October 26th, 2014. The day that’s been plaguing me for more than 9 months now. That was the day I fractured my knee cap. That was my initial injury. I healed fully and got back to running in Janiary 2015. However, I ramped up my speed and mileage too quickly and ended up producing bone marrow edema by the end of the month. Since then I’ve been battling with daily pain and trying to heal this pesky injury in every way possible.
Hey everyone! How are you doing? This week is just FLYING by. In fact the whole summer is. July is practically over and once August hits, it’s all down hill from there. I am NOT ready to go back to school. Definitely one of those people that really enjoys time off.
Come to think of it, this is my last real summer. With senior year coming up and not knowing what I’ll be doing next year, this is potentially my last summer vacation. Woah. That realization just hit me like a ton of bricks! Gotta soak it up as much as I can.
Hey friends! I AM BACK! After a whirlwind 3 days in NYC, I have a lot to share.
Even though I was only there for a short period of time, I got a lot in! Saw some amazing sights, ate some amazing food, and just had a really great time getting away for a bit.
Be prepared. This post is long and picture heavy! But I hope you’ll enjoy reliving my adventure with me.
[Have you entered my HUGE Swanson Vitamins giveaway yet!?]
I have a love-hate relationship with Clean Eating Magazine.
On one hand they have delicious recipes that really align with the way I like to eat. Whole, real foods from the earth with minimal processed and packaged ingredients. They have a lot of great variety in their meals…everything from gluten-free to vegan. Their pictures are drool worthy and I think they have a really great group of health and nutrition professionals on staff. I always find new, fun healthy living products to try in their pages and am I love how they ‘re-do’ traditionally heavy/unhealthy meals. I’m always getting inspiration from their pages.
[Thank you all so much for the responses to yesterday’s post! I am becoming more and more hesitant to get to personal on the blog because of the negative backlash I’ve been facing…but then I get the most amazing feedback form some of you and it brightens my whole day!]
I feel like I live in a happy medium when it comes to taking supplements. Some people are in the GIVE ME ALL THE SUPPLEMENTS mentality…pre-workout, intra-workout, post workout, creatine, BCAAs, etc. And others swear off supplements as unnatural and would rather get all their nutrition from food. Hey, what works for you…works! For me however, I fall somewhere in the middle. I see the merit in using some select products to bolster your health and help you in specific areas of your life, but I don’t think I could ever be someone who gets most of my nutrition from supplements.