Thanks to all of you who have sent goodies and well wishes in regards to my foot injury. It's been tough the last couple of days, but I really appreciate the love.
I haven't discussed what I did, so I'll do it now:
On Sunday, I was getting ready for church, and my clothing garment was stuck at the back of the dresser drawer. I pulled the drawer out, laid it on my lap, and retrieved the garment. As I was putting the drawer back into the dresser, it fell and landed on the top of my foot. Swell, bruising, and throbbing happened quickly. For the remainder of the day, I iced and propped it up.
After a few days of crutches, a boot, and no improvement, I decided to see an orthopedic specialist to see what, if any, damaged had been done. Unfortunately, since there are so many bones in one's foot (and they overlap each other), the only way I could know the extent of the damage without a doubt would be to have an MRI. Considering those aren't cheap and provided that my exam showed no displacement of bones, he decided to boot it for two weeks. I also have physical therapy exercises to do twice a day.
On May 30th, I will see him again to see if things are going well. If I don't have any pain, I assume I will be allowed to exercise again. If pain is still present, I will have another x-ray along with an MRI.
I have mixed emotions. I have two 5K races in July. If it heals, I'm looking at about a month and a week for training. This frustrates me as I really want 3.1 miles to be a distance I can fully run.
However, I'm beginning to look at this situation as a blessing. Lately, I've had no energy or motivation to eat clean or workout. These next two weeks give me the opportunity to really focus on nutrition. I'm looking to take out both gluten and sugar out of my diet. With those two gone, I'm hoping to renew both my energy and motivation.
Right now, my issue is commitment. I'm not good at it when it comes to a healthier lifestyle. I always find excuses for not exercising or eating healthy. My hope is that maybe it will become a habit by May 30th.
As for eating healthy, any favorite breakfast, lunch, or snacks you'd like to share?