Friday, January 20, 2012

This and That

Still not running, but I did get around to reading and commenting on some blogs.  You all have been a busy bunch!  Makes we want to take some time to mention a few things that are going on.

  • I read something about squats being good for OA of the knee. So I decided to try it.  I've done three sets of squats 5 times and each time my knee makes all kinds of weird noises that I don't think it's supposed to be making when I do these.  Kind of freaks me out.  So I'm not sure that I'm going to continue.
  • I've been trying to do a decent amount of walking.  Hoping to hit about 30 miles for the month (avg 1 mile per day).  I'm at 20 miles for the month and it's the 20th, so it seems I'm on track for that.  Yay, me!
  • It is also my son's 20th birthday.  Man o' man, time flies!
  • There is a local 5K in 3 weeks, essentially right when I'm ready to start running again.  I may or may not sign up for it.
  • I'm going to be doing a 365-day photo project starting on March 1.  At the end, I hope to be better skilled with my camera.
  • Husband & I have a trip to Grand Cayman booked for 5 nights in February, just the two of us.  Woot!
  • I've been thinking about doing a local spring triathlon that is scheduled for mid-April.  I'm holding off just to make sure I know which weekend it is. I would need to start cycle training SOON if I decide to do this.
  • I'm anxious to get on my bike again.  Maybe this weekend if the weather holds up.  *fingers crossed*
  • I started painting our Great Room this morning. We have to paint with a brush to get the adobe bricks covered, which seems to take about 4 times as long as painting a flat wall with a roller.  Plus, it's a fairly large room. Trying to break this down into smaller segments so I don't get discouraged.


  1. Hope you get out on that bike ride!

  2. Grand Cayman -- go Lisa!

    Must admit I'm a bit jealous. We went there on our honeymoon. :)

  3. My knees make weird noises too! :)
    That trip for two sounds soooo good! I am jealous.

  4. yay for race planning & vacations. enjoy!!

  5. Happy birthday to your son! I'm so jealous of your trip!

    Great job on the walking miles!

  6. Happy birthday to your son.
    I hope that your knee gets well soon.
    Good luck for the 5k and the triathlon, I am sure you will be ready in spring.
    Enjoy the trip to Grand Cayman, I would love to visit it.

  7. Hi Lisa, thanks for your comment on my "I'm stuck" post. The problem is the visa situation.I got the Greencard approved but have to wait for a spot which takes 4-5 years. My current work visa is only with my current company. In order to work somewhere else, that company has to sponsor a new visa for me. With the current job market very unlikely :(

  8. I think squats and lunges are definitely good for your knees if you're doing them properly. That's what my yoga teacher says anyways and we do A LOT of lunges and squats in yoga. Lol

  9. The 365 day photo project sounds interesting!! Is that an online challenge?

  10. I hope you got to get on the bike this weekend.
    I hope everything is going well, otherwise, for you.
    It's not fun or easy to not be able to run.
    Drop me a note, anytime at all. ;)

  11. You have to do your squats to the beat of the music! My arthritis is much better since I started doing air-squats on a regular basis.