Just went snow skiing and my body is WEAK! Ugh! So, I set up a strength workout using two of the workouts from the "Workouts for Skiers and Snowboarders" article:
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/fitness_articles.asp? id=1219 ... Read more
I'm taking a leap of faith today. I've been riding my road bike for 6.25 miles, 1/2 hour, several times lately. Today I have a Dr.'s appointment up in Ketchum, 12 miles north of my home in Hailey. I drove up with my husband and put my road bi... Read more
I've not been able to exercise very much these past two weeks. I think I've exercised both Mondays and that's it. My stomach has not been well.
Today is another Monday and I'm feeling much better. It took a bit of prodding from my better... Read more
Tomorrow will be the 3rd Monthiversary of my ACL reconstruction surgery in my right knee. I've made lots of progress this month. I am completely off of narcotics and have had only two Ultram pain pills in the last week. Who would have thought... Read more
I received my Land's End order today!! I bought another pair of Women's Regular Casual Classics Stretch Pants:
www.landsend.com/pp/Casu alClassicsStretchPants~219 545_59.html?bcc=y&CM_MERCH =DTP_SEARCH_OH&action=DTP_ SEARCH... Read more
Energy levels, pains in my knee and leg, and therefore my emotions have been all over the place lately. The frustration of pain and a plateau in my knee bending progress had me sobbing in my bedroom last Friday. Okay, had the cry, blubbered my... Read more
In my team The Knees, the team leader started a discussion thread, "Nordic Walking, is it for you?" a week or two ago. Intrigued, I read the post and then proceeded to read more about it here on Spark People.
Last summer I saw people in my... Read more
I just went for a 6 1/2 mile ride and averaged just over 12 ml/hr - thank you "Map Your Route" feature! When I entered this into my fitness tracker, the calories burned exceeded the entire week's goal! I had put a goal of 15 min/day of Cardio ... Read more
I rode my bike 25 minutes yesterday, and 45 minutes today. Yesterday my knee wasn't too sure about riding for the first few strokes, but then it warmed up and only felt a bit tight. Today, my knee had almost no problems getting going! It felt... Read more
Yesterday I got on my bicycle for the first time since surgery. My DH had ridden bikes with the kids to school in the morning, so I figured it was time to see if I could ride my bike. I rode to and from school to get the kids! Hurray!! Today... Read more
It's been 7 1/2 weeks since knee surgery. Today I had my longest post-surgery walk yet.
Just less than two weeks after surgery I had a desire to get on my feet and out the door. My husband, two kids, the dog and I went for an after dinner... Read more
So last week my Physical Therapist showed me a new way to stretch out my right knee, on which I had ACL reconstruction surgery 7 1/2 weeks ago. In this stretching exercise, I secure a long strap around my ankle, lay on my stomach, hold the stra... Read more
Ah, March 20th. The first day of Spring....
Here in the Wood River Valley of Idaho it is still Winter. On the Web Landscaping website, their snow gauge shows eight inches of fresh snow. My husband and son were skiing in fresh powder toda... Read more
So we bought a Total Gym 1800. Luckily, I was home when it arrived and the delivery person was another member of our church. Ah, the blessings of a small town! I asked him to wheel it all the way into the bedroom where I wanted to set it up. ... Read more