I am currently extremely antsy. I can’t walk properly because of the stabbing pain I get in the balls of my feet with each step. I have been walking on the outer rims of my foot to avoid it and look like I am either special or partaking in some new fitness fad. The culprit? 150 box jumps in my barefoot runners. Yesterday’s workout was
- 800 m run
- 30 24 inch box jumps
- 30 wall balls, 14 lbs
And while it was AWESOME and my heart rate was at its max for ~37 minutes, I shouldn’t have done it in my New Balance Vibram hybrid shoes. That is just too many box jumps for such little foot support. And now I am paying the price :( Has anyone had a similar experience? Any recovery tips? Besides, you know, don’t move…
Moral of the story: Always listen to your body and do not push through the pain.
With the extra I-can’t-work-out time, I will be writing some posts (!), cooking some new recipes, looking more into the NASM personal trainer certification course, reading Outliers, and maybe studying for my Ochem midterm….
One thing to cheer me up?
SUPERBLY DELICIOUS HEALTHY FLUFFY HIGH PROTEIN PANCAKES.
all three pancakes = 1 serving!
Protein pancakes have been all over the blog world for years now and I have resisted making them. I figured they would taste chalky and get that weird protein powder texture that I dislike so much. However, I was feeling too lazy to make a new batch of paleo waffles, so I decided to finally just go for it. I wanted to make the highest protein recipe possible while maintaining the fluffy and lightly sweet pancake texture and taste. They came out perfectly and make SO MUCH FOOD. If you don’t stack them, they cover an entire serving platter. I feel spoiled while I eat them. Like a little fat kid. :)
Protein Pow Pow Pancakes
Recipe: Serves 1!!!!
- 1/2 of a small, ripe banana
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder (~1/4 cup)
- 1 egg
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/4 cup coconut beverage, or almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- stevia, to taste
- dash salt
- slightly less than 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp butter, to grease pan between pancakes
Directions – Mash a banana in a mixing bowl. Add the egg and egg white and mix. Add the protein powder and coconut flour and mix well. Add the coconut beverage, vanilla, stevia, and salt and mix well. Add the baking soda and mix well. Turn on the stove to medium lowish heat and place a pan on the burner. Add enough butter to coat the bottom. Once heated, pour the batter in the pan. When there are LOTS of bubbles, flip the pancake. Repeat until the batter is gone. Serve with grass fed butter, nut butter, grass fed fromage blanc/cream cheese, sugar free maple syrup, shredded coconut, or whatever your heart desires. (I put all of those ingredients on mine this morning. It was glorious.)
These babies are protein powerhouses. They are light enough to deck out with delicious toppings, like butter and syrup, nut butter, or cream cheese.
Check out dese stats (without toppings)!
Make them. Love them. Eat them.
I’m off to do a workout that doesn’t involve my feet. AKA sit ups and back extensions…. forever…