The fitness highlight of the week was definitely running a half marathon with my Dad on Saturday, and then a 5k recovery run with the BF on Sunday. I took Monday off, did some strength Tuesday, and then something happened on my run Wednesday that left me unable to stand up straight/put pressure on my right leg.
I ended up going to my favorite chiropractor Thursday morning. After his evaluation he concluded I was suffering from sacroiliitis (issue with the SI joint.) It's the same thing that I went in to see him originally for two years ago. I feel okay sitting or laying down, but the second I put pressure on my right leg to stand it feels like there is a baseball deep in my right glute that's on fire. He told me to stay off my feet, heat my butt, and take advil until the pain goes away. Then, wait 2-3 more days until I run again. I think you all can guess how much I loved that prescription. Going to the chiropractor always makes me feel incredibly sleepy after. He adjusted both sides of my lower back, and my mid-to-upper spine area as I always have horrible tension there. I may try for a short slow run on Sunday.
Classes started this week. Even though this will be my 7th year of teaching I still get nervous before the first day, so I wore my 26.2 necklace to remind me of other things I've been able to accomplish. One of my favorite professors in grad school said that the moment you stop getting nervous before the first day, is the moment you should stop teaching. So true!Thanks to the crazy polar vortex I've been spending a lot of time cuddling with this guy to steal his body heat. He loves it when I hold him like a baby, and he gets to pet my face. All bundled up! It breaks my heart to hear about people leaving their pets outside in freezing temperatures. I couldn't sleep at night knowing Salem was out in the cold!Since I quit my fulltime job to teach more I've been slacking on my weekly food prep. I work from home a few days a week so I don't have as much of a need to cook ahead on the weekends, but I'm finding myself grazing more often and not making real 'meals' as opposed to just plates full of snacks for lunch and dinner. It's not the healthiest thing possible, so I'm going to try to get back into the habit of meal prepping. I picked up a few groceries from the store yesterday to prep to hold me through until Sunday night. With it being so chilly outside I try to use the oven more to help heat the house and I picked up a ton of veggies to roast. This weekend, as with every weekend lately, rain is on the agenda putting a literal damper on my plans to go camping sometime. Given my inability to run I think the rain may secretly make me feel better knowing other people who don't have baseballs in their butts can't run either. I suspect it will turn into a cook-at-home/movie weekend, which is far from the worst thing that could happen. We went and saw Wolf of Wall Street last weekend and I was blow away by how funny it was. It's extremely vulgar, so don't go see it with a parent if you ever wan to look them in the eyes again, but it's one of the best movies I've seen in the theater in years.
What's the last great movie you saw?
What do you do for fun when it's raining all weekend?