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Things are Looking Up

Friday, August 24, 2012

My shoulder is improving! I've got an increasing list of exercises from my physical therapist to do, so I'm building strength there. Yesterday was the first day I didn't feel a need to ice my shoulder, and when I told my PT that, she opted to not ice my shoulder at the end of treatment to see how I tolerated it. I need to get a couple of 1 pound weights for my latest ST from her; Target doesn't have them, so will probably need to hit Sports Basement where I can use my team 10% off discount. I see the PT twice next week, and then we'll switch to once a week through September unless things get wiggy again.

My leg has released enough that I'm gently getting back into running. Now up to running every other day for 3 miles. The knee cap still gets tight at odd moments, but I'm making good progress on loosening up the IT band and the minor glute.

I bought my Vitamix a week ago today, and I've been having green smoothies daily since then. I fix it for my morning snack, and it makes enough I have a 2nd portion either with lunch or in the afternoon. I am getting boucoup more veggies and fruits in that way. I'm enjoying the creativity of concocting new smoothies too. Brings me back to when my sister and I would go in the kitchen to "concoct" something.

And the weight is going down this week.

I thought I'd go nuts with having my major exercise taken from me since I'm not training with the triathlon team while I'm recovering, but especially with my weight dropping, that gives me peace that this period can also bear its own fruits. I'm considering being done with triathlon training for 2012, and then switch over to running being the main cardio and building swimming back in a couple times a week when I'm cleared by my PT.

Reality is when you're training really intensely you're not really supposed to be losing weight because you're already stressing your body. Switching over to half marathon training will be lighter training than triathlon training, so I could be losing weight in a healthy way then.
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    Glad your body is healing. My daughter got hit in a basketball game in her upper thigh last year and it caused a major contusion (charlie horse). Her leg was so tight for so long, it just wouldn't release. She went for therapy but it took a long long time and killed her season and her spirit. Glad your back to running and maybe it's a good time to shift your focus to weight loss for a while. No matter what you do you are living an amazing healthy lifestyle with all the smoothies and caring for you body!
    I'm happy for you Karen!
    2032 days ago
  • IONA72
    Glad to hear things are looking up Karen. I hope your weight loss continues, I'm also finally seeing the scale move in the right direction!
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    2034 days ago
    Good to hear that your shoulder is improving!
    2034 days ago
    So glad you're feeling better. It's impressive how healthy you e been through an injury. That's tough. And don't you live how training for a HM seems light?! Only in a triathletes world!
    2034 days ago
    Way to go on your runs. I am DYING to get a vitamix too!
    2034 days ago
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