"Don't let the fat chick beat you"?

I have been racing for about 5 years now. I am not a typical runner or even triathlete. I fight with serious medical conditions every step of the way, but each step makes me stronger. I have two boys both with special needs and I have learned to chalk that up to making me stronger as well.

It is with sad heart that I must report that lupus has won the battle this year, but trust me when I say the war is far from over! My racing days are not over by any stretch of the imagination. This is just a minor setback that will make me stronger.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I’m listening!

This weekend I figured I would go ahead and start P90X and I was ready and set up to get out of bed way to early Monday morning. My alarm went off and my feet hit the ground and I asked myself what the hell was I doing! It wasn’t the whole getting up way to early, it wasn’t the P90X, it was the ‘what time of day do you feet hurt the worst?’ I KNOW my feet take about an hour every morning before they go from painful to tender at the worst. Ok, I can do this video after work, no issue.
During lunch I planned on hitting the gymlet for a nice 45 minute (+5 for cool down) treadmill session. I have worked my way up to walking 3, run 2. By the end of my workout that stupid bubble feeling returned to my knee. Ok, fine, we have dealt with this before, we can do it again. Later that afternoon I took my sister to the book store and I knelt down to look at something and man did I hit the roof! OK! I get the picture! No P90X this week. I wrapped my knee and I am not sitting on my leg like I usually do. I understand I need to take an easy week this week, fine. Not an issue!
I made it to yoga last night and with some minor modifications I made it through without pain. Knowing I can’t put pressure on my knee I spoke to the instructor before class to ask for modifications. She said we would be starting off with cat/cow and to remain seated (instead of going on into the Table Top pose), child’s pose – do what is comfortable and anything else she will help me with. We were doing the low lunge and I put a block below my knee and I had no issues. The instructor kept coming over to make sure I was ok. Towards the end we were doing Happy Baby (I love Happy Baby) every time I would roll over to my right side I would feel an uncomfortable sensation coming from my mid to lower back (not my spine). So, with everything going on lately, I am going to go have the blood work done the doc wanted me to do over the next few months.
Tonight is Weight Watchers and I have 1.18 pounds until I get my new yoga mat. Come on 1.2 pounds! We can do this. Oh, yea, and I have 4.4 pounds until I hit my first Wight Watchers goal.

1 comment:

  1. If you're injured in anyway, shape, or form, DO NOT START P90X! It is not easy and uses every muscle imaginable. There is a workout called Insanity which is lower than P90X and one of the girls in my running group is doing it. Maybe start there. Check out beachbody.com - that's P90X's website.