by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 9, 2009

Good afternoon!

You know the saying, ‘The truth will set you free’, well it most certainly does.
I had my appointment with my Sports Medicine Doctor today and I was pretty nervous walking into that room. I *gulped* if you know what I mean.

She says to me, “Have you heard your results at all yet?”



More gulps. Pauses that felt like minutes went by. I’m pretty sure I saw a snail pass the door.

Oh ok”

I wanted to scream- just tell me, damnit!! But I sat there like a good girl as I always do.

She said, Well, there’s no fracture! We are pretty sure you never had a fracture in the first place.”
I swear I almost kissed this poor lady I was so happy! :D I did a little dance in my head and I exclaimed, “That’s Grrrrrreat” Just like Tony the Tiger does. Well, not exactly but that would have been kinda funny wouldn’t it?

She said I had a muscle pull right around the bone where this arrow is pointing:


The bone scan results were actually quite fascinating. I am so glad I got it. Would you believe it, the bone scan even picked up a sore tooth that I have been having! Crazy!!

She is a great doctor. We sat there and chatted about everything from running to supplements (Omega 3 + 6) to getting back into exercise (slowly). I felt like a million bucks walking out of that clinic. She was really proud of me when I told her I stayed off exercise for a full 7 weeks. She said most of her patients don’t do that and then they end up geting injured down the road. All that was really worth it in the end, even though I will be the first to admit that it was a huge test of patience, perseverance, and hope.

She said the worst mistake runners make is running when they are feeling sore or sick. She said any pain, even a slight pain, is your body’s way of trying to tell you it needs time to repair. Also, when you workout when you are sick, you increase the amount of time it will take your body to fight off the cold.

She also moved my legs around to test for any lingering pain. None. :) She also suggested that I go to a physio therapist for a couple times to help build strength back up in the area and the core muscles. She said that yoga + pilates would be fabulous for me, so I am going to try to stick with it!

So I celebrated like any fitness junkie would.

I ran 5 miles on the treadmill!!!! :D

I’m joking, I’m joking. I headed to the gym for a kick-butt elliptical workout! :) Did I scare ya?

The workout:

  • 40 mins. Elliptical
  • Incline 10-14, resistance 8-12
  • Max heart rate: 175 bpm
  • Avg heart rate: 152 bpm
  • Feel the burn: 346 kcals

It felt great! I was so happy…I couldn’t take the smile off my face since I left my appointment.

I also celebrated and thanked my body with my second Green Monster of the day when I got home:


Words can’t describe how good this tasted!


  • 3 organic kale leaves
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup Almond breeze
  • 1 Tbsp flax

I also had a bowl of Spelt cereal and an apple before I left for my appointment. I will be having lunch right after this post! I am a starving marvin!


Oh She Glows Book Swap:

This morning I was researching new books that I want to read, and that got me thinking- how fun would it be to do a book swap!? I know many of you are like me and trying to pinch your pennies and what better way to do so than to have a book swap. I think it would be really fun!

Here are my books:

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These are just some of the books I am looking for:

  • Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan
  • Veganomicon
  • The Joy of Vegan Baking
  • Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World
  • Vegan with a Vengeance
  • Sweet and Natural (By McCarty)

And I am open to other books of course!! My Glo Bakery is going to focus on natural baking so I am looking for books related to that. :)

Would anyone be interested in doing a swap? The swap doesn’t have to be forever…it could be for a month or two (or whatever we agree upon) or it could be a ‘forever’ permanent swap. I was thinking it would be a fun way for all of us to get some new reads without having to shell out the bucks!!!

Please leave a comment below and let me know if you are interested! :)

See you tonight for a hair product review and some new baking products.

By the way I am working on fixing the comment box to make it less difficult to read! ;)

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You, too? Thought I was the only one.” ~C.S. Lewis

Bye friends!

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Carlee March 9, 2009 at 4:01 pm


I don’t have any of the books you are looking for; but I have just recently taken on this vegan lifestyle. I have Skinny Bitch and really find it fascinating, and at times distrubring. It has really made me think more clearly about every bite I take. Do you recommend any other books. My mom and fiancee worry I won’t get the right nutrients? Thanks! So happy to hear your bone scan results. Woo Hoo!!!I have an MRI coming up and hope I am as happy with my news.


Lesley March 9, 2009 at 4:03 pm

HOORAY!! : ) So glad to hear the good news!!! : ) I bet that was a GREAT feeling workout!

And have fun reading … those books look like so much fun!!


