Injuries just plain stink. They stink even worse when the recovery period just seems like infinity times infinity. And sack on to that you lost your drive to even to PT. That would be me. Raising hand and cowering in a circle. With so many life ... Read more
Busy, Busy, Life and Still Kicking
It's been just over a month since I blogged....what in the world am I up to? What has come over me? Have I fell off the wagon? Should we check for a pulse? ... Read more
Are YOU committed to yourself?
I ask because I just want to plant a seed.
Last January, I was a girl who wanted to be a 'done' girl. I was done with my boys telling me I had a 'jiggly butt'. I was done with having a lack of energy. I knew what I had to commit to in order... Read more
Well, I'll tell you what...when you want to do something, make sure you do it right!
Today was my fo... Read more
50 Pounds Lost - Celebrate with me!
I still can't believe it. Just like I couldn't believe the goal weight that SparkPeople gave me when I first got on this site in late January 2009. A goal weight of 141 pounds. There I was, only 10 lbs lost at the time (just from shedding the re... Read more
Bucket of Nerves
So my knee went back to being crabby and I am by no means a happy camper. A rather unhappy camper. When my little reminder went off on the phone this Monday, no one had to tell me twice to call the knee doc and ask for the referral. I was happy ... Read more
Invest In Yourself
There is only one you. And only you know what's best for you. And only you, ultimately, will look out for yourself. Right? Of course. Having said that, I knew I had to take this advice and be sure I was investing in myself so that I can successf... Read more
Testing, testing 4, 5, 6
Today I changed some things up. First, I made sure to put on my ChoPat brace. I know I have a tracking issue. No reason to be foolish about that. I also decided to try slowing my walking pace on the 'mill from 3.5 to 3.0. No sense trying somethi... Read more
Testing, testing, 1, 2, 3
Four days ago I tried just walking at no more than 3.5 on the treadmill at 0% incline. I did 2 miles. Albeit slow, it was good.
Yesterday, I did 400m of walking (3.5 at 0%), then 400m of light/easy run (4.0 at 0%), 400m of walking, then 400... Read more
Decisions On My Return To Running
So the Sports Med doctor told me that if I don't feel better by the time I would be due to come in, then ask for an MRI slip instead. Most days I feel nothing in my knee. Some days, I feel a little something. It's that little something that caus... Read more
Burn Baby Burn
So here I have been doing about an hour of PT/ST every day since early June but to try to log it in SP...well it is like trying to nail jell-o to a wall. So I did not modify my activity (SP calibrated to think I am not doing any fitness but have... Read more
Four More Weeks
That is how much longer I wait to see if my knee further improves. It has improved from the first time I saw the knee doc (day after injury), but there is still fluid pockets (on both knees at that), I have tracking issues with the kneecaps, and... Read more
Need Advice from SP Runner Friends
So I have not run since Mother's Day. IF (the big 'if') I get the okay to return to running from my knee doc tomorrow. However, I am balking at the fact that a C25k regimine is 9 weeks. Seriously? 9 weeks? Should I ease in that slowly? Benefits?... Read more
Father In Law Update
I cannot even begin to tell you the unreal swelling of emotion that we have experienced since last Thursday. My husband was on his way home from the hospital to get ready for his 'work week'. The pulmonologist called and asked him to come to the... Read more
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Update on my knee
So I got a bit torqued today because the sports med doc office called and they had to bump me from tomorrow until Friday. She is busy with surgery. I've only been waiting since Mother's Day and not feeling much improvement. Soo...
I went to... Read more