Running and Icing

Happy Friday Everyone!  This week went by so fast!  I need to catch you up, so let’s go back to Wednesday and talk running and eating. 

Wednesday morning I fixed some cranberry oatmeal.  It’s my favorite breakfast right now. 

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I actually was wanting yogurt, but I was out and I didn’t want to chance it with McDonald’s again.  So, oatmeal it was.  After breakfast, Jeremy had games at a local elementary school.  I went to watch the little kids, and they were so cute.  At the end of the game, they let a little girl that had Down syndrome play, and I thought it was so sweet.  They let her shoot the ball until she made it.  Both teams would rebound it and hand it right back to her so she could shoot again.  Everyone in the gym was clapping and chanting her name.  She kept waving at the crowd and saying, “thank you”. When she finally made it, her whole team came out on the court and gave her a hug and high five.  It was so sweet it almost made me cry. 

When the games were over, I fixed some leftover spaghetti squash Alfredo for lunch. 

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After work, I went for a run.  I had a 6 mile run scheduled and I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it because my foot had been bothering me Tuesday night.  I decided to run by my house just in case, so I ran the entire 6 miles on a quarter mile road, up and down. 

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But, I made it fine and had an awesome run!  I felt great and had no aches or pains!  The weather was beautiful!  It was 62 degrees!  I listened to some new songs on my phone.  I am really liking Rachel Platten right now. 

After my run, I went home and got Jake.  It was so nice outside; I didn’t want to stay in.  We went for a long walk, and he played in the pasture.  He also got to play with our neighbor’s dogs while she was out walking them.  We stayed out until it started getting dark. 

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By the time I got home, my foot was starting to hurt.  So, I foam rolled and stretched my legs and feet.  I iced my foot twice Wednesday night, and I rolled it on a frozen bottle of water.  I’m not sure if that helps or not because the pain is mainly on the top of my foot.   

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Thursday morning when I got up, I could barely put any pressure on my foot.  I took some Ibuprofen and  iced it while I got ready for work, and it felt better.  I also took a heating pad to work with me and wrapped it in that for awhile. 

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The heat seems to work better than the ice.  After I used the heating pad, it felt fine.  It didn’t bother me the rest of the day. 

For lunch I had turkey roll ups.  I made them with turkey, Laughing Cow light cheese spread, and asparagus.  One of them had a pickle and half a slice of muenster cheese.  I also had a package of yogurt covered pretzels. 

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When I got off work, I still didn’t have any pain in my foot so I decided to try and run my 3 miles.  But, I ran close to home so if it hurt, I could stop.  It didn’t hurt, and I had a great run!  I’m just so happy with how good I have felt this week.  Last week every run was a challenge, so this is awesome for my runs to feel easy!  

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After my run, I took Jake for a walk.  He ran down the road and sniffed everything!  

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Then he ran in the pasture!  Our new neighbors put up a gate, and Jake couldn’t figure it out.  He didn’t like it!  

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When he got done walking, we went home and I iced my legs.  My foot started hurting when I took my shoe off, so I iced it too.  

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I fixed spaghetti for dinner and Jeremy’s dad came over to eat with us.  

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I fixed myself some spaghetti squash and no one would try it!  

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I am so glad it’s Friday!  And, I am really looking forward to my run tomorrow!  I hope you have a great Friday and a great weekend!  

What are you doing this weekend?

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4 thoughts on “Running and Icing

  1. Heather @ Polyglot Jot

    How come no one would try the spaghetti squash?! They dont know what theyre missing! 🙂 Do you use dried cranberries for the oatmeal? Looks great!

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      Tara

      Lol I tried to tell them that! My husband is a very picky eater…but I’ll get him to try it one of these days! I do use dried cranberries, I love them!

  2. Kerri McGrail

    I don’t know how anyone doesn’t like spaghetti squash- it is so good- especially during the winter! I also am not sure how much ice really helps me with running- I find just foam rolling and using compression sleeves to be the best for my recovery!

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      Tara

      Spaghetti squash is my favorite food right now! I’m not sure about the ice either. I think heat works better.

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