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“Not by The Hairline Fracture on My Shinny Shin Shin!”

Posted Apr 08 2010 7:03pm

Happy Thursday everyone! Oh boy, I can almost taste the weekend.

This morning, however, I tasted some yummy strawberry-banana oats for breakfast:

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The Oats:

1/2 Cup Rolled Oats

3/4 Cup Water

1/2 TBS Chia Seeds

Vanilla Nu Natural Stevia Drops

Sliced Strawberries

Teensy Sprinkle of Golden Raisins

1 Banana, Mashed and Melted In

1 TBS Chunky Peanut Butter

After getting the kids off to school, I was stoked to head out in the 80 degree weather for a decent run. However, I encountered a bit of a hiccup that’s making me reevaluate my running routine.

I have this theory that every runner has their own share of unique challenges. For some, it’s their IT Band, Knees, back, foot, heel, ankle, etc. For this gal, it always has been shin splints. The word shin has become a four letter word to me in ways that aren’t the obviously literal. For the past couple weeks, my inner right shin has been acting up big time. Despite spoiling my feet with new running sneakers, the pain just won’t subside. I attribute a lot of my problem to wearing my old running shoes way beyond their expiration date, running outdoors (and on hard pavement) again, and not stretching enough. After a painful 3 mile run/walk in Central Park, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m going to need to rest these weary legs. I’ll go back to spinning, the stairmaster, light walking, and the elliptical until my right shin stops acting up. The last thing I want is to exacerbate the injury and have it morph into a stress fracture.

After my so-so run, I came home and had a small cup of raisin cinnamon granola and soymilk for a snack:

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Lunch was more like breakfast, which is always ok in my book:

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Sweet Potato Spinach Hash

Fuji Apple

Afternoon snackage included an iced coffee and a cameo apple picked up at the Lincoln Center Farmer’s market.

Dinner was simple, as I wasn’t in the mood to make my kitchen messier than it already is:

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Ezekiel English Muffin, Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge, Sriracha Sauce, Amy’s Veggie Burger

Carrot Fries & Ketchup

Dessert was fun and delicious:

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1/3 Cup Chobani Plain Greek Yogurt

Sliced Strawberries

Chocolate Syrup

1 TBS Blue Diamond Honey Almond Butter

That filled me up quite nicely as I filled my mind with information while watching this fascinating NOVA episode on the human mind. I heart neuroscience.

Calorie total for the day:

2010

Have you ever experienced shin splints? How have you prevented/treated them?


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