I’m still around…
Here’s what I’ve been up to:
Nursing school – Application submitted, waiting to hear probably around the end of November.
Physical Therapy – The torture continues. I hit my 25 session mark 2 weeks ago and now we are waiting for my insurance to request a medical review and then approve more sessions. I’m paying out of pocket now… I’m making good progress and I’m close to where I was before I went to South Africa in a lot of ways. The problem is that my shoulder hasn’t been 100% in at least 20 years. I have really really tight muscles surrounding my shoulder (under my arm, in my chest and back) that we are working on – which is wicked painful.
Sister’s wedding – absolutely perfect!
Running – I’ve decided to do a half marathon in March. I’ve been run/walking 2 – 3 times a week for the last month and have finally made it to the point where I can run 3 minutes at a time – but only twice per workout so far. Slow going here too – but progress is being made.
Plank Challenge – 45 seconds. Looking to double it. Minimum. Who’s with me??
I promise to post more regularly 🙂
I want to start running. I’d like to be a runner. The most I ever was able to run (and I do feel like I was pushing myself) was 3 minutes.
While I think about whether to do this half marathon with my friend (and favorite ex roommate), I’m doing a modified version of couch to 5K. Either way, it gets me where I want to be.
This week I’ve only been to the gym once (slow and steady right?) but I did a 5 minute warm up then 30 seconds of running/60 seconds of walking until I hit 2 miles. It took me 34:12 which doesn’t seem too bad since it’s including the warm up.
Usually I consider my walk to the gym (3 blocks) and then up the stairs (3 flights to cardio, 5 flights to weights/spin/group exercises) my warm up but since I was coming from PT and had to stop to change my clothes, I needed a real warm up.
Next week my goal is to get to the gym twice. My work schedule is busier next week than it was this week, so I think that’ll be a real accomplishment. Plus I’ll be in Long Island this weekend, so no gym on Sunday and then my sister arrives for her bachelorette party on Friday. Two gym days definitely will be pushing it…and one would not be a total fail.
In addition to wanting to run, I’m also enjoying a spin class here and there. It’s a really good sweat and doesn’t bother my shoulder at all. Plus I don’t need a plan – just show up and let the teacher push you harder and harder for 45 minutes.
A short post because I have to leave in like 6 hours and get on a plane to San Francisco and at this rate I’m never going to get any sleep….
But it’s been almost a week since I said goodbye to my sling and it feels good. Work has been busy, but I’ve been able to do pretty much everything with a few work arounds. I’m doing my PT exercises at least twice a day and have actually seen a little bit of progress in this short time.
Today I had my second session and it was a killer. She worked on my upper arm a lot and it was pretty painful. Hopefully there won’t be any bruising, just red spots like last time. Then she worked on my scars to break up the tissue and help with healing. That hurt more than anything – like a stabbing pain. I got a few new exercises so I’ll be adding those to my repertoire.
Next week the freeze on my gym membership is up – I need to find out what I can and can’t do (aside from put my arm over my head). I’m definitely looking forward to getting a plan and really working out again. Couch to 5K perhaps?
This weekend I saw Magic Mike – have you seen it yet? The plot has lots of holes but I enjoyed the dancing and the men. Everything I expected 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your week!