Here I go and take my body up to NYC and feed it all kinds of tasty NYC foods… and how am I repaid? By it letting in some sneaky little virus from the plane and making me sick!!
WTF, Sinuses? Do you not know I have to go to Dragon Con next week?!?!
I WILL be better by next Thursday. I WILL!
Why does my knee hurt so bad going up stairs all of a sudden?????
I did NOTHING to cause this… NOTHING!!!
No fair! Wahhhhhhhh!
I do not have to “be” anything except what I am.
I have always loved this song for that exact reason…
“I don’t want to be
Anything other than what I’ve been trying to be lately
All I have to do
Is think of me and I have peace of mind
I’m tired of looking ’round rooms
Wondering what I’ve got to do
Or who I’m supposed to be
I don’t want to be anything other than me”
Now – why can’t I remember that all the time?
Couldn’t bring myself to go.
1) Still shy about the knee
2) Just THINKING about going all the way to the gym just to use machines makes me want to go to sleep. BORING.
3) Do NOT think that’s gonna stop me from going to the Ichiban tomorrow. Expect ridiculous pictures… I know I’ve blogged Ichiban before, but I feel like I have to share these things.
Ok… Going back to the gym after work today.
I will be LOW IMPACT WOMAN!!!
I will also wrap my knee to remind myself to be LOW IMPACT WOMAN!!!
I actually do not really want to go. But I paid for these two months and I figure I should do something.
Plus I need to go visit the YMCA to determine if I want I join there to do Yoga and Water Aerobics. And I can’t do it this weekend.
The SB is considering maybe possibly maybe joining with me… To possibly maybe swim while I do my classes. So we need to find time to visit together. This weekend is an F1 race weekend, so he’s booked up.
In opposite news… While my love is watching the race practice on Saturday, I will be thrifting to find a desk / table for the craft room I am setting up… Then my BFF and I are hitting up the Ichiban for an extravaganza of chimes buffet awesometude.
Haven’t done the Ichiban in FOREVER… The reason for that is that it’s an excessive place an when I go there, I indulge in a ridiculously excessive way.
Sushi buffet?!? Magical unicorn pie!?! Honey ginger chicken?!? Squid salad?!? Fried plantains?!? I DARE YOU to attempt to enter the Ichiban and not leave groaning.
OK, OK, some people can. The SB goes there and just eats until he’s had enough. I don’t grasp this ability myself… Hence my limitations on going there. Still… Looking forward to it!!!
See the wonder of Magical Unicorn Pie!!! (With the sprinkles)
So… two weeks after the ill-conceived attendance of the “Body Attack” class… my knee is back to roughly where it was when I went to the class.
A little twingy, but no constant pain.
If I want to get better… I need to work it out.
But now I am gun-shy of doing anything with it more than my elliptical machine…
Gotta get back on the horse eventually.
It does not help that the horse is BORING and I am NOT MOTIVATED to go lift weights at the gym.
Maybe I need to look into the YMCA / Swimming / Yoga plan sooner rather than later.
Because WTF else am I going to talk about besides my focacta knee?
Which is actually doing much better 8 days out from that “Body Combat” class… Still a little painy… I CLEARLY had too much impact on the joint that now has a lot less meniscus in it. Plus strain on the less stable knee muscles.
Either tomorrow or Thursday I will head back to the Gym. NOT for classes… just for nice, low impact cardio machines (they have like, THREE different “ellipty-type” things. Plus weights… nice, non-ridiculous weights on Machines, not free weights.
Baby steps… learning to pace myself!
To keep me motivated to go to the gym and work out? Um – no.
To work out next to me and slap me around when I choose to do the “High Impact” versions of the exercises? Um… could be.
Also – my niece is going to college this fall. Her loans and grants and scholarships are covering a lot of it… but she’s still short a few grand. I’m a good aunt.