My Happy Place

I have never considered myself an athlete, or anything even resembling one.  I was always the bookworm/ couch potato.  Now that I am on moderate duty where exercise is concerned I am starting to think that maybe, just maybe I have become an athlete in my own right…or mind anyway.

My Happy Place
My Happy Place

I am feeling extremely out of sorts from the “forced downtime” that I have had lately.  For the past three or four years I have been diligent about working out at least three or four times per week.  This time of year that number usually escalates to five or six times per week.  I can count on one hand the number of times that I have worked out in the past MONTH!  I am at a loss.  On the days that I don’t have physical therapy I find myself seriously missing my workouts.  Not only the workouts but my friends at the gym too!  The lack of physical exercise has messed with my sleep as well.  Honestly, I cannot wait to get back to a full workout schedule….did I say that?  Yes I did!!!

NOW IN TWO LOCATIONS!!!  Call to learn more, it will be the BEST decision you ever made :-)
NOW IN TWO LOCATIONS!!! Call to learn more, it will be the BEST decision you ever made 🙂

Lately all I want to do is curl up with a good book.  This problem with my neck is really taking it’s toll on my psyche.  Sara, my Physical Therapist has told me that I am ok to run or ride a bike.  I have tried running a couple of times on both the sidewalk and the treadmill.  Both times felt sort of okay while I was doing it but afterwards the pain returned in a hurry.  I had planned to push through and run the “Red Dress Run” this weekend but I have changed my mind.  As much as I want to run a race with pacers (pacers keep to specified speeds ie; 10 minute mile, 8 minute mile, etc. and they are unheard of for a 5K!) I want to get my neck in order even more.  The jarring motion that happens while running is not helping in this endeavor.  While there is less jarring on a bike, just the thought of riding a street bike and holding my head up brings tears to my eyes.  I need to find a spin class pronto!  (….and maybe a hot tub!)

I miss you
I miss you

If you follow me on facebook then you know that Tuesday was “National Chocolate Day”.  I believe that EVERY day should be national chocolate day but maybe that’s just me.  I myself celebrated with a Reeses!  I have not had one of these in such a long time, it was an emotional reunion.

It was fun while it lasted.
It was fun while it lasted.

Lefty politely asked if he could be “Bunny of the Week” this week.  Of course!!  He is the best one after all 😉

My Buddy
My Buddy
  • Have you ever been “benched” due to injury?  How did you get through?
  • Did you celebrate National Chocolate Day? More than once?

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