And just like that…
Matt raked and mowed the lawn AND all the leaves with it. Sadness. I was not expecting that. I miss the leaves.
Before the yardwork and after a few hours on the computer, we set out on a 7 mile run. 7 miles because the route we picked just happened to be that long and there were no shortcuts.
About 1.5 miles in, I ran up a hill on my toes and heard one of my post-surgery traumatized tendons say “NO YOU DIH-ENT!”
Apparently he is still mad from Monday’s Athletic Conditioning class, which was spent almost entirely hopping on my toes. My surgery foot rarely flares up these days, but high heels and toe exercise usually leave it stiff. There was no pain when I left, but the tendon tightened up a lot on that hill and we turned that run right around and headed back home. Thankfully we weren’t far! By the time we were back I had jogged it off, but I am not one to mess with injuries so I went inside and did yoga instead. The tendon will be back to normal in a another day or so of non-toe exercise and flats.
I did about 20 minutes of a Dave Farmar podcast. Wishing I had done more, but my mind was unsettled and I couldn’t stop thinking about lunch.
Did a couple of these on my own flow and called it a wrap.
I considered helping Matt with the leaves, but somehow I ended up just soaking up the sun on the porch for a bit.
And then reading about yellow curry.
And then showering and making a Hugh Jass salad for lunch!
Spinach, veggies, garbanzo beans, leftover brussels with some Perfect Pear Red Pepper + Pear dressing.
Plus a real perfect pear! Sprinkled with cinnamon (and shared with the husband)
And a hunk of bread with Crofter’s and some coconut butter melt. Best part of lunch!
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Real Time Farms – farm info!
Curry Kay Designs – I want all of these!!
Allison K says
So..what is the difference between coconut butter and coconut oil?
Pulverized meat vs. pressed-out oil
Coconut butter is tastier 🙂
Jessica @ The Process of Healing says
You’re right…injuries are definately not to be messed with! I’m sure you’ll be feeling all better asap!
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun says
Good job listening to your body. Sometimes I’m so stubborn with that. It’s the best thing to do though.
I took up running two months ago, and my biggest fear is a major injury like yours!
Chelsea @ Strawberry Sweat says
Good thing you weren’t far from home!! Hopefully the yoga helped.
Its a bit weird still seeing pictures of fall leaves–everything is covered in snow here!
megan @ whatmegansmaking says
smart idea turning back! Hope it feels fine tomorrow 🙂
chelsey @ clean eating chelsey says
Ouch! I hope you didn’t pull anything!
Cailin @ Stir Crazy says
Sitting on the porch vs. raking… sounds like a no-brainer! Your salad looks filling and delicious. Hope your discomfort isn’t serious. Yoga sounds like it was the right choice.
Melissa @ HerGreenLife says
Speaking of links and likes, I’ve been trying to remember the name of a local food website where small growers can post what they have for sale and other people can search and find out what’s available in their area. I think it’s nationwide. Does anyone know what I’m talking about?
Hmmm I can’t think of that off the top of my head…
Michele @ Healthy Cultivations says
That “Hugh Jass” term cracks me up every single time I read it.
And yoga tends to cure many things that ail us.
I really like the colors of the leaves in autumn, but unfortunately where I live there aren’t many trees…The salad that you have prepared looks delicious!
Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat says
Oooh yummy lunch! Speaking of designs, I LOVE the pattern on your living room furniture!!
coconut butter + crofters sounds AMAZING! such a delicious looking lunch! love the leave photos
Honey B. says
Hugh Jass! Ha! I LOVE that!! New one for me…
OK how the FREAK do you get your photos to look so stunning?! Seriously. I would love to know!! I am gaining more and more respect for good photos.
This is so inspiring, really. I am SO proud of you for stopping the run and doing something else. I am MUCH better than I used to be but I am a classic “run through the pain’ sufferer. I just. don’t. want. to. stop. running. And then what happens? The injury gets so bad you… CAN’T RUN. Good for you, such a great example.
Thank you!! I think the secret is just natural light!! And a bit of photo editing afterwards to brighten them up a bit. And pretty food! But I’m really not that much of a photography expert technically 🙂
Kath, I am going to second Angela – beautiful living room furniture! Care to disclose the brand?
They were custom made for Karen in the 90s, but I love them too 🙂 Thanks!
Mama Pea says
Just finishing a Hugh Jass myself. Glad to know they are back in fashion 🙂
Your hunks of bread with jam always have me craving that! Mmmm.
Oh no! I hope that tendon calms down and stops talking to you in such an angry voice.
Still, you got some good stretching in.
