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Major meltdown

The running?  It started out ok, and then exactly 1 mile in I felt the familiar tightening in the back of my knee, immediately followed by pain all down the outer side and around the outer side of the knee cap.  Then I threw a minor temper tantrum, the real one I saved for the car, and pulled my headphones out of my ears and threw them against the treadmill.  I walked for another mile, trying to keep myself from bursting into tears the entire time.  Apparently I was not hiding the fact that I was upset very well, because the guy next to me asked me at the end of my lame 25 minutes if I was ok.  I explained that yes, I’m fine just frustrated with some IT band issues I’m having.  He looked at me and said he didn’t know what that was.  I vaguely explained all the while getting angry at this guy, who had just done a pretty major hill run, who did not know what this major tendon in your leg is.  How come he gets to run and I don’t?  And then, while still trying very hard not to cause a very public scene, I sulked over to the mats to stretch and do abs, and who was sitting there?  The ex bf and his friend.  They waved, I waved back, and then got back to pouting.  I managed to get through some crunches and stretching, and then just gave up.  I walked out to the car and then the bf called.  I think I barely got out a “hello” before I started crying.  Not tears of pain, just frustration and anger.  Ugh, even as I write this I want to cry again, but that won’t help  my leg, or will it?

So now I’m at a loss.  I’ve been doing exactly what my doctor recommended, I took three weeks off, I started back slow, I stretch a million times more than I ever did before, I don’t know what else to do.  If anyone has any advice please help me.

Ok, that’s enough complaining from me.  Because of my bad mood, I did not feel like cooking at all, that’s when those frozen pizzas really come in handy.  I poured myself a giant glass of wine, and tossed a White Pizza from CPK into the oven.

This one is definitely my favorite so far.  I added some Turkey Pepperoni for some more flavor.  Then the rest of my night was spent like this, with a glass of wine in my hand.

Do you like how I use an eye mask so that I can tie it around my knee, and still move around? Haha.  I never know where to ice, since even though the pain is in my knee I’m pretty sure it originates where the tightness is in my thigh.  Maybe I should just sit with my whole leg in an ice bath.

So the Olympics are seriously infringing on my sleep, normally I am in bed between 9-9:30 on weeknights, but now I find myself still up watching TV at 11 pm.  Damn you ice dancing, and your late night broadcasts.  Alright, well I hope everyone has a nice day.

Hopefully the day running returns to my life

Well, it’s here.  It has been exactly three weeks since I last stepped foot on a treadmill and gone for a run, and today marks the day I’m allowed to try again.  My Orthopedist recommended no more than 2 miles, so that is the goal, unless I start to feel pain, then I plan to stop immediately.  I’m actually very nervous, because I was having some random pain yesterday, but hopefully with some good stretching before and after it will be alright.

Last nights dinner was my first experiment with Tofu, and while I didn’t mind the Tofu at all, I should have made sure that I like the BBQ sauce I was basing my entire meal around.  It was a sweet southern BBQ sauce, and I hated it.  I managed to eat a little less than half of my pizza before giving up.  That’s what I get for not trying the sauce first I suppose.  Also, sorry for the terrible Blackberry pictures, but I left my camera battery charger in NYC so these will have to do.

It looks good in theory, red pepper, orange pepper, onion, mozzarella cheese, tofu marinated in BBQ sauce, and some blue cheese crumbles.

It’s so sad when you’re looking forward to a meal so much, and it just ends up disappointing you.  But if anyone wants half a BBQ tofu pizza, I have some!  Needless to say after my major dinner fail I was in a super grumpy mood, and still very hungry.  Luckily, my mom called me a few minutes later and asked if I wanted to go grab some dinner with her and her bf, normally I would decline, but I was starving and it was a free meal.  The place we went to is just across the street, an Italian BYOB called Christine’s.  I think my mom likes it because they share a name.  After perusing the menu for a good 20 minutes, I finally decided on the Marinated Chicken Breast with mashed potatoes, asparagus, garnished with tomato bruschetta, and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.  First I enjoyed a warm roll.

When the waitress put my plate in front of me, I couldn’t help but laugh at the size of this dinner platter.

Three chicken breasts?  I mean seriously, who can eat that much.  I asked if she could please just bring a box over now, and I put two of the chicken breasts, and two pieces of asparagus in there to bring home.  One of those breasts of chicken is serving as a nice little wrap for my lunch today.  Um, I could eat mashed potatoes for every meal, as a meal, so there were none of those left.

When I got home, I returned to my Keeping up with the Kardashian’s marathon, and a little USA vs Canada action in hockey.  (Sorry in advance to my Canadian readers) Wooooooooo go team USA!  The bf and I were on the phone during most of that game, and screaming in each others ears every time America scored.  It was special.  I could not believe when that last diving shot at the open net went into the goal.  It was a great game, well played Canada, well played.

The season finale of Kardashian’s was when Kourtney gave birth, and I may have teared up a little, and then got very weirded out by the fact that she helped pull out her own baby.   Is that really allowed?  I don’t think I want to be part of that.  I’m hoping to remember as little about the giving birth process as humanely possible, I definitely don’t want to be my own doctor.

Well, I hope everyone has a great Monday.  It’s the last week of February which means spring is just around the corner, thank god.  I want all this snow that is still on the ground gone!

Elliptical trainer, or torture?

Last night at the gym was like a who’s who of people Kelly used to date.  Always fun right?  Meh, not so much.  Although it was amusing when both of them were working out next to each other.  I actually didn’t mind running into the one, we dated about a billion and a half years ago in high school and are friends now, the other one I see there pretty much every day and we just ignore each others existence.  Gotta love small towns.

After two days in a row, I am officially sick of the elliptical.  I originally had the time set for 40 minutes, but when it hit 30 I couldn’t take it anymore and hopped off.  I made my way over to the stair master and did that for the last 10.  I personally break much more of a sweat on the stair master than the elliptical any day.  Then it was time for more stretching and ab work, I threw in some push-ups yesterday also.  Knee is still feeling pretty good, I took a quick jog to the mailbox last night (where I had the cutest card waiting from my old roomie Jill, thanks Jilly!) and didn’t have any pain so everything is looking good for a Monday return to running.

I had been thinking about last nights dinner all day, and could not wait to go home and make it.  Last time I went grocery shopping I picked up a can of black beans, and still hadn’t used them, and after discovering some frozen chicken in the freezer I knew just what I could make.  A nice chicken, cheese, black bean, and veggie quesadilla.

These tortillas are really small, I couldn’t find the medium size, so instead of just filling half and flipping one side over like I normally would I used one tortilla as the bottom, and another as the top.  On there is the black beans, onion, red pepper, orange pepper, and weight watchers Mexican cheese.

All put together with the chicken added.  I used a reduced sodium packet of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning to flavor the chicken, and a spoon-full of fat-free sour cream on the side for dipping.

And there are leftovers, so tonight’s dinner will probably be some sort of variation of this, involving all the same ingredients.  After dinner I settled in on the couch for a long night of Olympics watching.  I was so happy for Lindsey Vonn and her gold medal!  She was absolutely sobbing when they were trying to interview her.  Sadly I fell asleep before the Halfpipe competition ended, and even know I know the results I’m going to try to watch the video clips at some point today.

Happy Thursday everyone!  Only two more days to get through until the weekend!