Friday, April 26, 2013

Fitness Friday-April 26

For starters, please say a prayer for my grandfather today if you have a moment. He developed osteomyelitis in his foot and will likely have to have his toe amputated. I spent several hours with him yesterday afternoon in the ER. He’s 92 years old and until this past November, he’s been in perfect health besides being a diabetic.

I appreciate your prayers and I know he does as well. Thank you!



Now on to Fitness Friday!

This week, my major source of activity has been walking related to my left ITBand acting a fool.

Saturday – I missed my long run because of a trip to Texas. Sadly, my ITBand flared up on Friday afternoon’s run, so I didn’t get to run as far as originally planned. I did walk in Downtown Houston – 2 miles
Sunday
– Walk in Downtown Houston – 3 miles
Monday – Was super sore after my orthopedic massage. I even have bruises to prove it! Ouch! Ice at night.
Tuesday
– Rest Day – Ice at night/Foam Roll
Wednesday
– 2 mile walk with the doggies – Ice at night/Foam Roll
Thursday
– Was in the ER with my grandfather all afternoon – Ice at night/Foam Roll
Friday – At the moment, I’m most concerned with my grandfather. If I have the chance to walk, I will…otherwise, I’m not worried about it.

I am currently registered for a 5K on Saturday. My plan? If I can’t PR, then I’m not going to try to kill myself. At this moment, I don’t think it wise to push my ITBand to its limits, so I’m going to run it with a co-worker. She’s been seeing a personal trainer for the last month and her goal is to complete a 5K. I’m hoping to run with her and help her reach her goal, if my knee behaves.

Also, my two BRF’s (Best Running Friends) will be there…and I’m SO excited because it feels like I haven’t seen them in AGES! Can’t wait!! :0)

I realize I didn’t do a lot this week fitness-wise, but I’m a strong believer that sometimes rest is the best medicine. Even though I’m about to go stir crazy, rest is exactly what my knee needs right now.

What do you have planned for the weekend? If you are racing, have fun and best of luck to you!!

26 comments:

  1. Just a 10 mile training run. It will feel good after last weeks half. Hope your grandpa gets better soon. Good luck on the 5k. Helping someone is a great goal.

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    1. Awesome! Hope you have a great run!! Thanks, Jeff! I appreciate it! :0)

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  2. I had bad knee pain after taking a long break from running and gaining 40 pounds...I wore a knee brace and after a while I was strong enough to run without having pain or wearing it...I know this is not your situation, just wanted to tell you my story. I am happy you are walking..it is the greatest thing...I remember being skinny when we had to walk every were because we didn't always have a car. Hope you get well soon. Love it here.

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    1. Thanks, Caroline! I'm glad your knee is better, also! :0)

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  3. Thinking of you and your grandfather, Karen. I hope all goes well for him and that your weekend 5k is a pain-free chance to catch up with your friends.

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  4. Good vibes to your grandfather; it's so hard to see family in pain.

    Hope you are healed up soon, enjoy a nice easy 5k this weekend! linking up for FF! :)

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    1. You are right - it's hard to see them suffer! Thank you!! :0)

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  5. Praying for your grandfather Karen. Keep us posted! And I hope the knee cooperates and you have a great race with your friend!

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    1. Thanks for the prayers, Mindy! They are appreciated!! :0)

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  6. So sorry to hear about your grandfather! Y'all will definitely be in my thoughts today.

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  7. Sometimes rest is best but lots of luck to you on your 5k!

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  8. Good luck for your 5k and I hope your grandfather is OK

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  9. You and your grandfather are in my thoughts.

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  10. I will be praying for your grandfather!!
    Good luck in the race and take care of your ITBand! :)

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  11. I hope your grandfather is alright and that your IT band starts behaving itself. Enjoy the 5K!

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  12. Prayers for your grandfather and for you IT band!

    Hoping the 5k went well!

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  13. i hope your race went well! i have a mild injury from my race last weekend i pushed it to PR so worth it lol but i agree if you are at the point you know you aren't going to PR dont kill yourself over it!

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    1. Oh yes, that was definitely worth it! I'm kind of stubborn like that, too! Haha! Thanks so much! :0)

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