Friday, September 19, 2008

This, that, and the other

I usually swim on Fridays, but today I went to the gym instead for upper body strength, lower body strength, and cardio using the elliptical machine. The whole lower body strength and elliptical are new for me, but this is part of knee rehab.

Afterwards, I stopped at Sunflower market to pick up evening primrose oil and fish oil. Sounds appetizing, huh? I've decided to try evening primrose oil for my eczema/contact dermatitis which has been worse than ususal for the past month. I've read that EPO is more effective when combined with fish oil, so I'm giving it a go. Fingers crossed.

Next stop, Lowes to fork over mucho dinero for our upcoming tile installation project. Hopefully this will all be done before the end of October. I'm *not* looking forward to hauling all the stuff out of the master bedroom/vanity/closet and the office, but I *am* looking forward to getting the last of the carpeting out of the house and replacing it with tile.

I miss running. A lot. I'm supposed to check in again with run group leader/coach on Monday and let him know how things are going at the gym etc. Perhaps I will be able to run again later next week. Duke City is now only 4 weeks away. Sigh.

It took me awhile to get the courage to look at the Patriot Tri results . As it turns out, I was 13/18 in my age group and 93/140 women. That's a pleasant surprise! Given how much I walked the 5K and extra time taken in transition with the brace (and lack of training on the bike for the event), I really expected to be much farther back in the pack, and possibly last in my age group.

It's starting to get cooler in the mornings and I'm thinking of buying a scooter skirt to keep my legs warm. One of these days I need to post a photo of my little orange scooter in the motorcycle parking lot at work surrounded by big bikes. It's a funny sight. One of these things is not like the others....

That's all that I've got today. Have a good weekend folks!


  1. Hi Lisa,
    That scooter skirt looks quite interesting!! Do post a photo of your scooter please!!

    Your doing great, you will be back to running in no time!!

    Have a great weekend!


  2. Not running stinks. I feel for you. But you are doing the right thing. Good job getting to the gym and adapting to the non-running workouts. Hang in there. Once again, that was a great job on the tri.

  3. Have a great weekend, too. Hope your bendy thingy is getting better soon.

    I've decided to race this morning - first race since June. I'm a bit nervous and it's only a local club race ...

  4. A scooter... skirt?! I have to see that (strange images are floating around my head!)

    Really hoping your bendy thing gets better soon!.... I see there was no mention of press-ups today yet I know you must have done some.. so well done for the push-ups!

  5. got my fingers crossed for you with the EPO.

    Congrats on your results, that is just awesome, keep up the good work at the gym, you're knee (excuse me, bendy thingy) will be better in no time.

  6. I want to see the skirt too! You're doing so well staying motivated and saying, well, I can't run so I'll do other thigns until I'm better. At the moment that's inspirational to me :)

  7. It is getting cooler. That means shopping!!!

  8. I didn't even know they made things like scooter skirts! Cool!!

  9. I'm jealous of your tiling project (not of the hard work and mess, though - you can keep that!). I'm looking forward to the day when we can be carpet-free again. It was easier to replace flooring before we had kids (and we thought we'd stay in that house, not move across the country and have to do it all over again)!!!

    Good luck - and post pictures when it is done so we can celebrate it with you. :)

  10. Nice job in the tri. Nothing wrong with those results.

    BTW, I'm back running finally! Come check it out.

  11. Fantastic placing! You did such a great job! I always love pulling up the results the next day.

  12. I hope you get to run again soon. Until then, great job on the other training!