The flu has left the house! Yay!!
We are all back on our feet and working at 100 percent...what a relief to be back!
In other news my weight is at a stand still, not moving one way or the other, been stuck here for months now. I am pretty sure I know why and that is less activity lately, between running my son to the hockey rink after school or my daughter to music lessons after school during the week and then hockey games and tournaments on the each and every weekend since November my days/weeks/month goes pretty fast. If I am being honest I am not much of a morning workout person either, I like to workout at night when everyone else is in bed.
I also don't think downhill skiing is much of a workout except maybe for the downhill part when your thighs start to burn but the uphill part is a piece of cake...sitting on that chair lift is pretty relaxing.
Maybe it is time to dust off the Wii fit and get in my workout that way...
I do have a great workout playlist on my iPhone so I think it is time to break it in!
Last weekend was a not a healthy one in this house. All four of us...both kids, hubby and myself came down with a flu/virus that absolutely kicked our butts for at least 4 days. My youngest seemed to shake it quicker than the rest of us and was back up and out to school by Tuesday. My 12 year old is still home sick with a fever and dizzy spells. Greg and I are back to work and have been all week but today is actually the first day I feel good...no heavy head, short of breath when I walk up the stairs and no headaches kind of good.
I have the day off work so the house is getting a thorough cleaning in hopes of getting rid of any lingering bugs who might want to sick around and infect us again!
On a high note my 12 year old is starting to look like her old self again and I have hopes of her getting back to school and routine on Monday!
I also have plans to get in a xc-ski tomorrow while my two guys are at hockey practice. Hope my lungs are up for it!
Seems like lately whenever I do a blog entry I complain about my foot (Plantar Fasciitis) and due to this condition my exercise routine has been greatly affected. I used to run and was planning on doing the C25K here on SP and was in week 6 when the pain in my foot was too great and I had to stop...now fast forward a year and a half and I almost have no pain in my foot anymore and it all started when summer ended and so did flip flop season! Amazingly real foot wear and some great insoles can make a difference .
Life is looking up (exercise wise) and I am happy to say that I have more to blog about than this sore foot!
Like downhill skiing and xcounty skiing! Life is good!
It's been a year and a half since this pain in my foot I like to refer to as Plantar fasciitis found a home in my left foot. I have had more bad days than good days lately but I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
My hubby bought me a pair of Keen boots for the fall and winter months ahead and with this first snap of cold weather I slipped on my new boots and headed out into the world. To my immense surprise and growing joy I found these boots to be a little like walking around in almost no pain. I do have Sole insoles in these boots too but I have to give credit where credit is due...yee haw!
I can't remember the last time I walked pain free and whenever I have these boots on that is exactly how I feel.
And so I head off into winter with a renewed sense of happiness that one day soon I just might kick this condition right in the keester...never to return to me again!
We are very lucky to have many outdoor options open to us and we try to involve the kids in as many of these options as possible so tonight when we put the question to our 9 year old...golf or bike? He replied with a resounding golf. Our 11 year old daughter was babysitting so she didn't have a say this time. We packed up our clubs and headed to our home golf course...3 minutes up the mountain.
I was kinda sad about golfing instead of biking since our weekend was filled with thunder and lightening and a constant downpour of rain so our bikes didn't see the light of day and I was really feeling the need to get out there and peddle up the trail but a deal is a deal and we did ask what he wanted to do so to the course we went.
Thankfully my dh feels the same as I do about renting golf carts to ride our sorry behinds around to each hole...don't like to use them or more likely to use them when we do golf tournaments for fun but we really prefer to carry our bags and walk the course (read...getting in a workout while still having fun). The course was a bit soggy in places tonight and I didn't exactly dress warmly enough but in the end we had a lot of fun and I did get in a workout since our course is a mountain course with lots of uphill grinds.