The holidays have wreaked havoc with my gym schedule. My gym is locally owned, as opposed to being owned by some soulless corporate overlord. And, as is often the case with small locally-owned businesses, they treat their employees well. There were no classes after 11 a.m. on Christmas Eve, nor will there be any after 11 a.m. on New Years Eve. The club closed at noon on Christmas Eve and it will close at 5 p.m. on New Years Eve. It was closed Christmas and will be closed New Years Day. *sigh* Here I am with all this time off and no gym to go to because they give their employees time off.
The Hubs and I went for walks on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Normally, we'd be visiting his family, but with the holiday being in the middle of the week we opted to stay home. (We're going to visit his mom this weekend.) They were 3-mile walks, and I was impressed because he kept up a 3 mph pace both days. (That's a little quick for him.) So I didn't go for a swim or get my but kicked by the Spin Nazi; I did treasure that time with the Hubs, though.
Got in a Group Ride with Eric (Spin Nazi) last night. I got a painful reminder why us old folks are reminded to do high cadences to save our knees: I had the resistance up really high (Eric kept yelling at me!) and I was probably at a cadence of about 10 RPM. Heck, I'm a HillSlug, and I never climb that slow. (Primarily because I'd fall over if I tried.) My left knee hated it. Next time, I'll probably not let the mean Uber-fit man at the front of the class goad me into destroying the connective tissue in my knee. Probably.
Had a weird pain that I've NEVER felt before: When I stood up (on the pedals), I felt twinges in the phlanges in my left foot. Ever since my surgery last June (removing out-of-date abdominal organs, had nothing to do with my foot), my left foot has been weird. If I brush up against the outside of my foot (pinky toe side), it's quite tender. That tenderness is in the same area that hurt like the dickens last night. But that's it: just some random tenderness. And I've been running on it since my surgeon cleared me to run back in July. It never hurts while running, and last night was the first time it hurt during anything other than bumping up against something.
I've had a few other random oddities since my surgery. My thirst seems to have increased at least 50%. My feet cramp fairly regularly. I suppose I should go to the doctor, but it's pretty random complaints. On the plus side, my doctor is a runner, so he's probably more apt to recognize weird random foot problems than an obese chain-smoking doctor. (Or at least more inclined to be sympathetic.)
I was supposed to do a strength training workout last night, but Eric left me weary and a little cranky. I'm planning to go for a swim tonight after work and then do a strength training workout. Or maybe I'll just do the strength training. Maybe I'll just wait and see how the mood strikes me when I get there. (Always a dangerous option.)
Oh, and I noticed that Eric wasn't sweating last night. I kind of hate him for that. He's doing at least 120 RPM cadence with his resistance cranked way up and he's not even dewy. Dude, you could at least pretend it's difficult for you.
(why isn't there an ice bag emoticon?)