An injury can easily become a woe is me party and the start of your demise (I've been there before with the ups and downs of collegiate running.) OR as I'm recently learning, it can great motivation to take care of yourself even better than you were before.
In the past week, I've had five doctor's visits (Copays suck!) 1 PT visit, and 1 chiropractic adjustment--who knew my vertebrae wasn't moving correctly after smacking the pavement?
I've also ridden a bunch outside, made new friends, gotten my butt kicked on some hills and puked up an orange slice after hitting the infamous "red zone" of training, gotten a lecture--more like needed guidance--about burning up your fitness during training, cooked a bunch of recipes from my new favorite blog: enlightenedcooking.blogspot.com (Spinach in muffins is actually really good!), watched a track meet at the Marymoor velodrome--but most importantly I've been having fun and smiling. I haven't felt stressed on the bike this week and that's awesome.
So psyched to race again. Just a couple more weeks.
In the meantime, here at Apartment 210, we're cooking up a storm. Here are some of my recent whole foods, everything from scratch concoctions:
Homemade Lara Bars--Yum!
Superfood Blueberry Flaxseed Meal Muffins
Vegan Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
and just plain ol' Portabella Mushrooms and Brussel Sprouts
P.S. This is Louise waiting for the scraps.