Great News

I hope everyone is having a great Monday.  Mine has been full of all sorts of good news so far –

  • I got a 95% on the final and ended up with an A- in Anthropology
  • I finished my first set of Chemistry classes with an A in 102
  • My leg hasn’t hurt for the 3rd day in a row (more on what that means below)
  • Our plans are all set to visit Adam’s brother this weekend

As you might guess, I’m in a pretty good mood 😀  And all good days start with good breakfasts.

Stonyfield Blueberry Fat Free Yogurt with All-Bran Wheat Flakes (my final sample box) and fresh blackberries.

I’m going to be volunteering again for the next three weeks, so after breakfast I headed off to the hospital.  It felt so good to be back I ended up staying long over my time-commitment.

My late lunch was a veggie sensation.

I finally got to try the Nut-Butter Crusted Parsnip Fries blogworld has been raving about.

I tossed 1.5cups of peeled and chopped ‘snips in 2T of SunButter, then sprinkled them with salt and baked at 400* for 30minutes.  Here is the original recipe.  Angela was right, they are life-changing; I want to eat this every day!

I also had 1/2 cup of vegetarian baked beans.

Eat More Veggies Tip # 1 – Don’t be afraid to test their versatility, most veggies can go savory or sweet.

Eat More Veggies Tip # 2 – Canned veggies are just as healthy, and because they are non-perishable to easy to always have them on hand.

While I wait for lunch to digest, I will tell what about what I consider to be the best news of all: I can run again!!!!!  My doctor told me that my leg wouldn’t stop hurting until the fracture was fully healed, so 3 days without pain should mean I’m good to go.  I want to be able to keep running, so I’m going to be VERY careful.  i.e. –

  • icing as much as possible
  • stretching every day
  • working on leg strength training 3x a week
  • never running 2 days in a row
  • taking things really really slowly.  This first week I’m only going to let myself run for 5minutes.  And I’m not going to cross-train either until I’m sure I’m really healed.

So in just a bit I’ll be off to the gym, so exciting!  I’ll let you know how it goes over dinner.

Veggies eaten so far today:  2cups

Gotten any good news lately you’d like to share?  Brag away!

6 thoughts on “Great News

  1. Oooh I’ve never heard of the nut butter parsnip goodies…looks like a must try!

    Hooray for no pain and running!! That is great news!! My good news is that I’m leaving work in 10 minutes and walking home.

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