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Update: Knee

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Still hurts. Last night I had to get up out of bed to take an ibuprofen because it was keeping me awake. Rats.

This Saturday, I plan to go to the local running store and get fitted for better running shoes. I am really hopeful this will solve it. I can't go until Saturday because this is the busiest week we've had in a while -- Valentine's Day, my daughter's birthday, my parents arriving for her bday party (this Sunday)... there has been so much to do.

Also, I caught a cold. AGAIN. Third one since November. I've re-committed to taking my daily multivitamin and Vit C -- maybe even some extra Vit D. I have got to stop getting sick.

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/21/2012 7:14AM

Our son is a runner, and he loves his running shoes. He went to a local running store and got fitted in this area. He also buys other running gear there.
I do hope that you feel better. Why are you getting all those colds? It could be our warm and cold weather.
Dr. Kay

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MLIANNE 2/20/2012 7:46AM

    Hooray for vitamin C. I swear by it!

I hope the new running shoes serve you well and that your knee pains go away!

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ELISOS 2/17/2012 11:42PM


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MOSTMOM1 2/16/2012 7:28AM

    Another cold? Grrrr. I hope you get some awesome shoes that make you run like the wind, fly like an eagle and jump like Michael Jordon, without hurting your knee.
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I did the 20 minutes! Then I developed an injury.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I was nervous before that run (W5D3) on Thursday! Like, butterflies in my stomach nervous. It WAS the 5K for me. Or, felt like it.

But I gritted my teeth and did it. Thanks to whoever said it's a mental boost -- that helped me want to. I turned on the music and just kept on thinking -- mostly about people I care about -- and kept on running. Around minute 12, I got excited because it was already longer than I'd ever run before. And in minute 16 or 17 I thought, "I really am going to succeed at this!" I laughed out loud. :) I love the C25K! However...


Yesterday, completely out of the blue, my right knee started hurting, making me limp slightly. I have no idea how or why - no "event" happened, it just all of a sudden began a dull ache. There's no swelling, although I did ice and elevate it last night. It feels about the same this morning. I don't want to run on it so I'm on a brief break. Maybe tomorrow I'll be ready to do a walk. I hope so. Don't want to waste the Week 5 momentum!! I'll probably do week 5 day 2 again (the 8 minute intervals) before moving to Week 6.

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/14/2012 2:01PM

    I am proud of you. That was great. Your knee needs a break. Don't push it.


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EL-E-E 2/14/2012 7:39AM

    It is kind-of on the (in)side. I'll see what I can do. Trying to stretch and flex, gently, all during the day... Thanks, friend.

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MLIANNE 2/14/2012 7:39AM

    So sorry about the injury :/ But I think you're doing the right thing by taking your time with healing! Do you run outside or on a treadmill?

I'm still so proud of you for doing the 20 minute run! It's such a great feeling! I got to 30 minutes yesterday - I couldn't believe it! I know you'll keep it up after recovery. Wishing you a speedy return to the pavement.

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TWINSMOMMY607 2/14/2012 7:35AM

    It might be a tight IT band, is the pain on the side? Try a foam roller or a tennis ball around the area. Granted I am not a doctor or even in the medical profession but that is what I have found works for me!

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Work news, and workout news

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Work has been kicking my butt this week, not necessarily with too much to do, but just a lot of drama. It's hard to stay mentally focused right now, unfortunately. The drama will pass, and we'll probably get really busy, and then we'll have some downtime, and it's all fine and good but that's what's been keeping me from posting this week.

In workout news, yesterday my DH added me to his gym membership (Workout Anytime). I'm kind-of excited -- I asked him to look into it, after all -- and kind-of wary. I've never been a gym girl. Don't like 'em, don't feel comfortable in 'em.... but I have been relying on the treadmill here at the office (there's only one) and lately I've had to adjust my workout time when someone else is using it at the same time I'd like to. (Seems like there could be a sign-up sheet or something...?!) Anyway, I know Workout Anytime has many treadmills, and it's pretty close to my office, so I could get over there, workout and get back in a lunch hour I think. Plus it'd be good for weekends, and especially for summer when it's too hot to move outside.

I'm not going to start until after today, though -- today's my W5D3, 20-minute run. I want to do that on "my" treadmill where I'm comfortable.

With a membership you also get a free 1-hour session with a trainer. Woo hoo. I always love those, too (not). Hope they don't get out the calipers!

P.S. ...anyone else tried the WW 550 cals or fewer "Spicy Asian Shrimp and Broccoli" at Applebees?? I LOVE IT! We had dinner there last night. Yum! SO spicy!

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ELISOS 2/9/2012 3:47PM

    Good luck, HUGS!!!

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MLIANNE 2/9/2012 11:25AM

    Hell yes for workout lunch breaks!!!! I've been doing that too - coming home after observations, working out and then going back out for my meetings. It's a good way to break up my day. I know what you mean about work drama making things hard to concentrate; I'm right there with you! Keep it up, lady!

