Assessment: 27.5 y/o female with suspected popliteus muscle strain s/p half marathon. Pt. has rested from running for 12 days. Leg pain has decreased significantly. Pt. reports "normalized leg function" prior to stress test this PM.
Intervention: Short, easy run. 3 miles. Speed < normal.
Test Results: Failed. Pain returned. Pain noted as 4 on a 10-point scale.
Tx: Frozen yogurt, yoga, ice, and at least another 7 days off of running.
Sadly my leg is not healed. I ran a really easy 3 miles around my neighborhood. 3 miles was probably more than I should have even attempted! I came home and finished my workout in the yard. Mowing the grass. Naturally. No leg pain there!
I do think I did something to my popliteus muscle. It fits all the descriptions of my symptoms (bending and all). And it seems that I likely injured it because I ran up and down hills too fast, too hard. Races are MUCH harder on the body than training runs!
Mowing the grass was fun. Then I cleaned our kitchen floor and vacuumed. The house is all ready to get this weekend started!!
We had originally planned an elaborate dinner tonight, but Karen was picking us up for fro-yo at 8PM and we wanted to save some room (and time) so I dictated to Matt that we should just make a cold salad from everything in our fridge.
He agreed so long as he could have a Friday night beer And he shared some with me to taste!
Our salad was a total mish-mosh but ended up being GREAT!!
- Half a block of tempeh
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas
- 1/2 bell pepper
- 1 cup cooked malted wheatberries
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 carrot
Plus about a cup of chopped spinach and herbs from our garden – thyme and oregano
I made a honey mustard dressing with equal parts (1 tbsp) dijon mustard, honey, olive oil and lemon juice
And tossed it all together
DELISH! Total texture heaven. (But we agreed goat cheese or feta was sorely missed)
I was THRILLED to find that it’s a serve-yourself style establishment. Love that!!
I sampled all of the flavors in a swish cup (and shared with Matt as I went through) before commitment.
Favorites in order of preference:
- Pineapple (SO GOOD and creamy!!)
- Taro (tropical fun! Kind of like a mild passionfruit?)
- Cookies + Cream
- Hazelnut (it was called something different that I can’t remember)
- Vanilla bean
- Dark Chocolate (just dont’ think this works as fro-yo in general. Not rich enough!)
- Green tea (didn’t not care for that one! Tasted just like tea. If you like green tea, you’ll love it)
Overall all of the flavors were really fun and unique!
The toppings were extensive and awesome
Karen, Matt and I had quite a bit of yogurt! My only complaint about Yoforia is they only had ONE size of cup – and it was huuuuuuuuuge!!! 32 oz!!! This is about the size of my oatmeal bowls – perhaps bigger. I didn’t like eating out of a bowl that large at all. They said it was to prevent toppings from falling on the ground, but I still didn’t like it!
Matt brought a Great Harvest Oatmeal Scotchie to crumble on his (as if we needed MORE toppings!) They are the best of the best GH cookies though!
The innards of my cup: tart, taro and pineapple with tropical fruits, coconut, granola and a few almonds. I’m generally a chocolate crunch kind of girl. I like "desserty" flavors of ice cream and toppings. But tonight I was feelin the fruit! Plus one bite of cookie in the middle!!
Next to Matt’s chocolaty mixture!
I loved the ceiling of the place!
Next Saturday is FREE YOGURT DAY!! Already excited! Charlotte friends – mark your calendars
Going to call it a night and go read my book in bed. SO excited for Saturday!!