Figured I'd post on my journal even though there's not much to post as I'm still nursing my bum ankle which doesn't hurt as much as last Sunday, but still get twinges here and there so still taking it easy. Didn't do the stairs at all Monday which killed me but did do them Tue, Wed & Thu, and did allright but had to gently walk down them which took forever and didn't do nearly half as many as I'd liked to have but reminded myself I was in healing mode.
Healing mode hasn't been that bad actually as I've been forcing myself to get at least 8 hours sleep a night which my body agrees with. My diet's been 100% spot on with an emphasis on more Omega threes from Salmon and Chia Seeds as well as a nightly portion of chicken broth. Why chicken broth you ask? Why I'll tell you. Broth has collagen and anti inflammatory benefits which makes it worth its weight in gold to me. I always have some on hand and keep them in individual freezer bags in the freezer and take them out whenever I feel a cold coming on or an injury. Making it is super easy too as all I do is put the bones in the crock pot, cover with water, add a little apple cider vinegar and let it simmer on low for 24 hours. Strain, refrigerate until solid and then voila, broth on demand and in nifty single servings. I've also been increasing turmeric in my diet and according to Zach Bitter it does help with injuries and part of his protocol. Will be interesting to see how Zach treats the Achilles flareup he got his weekend after Breaking yet another record in the ultra-running community. Another staple I've been having is my nifty coconut hot chocolate (ingredients in the photo above). So easy to make and super delicious. 1 cup coconut milk, 1 heaping teaspoon cocoa power, dash cinnamon, dash vanilla and a teaspoon of raw honey, warm it up and you have a great cup of cocoa that's not only delicious but healthy too. Not sure if it will help my ankle but its helped my spirits and my throat which has been sore lately due to allergies.
I got home all excited and decided to do a video demo for my large blogging audience plus YouTube as there are not that many unassisted pull-up videos on there so wanted to demo and promote them as I consider pull ups, push ups and dips to be the three most vital upper body exercises one can do and beats the gym any day. It would be easier said than done of course as I took six takes of the video as I sounded really stuff due to my allergies. I'd also realize I didn't have the camera up high enough so you couldn't see the top of the bar so on my 7th try I got it right and probably had a perfect video but after I was done I realized I didn't have the camera turned on. I'd be kind of frustrated at that point but determined to get some decent video despite my arms burning as I was well over 100 pull-ups but once I make up my mind to do something I do so it was onto take number 8.
Which would turn out worse than any of the 7 before hand. Allow me to introduce to you the first ever blooper video on my blog (probably more to come for those who know my Lucille Ball ways). I wasn't going to post this but after seeing it a few times I now find it funny and think it's nice to show a different side to one's persona every now and then so why not! The end of the video fades out some as I had to censor something I said so don't worry there's nothing wrong with your audio, I just can't figure out how to do a better audio slicer in Microsoft Movie Maker yet. Also notice the video is blurry. Have no idea how that happened as all of my other videos have been crystal clear so I guess that just ads to how this video just wasn't meant to be.
Take care all.