Hi there my fave people,
Long time no speak! Well, a total of one whole day; which totally makes me come across as really needy and obsessive… but we all know that my blog is my baby, let’s be honest here. 🙂
Hope you’ve all been well and had a good few days.
Yesterday I had uni (again, lame, I know..) and I had this awkward moment where in our tute we had to chat to someone and then introduce them to the class. The gorgeous Ally, bless her, decided to tell everyone that I basically really wasn’t feeling Journalism, and was jumping out of my skin waiting to transfer at the first possible chance over to Nutrition and Dietetics.
The tutor then said, “Oh, so you can do some writing about health and nutrition; be a journalist specialising in that area!”
She was this really adorable, old Irish lady; and I then had to awkwardly say back, “Um, no… nothing… to do with… writing, really…” Silence ensued, followed by laughter from the whole class. Excluding said cute Irish lady- I think she was a tad confused/in a state of shock that someone might not be head over heels in love with Journalism. Sorry, my bad!
So, let’s bring on that credit average so I can transfer! Which I’ll have to now, considering I can’t show my face around that uni anymore! Thanks Ally, call yourself a best friend?! Ha, I kid. 😛
So as you may know, I was told I had a stress fracture last week, which I’d finally come to terms with and accepted, and I’ve been totally rippin’ up the pool and weights room.
I went to the orthopaedic surgeon last night, and he basically told me that he doesn’t even think it’s a stress fracture (say whaaaat?!) He’s convinced it’s much more likely to be a case of a tendon pulling on the bone, and being inflamed.
I had no idea what to think, as I’ve been under the impression I’ve been dealing with some freak femoral stress fracture since last May; and now this! But, this guy is literally in his mid 50’s, and is the go-to guy in the field- he knows his stuff, and has probably seen a bajillion (and one) cases of both conditions. I have to get an MRI next week to know for sure conclusively, but in a nutshell his feedback was:
- He’s really not concerned, it’s nothing sinister
- It’s probably not a stress fracture (please please let this be true!)
- Apparently it’s not to do with biomechanics, and to prove this he referenced some famous runner who (in his words) runs like a pregnant penguin (touche, touche.. albeit an interesting description?!)
- Keep up the swimming and tell Michael Phelps to watch his back.
- He thinks it was likely caused by increasing my training too much
- The other condition will heal faster than a stress fracture
So that’s that, and I’m crossing my fingers and toes and anything else that is physically possible that it’s this weird tendon thingo that I’ve never head of! (It’s got a really long scientific name that made my head hurt and I can’t remember it..)
Wish me luck! 🙂
I’ve had some pretty amazing eats over the last few days, and because I’m such a compassionate, selfless and generous blogger,who loves to share my food with you (read: make you insanely jealous) I thought I’d hit you with some fantastic piccies!
Best way to start the day: big brekkie & coffee with the family! This was amazing. Ate everything, no problemo 😉
One of my most favourite people, my little brother Wil. I die, this is too cute! He’s learning to be classy and sip his cappuccinos (…okay, babycinos) young 😉 Mum & I are amazing influences, clearly.
I went shopping today for an outfit to wear to two events I’ve got coming up (yes, I’m a tad cheapskate and will use any opportunity to recycle an outfit)
- This was my lunch set-up in the food court: an awesome turkey, cottage cheese and salad sandwich, and my hero and inspiration, Kara Goucher. I borrowed this book today, like the nerd I am, and hope it’s amazing and gives me some good tips. Will do a review after!
Now over to you guys:
What’s your all-time favourite cafe brekfast?
Have you read any fantastic running books you just couldn’t put down?
Who’s your athlete/fitness/sport idol?
Love, Kloe 🙂 x