head off 😀

I kicked it at a few meetings and had a little productive time at my desk, then around 3:30, I consumed this lovely little Lara Bar for my pre-run snack:


Oh, and throughout the whole day, I listened to Wunder Radio on my iPhone. iPhone users, if you don’t have this app, you need it! First I listened to the rest of Bob and Tom, then I listened to the West coast’s Bob and Tom, and then I revisited my Hawaiin honeymoon by listening to the station Shane and I fell in love with in Maui. Speaking of honeymoons, our anniversary is about a week away!! 😀 (September 27th <3)

Run it, Run it

My run ended up being at the gym, because I know treadmills have better surfaces to run on, joints-wise, and I thought it’d be wise for my ankle. I’m a bad patient and I pounded out 5.5 miles. Shane was a little PO’d that I ran that far. But, but, but…I have a 10K race this Saturday! The only day I’ll run before it is Thursday, and it will be a gentle 3 miler.

Stats from the run:

It was a good run for being on the treadmill. Usually I hate those things, but today it wasn’t bad at all. There were several other runners on around me, and I think I fed off of their energy 🙂 I’m pretty sure dinner will be leftovers tonight, with what all the awesome food I’ve been cranking out of my cookbook this week! I have a zucchini I need to do something with before it goes bad, too. I would really, really like to get a spiralizer so I could make real zucchini pasta! I saw one on Missy Maintains today, and I’m so jealous! 🙂

Question: If you work out after work/school, what’s your post-workout routine? Do you stretch, eat, shower? shower, stretch, eat (etc..)?

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My Monday Night Pork Me Ups

Yesterday wasn’t too bad for a Monday, I gotta say. I left work almost two hours early, because I finally got to the doctor’s to see what’s wrong with my ankle. More on that in a few..

While at work, I was very productive and plowed through my tasks. Notable snacks include this banana:


It’s notable because it’s been in my banana keeper (above) for three days, and looked the same as when I put it in there as when I took it out! This thing is seriously awesome. NOt only does it keep your banana from getting banged around and squished while transporting it in your purse, but it keeps it fresh longer! On the banana was some Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter. Yum 🙂

Also this Amazing Grass Berry Bar:


I really wanted to like this, I did. But I just didn’t. The peanut butter one is really good! But this one wasn’t so great. The first Amazing Grass product I didn’t care for!

So I left work around 3 to go to the doctor’s office. They took x-rays, which I’m sure is procedural, and nothing came up – no stress fracture, so that’s good 😀 However, the doctor told me I have tendinitis. He looked at my feet and said I stand on the outter edge of my right foot, which is definitely causing the ankle pain.

This made me pretty mad since the girl at Often Running told me I had a neutral stance and gave me cushion shoes. Thankfully the second time I went there, the manager helped me, and actually took the time to watch me run and listen to me and gave me the opposite of cushion shoes! Urgh…Always ask for the manager if you want to be sure I guess.

So a pair of orthodics and a px to an anti inflammatory later, and I was out the door. It could have definitely been worse. The doctor said I didn’t have to stop running:D However, if the orthodics and Px don’t help, then I do:( *Please please please help.*

Luckily, straight from the appointment, I was going to a 60 minutes full body massage. Hells yeaa-aahh! That felt sooo good. My friend Trina is a masseuse, and I haven’t let her work on me before, so I was super pumped. She did an AWESOME job. She even massaged my face! Wow, I feel 1000 X’s better. Anyone in the central IL area looking for a massage? Contact me and I’ll hook you up 😉

I didn’t end up getting home until about 7, but I was determined to make another recipe from The Food You Crave.

On tonight’s menu:….

Apple Glazed Pork Chops and Slaw!

The meal contained two portions – the pork chops and the apple cole slaw. I’m pressed for time at the moment, so I can’t type out the complete recipe, but the cole slaw had a slew of ingredients and it cooked in the stove:


Sooo good. I was a little hesitant – especially if Shane would like it. Alas, we both devoured it.

While cooking, I had a little of the edmamame hummus I made on Sunday. This stuff is seriously SO damn good.


I cooked the chops on the stove, too – about 3 minutes per side. Then after the cole slaw was cooked, I put the choppies back in the pan, and smothered them with the slaw to kick up the flavor a notch. The result? Nothing short of complete and delicious AWESOMENESS:


Actually, that’s Shane’s plate. I thought his was prettier than mine. I had about half of this – but the same ingredients – and the whole glass of wine 😉

After dinner, Shane and I settled in down in the theatre for what will be our Monday night tradition this fall. We watched One Tree Hill! I didn’t know that Lucas and Peyton would be gone, though. That’s kinda weird. Oh well, Peyton kind of bothered us anyway, and Lucas, well, he’s a d-bag in real life. What? He is!!

What show are you super pumped for this fall? I’m also excited for Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives. Yay! 😀