Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Two Steps Forward. One Step Back.

RUNS: I think you can tell by the title of the post that things arent so good today. I woke up with knee soreness from my long run yesterday. Good thing I wasnt planning on running today but it still is not very good news. Forget what I said yesterday about having this rehab thing under control!

GYM: Gym time started out with a new class called CXWORX. I wanted to try it because I was told it was a core conditioning class. It was exactly that and it kicked my butt core! I think I liked it but it was very difficult because I have ZERO core strength. Im sure I will be hurting tomorrow...

Then it was YOGA. I heart yoga! Something I have noticed about the poses is that alot of them are named after animals. Anyone know why that is??

Today we did the Pigeon pose which is excellent for stretching the back, thighs, groin and psoas. Something that I certainly need. Its funny how it hurts and feels good at the same time. And I love when Andrea comes around and helps to adjust you ever so slightly to square your hips or loosen your shoulders. Good stuff.
Pigeon Pose

FOOD: I actually took some time to make Oatmeal Pancakes for breakfast this morning. I usually make a bunch so that I have them available to eat for several days. Easy Peasy!
Oatmeal Pancakes

with syrup!
Then as soon as I got them down I started making the Kale Butter to go with dinner.
I steamed 1 bunch of kale. Save 1/2 cup of the green water from steaming.
Let the kale cool for about 15mins.

Then I threw it into the food processor with 1/2 cup walnuts.

Add the 1/2 cup green water.

Process it. And process it some more. 

Until it is smooth like butter.

Then it is ready to add to some baked Sweet Potatoes!

And you know me...add some more veggies to make it a complete meal.
Then make it easy on yourself by having prepackaged sushi for lunch at work...
Haha. I just realized that I switched out the orange for a plum before I left for work.

My back is already sore from core class (Im guessing that is because my core is so weak that the back muscles were picking up the slack big time). Im hoping that my knee feels good tomorrow so I can run. If not, I may need to think about making a doctors appointment. Bleh...



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    1. YUMMM on the KALE butter, will try that..
      The PIGEON Pose does wonders to loosen a tight ITBand also!

    2. The kale butter is surprisingly good. It took me awhile to try it but very glad I did. Let me know what you think if you try it!
      Yes. The Pigeon pose stretched my ITB awesomely. We also did another pose last week but dont know what it is called but it was pretty much the same thing as Pigeon pose but on your back?