PALEO GRANOLA, THE FARMERS MARKET, AND AN INJURED TAILBONE

So… I injured my tailbone. It is the most painful thing I’ve experienced in a while! Sitting hurts, standing hurts, sleeping hurts…. MISERABLE! Unfortunately, it is going to put a halt to my marathon training. I hear it will take about 4-6 weeks for it to heal and sometimes longer. I am trying to just embrace it and work on other stuff but it is definitely hard to do. For now, I am going to try to swim but I’m not sure how that will work out.

This morning we took Carlie to the Farmers Market downtown! It was so fun and she was so sweet except when other dogs walked by. For some reason, she thinks that she is WAY bigger than she actually is.

My friend made this AWESOME granola and I had to try it myself. She sent me the blog that she found the recipe from. I had to share it with you all!

5 cups nuts and seeds (sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, pecans, sunflower seeds, etc; you can use whatever you want, but make sure you use at least 2 – 3 cups sliced almonds, as these take the place of what is normally oats)
1 cup banana chips (i kinda crush them down) -or- dried fruit of your choice (raisins, craisins, etc)
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt

Directions:

Mix honey, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer on the stove. Let it cool slightly.
Place the nuts, seeds, banana chips, and coconut in a large bowl.
Pour the cooled honey mixture over the top. Mix it around to get everything covered.
Spread mixture over a greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees.
Allow the pan to cool and then put the mixture into a bowl.
Store in an airtight container

You should definitely try this. I LOVE IT! I added some other stuff too like cranberries, etc.

Have you ever injured your tailbone? How long was recovery?