Wednesday, April 03, 2013
I go by Knitcat (or Knitkitty) on a bunch of blogs, and while the cougar filled the 'cat' part, I wanted something a bit more fitting for both parts of the name. So, I finally knitted a cat, that I have knitting.
(Cue Inception music...)
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Well, I walked today. 1/4 of a mile.
Doesn't sound like much, but it IS a start. Again. I was walking about 3-4 miles a day, feeling great, but started having a nagging pain in my ankle. Which became worse.
Until I couldn't walk without a cane.
I finally bit the proverbial bullet, and went to the Doc, who told me it was tendinitis. She sent me to a Physical Therapist. I went a couple times, then had to stop, because my Dad was having surgery, and Mom needed wheels, (read: me.) So, I sort of just stopped.
Stopped exercising, stopped eating well, just sort of went into stall mode.
I haven't gained much, but I have gained. I started getting down, again, which is what made me start exercising in the first place. So, today I walked a quarter mile. I feel a little pain, but it's manageable. I won't increase it until the pain stops. I will start doing some other exercises, sit ups, leg lifts, any thing that I can think of that isn't ankle related. Get back into my weight lifting, the one thing I have sort of kept up on. Having been able to graduate to larger weights, I don't want to go back down again. (Big macho 10 pounders! Grunt, grunt)
So, I am not sure what the future holds, but hopefully I can get my little red wagon started up and rolling again...
On the bright side, the PT noticed there is a slight discrepancy in the length of my two legs, and I now have a lift in one shoe, which seems to have helped a lot...
Saturday, March 02, 2013
So, since about all that I can say on my ankle, is that it IS improving, and the exercises are not completely mind numbing, but horribly close, I will skip to another topic.
Today is the opening of the Iditarod. I am on a knitting group called Ravelry, and will be participating in the Iknitarod, which is to try and complete a project from cast on to bind off in the time it takes all the dog sledders to cross the finish. I have chosen to knit socks.
This is the yarn I am using (Paton's Kroy, and some dunno where from white.) So, as of 11 A.M. my time, I will start knitting socks. The goal is finish 2 socks before the last musher comes in.
Friday, February 15, 2013
I finally decided to go to the doctor about my ankle. And it was proclaimed tendinitis. Oh, yay. The Physical Therapist told me NO WALKING for 2 weeks. NONE. DO NOT WALK. (Yes, she emphasized this several times. Even more than I did here.)
I have some exercises to do. I can do some that I already do, such as knee bends, and any upper body work. BUT NO WALKING. I can even do stationary bike, (which I hate), or swim, (which isn't readily accessible, or warm), but NO NO NO to the walking. The Doc said, Oh, just lower your calorie intake, you'll be fine. Yeah...
Right now I am sort of worried. I gained weight FAST when I broke my leg, and had to lose it all over again. When I am not exercising, I want to eat. I don't know if it's boredom, metabolism, a rampant food fetish, what, but I don't need this. I guess I need to buck up and deal... I am just not entirely sure how. One thing for sure, I will be doing my upper body and trying to keep doing any exercise that doesn't hurt.
But, no. I won't walk. It's only 2 weeks. Two LONG weeks...
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Ok, I do deep knee bends as an exercise, but I call them "Sinus Rhythm" because it sounds cooler, plus it's based more or less on this...
(Sinus rhythm starts at 0:41)
But, instead of the music they use, I found one that works much better for me. However, it is probably not the best choice as far as title...
But, it motivates me to AVOID one!
Have yourself a great day!
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