Today has been one of those days when everything I do seems to be cursed *sigh* And to make things worse, there is some weirdness happening with my right knee that is stressing me out. A weird sensation, like a deep bruise on the top, inside edge of my knee started out of nowhere yesterday afternoon. I hadn't hit it on anything and had felt no pain during my exercise that morning. As the day went on it felt worse whenever I bent my knee but otherwise there was no pain. I consulted my Doctor, otherwise known as Google and got the (self)diagnosis of 'fluid on the knee'... Hurrah! I blamed Ripped in 30 and all of the squats Jillian had been making me do.
I rested it for the rest of the day, applied ice and put on a compression bandage overnight.
Luckily, today was an 'off-day' from RI30 but it was long run day and even though my knee felt fine with walking and running on-the-spot, I wasn't sure how it would hold up to 12km. I decided to play it by ear and headed out. I always get some slight stiffness in my knees towards the end of a long run and I was happy to find that I felt no other discomfort. What I did find however, was that the constant stress of 'waiting' for my knee to start hurting exhausted me mentally and I really had to play mind games with myself for the last 5kms.
I got home and elevated the knee while icing it in a compression bandage. It was still tender when I bent it but otherwise fine... Then Danny needed some help with the flooring in the kitchen. I knelt down to help and WOW... It was like a hot knife had been slowly pushed into my knee and it almost brought tears to my eyes. I felt sick...
Now I have to wait... More icing, more elevation, more compression and a re-assessment in the morning. It's been a few hours and it is feeling a lot better but I am just so crabby about it! I just want a solid month where my body doesn't crack a nar-nar with me! *sigh*
Before my day had turned to poo, I had big plans to do a post that detailed one day of eats for me on the FFJ Plan. Dicky knee and bad attitude or not, I was still going to do it!
So I present to you, one day of FFJ Eats and Treats
Being a Monday - Long Run Day - The 'feeding schedule' gets adjusted a little to allow for things like food settling before a run (I need at least an hour) and, of course, the fact that on some days off I like to get out of bed a little later than normal.
Wake Up! 7.30am (That's a sleep-in around here!)
2 pieces multigrain toast with ABC Spread
Melrose ABC Spread is a natural nut butter made from almonds, brazil nuts and cashews! It makes for a nice change from peanut butter.
9am - Running Fuel
On long-run days I take a GU with me. It serves as both fuel and incentive :) I had this at 6km.
GU Gel Vanilla Bean Flavour
So after waiting an hour after eating before heading out into the freezing cold for a 12km run (burnt 1,100 calories) I was more than happy to come home to a warm breakfast!
Quaker's Golden Syrup Quick Oats
11am - Showered, dressed, HUNGRY!
I find that I have to force myself to eat straight after a run but by the time Lunch No.1 rolls around, a mere hour later, I am FAMISHED!
One slice multigrain toast
Handful Rocket (Arugula)
SPC Spaghetti (Rich Tomato) 220g
(This orange was AWFUL so I switched it out for some trail mix!)
3.30pm - Grumpy because of knee, dodging Danny renovating
I'd gone to the supermarket to buy some decent citrus! I was so pissy making this lunch, especially when that stupid patty started to fall apart when I tried to flip it *grrr*
Mixed Stir-Fry Vegetables with Soy Sauce
Sanitarium Lentil Pattie
Carmen Cranberry and Nut Bar
Happy Herbivore Vegan Yoghurt (recipe here)
4pm - Side-swiped by a Snack-Attack
I mentioned in my week one FFJ re-cap, the more active weekend days tend to find me hungrier than during the week. I quelled this afternoon's snack-attack with popcorn, made oil-free in the microwave.
One cup air-popped Pop Corn
7pm - Dinner Time!
Wow! That looks like a lot of food piled onto my plate! The big bowl in the background wasn't mine LOL
Mixed Stir-Fry Vegetables with Soy Sauce
Large handful rocket (arugula)
Masala Baked Tofu (from Appetite for Reduction)
Quinoa and Toasted Cumin Salad (from Appetite for Reduction)
TOTAL CALORIES = 2,106
NET CALORIES* = 1,006
*Calories in minus exercise
I might have another coffee before bed (decaf!) because it just feels like a '3-coffee' kind of day. But that is a look at a pretty standard FFJ Day. My favourite food of the day? The Masala Baked Tofu for sure... Yum!
Any ideas what could be going on with my knee? Stupid bloody thing :(
What delicious things did you eat today?