Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Went for a Walkie-Walkie (as my mom would say)

After a hard-running and cycling weekend, I decided to take today off. Well, sort of.

I had all of my swimming and running gear in the car at work today, but I skipped lunch and left work early to get some thesis reading and nice-day-appreciating done. And after sharing a summery salad with Neil, I put in a fast-paced 3-mile walk around my neighborhood before the Cavaliers tipped off. I was really smart about it too: I anticipated a short walk, so I put on my little ballet slippers that gave me some swell blisters on the outside of both my feet. Yowsers!

Let’s just say I had a full cardiovascular workout watching the game with all of its ups and downs and missed free throws. Although I think I’ll need a sedative for the next couple of games.

One of these days, I will get back in the swim of things. I don’t know what’s stopping me: the warm weather, the sunny days, the desolate campus. Although right now I think the biggest obstacle will be getting over the dread of swimming through the start-up pain. Oh the pain!

But on the good side of pain, my knees have felt fantastic for the past week. I think swimming and some additional weight training (smart weight training, that is) should help me continue to build knee strength. While I have been trying to rest a little and take my runs easy, I think it was the threat of doctor’s attention and the fear of MRI that cured my knees.

Now, if only I could find a way to scare away stitched while I’m running...

4 comments:

JenC said...

Go Cavs!

Someone told me once that if you hold your thumb and middle finger together on both hands while running that it will keep stitches at bay. I'm not sure if it is true, but might be worth a try.

miss petite america said...

cute vacay photos! looks like you ahd a great time! and some great cupcakes!

Steve S. said...

I'm working on knee strength too. Good luck!

And ballet show blisters sound bad, but I wouldn't know. Honest...

Joe said...

Lebron sure kicked some a$$ in that fourth quarter! Even though I live in Vancouver, I'm a big Lebron fan! Go Cavs!