Monday, November 25, 2013


so my knee's not getting any better, so I called the ortho guy and asked him to set me up with more PT.  Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh.  I also asked if wearing my brace from January 2012 would help; waiting for a response on that.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I've got no motivation, where is my motivation

(gah, that song is nineteen years old.  I AM OLD OLD OLD OLD)

So yeah, the best laid plans of mice and men get really screwed up when life intervenes.  I was on a good track for going to the fitness club and doing that core class, but then Maverick made the bowling team (yeah, a 7th grader made the high school varsity bowling team YEAH MY KID IS AWESOME) and they have practices on Tuesday and I have to get him to the bowling alley which means I have to leave work at 2:30 so I can't stay late so I can't get in late so I can't go to the Tuesday class.  Sigh.

And then I was making smoothies and decided to try soy milk instead of almond milk and soy milk's really gross so that kinda turned me off those.

And I just generally have no interest in exercise because IT'S SO FRICKIN' BORING AND THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER THINGS I WOULD RATHER DO THAN EXERCISE.

Oh, yeah, my knee - should probably update on that.  I had my MRI and it came back that I had a slight sprain of my ACL.  They said I didn't need PT or anything like that; just avoid any twisting-type motions and I should be fine by the start of the year.  Unfortunately, I forget stuff like that, so I go and walk 16,000+ steps a day (bout day, of course) and dance for, like, two minutes and my knee bugs me for the next day.  I CANNOT WIN.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

and so on and so forth

My knee continues to be about 95% fine.  Walking around a little bit this morning in my sneakers aggravated it; and the shoes I'm wearing now, which aggravated it before, are fine.  I DON'T GET IT.

On Sunday I was helping out at the "Women's Fest" at a local mall, and one of my teammates showed up with one of her green smoothies.  I was all "that is weird, that is scary" until she said "would you like to try it?" and I said "sure, why not" and it was SO TASTY.  So I decided yesterday to try making my own. 
  I pulled out Ye Olde Blender from Approximately 1976 from the kitchen cabinet and threw in a bunch of spinach, bananas, grapes, strawberries and Greek yogurt.


It was kinda bits-and-pieces-y and too thick to strain, so I just grinned and beared (bore?) with that.  But quite good indeed.  I will need to make more.

Went to the fitness center today to try a "Core Challenge" class.  The average age in the room was 65.  So, I amped up the exercises as much as I could, although at one point during a plank, the instructor told me to raise my butt up (WHICH RUNS CONTRARY TO EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER LEARNED EVER ABOUT PLANKS).  I also rediscovered my toothpick arms, as I went with 4 pound weights and was kinda like I'VE MADE A HORRIBLE MISTAKE about halfway through.  So it was a good thing, all in all.

Monday, November 4, 2013


Got the MRI done.  It was even noisier than I remember.  Hopefully I'll find out what the deal is at the end of the week.

Tweaked my work schedule so I can go to some of the fitness classes at the health club.  Whether I actually GO to them or not, however, is another question.

Yesterday was a "Women's Expo" at the local mall, so I went and helped out.  One of my leaguemates came by to work her shift and she had a green smoothie.  I looked at it and was like "okay, that's just creepy" but when she came back from getting something from her car, she asked me if I wanted to try it. I said "sure" and it was DELICIOUS.  She said it had spinach and kale and bananas and apples and almonds and all sort of other healthy stuff in it, so I'm gonna try making one.  We have an old-school blender at home, we'll see what happens.