Saturday, February 20, 2010


My son was going to have a choir performance early this morning at a Community Breakfast at the middle school. Fortunately for my sleep-deprived self, it was canceled due to potential bad weather, so I was able to sleep in. Yay. (I've been up till 1am the last 3 nights in a row thanks to homework.) I got up just in time to remember about the kids' church activity at 10 and actually shower before going. :~) Got home ~10, ate and took a nice long nap. It was such a pretty day to day that I hated to spend the best part of it sleeping...ok, I would've hated it if I hadn't been so tired. zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

After my nap, I was getting ready to go walking when my husband remembered we had plans this evening--going to friends' for dinner. I wrangled an extra 1/2 hour before needing to leave and went walking. It was nice outside, I didn't need a jacket, just long sleeves (finally got to wear the armwarmers I got for Christmas while exercising). It was around 40 degress today! and sunny (or partly sunny by the time I got outside, but still nice)!

I walked around the block five times (1.95mi) in about 34min. A little slow, but it's been a while and, well, I already mentioned the sleep thing. Come to think of it, I don't remember eating lunch... ...oh, yeah, I had a bowl of cereal. There's fuel for ya. :~)

My husband bought me some Milano cookies while he was out grocery shopping and sneaked them into my school backpack. My daughter told me there was a surprise and dragged that 30 lb backpack up the stairs to show me. She's 5 and weighs about 35lbs! I was impressed. So of course I shared a cookie with her.

This was only my second workout this week (Monday I did a Lean and Fit + kettlebell workout). Lab report, homework, lab, etc. Just didn't make it to the gym. I'm aiming for Crossfit on Monday, but it is dependent on finishing my chem take-home midterm by then, and sleep. :P

Sunday, February 14, 2010

No running for 3 months!!

Went to the dr on Thursday for another follow-up, to see how the bone stimulator was working. Well, I've still been having pain, and it's been more frequent what with all the extra stress. I've been seeing a resident, so, when I said my leg still hurts, he went and got "the boss." "The boss" said to x-ray again, and if there's no sign of fractures to get an MRI. He said it takes 3-8 months for bones to heal (! I always thought it was just 6 weeks), but that they're easy to fix: "We just stick a rod in it." If the issue is a soft tissue problem, then it's harder. So I went and got x-rayed, and the doc (resident) looked at them right away. He compared them to last November's. The bump on the bone on November's x-rays that indicated bone activity (stress fractures) had grown to twice the size (28mm length vs 12mm), so no running (or jumping, etc.). He specifically mentioned elliptical, biking, and swimming as approved activities. I did say I wanted to start swimming again.

I had a midterm this week and a lab assignment due, so my workouts were sparse:

Monday: Crossfit. Wow! I tried to take it a little easy, didn't work! Let's see, Abmat sit-ups, supermans, knees to elbows (chest or however high), stiff legged dead lift: 30, 20, 15, 10, 5 reps. Where's the 25? I could only do 20 knees to chest the 1st time through, so I skipped 25. After I was done, I did some kettlebell stuff: 2x5 cleans, 1x5 jerks, 12kg bell (it's what I did my deadlifts with.

Friday: Lifecycle elliptical 30 min, sit-ups, side planks, stretches.