Good afternoon! How was your weekend?
This morning, I had a post surgery check-up with my hip doctor. It’s hard to believe that I am almost 6 months post surgery. It seems like it was just yesterday I was stuck in bed with a hip brace and crutches.
Hip brace and crutches from over the summer:
I am very happy to report that today was my LAST follow-up doctor’s appointment and tomorrow is my LAST physical therapy session! I was extremely happy!
The doctor said that I had really good strength back in my leg and if I want to run, it’s important to keep that strength up. He also said that it would be fine to get back to group fitness classes such as Butts & Guts and Spin if I take it easy.
My Achilles tendon has still been bothering me and he said that it could be just because I haven’t ran in a long time. He said to keep an eye on it and to listen to my body. If my Achilles tendon is really bothering me then I should take it easy on the running. It said it might take a few weeks and not to push it.
Lately, I’ve been doing a 2:2 walk/run ratio for about a mile. It still bothers me a bit so I’m not going to push the running quite yet.
The best part is that the doctor said I should be just fine to run a half marathon this year!! He said it would be best to aim to run one in the fall. That way my Achilles tendon has time to get better and I can train slowly. I am so excited! I have been trying to run a darn half marathon for years!
Danny has the day off so after my doctor’s appointment, we celebrated with a trip to the gym.
I just got new Victoria Secret crops at the semi-annual sale this weekend. Love those Christmas gift cards!
We started out on the treadmill, followed by back and biceps exercises, then we finished up with a little bit of jump roping and stretching. 720 calories burned!!
Backing up to the weekend a bit…
On Saturday morning, Danny and I went to the gym.
We warmed up on the stationary bike and then worked on chest and triceps.
Our exercises included:
- chest press
- dumbbell chest flies
- cable machine flies
- chest press machine
- skull crushers
- triceps extensions
- overhead triceps extensions
- triceps dips on the bench
On Saturday afternoon, we went to Woodfield Mall so Jaden could go to Build-a-Bear.
I’ve mentioned this before, but Jaden really loves his stuffed animals. He takes care of them, feeds them, plays with them, and brings them everywhere he goes.
He picked out the perfect bear, it got stuffed, and Jaden picked out a little coat for him. We walked around the mall for a little while but there are just so many people at Woodfield Mall. I can only stands gobs of people for a short amount of time.
We also stopped at Target where I found this Chobani green tea infused yogurt.
I was a little nervous about how green tea yogurt would taste but it was actually really good! The green tea flavor is very light and not overpowering.
Sunday we kind of hung out and got things ready for back to school. The kids visited their grandma and I had an afternoon coffee break.
I rarely drink coffee in the afternoons but yesterday I was so tired. I was up early to go grocery shopping (can’t stand the crowds later in the day) and I’m still trying to shake this cold! Why do colds last forever and ever and ever?
And that’s whats going on with me! Have a great afternoon!!
- What did you do this weekend?
- Have you ever wanted to really do something but were physically unable to?