Sunday, May 06, 2012
I can't believe that I will be starting the 3rd week tomorrow! The time has seemed to fly by. I might have to repeat a day or two because I had a garage sale this weekend so I did not do the regular walking or run/walk. I did move a lot of stuff around, and was up and walking around the garage most of both days. Not to mention is was 90 degrees both days, so I was sweating it out. I counted that instead of doing what I usually do. Unfortunately my knee and ankle have been hurting because I have been up on them so much and my back just went out. I will be taking it easy today so I can get back into my groove tomorrow.
I am frustrated with the setback of my ankle and knee causing pain and my back not cooperating. I tore the ACL and MCL in my knee back in 2005 and had the cartilage that tore off removed but did not have it repaired because there was only a 50% chance of the surgery improving my mobility. I just did a lot of PT. A year later, I tripped and fell on the stairs and broke my ankle on the same side. Needless to say, I already have severe arthritis on that side and have a little bit of a limp. My back has not been the same after all of that because I compensate to have as even a gait as possible. I ended up with a couple of bulging discs and have to really be careful not to aggravate one injury because it affects the others. Now you know my background and why I am reluctant and afraid to start running. This is a HUGE challenge for me, not just because I am overweight. I am really enjoying it and actually look forward to my workouts now.
I did manage to do about 10 loads of laundry and a load of dishes as well as my crafty stuff and the garage sale. I am throwing a baby shower for a close friend of mine on the 19, and I am making a banner to hang from pole to pole at a shelter in the park. I got all the flags and shapes cut out, now just to hot glue and decorate. I will post a pic when I get it all done. I probably just overdid it, so today is rest day.
Tomorrow is my interview, please continue to pray for me that all will go well and I will be able to continue with all the changes in my life. Thank you for all the prayers so far! Have a great week and I will keep you updated. Thanks for tolerating my rambling on this blog today, I just needed to get it out.