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Overcast & Cloudy = Great Swim?

The sky's were gray and overcast. The air carried a bit of a chill. It was a wonderful Saturday morning, especially for a run. Only I wasn't going for a run, yet again. Instead I was headed to the pool. An outdoor pool. A pool I wasn't sure was heated.

Needless to say, I wasn't so sure about putting my feet in this morning. But I knew I had to. I knew I had to get some cardio work in.

With great trepidation, I first put one foot then the next. It wasn't so bad! Relief flooded me as I realized the pool was no colder than it was outside. I could definitely do this! And I wouldn't have to suffer through a few miserable laps in order to feel ok with the water temperature.

I wasn't sure how well I would handle this workout. I hadn't been in the pool since September last year. Yikes! That's a long time. But I've always been a bit of a fish and have loved swimming. I was pleasantly surprised how well I felt during this workout. I eased into things a fi…

Yoga, New Workout, and Bad Traits

Thursday night was yoga. Thank God for yoga. After going a bit stir crazy with the thought of no workouts on Wednesday, I needed to sweat. 
My yoga class is a little later in the evening. This presents a bit of a problem for me. When I get home from work, I am starving and just want to eat. However, if you've ever done any kind of yoga, you know you definitely don't need to be doing that on a full stomach. This means that I am not able to eat dinner till after 9. I hate eating that late then just going to bed. It is not comfortable. All to often, because I am so hungry, my eyes will be bigger than my stomach and I will end up eating too much. Blech!
Lately, I've been trying to eat a small snack before yoga to tied me over. Then I have to remember to have something small after yoga, so I can actually sleep once I get to bed. This has been working fairly well, as long as I remember to do it. This particular yoga night I asked J.R. to make me a smoothie. With all the fruit I…

A Little of This, A Little of That

Today I wasn't able to come up with much to write about. Because of this, this will simply be a hodgepodge of information. I apologize in advance for my ramblings.

Wednesday was the first day I purposely did not do some kind of physical activity in I can't remember when. Even my rest days have been active rest days for the past month or so. I am going stir crazy after only one day. I don't know what to do with myself.

I am in the midst of working out a plan for myself. That at least will keep me busy for the next few days, hopefully. I will be sharing what I come up with in the next few days so stay tuned. I'm interested to see how these workouts turn out.

Wednesday night I joined a few women in my church for a new Bible study. It has been quite some time since I was part of one. It is only 5 weeks long, so it is not a long term commitment. We are studying a woman in the Bible each week. I am excited about it. It is something I definitely need lately.

Having the Bible …

Cloudy Days

Sadness. That is what I felt as I opened the window this morning. It was cloudy and gray. Wonderfully perfect weather for a good run. My favorite actually. Only I was stuck at home unable to run. It was disappointing.

I am trying to be good and follow doctors order. I also desperately want to be moving somehow somewhere. It has been a week since I ran and now my bike has been taken from me, not to mention my kettlebells. Thankfully, my yoga is still intact.
A coworker mentioned finding a guest pass to a gym to get some swims in. I thought that was an excellent idea. I really love swimming, despite the fact I am as slow as molasses.

I have also been needing to see a chiropractor. I have scoliosis. This might be the catalyst that actually finds me at the chiropractor.

So here's hoping to a speedy recovery. Let's hope I don't lose my mind. Though things don't look promising. I'm already itching to get moving.

Just keep moving! (Somehow, someway)

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Wait! I Can't What??

Monday is my rest day. After work, J.R. and I took a walk to the park, then to the store. I loaded up on a ton of fruit. I'm very excited about all the options I now have sitting in my fridge. Peaches, nectarines, grapes, strawberries, blackberries and apples. Oh my! I'm contemplating a wonderful smoothie for later.

Tuesday morning I was up and swinging away. This particular workout called for 135 squats and 270 swings on top of the normal 120 swing warm up. There were other moves involved but I was exhausted by the amount of leg work today. But it's good for me.

Tuesday was also my doctor's visit. Well, I wasn't pleased to say the least. I almost feel like it was a waste of time. But I am getting some much needed blood work done so I'm ok with it. I was basically told my knee needed rest. Yep. I figured that. That's what I've been doing. (Though I'm sure all those squats and swings didn't help matters this morning.) I was told to take a regimen…

Lazy Days

Saturday J.R. and I were lazy. It was nice. We eventually crawled out of bed and decided it wasn't too late for a ride. The ride we originally planned for the day goes through some less than safe roads. I was ok with riding these roads early in the morning with no traffic. I wasn't about to attempt them later in the day.

So we made our way to the trusty trail. We did a nice easy 23 mile out and back ride. It was a beautiful day. We were a bit concerned about the wind. However, it turned out to not effect us as much as we thought.

After, we did a little shopping. A few weeks ago I read Too Cute Runner's review of the Reebok 7" shorts and I simply had to buy some myself to try out.

My legs are huge. Granted they are no where near the size there were before. (I lost over 10 inches in one thigh alone!) However, they are still large. They are very muscular and I'm thankful for it. I've come to accept my tree trunks. :)

Because of my larger legs, running shorts don&…