You know how the instinct of any parent would be to save their child from a fall no matter what. It's inherent and just happens and all costs. Well on Monday, the streets, sidewalks, everything was wet, icy, snowy, and slippery from the terrible weather over the weekend. I was walking to my morning class (very early, no one was in the city streets), after I made my trip to Starbucks to get my venti dark roast. I had the coffee in my left hand, my heavy backpack (with 85lb laptop) on my back, and trying to stay warm in the cold. I crossed the street at the crosswalk and was turning the corner to walk down to the building I needed to go to and BAM! Body meets ground. Now the whole "parent instinct" thing comes in, just wait. So all of a sudden I was just on the ground, in pain. I landed on my "left side butt" and left knee (from what I could tell in the moment) with no hands.
Now, get this. Somehow my coffee was perfectly upright and safe (like a child) in my left hand (no spills!). Do not ask me how I managed that, but I'm guessing I am so subconsciously in love with coffee, I really don't know. My body got pretty beat up though. My "side butt" is super sore, the side of my left knee is bruised, and then I noticed my left ankle was bleeding and had "sidewalk rash". Not fun. Somehow I did manage to pick my self up and limp to class. The other funny thing is, I was thinking so hard about not falling that morning, yet I did. So now when I'm going to class, I'm dead scared to even take a step. Really...I need the warm weather. The ground is much safer then.... 😉
Tuesday: 4 Ways Blogging Has Changed My Life
Wednesday: Key Lime Quinoa Flakes
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
It's a weakness and nothing more.
Sometimes the former is better!
I bet you've said one of these!
Questions to ask yourself when the negativity steps in!
Ah, yes! More helpful insight!
On that note, you also need to start!
It's not from someone else!
Great thoughts and perspective!
More reasons you can always do yoga at home!
I really hope I can get back outside this weekend!
I could have written this exact article!
From my favorite instructor 😉 XOXO
It isn't for everyone...
It is completely doable!
I love Sharon's take on her passion...not therapy.
Getting the right nutrition for your workouts can be tricky.
Great post on the whole comparison thing!
It's so sad. It should not be this difficult!
Frozen veggies for life!
Here are some ways to combat the problem!
Or...just eat it straight out of the jar 😉
Love some of these ideas!
Ha! #1...so true!
We need to be skeptical of where the funding comes from.
What is it? This scared me!
The goodness of tea!
More greatness from Alysa!
Really great breakdown of some fundamentals!
You can get enough iron being plant-based!
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
Ugly little things 😛
Slowly I'm understanding!
Thankfully I haven't had to take many in this horrible (no light) dorm!
Thank god! Haha to every blogger who still insists that it's good!
If you're ever feeling down on numbers, read this!
Another month, another great list!
And if you still need more ideas!
It is an ugly word.
Tips from some blogging greats!
I've been trying a bit harder recently!
May need to take a stab sometime...
There's so many stories to tell.
No more auto!
For us food bloggers.
Omg, yes! So funny how times change!
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Chai Spiced Winter Porridge. I could use this on those cold mornings!
Paleo Orange Chicken. It's such a healthy (not-fried) take!
Teriyaki Romanesco & Beet Bowl. I can't stop staring!
Vegan & Gluten-Free Green Brownies. Healthy spinach in a luscious brownie!
Daikon Noodles with Red Cabbage, Spinach Slaw, and Sesame Mustard Dressing. I can't even handle all the flavors!
Roasted Fennel and Beet Salad with Tahini Herb Dressing. This may get me to really love fennel!
Veggie Noodle Bowl with A Tangy Peanut Sauce. Hello, dinner bowl!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ Snow day yesterday...but only because I didn't have to go to some boring classes!
+ Spring Break is starting....NOW!
+ I'm grateful for my ability to live, breath, and catch myself when I fall 😉
So tell me:
+ It's supposed to warm up this week! What are your plans? Hopefully getting into the city for some fun exploring!
+ We all have them. Tell me about a slip-and-fall incident when the stars aligned you you survived...or didn't!
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