I knew this little winter break would come to an end soon, but it still managed to sneak up on me. So much so that I forgot to buy a new notebook for my classes, which started Monday.
I’ve really liked having a little extra time during the week and not worrying about how much studying I need to do on the weekends, but I guess I’m ready to get back to it. For those of you that are interested, I’m taking Advanced Nutrition: Protein, Fats and Carbs and Food Writing. A nice balance of hardcore biochemistry and something a little more creative (at least I hope!).
Getting back into the swing of classes also means some tweakage to my schedule – one of my classes ends literally after my usual grandma-like bedtime.
On Sunday I prepped a giant batch of quinoa with some grilled veggies (cauliflower, zucchini, broccoli, red and green bell peppers and crimini mushrooms) and a little fresh sage to package up for dinner all week.
I added in some baked sweet potato, grilled chicken, arugula and goat cheese to the mix
Hopefully I don’t get too sick of eating the exact same thing all week, but it sure is a relief to know I don’t have to worry about making dinner for a while.
This combo of veggies, protein, complex carbohydrate and a little fat is usually my go-to for a quick, healthy meal that is both satisfying and full of nutrients.
The fact that I didn’t lead this post with running means, basically, that I’m having a sad about it. After Saturday’s half, I ran an easy recovery run on Sunday and actually felt great. But Monday morning I visited the treadmill only to be met with some really bad Achilles pain. It came on rather suddenly, and although I kept running for a bit in hopes it would go away, it just got worse.
So I haz a sad. 😦
I think it was the combination of the hills from Saturday’s race and running in older shoes during my recovery run that did it, but who knows, really. I hate being injured, and at this point have no idea how long it’ll take to heal. I plan on cross training and stretching until it feels better, then assessing the situation regarding marathon training. If you have any PT exercises for the Achilles, send ’em my way!
Question: Do you have a quick, go to meal? Have you ever had Achilles problems?