Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Roid Rage

I got up early and headed out first thing for my appointment with a sports medicine doc. I grabbed a latte on my way and figured you didn't need to see another coffee picture! I also ate two pastry samples they had sitting out at the cash register. Breakfast of champions!

My appointment turned out very well. They took several x-rays of my foot and knee, which all looked normal. Since I've been battling plantar fasciitis in my left foot for about a year, I've read just about everything online on the topic. One of the last resort treatments is a cortisone injection into your heel and I've heard nothing but declarations of pain regarding this particular shot. One person claimed they screamed so loud everybody in the parking lot could hear them and they then refused to allow their other foot to be injected. Sounds painful.

So, when the doc said he wanted to give me cortisone injections in my knee and my heel I immediately started to sweat. I'm all...."Um, I hear that's painful. Very painful. Is it really necessary? Is it really that painful? How much will it hurt? Will it help me? Can you guarantee it will help? Honestly, don't mess with me, will it hurt really bad?"

Turns out it really wasn't THAT bad. Sure, it hurt. It was mighty unpleasant. He stuck a long, thick needle into the side of my foot, all the way through to the center of my heel and then poked around. But it was nothing a squinchy face and deep breathing couldn't handle. By the time I was done with my appointment I had so much adrenaline running through me that I was a shaky mess.

Anyway, the good news is that the doctor thinks I'll be fine and can resume light running in a few days. Yay! So I celebrated by joining my friends for a non-impact pool run at the gym. I hung around the pool and did some laps and swimming drills, extending my pool workout to about 90 minutes.

My light breakfast, adrenaline filled doctor's appointment and pool workout left me quite hungry. I grabbed a quick lunch of grilled veggie and black bean quesadilla with a plain tortilla on the side. I love Panchero's tortillas -- they cook them fresh so they're warm and doughy. Mmmmmm, carbs.

I found a wifi hotspot and got some work done before heading to my next appointment. By the time I got home at 4pm I was ready for a snack. I had a banana with some almond butter and a Perrier.

For dinner I had a "kitchen sink" salad and a glass of sauvignon blanc.

- spinach
- tomato
- bell pepper
- onion
- apple
- chopped date
- dried cranberries
- toasted almonds
- parmesan
- salt, pepper & balsamic vinegar

And a pineapple chobani for dessert!