Tuesday, March 29

Holy Cow! It's been awhile!

I had forgotten about this blog and then I got a comment today and thought I should probably update. I have had one injury after another since the half marathon I completed in 2009.

Being a new marathoner, I didn't know that you should stay off your feet after you finish a race. I also didn't know that you should keep good shoes on for a couple weeks while your feet heal from the abuse of the race.

Subsequently, I cracked my heal walking barefoot on my hardwood floor a few days after the race. Total bummer! Had some trouble with my foot, my knee, and my hip on and off. Then I was just getting ready to start training for another half marathon when I got tangled up with the dog on her leash and took a fall, badly twisting my leg.

For now, I don't know how bad I messed up my leg. I'll go back to the doctor in a couple weeks and get an MRI to see if I tore the cartilage. What a pain! It's pretty tricky playing mom when you can't really walk.

So even though my exercise has been compromised quite a bit in the last couple years, at least my diet is good. The down side.... turning 40 and being pre-menopausal makes it almost impossible to keep your weight down. I think the only way it works is if you can exercise. So while I might eat really well, I still have some extra weight on me. But at least it's not a lot.

I found I have some food allergies - gluten, dairy, and egg - so I eat mostly fresh stuff. It's just easier. Processed foods and prepackaged foods tend to have stuff in them that I can't eat, so I just cook fresh.

I gotta be honest, though... sometimes I just don't feel like cooking a meal. Okay... really honest? I often don't feel like cooking a meal. But if I want to eat, I have to do something, so I try to keep salad stuff on hand and tortilla chips. Cuz let's face it.... sometimes we just have to have some snack food.

Phew! That was a whole lot of blah, blah, blah while I summed up the last couple years. I'm going to try to be better with this blog, since I am constantly working on eating healthy and finding good recipes and sometimes even making some up. Maybe I'll post my risotto recipe. I have a great one that I threw together. Love, love, LOVE it!

When my leg is feeling better, I just might have to make it... :)

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