I started the week off with a good Galloway run and a beautiful sunrise.
I need more of this in my life!
Here is my week at a glance...
Galloway Four 4.60 mi
Cool Down 0.14 mi
Warm Up Mile 1.03 mi
Arms and Shoulders
Buddy Run 5.01 mi
More Walking 0.50 mi
Stationary Bike 6.00 mi
Upper Body Work
Mostly Walking 5.01 mi
Cool Down 0.23 mi
Leg Work 57:05
Tuesday the rain came and so did my knee pain.
Have I seriously turned into the person that can predict the weather by their arthritis flare ups?!
Truthfully, I can not find any real pattern to the trouble, but I have noticed when the weather stays in rainy, stormy mode I seem to have more issues. I have felt pain and tenderness on and off now for the past three weeks.
Tuesday night I was in pain.
There have been more rain days (article) than clear ones here for May, and it is doing a little number on my motivation.
Thursday my knee was really wonky and I couldn't bend it easily. It seemed to spark my foot into a flare up, which has never happened in the past ten years, since I started dealing with this. (insert me, pulling hair out). I slept with ice packs.
Friday when I woke up it was cool and beautifully foggy...
I was so irritated the aches were keeping me from being able to capitalize on a cool, non-rainy morning.
I ended up taking an evening walk with some very short bursts of running, and it ended up being a great mood adjuster :) Friday was the the prettiest day of the whole week.
Can you tell that is my thumb?!
I was worried and posted the pic below instead.
Saturday the race 13.1 series was holding a half marathon in my area. If I would have felt better this week, I probably would have went and run it in the rain, but given my challenges, I decided another untrained long run was not the best choice.
Hubby and I decided to do a little foster care for the weekend. Sorry, for the repeat info, IG and FB friends :) It is so easy to fall in love with this face...
There are so many sweet, wonderful animals sitting in shelters waiting for a forever home. It makes me sad to think they may never get to experience being part of a family.
I added a tab for Tweek this week, if you would like to read his story.
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While I am still not doing exactly what I want, or what I hoped I would be doing at this point of recovery, I am still pushing on!
I am trying to stay active, trying to let go of what I wish I was doing, and trying to be optimistic and make some future plans to keep me motivated.
and hey, look at the current conditions...clearing :)
|This qualifies as sunny!|
The forecast after Monday is temps nearing 90's everyday...darn, crazy weather.
Share a favorite pet moment with me! I love to hear pet stories...
Cat or dog person?
Ever foster any animals?
Anyone else notice the aches flare up in certain weather conditions?