Friday, October 28, 2011

Week 3 (pt.2): The Not-so-Good News!

**October 16 - 20**

As you may recall from my last post ~click~...

I started week 3 in my FUtoshoot Prep on a good note!

1. I had a great sushi dinner!
2. My article made its way into our local paper; and
3. SuperFit told me I was right on track in my preparation!

October 13. 2011
BeFUre my afternoon cardio.

After having spent a great day with SuperFit on my FUrst FUll day back (from my trip away from home ~click~)...

We suited up and got ready FU our long run of the week!

If anything...

We had a great run!!!

I set a personal best (PBmmm PB!)...
In the FUrst 5K!
We FUnished 10K in 1 hour.

When we step FU't in the house...

I reFUeled (as usual) with...

Malt-like Chocolate/Vanilla Protein Bowl!

Blend...
6 o.z. Vanilla Almond Milk, 1 Scoop of Chocolate Protein Powder,
1 tbsp. Greek Yogurt, 1 Packet of Vanilla Stevia, 1 tsp. of Xantham Gum and
6 Ice Cubes.
Don't tell me this doesn't look Nomee!!!
It's one of my FUvorite snacks right now! 
PerFUcto!
Tip: Put your bowl in the FUreezer FU 5 minutes (or longer)...
It makes it more ice cream like :)

I had it over some good gossip!

See...
I wasn't kidding!

**Almond Milk has now been removed from my 'diet'**

Then....

Out of nowhere...

My left leg, knee, calf (I had no idea) gave out! (I had to hang on to the counter to lift any weight from my leg!)

It was so painFUl to stand on that...

I couldn't walk without yelping! 

So...

We iced the area we thought I injured! (My injury wasn't sensitive to the touch, it was deeper than that so it was hard to find!)

Ouchy!

After a good hour...

We headed out to Starbucks! (I was still in severe pain but thought it would eventually go away - it didn't!)

I had a Non-Fat, Sugar-FUree Caramel Frappuccino!
No whip. Just the fat-FUree milk, coffee, sugar-FUree FUlavoring and Ice.
I had with Red Peppers and a slice of Allegro Cheese.
www.myallegro.ca

We soon left as the pain was unbearable! (So much FU my bright idea!)

After laying down FU a little while...

I made us a quick dinner! (Well, as fast as I could move that is!)

I had Egg Whites  with Basil and Red Peppers
(I cooked them in a pan FUrst) served on Tortilla Shells.
I decided to modify my Pizza from the evening prior.
It was pretty good!

I made SuperFit Pasta with Chicken...

Pretty well the same ingredients as the evening prior.
(I wasn't in the most creative of moods lol)
2 tbsp. of PestoRed Peppers, Mushrooms,
Chili Peppers, Salt and Pepper to taste and of course...
CHICKEN!
I mixed the Spaghetti and Chicken together once they were both cooked.

I timed it well enough so that both our dishes were ready at the same time :)


I also made extras FU SuperFit! (He likes these leftovers!)

It beats a Protein Shake! ;)

The next day...

It was time to go to the Doctors! (It wasn't getting any better!)

After Xrays and a last minute appointment at Physio (I've never been to Physio)...

I left with:

Crutches.

The prognosis was...

I obviously did something to my knee area!

The problem was...

I had referring pain in my leg that it was difFUcult to localize where it was stemming from. 

I was given:

1. Anti-inFUlammatories;
2. A FU exercises to work on from the Physio Therapist; and
3. Crutches.

I was told to:

1. Stay home (FU the remainder of the week);
2. Ice the inFUlammed area; 
3. Come back FU more Physio sessions;

Muscle Contracting Device.
It feels like little electric shocks. 
Another machine with a similar type affect... 
Except it's over ice.

3. Stop weight training FU a week (or until I saw a drastic change in my recovery); and
4. Stop all of my cardio. (Until FUrther notice!)

Translation: 

1. Time off work; and
2. A little dent in my prep (training wise) FU my shoot and in the *CaNdY FiT* Challenge!

Clearly...

I wasn't too thrilled...

Does this look like a happy FU?!
Rhetorical question ;)
Tired and in pain.

But...

Sometimes these things happen and...

can't let them get me down or in the way of life! (I have to be thankFUl it wasn't something worse!)

I'll get back up and Running (literally)!

**As a side note: Neither the Doctor nor the Physio Therapist saw anything wrong in the mileage I've been running (I progressed within the right timelines). The run could have caused/aggravated the injury, which does add some level of fear when I get back into the FUll swing of things! I'm hoping it doesn't happen again because it's deFUnitely not FUn (when is pain FUn?!)! That said, within a FU days of my injury, the Physio Therapist and I were FUnally able to localize the pain (after the swelling had gone down). The good news is: I didn't damage any ligaments. It's a muscle strain in my upper calf, which is the less severe injury of the twoFUew!!!**

Either way...

Never did it cross my mind to give up!

I'm going to continue along (with the adjustments at hand - yep, adjustments) and...

Give 100% of myself to my goal and...

To the *CaNdY FiT* Challenge! (click)

So FU now...

I'm doing what I can and...

DeFUnitely getting some good R&R :)

**Note: I have every intention to continue training FU a half-marathon (once I get the green light to put my runners back on!). But trust me, I'm not rushing into anything beFUre I know I'm ready!**

Questions FU you...

1. Have you ever sustained a sports injury?
2. Did you fear going back to the sport that caused it?
3. Did you ever think of giving up?
4. How did you bounce back from it?

Stay tuned to find out how we made it all work so as not to hinder my progress in my prep on *CaNdY FiT*!

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