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Thinking About It Thursday
Why had I never thought of mixing avocado into tuna salad? Another great idea from the blogosphere. It made a filling, healthy, deliciously creamy dinner last night.
1 can chunk light tuna (in water)
1/4 avocado, mashed
2 Tbsp plain Chobani
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp relish
1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
Spread on Crisp n Light Wasa (20 calories a piece!), topped with low fat Cabot cheddar, and warmed. Served with sweet potato “fries”, which cooked in only 15 minutes at 400 in the toaster oven.
So what am I thinking about this morning?
If you’ve followed my blog since last Spring, you’d know I sustained an ankle injury running a 5k in April. There was no identifiable “snap” or pain, but at the end of the race (when I stopped running) I could barely walk to the car. After several tests (I opted out of the $2,000 MRI), the specialists never were able to diagnose it as a break or tendonitis, but I had to wear a walking boot for 3 months.
It was a very stressful summer since I was getting married in September and couldn’t walk in regular shoes, much less run or take a spin class (and of course chose a very form fitting wedding gown). Even after the boot came off, it hurt to walk in heels or to do any high impact activity.
I’ve completed a few runs (maybe once or twice a month) since getting back from our honeymoon in October – taking it slow, stopping if I experienced too much pain. Most recently, I completed 4.6 miles on Tuesday – it was a beautiful day and once I started I just felt great and didn’t stop.
My ankle didn’t hurt, but my knees have been killing me for two days.
So many bloggers seem to run a half marathon (or whole marathon) every other weekend, but considering training for a half blows my mind. The first time I considered running it (3 years ago), I got a tibial stress fracture. It seems like I’m not meant to be a runner.
But my company is one of the marathon sponsors, which means I could run for free. Not discounted, but FREE. Many of my co-workers are running (some the whole, some the half), and I’d like to be a part of that experience.
I ordered new shoes, which will hopefully combat the knee pain from Tuesday.
I think I want to run a half marathon. Even if I run/walk. Even if I’m too embarrassed to share my time with all of you seasoned marthoners.
What do you think?
My husband doesn’t get it at all – he never wanted to run any distance. My parents will say I’ll just injure myself again.
On another note, I had a very good thought for breakfast today – an oatmeal “pie crust” topped with my favorite black cherry yogurt (Chobani).
1/4 cup oats
1 Tbsp almond butter
1 egg white
2 Tbsp almond milk
Mixed, microwaved, and brought to work.
Best desk breakfast of the week – protein packed cherry pie!
To run or not to run?