I have just been diagnosed with acute IT band syndrome, which has sidelined me from running for at least two weeks (minimum). I have to go to physical therapy to try and alleviate the sever inflammation in my right leg and try to get my range of motion and weight bearing ability back. There was no warning that this was going to happen, I was just out on my daily run when WHAM! my whole right leg started to ache and burn and I couldn't put any weight on it. Thank God I wasn't far from home and was carrying my T pass or I would have been thoroughly screwed trying to hop a mile on one leg.
So now I'm in a cycle of stretch, ice, ibuprofen (Repeat) everyday and it's terrible, I feel like I'm going to go crazy without my daily dose of running. I also feel that my ass will expand to gigantic proportions without my calorie burning exercise. Not one to shy away from dessert though I decided to make one of Giada's (get this) "bikini ready desserts". It was good, it's no gelato in a cone, but it can satisfy the longing for something sweet after dinner, without causing me to have all my pants taken out during my rehab.
Mixed Berries with Limoncello Giada DeLaurentiis
4 cups mixed berries (like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries)
2 tablespoons Limoncello
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss to combine. Serve in individual serving dishes.
Rating = Good