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I'm Back

Saturday, December 31, 2011      3 comments

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

Half-Century Bike Ride - Got the "All Clear" from the surgeon!!

Thursday, May 05, 2011      7 comments

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

Spring into Shape Challenge

Monday, May 02, 2011      2 comments

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

Another Milestone Reached!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      2 comments

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

New Around Town Walking Shoes

Monday, April 25, 2011      1 comments

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
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SEARCH... Read more

Side Benefit to Taking Pain-killers

Saturday, April 09, 2011      3 comments

Since I'm taking pain-killers for post surgery knee pain, they also work on my cramps for that time of the month..... I'll take all the silver linings I can get. ... <a href=Read more

Perseverance

Saturday, April 09, 2011      3 comments

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

My Very First Nordic Walk!

Monday, April 04, 2011      3 comments

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 guess I need to change my fitness goals

Sunday, April 03, 2011      4 comments

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

Another Day, Another Bike Ride

Saturday, April 02, 2011      5 comments

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

I rode my bike, I rode my bike, I rode my bike!!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      8 comments

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

First Walk Into Town Since Surgery!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011      3 comments

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

There's nothing quite like self-induced torture

Monday, March 21, 2011      4 comments

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

8 inches of Spring today!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011      8 comments

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

Cardio workout while mobility challenged

Saturday, February 26, 2011      4 comments

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


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