I didn’t end up going to cycling this morning – instead I decided to attempt a run. I definitely still had pain (inside of right knee/butt), but it wasn’t awful. I stretched very well and used the foam roller before hand. I also walked for a few minutes before I began running in order to warm up. The more I pay attention to my body, the more I am convinced that I’m dealing with a soft tissue injury and not a stress fracture. However, I’m not a doctor so I guess my upcoming x-ray will let me know for sure. I have my first physical therapy session next Tuesday, the x-rays next Wednesday, and a follow-up with the Sports Doc. Anyway, I’m happy to report that I didn’t have any post-run pain. I spent most of the day walking and being active and this really helps reduce the stiffness and tightness.
After my run I grabbed some coffee and a banana.
I met up with Rachel around 11am and we were both HUNGRY for brunch. I’ve never eaten at Le Pain Quotidien so my sister was a good sport and agreed to go with me. I started off with a unsweetened mint-chamomile iced tea and chose the avocado tartine as my main dish. The tartine was a french-style open faced sandwich – whole wheat bread, mashed avocado, sesame seeds, nori seaweed, and diced tomato.
Rachel ordered the smoked chicken, gruyere cheese, and pesto tartine. I tried a wedge and it was delicious!
After brunch, we headed down to Union Square. The Farmer’s Market was overflowing with goodies and we picked up some Deep Mountain Vermont Maple Sugar Candy. It tasted just like sugar cubes!
I also picked up some radishes. After reading about Molly Wizenberg’s love of salted radishes on top of bread and butter I knew I had to try it for myself!
We walked from Union Square down to St. Mark’s Place and happened upon a street fair. Rachel filled up an icy cold mug of vanilla cream soda at Wild Bill’s. I had a taste – the vanilla flavor was very pure and delicious!
After our 2pm yoga class (very sweaty today!), we headed back to the street and split a banana-nutella crepe. The nutella was melt-y and SO good. Yum.
After a looong walk through the West Village and into Chelsea, Rachel and I hopped on the subway and headed uptown for dinner. We met Joe at one of my favorite places – Chipotle! I ordered an unsweetened iced tea/lemonade mix and the burrito salad – romaine lettuce, diced tomatoes, 3 types of salsa, black beans, barbacoa, and a sprinkle of cheese. It was full of veggies, protein, and fiber. It made my stomach very happy :-)
Once Rach and I got back to my apartment, we put in a very cheesy chick flick (The Christmas Card) and ate some yummy Reese’s peanut butter cup ice cream for dessert. Now I’m off to bed – tomorrow is another busy day!