Plans are nice… but sometimes you have to take a little detour.
My “walk 0.25/run 0.25” plan for this week turned into “walk 0.25/run 0.5” on Sunday morning. After the first interval, I just felt like running longer. And it felt good!
The plan my PT gave me is great for easing back into running, but I’ll use it as a guideline rather than a mandate. I won’t rush into running long distances — I’ll just do what feels right for my ankle. The last thing I want to do is reinjure it!
Speaking of veering off of plans… Aaron and I had a big (intentional) Paleo “cheat” day on Saturday:
Breakfast: Pancakes with butter and syrup; cinnamon rolls
Dinner: Macaroni and cheese; pizza (Aaron had not eaten pizza in over a year, and it’s his favorite food!)
Dessert: Dairy Queen cookie dough Blizzards
Holy. Cow. I don’t recommend that anyone eat like this EVER, but I feel like I indulged all of my cravings, and I don’t need to eat any of those things again for a very, very long time!
I predicted that eating those foods would make me feel sick, but I didn’t; I just felt very full and tired. I was extreeeeemely happy to eat Paleo all day on Sunday, and call me crazy, but the Paleo food I ate on Sunday tasted so much better than anything I ate on Saturday. I think my tastes have changed quite a bit.
Now I’m off to my LAST session of physical therapy!