My Intention is to live a healthy, active lifestyle.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

425 Steps

First of all, my knee is feeling much better. Crystal went to a podiatrist on Thursday and she asked her about my knee. Actually, I asked her to ask her podiatrist to recommend a doctor. Anyhow, the doctor recommended that I continue stretch and ice it. Well, it worked. It feels much better.

Later on that day we sent to Amicalola State Park to see the falls. They were gorgeous. I was able to work down to the base of the falls to enjoy the view from there. What a hike! It was challenging. Even though I had to stop several times, I was so proud of myself for being able to do it. It is moments like this one where I am able to see the progress I have made with my fitness.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Oh Great....

It appears I am going to have to go to a doctor about my knee. It's not getting any better. I've iced it, rested, used Biofreeze, stretched, walked slowly, and prayed over it.

Stay tuned......

Tuesday, July 14, 2009



I've decided against going to the gym today. I'm kind of bummed about it. I started limping again this afternoon. My manager advised me not to push it. I'm going to do Yoga today. I've been reading that my knee problem may actually be a problem with my quads....which are tight. My lower back and glutes are often tight on my left side. I guess this is catching up with me.

We'll see how my knee is feeling tomorrow.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Monday!

I just returned from the gym. I still feel awkward in that place. Anyhow, I did 40 minutes on the treadmill. I kept my pace pretty low because my knee is still giving me a little trouble. It felt good to work up a sweat. I never thought I would ever say it or feel it but I did miss my exercise routine. Not only do I feel a bit better physically, I feel better emotionally. I felt kind of down last week because I wasn't working out. I know part of it has to do with my overachiever personality.

I'm going to do some more stretching, ice my knee, and catch up on the blogs I follow.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Well, I finished working today, stretched, and decided I'm not going to the gym today. My knee still hurts. I also have a stiff neck and back. I haven't felt this bad in in year. I know it's from all the marathon grading I did this weekend. The fact that I didn't exercise at all last week probably didn't help.

Anyhow, I decided to honor myself and my body and not push it. I'm going to spend the evening stretching and catching up on the blogs I watch.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I'm Still Here

Saturday I participated in the Atlanta Pride 5K with my friend DJ on Saturday. I say "participated" because I did not finish the race. I stopped at mile 2. I could have finished but I didn't. I wasn't feeling well. I was tired. I only went because he was inspired by my efforts and asked me to go with him. I didn't want to let him down. He did a great job. I am so proud of him. I'll post pics later.

I'm so stressed. I can't wait for my vacation later on this month. Although I had fun Father's Day weekend, my trip home wasn't very relaxing. I have recognized that I need to have a better action plan during these stressful times. I watched myself eat a lot crap this cream, frozen pizza, chips, and energy drinks. Even though I was (painfully) aware of my actions, I did very little to stop them.

I haven't been to the gym this week. I decided to take the week off, get my office organized, and do some head work to get myself back on track.