Thursday, December 22, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1.  I’ve noticed that when the husband is on vacation {like he currently is} that I spend a lot less time on the computer.  That means I’ve got over 300+ blogs in my Google reader to catch up on!  Its not like we’ve really been doing that much except for yesterday --- we headed down to Lodi and stopped off at Woodbridge Winery for some wine tasting {our favorite winery in Lodi} then we headed over to the Lodi Wine & Visitor Center for more wine {they do tastings of several wineries in the Lodi area} and finally we went to see The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  After the movie we headed to the Lodi Beer Company for beers and food.  It was quite a fun day and we were able to stock back up on our favorite wines! 


2.  Despite the fact that my jeans are feeling snug again and that my weight has been yo-yo’ing within a 5lb range for the past couple of months I fully intend to continue to enjoy the holiday season and celebrations with our families over the next couple of weeks.  And then I’ll get back on track for the new year.  I haven’t been diligently tracking my food for a while now and I’ve been eating out {way too much} and drinking lots of beer & wine as well as enjoying way too many treats and too much candy.  Add to that the fact that I haven’t been able to work out due to The Right Leg Rebellion Against Running and you’ve got a recipe for disaster during the holiday season.  But, like I said, I’m going to let go of the guilt and start fresh after the holidays.  At least I’ve been making sure to eat my 7+ servings of fruit and veggies every day for the #HBBC --- even if I have been balancing that out with handfuls of Hershey Kisses and M&Ms :)

3.  I have my follow up appointment with my Kaiser Sports Doctor today.  Its been almost 8 weeks {53 days} since I’ve last ran {with the exception of the handful of “test runs” I’ve done}.  I am feeling really good and I’m really hopeful that she will clear me to at least be able to start cross training on the elliptical again.  Also, I’m hopeful that she will also clear me to run before the end of the year.  My next appt with my Kaiser PT isn’t until January 5th and I realllllllly don’t want to wait until then to be cleared to run.  My ankle is feeling good and the nerve cluster in my shin isn’t bothering me at all {even though the lump is still there}.  However I’m still having the pain/tightness in my glute and hamstring {honestly, I think a good massage would help with that --- but I’ve been slacking about making an appt for one}.  I did a “test run” yesterday on the treadmill {6 minutes total; only 3 of running} and felt fine.  No pain.  No muscle twinges.  Just tight hamstring afterwards.  I’m anxious to do a longer test run to see how I’m really feeling but I’ve been waiting until after I see the doc today. 


giraffy said...

GOOD LUCK at the doc today!!! Fingers crossed for sooner rather than later!

ajh said...

Let's hope you're running pain free again soon.

christa said...

Yay to the beer and wine!!

Laura said...

That looks like such a fun day. I love love love wine tasting and good beer! I hope that you will be back to running comfortably soon. I am right there with ya on being behind on my blog reading.