There is no other way to put it, injuries are devastating. I managed to injure my ankle tonight while hopping off the treadmill. I had just run 2.85 miles in 33 minutes (walked part of that time as warm up/cool down). I felt fine the whole time on the treadmill. When I stepped off the back, my left ankle gave out on me. This is the ankle that has an old break in it from an injury that occurred about four years ago now. Amazing how it just keeps creeping back up. Anyway, I fell down to the ground and felt awful. The pain surged up my leg and I instantly was depressed about what had just happened. A nice guy lifting weights asked me if I was ok and I thanked him for asking. I walked it off and felt a little better. I also stretched and took off my shoe to see how it felt. The pain was really bad so I just decided to leave and get home ASAP to ice it.
Luckily I had a paradice pack in the freezer and a good nurse to help me feel better just by petting his cute little face.
Breakfast: honey nut cheerios and coffee
Snack: Almond Latte and Blue Diamond raw almonds
Lunch: lemon chobani with strawberries (such a good combination); a bagel thin with pb & j, a string cheese and an unpictured nutella cookie.
Dinner: since my foot was killing me, I warmed up the rest of the beer battered tofu and chowed down. I also had Stonyfield plain yogurt with Kashi cocoa granola and chia seeds.
My goal is to read A Homemade Life or an e-book tonight and catch up on my google reader, so off I go.
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Tagged 10k training, almond latte, ankle injury, biking, broken ankle, chia seeds, Coffee, Honey Nut Cheerios, Kashi cocoa granola, lemon chohani, pardice pack, raw almonds, running, Stonyfield plain yogurt, strawberries, string cheese, YMCA
The Indian cooking class I took last night was fun. It was more of a demonstration than a hands-on class. I definitely feel more empowered to cook Indian food now that I watched her make the recipes. I honestly felt a bit intimidated by cooking Indian food prior to this class, so I am glad my goal of feeling more comfortable was met.
The teacher made many vegetarian recipes over the course of 2.5 hours: apple chutney, vegetable korma, walnut and coriander raita, dal makhani, and basmati rice. She bought onion naan and warmed it in the oven while everything else cooked.
We were served a generous portion of food at the end too. My favorite was the apple chutney. I went back for more of that and the vegetable korma.
The teacher gave us a nice list of ethnic grocery stores in the area and I can’t wait to check some of them out. Her favorites seemed to be Best Foods. Her favorite Indian restaurant is Royal India, which is also becoming our favorite, along with our other fav, Taj Mahal in Hales Corners.
As everyone was leaving the class, I felt really bad because no one asked the teacher if she needed help cleaning up. Sure we paid for class, but I thought the least someone could do was help clean up. I felt this need to help out and I stuck around another 25 minutes or so to wash all of the dishes. The teacher was so appreciative and gave me a big hug at the end. If I were her, I wouldn’t have wanted to cook for two and a half hours and then clean up for another hour, plus unload all of those ingredients back at home.
For the sake of time, I won’t post the recipes from class tonight. Instead, I’ll make some of them soon and post as I make them!
Do you like Indian food? If so, what is your favorite dish? Mine is still paneer tikka masala with a mango lassi.