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BLACKJEN82 2/9/2012 9:07AM

    Hey lady! OMG we had a big management change up in August and things are STILL filled with drama. I work with 4 MDs and they want to hire 1-2 more, yay--I mean stressful!! I'm right there with you on work yuckiness.

As for the gym, that's exciting! I think it's good to venture out into the uncomfortable sometimes. It proves that you can and you may be pleasantly surprised. Also, don't let a trainer get to you. It's their job because they like fitness. I don't feel bad that it's not my job because I'm only learning to like fitness as an almost 30 year old :)

Give us an update on your first gym workout! I haven't been to a gym in almost 10 years. We have a few pieces of gym equipment including a treadmill but I mostly get by with Turbo Jam & Turbo Fire and lately running outside during lunch. But the outside lunch thing will have to end before the really hot weather starts. Only February and today is going to be 70...

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REWIND3 2/9/2012 7:26AM

    I'm struggling with work issues as well, so I have non words of wisdom on that one. But yay for finding a solution to make working out easier for you! Good luck on your run today!

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Coach Nicole vs. Jillian Michaels ;)

Friday, February 03, 2012

I did do the workout videos w/Coach Nicole yesterday. They were awesome. I did cardio kickboxing jump-start 10-minutes, then a lower-body 9 minutes. How is she so calm, yet still motivating?? I love it.

V. different from Jillian Michaels' demeanor. I used to workout with her... did her 30 Day Shred video ALMOST all the way through -- I mean, almost 30 days straight -- but I mostly hated it. She's so coarse and smug, and really kinda mean. However, I did take some positive things away from it. Some of her sayings really stick with me and help me:

"...Because you're STRONG. This is EASY for you." (Can't you just HEAR her say that one??)

(when you want to quit or phone it in) "...NO YOU CANNOT."

"You ARE capable of working out, you're capable of working out HARD."

I love when these phrases pop into my head during my runs -- usually when I'm about "give-out."

So sometimes it's good to listen to the voices. LOL


Good day yesterday. Proud of myself for working out despite the extra activities in my schedule. Went over in my calories (bummer -- I was on a roll there!) but only by about100. And I think it's good to 'confuse' the body sometimes. Hopefully this busy weekend (and the SUPERBOWLFOODFEST) won't completely derail me!

TGIF, y'all!

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ELISOS 2/6/2012 11:10PM


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BLACKJEN82 2/6/2012 8:59AM

    Your blog wants to make me pick up coach nicole's new 30 day workout video. I also like how she is so calm, acts like everything is easy! And her workouts are fun! Now, for the very hilarious....I"ve watched parts of JM but never tried her workouts. Even though I only watched them briefly, I still heard most of the comments you mention. I like that she pushes you to try harder....I feel like we (americans, women) have been told that we need to be careful, not overdo it, etc... when really our bodies are amazing beings that are strong and capable of much more than we let ourselves believe.

Thanks for the blog and I love your new pictures, thanks for sharing!

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/6/2012 6:05AM

    Lee, you are on target. I do like Coach Nicole and Leslie Sansone. They are both encouraging. You can exercise at your own speed. I have listened to Jillian's exercises while I was on the treadmill. I know she's not for me.
Everybody has to find their leader.

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ELSCO55 2/3/2012 9:57PM

    Sounds like you are doing great.

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Life's in the way again

Thursday, February 02, 2012

This morning there's a parents' visit event at my son's school, so I'm taking my "lunch hour" for that, and therefore can't do my run at noon. I am pretty bummed about this but I had a good talk with myself about what's most important, and showing up for my kid today beats losing these few pounds. Maybe I can do a DVD workout when we get home, although it won't be a C25K run since we don't have a treadmill.

Oh well. Tomorrow. Week 5 begins.

Yesterday's report:
B - instant oatmeal, coffee w/ ff creamer
L - salad with salmon, fried beets (!), field greens, pumpkin seeds, vinaigrette; cup of shrimp bisque (out w/co-workers and it was sooo good!)
S - 16 Wheat Thins; a few M&Ms
D - 3.5-oz chicken breast, teriyaki sauce, corn, about 1/2 c. of an alfredo pasta side dish
W - 6 cups
E - I did some squats but didn't get my ten mintues like I'd planned.

So today, maybe Coach Nicole and I will have a little pow-wow after work.


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BLACKJEN82 2/2/2012 9:14AM

    Oh the wonderful dance we play as working mommies. I just told someone yesterday....what were they thinking in the 70s? Why would anyone wish this upon themselves?

Have a wonderful day, at least you get to see your family at your "lunch" and I love coach nicole!! My fav is the cardio kickboxing 10 minute one I think :)

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MOSTMOM1 2/2/2012 7:50AM

    Yup, mom stuff overrules everything. But surely you'll have time for a quick powwow later today. That lunch salad sounds crazy, fried beets? Crazy but good! Have a Sparky day!

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TWINSMOMMY607 2/2/2012 7:45AM

    Sometimes life gets in the way and that is okay. Don't beat yourself up, sometimes your emotional health is more important than mental health.

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/2/2012 7:42AM

    Lee, I think you are doing great with your eating and working out. Being at the school is mor important for you and your kids.
Tomorrow is another day.

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