Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Angry legs...

Well, one angry knee anyway.  Can you believe it?  The elliptical machine pissed off my knee!  I'm kind of irked about it.  I'm not going to push it though - I'm going to give it three days of rest (today is day 2) and see if it's not back to it's usual self by then.  I don't want to risk a real injury and be off of running for months!  I think it will be fine.  I think I'm the only weirdo in the world who has no problem running, but get on a no impact elliptical machine and all hell breaks loose!  Hopefully I will still be on course to run my 10k at the end of this month!  I think I should be fine!  I am going to wait to run until Saturday - that is the day I will do my 5 mile run.  I'm sure I can do that just fine - I'll just call this week a recovery week and do only 5 miles this week.  I'm getting really excited about my race!

In another area of my life, I signed myself up for the summer reading program at the library.  I don't know what the prize is, but I've already read 6 books since June 1st and I'm starting on # 7!  I'm good to go!  No wonder I never get any sleep!  HA!  I get hooked on a book and I can't get my nose out of it!  At least I will have something to do in the next few days as I rest my poor knee!  I'm pretty sure I'll be fine by Saturday.  I'm going to do weight training again on Wednesday (or maybe Thursday, I don't need to weigh MORE for Weight Watchers - I always seem to way more the day after weight training - what's up with that?)

Well, I'm off - I got some beautiful strawberries today and I'm going to make a weight watcher's dessert with them!  YUM!  I have the points saved up and everything!! 

Oh - and I thought I'd leave you with two pictures.  1.My yummy dinner tonight - (it should have been brown rice, but my hubby had already made a vat of white rice this morning, so I just used that)  Terriyaki chicken, rice, and cabbage/broccoli/carrots stir fried in the wok with rice wine and sesame oil.  2. My daughter THOROUGHLY enjoying said dinner.!!  (Oh, and in case you were wondering, I am a TOTAL carnivore.  I could NEVER go vegetarian - I would wither up and die!)


  1. What a Cutie! And YUMMY dinner! I could never be a vegetarian either. I believe moderation in all things (except sugar. Hey, how did you think I got this way?!!!) ;-)

    Hope your knee feels better. I have a bum right knee but it is impacted with running (and biking as I found out tonight). I'm hoping as I lose more weight it will feel better.

    Okay, Monica, I need you to share what books you've read. I am a HUGE reader! I probably read 2 or 3 a week. Depending on what genres you like there's a great series written by a local author and based in Portland.

  2. Thanks Krista!! LOL about the sugar! When I was pregnant both times, I had gestational diabetes - because I was SO careful for my babies - I sort of weened myself off of sugar! I used to be a major sugar junkie! Now I don't even sweeten my iced tea! It's crazy!

    I think my knee is already feeling much better. I'm going to try a short 2 or 3 mile run today and see how it goes. If it starts to hurt at all I will stop. I think it's fine. I almost feel like the elliptical got my knee's tracking off and running might pop it back into place!

    Books - I'm pretty open about genre. I think I tend to gravitate toward mystery and thriller books. Right now I'm reading a book by Ted Dekker called "The Priest's Graveyard" it's pretty good so far. I've read several by Ted Dekker - some are awesome and some kind of suck. I am also a big James Patterson fan - I've read quite a few of his. Lately I've been just reading the free books for Nook on Barnes and Noble's website. Some have been pretty good and some have been real stinkers! I just finished reading the 50 Shades of Grey trillogy - at first I didn't like it, but I really started liking the characters and found myself rooting for them! Who is the local author?? Did you see that Susan Slaughter is coming to the Library? I don't know what she writes, but I may look into her after I finish this book!

  3. Correction - the author coming to the library is KARIN Slaughter - got the first name wrong!