Monday, June 22, 2009

Lazy, Lazy Days.....

This weekend Jon and I were incredibly lazy. It truly was a wonderful weekend being lazy, I think our bodies finally caught up with us and we didn't feel like doing anything but relaxing most of the weekend.

Here's what we were up to:

Friday I was supposed to meet my friend for our daily walk/run, but my shins were killing me. (and they still hurt today.) I got the worst shin splints last week and I know why..... I'm pushing my self too hard too fast. So now I have to pay the consequences. I don't know why I get them so badly, but they truly are painful, frustrating, and disappointing!!

Does anyone know how to control these killer things??
or know a remedy? I've researched and there really isn't a lot you can do. I also asked my sweet friend Mrs. G.I. Joe and she gave me a couple of ideas that seem to be helping a little. She suggested ice and that really is making them feel better. Also she suggested that I not run on a treadmill. I have yet to try this because they have YET to go away. I will definitely be trying this as soon as they are healed. Thanks girl for the advice!

Anyway, instead of working out I picked up the house, ran some errands during the day and did a haircut. We had one of Jon's co-workers over for dinner. He is looking to live in our building, actually the apartment right beneath us, so I showed him around our place. Living in the hotel here in Germany gets old very fast and he is just ready to find a place to get settled into, instead of living out of suitcases.

Saturday we made a trip to the commissary...... bad idea! The entire town of Wiesbaden was at the commissary at that exact same moment Saturday morning. What were we thinking??? It was packed. But we did our grocery shopping and finally made it home all in one piece, except for a little piece my sanity I left behind in the checkout isle!!

I made a banana pudding pie type of thing that afternoon and later that night we went to our friends for dinner. They cooked out for us on the grill, because LONG story made short, we were yelled at by a German woman living above us about grilling out, she said it stunk and we needed to shut it off and not grill anymore. Oh the joys of living in our building!

Our friends were so awesome knowing how much we loved grilling out, they made grilled chicken and ribs, roasted potatoes, salad and bread! We were in HEAVEN! Not to mention we had lovely wine to go with a lovely dinner and some yummy banana pie! We ended up crashing at their place, because before we knew it, time had flown and it was already 3:00 a.m.

Sunday Jon and I watched movies and didn't move from our couch all day. We bought the 7th season of Family Guy and watched the entire season! There were a couple of scenes that Jon laughed so hard he cried, his laugh is so contagious, that in turn made me laugh until my sides hurt. Perfect ending to a great weekend!

Here's my banana pie recipe if you'd like the try it:

Beware, the chocolate shavings get a little messy as you can see by the picture ;)
What you need:

35 Fat Free Nilla Wafers, finely crushed
1/4 cup melted margarine
1 pkg, Philadelphia Cream Cheese 1/3 less fat
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tub Cool Whip, light
3 bananas
1 package Fat Free, Sugar Free Instant Vanilla Jello Pudding
Milk (follow instructions on pudding box)
1/2 square Bakers Semi-sweet Chocolate, grated.

1. Combine Nilla crumbs and margarine. Press onto bottom of 13x9 baking dish. Refrigerate

2. Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until blended. Stir in 1 cup Cool whip. Spread over crust and top with Bananas.

3. Beat pudding mix with whisk for 2 minutes. Spread over bananas. Top with remaining Cool Whip and grate chocolate to top.

4. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Pretty easy shmeesy right?!?

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Here's to getting through another Monday ;)


Unknown said...

Well that does sound like a fabulous lazy weekend and that pie looks soooo yummy! Sorry that your dealing with shin splints right now:( You definitely need to let them sit and not push them with running but when you do get back out there, like I said, the biggest thing that has helped me is BIG NUMBER 1: run SLOOOOOOWWWWW...I find that a 12:00 minute mile pace is really a good pace for me. I'm able to comfortably talk and sing my ABC's. This is apparently a rule of thumb you go by:p And number 2: running outdoors on a dirt/sand trail has done wonders for my knees and shins altogether. I was experiencing a lot of this same pain while I was on the treadmill but ever since I got outside, it vanished! I think its also a combination of your joints and muscles getting used to this particular impact as well...Give it time girl...Running and sticking with running is really hard for people, like me, that want to see results right away. It takes time! I have had to find the right mind set in order to keep at this. I just keep telling myself that I have a lifetime to run and I do not want to injure myself so stay with this "build gradually" theme:p Also, It'll be 3 months since my first run on the 27th and I'm seeing wonderful results in my legs and butt and stomach and arms and all over! Its so encourging and motivating! I want to continue so I can see these results even better:p Heal up girl then get right back at it! Please don't get discourgaed because this running this is so rewarding and really builds you up in body and spirit! So excited that your running too;p

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

mmm, that pie looks so good! Sounds like you guys had a great weekend!

d.a.r. said...

Oh that looks so delicious!!!! Bad girl for sharing, haha!

Gleatie said...

3 am? Awesome. Just wait until we get our grill! It is going to be like the only thing we ever eat on once we move out of this hotel! You make the best desserts! I don't like bananas but I really want to try that chocolate pudding dessert sometime that you make. I'll be asking for that recipe!

valerie said...

Yummmmmmm! That looks delicious!!

Girl, your weekend wore me out just reading about it.

Remember the days when you first arrived and didn't have any friends and felt a little lonely? :)

Have a great week!

Kelley said...

what a fun weekend! It sounded like the perfect mixture between productive and relaxing! and that pie looks awesome! i will have to try it!

Meagan said...

I used to always always get shin splints when I ran. I pretty much stopped running because of them, but then I decided I needed to get a good pair of running shoes. I went to a shoe shop that evaluated the way I ran and they fitted me for an amazing pair of running shoes. I haven't had problem since!!

Also, when I was in high school I had to go to physical therapy because of shin splints. they gave me some exercises like rolling and unrolling a tea towel with your toes or taking an exercise band, wrapping it around the ball of your foot, and do point and flex exercises. Along with the exercises, icing and a regular schedule of an anti-inflammatory really helps.

Hope that helps! Good luck!

Megan said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I always get those horrible shin splints, I think mine is because I need better running shoes!
I will HAVE to try that banana pie recipe. YUM!

Lindsey said...

Gotta love lazy weekends! Sorry about the shin splints, hate those!

Courtney said...

Mmm.. that recipe looks heavenly! I might just have to try it!!

Katie said...

yummy recipe :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That sounds like you had a great weekend! That Banana Pudding pie looks amazing. I might have to steal that recipe.

New Girl on Post said...

1. Banana pudding looks AWESOME
2. Shin splints suck. I think taking it easy until they disappear is a good plan.
3. Shame on the German lady for being a party pooper about the grill. Like some of their nasty foods smell good while cooking? Puh-leaze!

Sounds like a great weekend!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

what a fun lazy weekend!! i have no idea about the shin splints, I'm sorry! umm that dessert looks soo good! soo good=)!

Gussy Sews said...

I've heard that an aggressive toe tap helps stretch the muscle in your shin, which in turn helps prevent shin splints. I hate SS. They are so killer. Did you know they hurt because your muscle actually pulls away from the bone?! YEOW! Anyways :) You can also pull your toes up and hold during the toe tap thing. Try it out.

Hope Gussy could help :)

Jane said...

After reading this post, I think my stomach has decided it is lunch time. :-) The banana pie looks mouthwatering!