I Can Barely MOVE Today!

I cannot believe how sore my body is today.  I mean, it’s just yard work for crying out loud!  But noooo….my arms, legs (hamstrings in particular), back, and hands are killing me.  I have a few splinters and blisters on my hands, which I think suck more than anything else does.

I woke to Sammie doing her bark-thing.  No such thing on sleeping in on a weekend when you have a doggie!  D took R to swim lessons, and I puttered around the house cleaning and cooking.  I was hoping to take M and R to Watercountry today, but the weather wasn’t looking like it would cooperate.  D can’t really go – his knee is sort of falling off.  It’s been bad the past few weeks and I’m actually getting concerned.  This is the longest it’s hurt without relief that I can remember.  He’s icing it regularly and I even went and bought a homeopathic cream today from one of my favorite hippie stores to see if that could help.  Anyway, he can’t walk, stand, or really sit for any length of time.  He tries not to complain much, but I can tell it’s hurting him a lot.  So as much as he’d love to go to the water theme park with us, I know he really can’t.

Anyway, sorry to get depressing for a second.  Breakfast was a soy latte (I have the grooviest espresso machine ever) and my leftover eggplant from dinner last night.  For lunch I made a vegan mac and cheeze Recipe (yes, I actually HAD all those ingredients in the house) for lunch.  I’m the only one who loved it, but that’s because D refused to try it, and R thinks the only mac and cheese in the universe that’s edible comes out of a blue box.  Oh well, poo on them.  All the more for me!  I had some lunch and then got ready to go run.

My run today took me to First Landing State Park.  I was scheduled for a 4 miler, so I had to go somewhere else to run.  I figure I hadn’t been there since the Shamrock J&A training team, so I couldn’t possibly be bored with it.  I took off from home around 130, and after a brief pit stop, started running just after 2.  The run was nice – it was about 85 degrees, but the trail provides lots of shade.  There were a fair number of people out and about, so I certainly didn’t worry about trail stalkers or anything like that.

The first quarter mile of my run I was more waddling than running because my legs were so sore from yard work (can you tell I’m a bit embarrassed by that!).  They loosened up after that, and it was mostly smooth sailing from there.  It started to rain just as soon as I got back in the van, so I congratulated myself on having excellent timing for once.

After my run, I went down Shore Drive to Heritage, which is a hippie grocery I really like.  I picked up a few things – my Ezekiel bread, some multi grain rice cakes, and that cream for D’s knee.  After that, I went up the road to an Asian market just because I think it’s awesome.  They had a really big bottle of this Saki that B and I had at Geisha when she was here to visit – called Snow Beauty.  I’ve had 3 glasses thus far this evening 🙂 

I really planned on finishing the weed whacking and tree trimming in the back yard today, but just couldn’t do it.  I’m blaming my sore, blistered, and calloused hands.  I’ll do it tomorrow because if I don’t, I’ll get very annoyed at a half finished yard.  That’ll just stress me out and I won’t sleep!

It sounds like A is having a great time in NYC.  She’s texted quite a few times and has even called a couple. 

Now it’s time to relax, have a beer, and watch Chuck with D, M, and R.

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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