Last night I came to terms with something that I’ve been denying for about a week now: my right hip is out of whack. I think the hip flexor is just really tight.
I’ve been stretching it out every single day and it’s definitely getting looser, but it still bothers me when I run.
It’s the kind of bothersome that I can tolerate for a long time, but I don’t want to tolerate it this coming Sunday at the Princess Half. So, last night after 1.5 miles I cut my run short and spent lots of time stretching it out.
I think I’ll be fine by tomorrow or Friday. It’s been tight since about last Wednesday, but over the last couple of days it’s gotten better by about 15% each day. I really feel almost 100% now and will run at least 3 or so easy miles tonight.
Last night for dinner I made mushroom burgers and sweat potato tots.
The burger is made by Sunshine Burgers which are organic, vegan and gluten free.
I don’t accept a lot of products for review on this blog, but since I’m trying to expand my gluten free horizons I decided to give these burgers a try.
I first have to say that I like real burgers a lot (which can be gluten free if they have no grain fillers). I don’t eat them often but when I do I savor every single bite. I also have to say when I went vegetarian for a year I never once came across a vegan burger that I liked… which is partially whey I went back to eating meat : )
If I am being honest I have to say that this mushroom burger reminded me of every single vegetarian/vegan burger I ate that made me miss real meat.
The big positive is that you can pop these burgers into the toaster oven as long as it has a bake option. My mushroom burger cooked in less than 10 minutes in there! If you’re like me and don’t get home until 7pm or later, you are always looking for food you can make fast… that’s not fast food. I loved how quick I had this meal ready!
I guess I have to say I prefer beef burgers, but if I were vegetarian/vegan I would be happy to eat these. My best friend is vegan so she will try some of the rest of my samples out and let us know what she thinks.
Have any really great secret hip flexor stretches? Link me to a video/steps?
Favorite way to eat a burger? With a fried egg on top : )
This post is sponsored by Sunshine Burgers. I received the burgers free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.