I haven’t gone for my walk yet today, but I wish I could run instead. There’s a half marathon in town, and I know three people running it. It seems like as soon as I finished my first half marathon, I was already itching to do another.
Something else was going on when I finished my first half marathon, and it was the same thing forcing me to stick to LiveFit’s no-cardio rules. Hip Pain. Running was painful. After the race, sitting and walking were painful too. I’ve taken a significant amount of time off from cardio, but the pain flared up during my Thursday walking warm up (leg day was Wednesday.) It was small, but it was still scary.
When do you go to the doc? I don’t want to pay for someone to say 1)” I’m not sure what’s wrong with you” and/or 2) “Stay off it for a month or two.” Then again, I know I won’t stay off it long on my own without a “professional” ordering me to do so.
- Thoughts? Ever dealt with hip pain?
On a lighter note, I get more protein oats today. Yeeheewwww! There’s not so much a “recipe” for them as much as just a simple how-to. I mean, it’s really just throwing stuff together, and because I can’t stand long ingredient lists, this one has a whopping total of four.
Half a cup of old fashioned oats, half a cup of frozen berries, one scoop of vanilla protein, and 1 tsp flax. (You know, just to get things moving in the morning.)
Drown your oats in about 3/4 cup water. The amount of water is really personal preference and depends on how long you let the oats rest. Just be sure to add a wee bit more than you would for regular oats. Microwave this for one minute. Then stir in protein and ground flax.
Microwave the mix for another minute. You could eat it immediately, but I recommend letting it rest 10 minutes. The final semi-spongy product reminds me of a muffin, but not really. It also reminds me of cobbler, my favorite dessert, but then again, not really. Anyway – it’s good. It’s healthy. Eat it.
- What’s your favorite go-to breakfast?