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!