Today was just a great day in general. Had the same “oh wow I feel great” upon awakening, followed quickly by “just kidding” after 10-15 minutes of walking around at home. Oh well, I guess I should just expect this for awhile….mentally, though, I was in a much better place. At this point, I have grieved a loss-the loss of something I love-just temporarily. Now I’m ready to move to the step of taking action, which is exactly what I did today!
I went to see Nicole, Coach Susan’s PT this morning, who has been suggested time and time again by both her and Ari. I was hesitant to even start PT again so soon, because I thought it might aggravate things, but I have been pleasantly surprised! She started me out with some very simple, yet effective strengthening exercises. She said that a lot of runners that come to her (she pretty much only deals with runners) are to the point where they are waiving the white flag and will do absolutely anything they’re told-including taking months off of running-to get better. Ding ding ding! I told ya’ll that the other day didn’t I!? So I will be going three times a week indefinitely, and working my ass off in every way possible to get better.
I made some progress on my table today, as well:
I finished the two coats of red on the top, and now just have to finish around the edges. I also started on the stain. I am going to have to do two coats of stain to get it even close to the darkness that I want. Ali is just thrilled to see me create my masterpiece, can’t you tell? I did get a tiny drop of red paint on the carpet…anyone have any ideas as to how I’m going to get that out? I have paint thinner!?? Will that disintegrate the carpet, too?? I’ll worry about that after I’m done with the table. For now, though. it’s coming along quite nicely, don’t’ you guys think?
I will be posting what was for dinner Wednesday tomorrow. It is 12:30am, and I don’t feel like being up until 2am. I will say it was very good, though! I can’t wait to share it with you!
I got some new toys for when I am able to run again tonight:
They are sitting on a shelf in my room with a smiley face on the box to remind me of what’s yet to come
Can you guys believe I was deciding between these??
Nicole said she wanted me in neutral shoes when I start running again, so I took that as “Stacey-I think you should go buy a new pair of shoes. Today!” lol! The ones on the left are Newtons if you’re not familiar with what they look like. They have cushioning in the mid-foot, which I found to be very intriguing. The Asics just felt right, though. I always try on other brands, and the only ones that come close to the Asics are usually Brooks. These are the Asics Gel Nimbus. Thanks to Jared at Sole Sports for helping me out tonight! He seriously brought me like 12 pairs of shoes to try on. I love shoes. Running shoes…heels…flats….boots…flip flops…all of them.
Look what else they had!! The new Watermelon and Cherry Limeade Nuun!! The Cherry Limeade one has caffeine….another thing in life that I love . I tried the Watermelon one tonight, and it didn’t disappoint!
Here was dinner and dessert:
Hawaiian Beans and Rice with grapes, mango and watermelon.
(Hint hint: That’s what was for dinner…Wednesday….)
I’m tired, can’t you tell? I’m going to shave my legs and climb into my warm comfy bed and read until I fall asleep. I will be praying that the tears in my hammies continue to mend themselves. Dreaming of running a half marathon in my new Nimbuses….
‘Til next time…