I set my alarm for 5:30 this morning with plans to go to a yoga class before work. When the alarm went off I decided to sleep until 6:15 and test out my hamstring with an easy run instead. I set out with Sullie for an easy, slow three-miler…and I’m sad to report that I could feel the hamstring pain the whole time. I was happy just to be out there though.
Let’s not dwell on that. I’m still thinking positively. I’m feeling no pain other than when I run so that’s a step in the right direction.
Skipping ahead to lunch.
I picked up new Trader Joe’s brand veggie burgers yesterday and tested one out for lunch today. The verdict? It had a much different taste than the Amy’s burgers that I usually buy but in a good way. These burgers are not bean based. The only real complaint that I had was that the texture was a little mushy and it squished out the sides a little when I bit into the bun.
After work I had another appointment for my hamstring. I experienced my first ever chiropractic adjustment. It was quick and painless. I did learn that one of my legs was slightly longer than the other due to my hip unevenness so we worked on that a bit. Also, apparently I am just one ball of tightness – why do I carry around so much tension!? After the adjustment I had more electrotherapy.
Then this happened.
I was in need of a yoga practice in a bad way. I longed to be on my mat all day. I went to a hot vinyasa class (it was totally cleared by the doctor at my appointment) and just took a lot of modifications, used a block and didn’t do anything that hurt even slightly. I felt a million times better when I left. I sweated out a lot of stress and anxiety and just tried to reconnect with my body.
Dinner tonight was leftover shaksuka.
I know the picture isn’t stellar. I need to set up a light box since we eat so late and it’s getting dark earlier. The shaksuka was even better tonight – the flavors had really developed.
Hope you all had a great day. We’re over the hump and the weekend is in sight! 😀