Friday, November 7, 2008

Short Update

Good Stuff

* Push-up count on Thursday was 15, 10, 8. That was tough. My goal is to get to 20, 15, 10 by the end of the month. I can't slack off if I want to get there.
* Re-organized the running group to start running together again on Saturdays during the off-season starting next week. Yay!
* Got the flu shot. Last year they ran out before I got one, and I got a nasty flu.
* I've been enjoying my return to the gym. Wearing my Gym Queen Tiara with pride and upped the weights on a few of my upper body exercises. Boooyah!!
* Yesterday I tried out that ab roller thing. It kept my head/neck supported so that I was working my abs vs. straining my neck.
* Wednesday's PT session was particulary good. We did a lot of quad work, and it's revealing some things to work on to help my knee.
* Received my final Euflexxa injection. As far as the Doc is concerned, I may run again beginning next week as long as I "proceed with caution"

Not-so-Good Stuff

* PT suggests that I refrain from running for a few more weeks in favor of cycling. That's all well and good, but I don't want to cycle, I want to run!
* My swim punch-card expired today with four unused punches.

20 comments:

  1. I would listen to the PT about steering clear of running for a bit longer. I know it's hard but it's probably best to give that knee a little more time to rest.

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  2. Sounds like great stuff, Lisa!!

    You're off to a good start for winter training :)

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  3. How are you starting the running group if you are not suppose to run? That will be tricky..Take care..dont want to get a set back. You are the gym queen!

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  4. I think I'd side with the PT on the running. It can't hurt to proceed with extra caution. You're so close, no need to risk it now.

    Have a great weekend Gym Queen!

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  5. You are doing a great job with all of the weight training. Keep it up and listen to the PT and I'm sure you will be out running pain-free soon.

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  6. you're doing so well with your training, hang in there. agree with the others, don't want a set back now, but I know, it's soooo hard. :( take care

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  7. Sounds like the great stuff outweighs the not so great stuff!!

    Can I borrow some of your energy please!

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  8. You are building all sorts of running tension. Once you get back out there, you'll have to really exercise some discipline to not try to run too hard, too fast. This is very tough. But keep comin' back slowly.

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  9. Oy, thanks for reminding me. I've gotta get some flu shots me and the chickens.

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  10. You're doing great. I know cycling isn't for everyone, but you'll be happy when your body is strong enough to run again! Keep that tiara on ...

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  11. Booyah Gym Queen! I would lay off the running for several more weeks.

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  12. What's wrong with cycling? :-)

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  13. Love the tiara! Not so enamored of flu shots though.

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  14. That is how it goes when I am cycling I want to run then I am on the bike and I dream of running. Whatever the case keep that tiara on and listen to the PT with a smile...

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  15. Grrrr. Listen to your PT :-)

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  16. Well, I am glad to see there were a lot more Good Stuff than Not-so-good stuff! Definitely listen to the PT. You will thank yourself in the long run.

    Have a great weekend!

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  17. Hey there girlie...listen to your PT!! THen when you do start running it will be that much more great!!!

    I know. I've been there. Now i'm here!!! See how it works?

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  18. Such a beast! Great job getting it the hell done!

    When I injured my knee and they said no running I didn't do anything! (Well, I pissed and moaned a lot but I don't think that built any fitness)

    I would be excited if my swim punch card had any punches.

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  19. I hear you about wanting to run. But I don't mind the spinning. Just don't feel like getting in the pool either. Hopefully you'll be back running soon.

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