Leah March 9, 2009 at 4:05 pm

Oh i’m so glad that it wasn’t a fracture!!! Thank God eh!

And to be honest.. I did gasp when you said you ran 5 miles… LOL

I’d love to read the “Crazy, Sexy Cancer tips” … I don’t have any that you’re looking for.. maybe you could let me borrow it when you come down for my shower?? I’d give it back to you this summer? :) That is of course if no one else swaps with you.


Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 9, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Glad to hear you are doing great!!!!!


Becca A March 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Yay for the great news!


AlliJag March 9, 2009 at 4:28 pm



aron March 9, 2009 at 4:28 pm

YAY that is great news about your injury!!! :)


Haleigh March 9, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Yay! I am so happy to hear the good news!!


Hallie March 9, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Love good news from the medical experts! Looks like you are well on the road to recovery!

I’m a big fan of libraries these days; maybe you could see if any of those books are at your local library? That’d be even cheaper than a swap…of course, I’m not sure how many vegan cookbooks there are at your library (or mine for that matter!)


Lara March 9, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Wonderful news!!


Amy March 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm

That is great news. And a book swap is a fantastic idea. Wish I had some books to swap, but my collection is a bit low … I’m sure other bloggers are able to help you out :)


Kristine March 9, 2009 at 4:57 pm

YAY! I am so happy to hear this news! I was also on pins and needles for you this afternoon! I’m also glad you are being smart about getting back into shape! You did scare me when you said you did a 5 mile run! HAHA! :) Are you thinking about becoming vegan?! Man, I wish I had that discipline!


Priyanka March 9, 2009 at 5:05 pm

Hooray! That is such wonderful news!


Erin March 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm

Yay for the good news!!! And for greens!!! Glad you are feeling so fantastic!


Jacklynn March 9, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Wonderful news!


Diana March 9, 2009 at 5:17 pm

yay for feeling better and getting the ok to ease back into exercise! i don’t have any of the books you are looking for but I think this is a fantastic idea! another good one would be to swap exervise dvd’s. so many people use their videos and then get bored of them!


Marianne March 9, 2009 at 5:17 pm

It’s great that you don’t have a fracture.

And although the book swap is a good idea in theory, if it’s not a permanent swap, wouldn’t the cost in shipping there and back negate most of the savings of not buying the book? Maybe just checking out the library would be a better option.


Meaghen March 9, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Yay for no fractures!!!! And it is really awesome that you have stayed away from exercise until you were totally pain free! That is a hard thing to do!

All the books you want are the books I want too! Marrianne’s idea about the library is awesome though. I never thought of that, I’ll have to check it out tomorrow on my lunch!


VeggieGirl March 9, 2009 at 6:17 pm



Saima March 9, 2009 at 6:19 pm

That’s great news!! wohhoooooooo!! Angela, i wanted to know how’d you bake ur sweet potato last nite?….lame question but i like to be sure of the method before i bake me some of that goodness!! :D


Kaneil, balanceisbest March 9, 2009 at 6:27 pm

YAY!!! You totally got me with the “I ran 5 miles…” hahaha very funny! Keep on healing!

Congrats on the good news!

Kaneil, balanceisbest


melissa March 9, 2009 at 6:50 pm

Glad to hear your are healed and it wasn’t a fracture!!

I have a bunch of cookbooks — love your book swap idea– but, sadly, none of the books you are looking for…


carolinebee March 9, 2009 at 6:59 pm

haha i must admit i TOTALLY thought you were serious about the 5 miles! I’m so happy your recovery is going so well, great doc!!


Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm



Jess March 9, 2009 at 8:11 pm

So glad to hear that it wasn’t a fracture! That’s great news.

Also just wanted to let you know that I tried the chick pea stir fry tonight and it was delicious. My boyfriend even liked it and he hates hates hates vegetables! Thanks for sharing!


RunToFinish March 9, 2009 at 9:49 pm

I was actually thinking of doing the same thing with some workout DVD’s!!

So glad you were able to find out exactly what’s going on..I am trying not to be that stupid runner, but without a gym it’s getting hard not to walk or run


Hangry Pants March 10, 2009 at 1:01 am

First, I love the new website. It’s really pretty. I recently got a new one too, so I know how much work it can be.

Second, great news about your injury. You must be sooooo excited.

Third, good work w/ your wedding dress plan so far. I really laighed when you said you had butt cleavage thoug. :D


Sally March 10, 2009 at 10:32 am

Congratulations! You must feel so relieved!


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