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Back on the Mat

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! 😀

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Jen September 23, 2010, 9:14 am

    Yay! I’m sorry about the run, but it sounds like you’re on the road to recovery. I’m glad you finally got to do some yoga, I know you missed it. Fingers crossed that you keep healing!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life September 23, 2010, 3:13 pm

    I’m sorry about your hamstring, I hope it gets better.

    • Jen September 23, 2010, 3:14 pm

      Thank you, Cyndi! It’s feeling better every day!

  • natalie (the sweets life) September 24, 2010, 9:36 am

    bc of vacation i’m SO behind on my google reader so i’m just now reading about your hamstring. ugh injuries suck and i can totally relate. i’m good this time around but last summer i tried to train for a marathon and was forced to stop thanks to knee pain. i had all sorts of imbalance and tightness issues and seriously thought my running days were over. hang in there!!

    ps. that israeli dish looks awesome! we’re loving eggs lately!

  • Jen September 24, 2010, 2:51 pm

    Sorry about the hamstring 🙁
    Lunch looks fantastic!


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