Tuesday, April 19, 2011
That's a great question that has many answers but today my answer is simply this.... It's tough.
It's tough meaning.... I'm a runner and going out for a walk is hard, I have to keep the brakes on so I don't bust out in a run like a grey hound just being let out of the start gate. I've been walking a little every day, and today, OMG, I was bad... I wogged. Yes, I jogged, just a little, I just couldn't contain myself, I started wogging some intervals between phone poles. Walk on, jog one. I can't wait til next week when the doc clears me for exercise.
It's hard to keep a runner down, that's for sure. I know I obviously must be feeling better, and I am soooo anxious to get back into running. But believe me I'm taking it really slow and easy. It felt great today, not too much, not too little. I am going to add a little here and there, but look out next week... Nothing is gonna stop me. Go greyhound.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Had a low-key, taking it easy weekend. DH was soooo sweet, we spent an hour walking on the oceanfront enjoying the warm weather, tanning in my lawn chair in the back yard reading the latest issue of Runner's World, then we cooked dinner on the grill. My favorite - grilled chicken breasts, he even let me put my own BBQ sauce on them so I could count the calories, he's learning. I think that was best chicken I've ever eaten. Heated up leftover mashed potatoes and had a fresh garden salad. I love grillin weather.
Friday, April 15, 2011
I've been telling everyone to just take a little time to.... stop and smell the goodness of Spring, ahhhhhh, the gorgeous flowers are in bloom. We often over look natures beauty.
It's been almost a year since my cross-country road trip with my BFF Teresa, I really miss her being so far away. Before she left, she entrusted me with one of her very prized possessions.... African Violets.
Over the past few years I've developed quite a green thumb and figured I was up to the challenge of caring for these beauties. Our violets have bloomed. I was so happy to notice the lovely purple flowers this morning, and it brought my heart to a standstill. Friendships are like flowers, you have to nourish them and give them TLC. Its so great to know that the effort you put into it, brings about something beautiful and nothing is quite as beautiful as having a best friend.
Remember to nourish all your friendships and they will continue to blossom. Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
OMG, I feel so bloated, I am soooooo bloated. Gall bladder surgery was last week and I still feel like.......
Will this bloating ever go away? Anyone experienced this? Help !!!! I need some words of comfort.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Went for a one mile walk last night after dinner, it has was a very sloooww walk, doc says I can walk all I want. It took me half hour to walk that far so you know I'm slooow. But..... I finally got some fitness points after almost a month of doing absolutely nothing.
It was very therapeutic, it was a warm outside, a bit breezy (my umbrella got blown inside out), and it was sprinkling - a slow walk in the rain with my umbrella. After my walk, I sat outside on our swing with my giant golf umbrella and listened to the pitter patter of rain, ahhhhh, so relaxing. Then off to bed, yesterday was my first full day since surgery so I was pretty whipped.
Up this morning, shower and getting ready didn't seem so tough, but I'm guessing about noon I will be feeling tired, so maybe a short ten-minute walk to the post office might help.
I know I am soooo anxious to get back into exercise, however you will be glad to know I'm not pushing it, following doctor's orders, abiding strictly by the law and doing exactly what my bossy sister says I can do. Having a bossy sister is the best. She looking out for me - thanks Neecee
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