Rating the day

It was a good morning!!!


I am SO happy today because I had an excellent workout this morning for the first time in 11 days πŸ˜€ I never thought I would miss exercise so much! As I was going to bed last night at 9:30, I took two naproxen in the hopes that they would hold me through this morning since I didn’t want to have to take one on an empty stomach. I also set my alarm for 4:50am so that I could get the heating pad going on my “right gluteal muscle” for a few minutes before I had to move. I was out the door by 5:13 and did a 4.5 minute jog to the gym very lightly. It hurt a bit, but now that I’m not as worried about tearing something, the pain didn’t really bother me and seemed stable rather than worsening.

At the gym, I spent about 1/2 hour doing month 1 of the 2009 Self Challenge strength workout. I tore it out of the magazine at the gym a month or so ago (shhh) and decided now would be a good time to start because a few of the exercises involve lunges and squats like the sports doctor recommended yesterday. I did all of the exercises as written, though I had to do the “make it easier” option for the “arm accentuator” and the “total transformer” because they did seem to aggravate my groin and glutes in a way that made me nervous.

I followed the strength with 20 glorious minutes on the Stepmill at Level 10, 7 minutes of leg stretching, and the 4.5 minute jog home. Again, mild discomfort, but nothing seemed to be worsening! Of course, that’s what I thought when I was running those 10 miles two weekends ago and the pain all of a sudden got much stronger. But anyway, I’m not planning to go quite back up to 10 miles yet — I might give 3 a shot tomorrow — and I’m also running very slowly and paying loads of attention to my posture and form. Hopefully, I am on the mend for good. And I so appreciate all of your support. Reading your stories, opinions, and advice has been super helpful, so please keep it coming!

Breakfast today was more overnight millet:


I’m really loving the texture. Some of you commented yesterday that you were surprised this worked with millet without any cooking. Again, the texture is still a bit crunchy, but if you try to bite a grain of raw millet, you’ll see it’s pretty easy to do even without the benefit of an overnight soak. Just to reiterate the process, I mixed 1/4 cup dry millet with 1/4 cup yogurt/ricotta/dried apricot blend and 1/4 cup unsweetened soymilk and left it in the fridge overnight. This morning, I gave it a stir and topped it with pineapple, strawberries, and unsweetened coconut. See the little millets?


If you try it, let me know what you think!

On the side, I had two teeny pieces of toasted pumpernickel baguette and a little raisin-walnut toastie topped with 1 tbsp cashew-almond butter (not chocolate) and more coconut:


Plus, my new Yogi Mexican Sweet Chili tea with a splash of soymilk.

I feel so satisfied now — I’m full of good nutrition, and I finally got my morning sweat going again πŸ˜€

On a scale of 1-10, how was your morning?

If you missed it earlier, check out my pistachi-YES giveaway!

And another contest I am DEFINITELY entering with all of this leg drama is the one for McDavid Compression Wear going on now at Run to the Finish. Go check it out!

11 thoughts on “Rating the day

  1. coco says:

    glad that you had a great workout this morning! My morning was a great workout too: laundry + cleaning + cooking πŸ˜€ I’d say a 8/10.
    thanks for the millet instruction, I’ll let you know when i try it!


  2. janeexplained says:

    Good job on the work out! Your breakfast food was so sunny too – I love those colors.

    Morning – 7. It’s hard to go much higher when you have class at 8:30 – barf.


  3. Haleigh says:

    Your breakfast looks great, I should give millet a try πŸ™‚ I am glad that you got a good workout this morning! My morning was about an 8 because I found a gym across the street that I can walk to, awesome!


  4. Erin says:

    I’m glad you’re on the mend! I was wondering how your workout went. Lovely breakfast as always, and I’m glad you keep specifying that that the nut butter is not chocolate, because I forget!


  5. Sweetie Pie says:

    So glad you are mending and taking good care of yourself! I’m very intrigued by the millet. I might have to give it a try when I manage (if I manage) to shake my breakfast cookie addiction. Ha!

    My morning was good, but there wasn’t a lot going on at work. I will give it a “10” since I had time to get caught up on some blog reading and posting! πŸ™‚


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