Saturday, August 4, 2012

The kids left the computer unattended!!

So, let's see. I went to Germany for two weeks. I hiked up to two castles: 1 was mostly an incline, the other was 300 stairs.
Cochem Reichsburg

 There are 314 steps, but coming out of the parking garage we started at 13.

On two occassions I went to a gym and used the elliptical for 30 minutes each. And one day I went for a long run/walk. Halfway through my right knee started hurting again, on the outside actually just below the knee. I had to walk back to my room to grab my credit card then down to the restaurant. That's when I decided for sure not to do the tri this month. Not only had I the knee pain, but I also had not been training for the bike or swim portions either. The friend I asked to join me said she couldn't this year, but she did get a bike and is willing to train together for next year. (oh and my knee was hurting coming back down from Cochem castle too.)

Wednesday morning my fitness group met to play walleyball. You were supposed to do 3 push-ups everytime your team gave a point to the other team (rally scoring to 21, so lots of points). I think I did nearly 100 push-ups in 2 games. Maybe not, but by the end of the 2nd game I couldn't do sets of 3 anymore and had to just do 1 slow push-up per point.

Thursday I took the 2 younger ones to the pool--earlier than is my wont b/c my daughter wanted to go at the same time as the neighbors. I got rather burned b/c I forgot to put sunscreen on my back. The kids got a little burned on their faces despite the sunscreen. Friday at a summer "bash" I climbed a rock wall for the 1st time in 5 years. I almost made it to the top, very close. Afterward my hands were like jello. I picked up one of those stress balls at a vendor booth to work on hand strength.