Lunch looks great. You’re making me hungry as usual.
I JUST recently saw Crofters in one of the stores locally. Amazing it takes so long to
get to Upstate.
Heather (Heather's Dish) says
i could really go for a sun-drenched porch right about now 🙂
Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) says
I laughed when I read you were on the porch and Matt was doing the yard work!! Way to put your man to work!! Lol.
Mary @ Bites and Bliss says
Hope your tendon feels better!! Good idea turning to yoga to help out 🙂
Namaste Gurl says
Please share where you get your salad bowls from and super cute spoons– love ALL your dishes. I’m an Anthropology and Pottery barn kind of a girl, so yesterdays dishes hooked me in 🙂
Thanks! They’re a mish-mosh. This bowl is Crate + Barrel. Most of our white ones are PB. I have a handful of Pier1, C&B, and a few randoms.
Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather says
Pears are so delicious! That dressing sounds tasty.
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
This reminds me we need to rake our leaves up!
Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks says
I just got back from a run. I almost always run completely flat routes because I’m not a very experienced runner and also since I’m carrying some extra weight right now, inclines are a struggle. Today, however, I saw a hill and said, ‘Gee, that’s not so bad. Think I’ll run up there for a block.’
My entire body yelled: “NO YOU DIH-ENT!”
Oh yes I did, body, oh yes I did.
I’m glad I’m not the only one who backs out on yoga and running sometimes. If I’m not feeling any other exercises, I’ll stick it out, but there’s just something about those two that makes you not want to go on for one second longer if you’re not into it.
Looks like you definitely have more sun that we do here in Oregon. It looks downright gloomy out! I kind of love it though 🙂
Yay for being safe and hope you heal up quick. Yummy yoga, too. 😀
Love ya, Kath!
Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) says
I hear ya on the pain from surgical site. My abdomen is killing me today. I don’t know if I did something weird when I worked out or if I am just getting older and the weather is affecting it. Either way, it puts a damper on my performance! Lunch looks perfect with the perfect dessert!
Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen says
Mmmm the bread, coconut and jam looks so delicious!!
miss doing yoga with you!!
Amy at The Scene From Me says
Ahh, fall is slowly fading away. First the leaves go, the then cooler weather turns to cold frigid weather and the days get shorter with less light.
Your meals always are so well put together. The bread and toppings sound delicious!
Cheers to you and hoping your toe gets better soon Kath!
Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) says
I hope your foot is feeling back to normal tomorrow! I had achilles tendonitis a few years back, and occasionally (very occasionally) it will flare up on a hill as well. I’m glad to hear you listened to your body and trotted right back home to do some yoga! 😀
holly @ couchpotatoathlete says
I think the bread + crofters piece looks so amazing. I love jam on toast!
I hope your foot feels better soon!
Maddie (Healthy Maddie) says
Sorry about your foot! It’s good you didn’t put it too far. Yum, your lunch looks good and yoga sounds fabulous.
Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine says
Coconut butter + Crofter’s superfood on millet bread is one of my favorite sandwich combinations EVER. Which reminds me that it’s been way too long since I’ve had it!!
I have an old injury that flares up occasionally too…so annoying!! Hope all is well tomorrow 🙂
I have an old ankle injury that sometimes flares up 🙁
The salad looks delicious!!!
I get so annoyed when something flare up mid run! I am glad you got your rest in 🙂
[email protected] says
I can definitely appreciate the listening to your body approach these days! There were days I would have just ran right through the pain… sooooo silly!
Your lunch looks delicious! Hope your foot feels better!
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin says
I think your tendon flare up was definitely an excuse for you to chill out on the porch while Matt raked. 😉 I hope a few days of rest will help it go away!
my toe had been giving me trouble all month & i finally had surgery on it (ingrown toe nail, I get one about every 2 years so the dr finally just killed the root. is that too much info?) anyway, i can’t wait for it to heal so i can run again! hope yours does better too 🙂
faith @ gracefulfitness says
That pumpkin tower is kinda hilarious.
Don’t hurt yourself, I’m sure the yoga helped.
I love how inventive you are with your leftovers! I always just end up eating leftovers in the exact same way I had them the first night….
Love, love, love the aprons. Who says you can’t look cute and cook at the same time? Thanks for the inspiration.
hello! i have a question and i am sorry if you have answered it before. how come you don’t love onions because they give you stank breath, but it seems that you love love love garlic gold, which i’m guessing gives you stank breath? thank you!! love your blog!!!!!
Well to put it so bluntly, no, Garlic Gold doesn’t lead to bad breath because the garlic is ROASTED. It’s raw things that I don’t like the most.