Okay. This time, I swear, I really am back. Thanks, Anna for the push!
Things have been busy at work (what's new?) but still great. Fitness has actually maintained its place in my life with teaching so much, training with my amazing trainer for 2 months, and trying to spend as much time with K (especially at the gym) as possible before she leaves for Boston this week (sad!)
I recently got some irritating news regarding my ability to workout, though.
In December, I noticed a lump a little lower than my left hipbone. Don't freak, it's not a big deal. At first, I thought it was a muscular thing--just something from running, etc. It would go away if I pushed on it...knot in my muscle, I figured.
Turns out, it's a hernia. Likely congenital--so I was born with it--and easily repaired. Since it's not painful or pressurized, that's good news...but because of the marathon coming up, I don't have time for recovery...until after. My surgeon told me I can't teach BodyPump until after I have the surgery and recover. I can lift upper body OR lower body, but no compound movements with very heavy weights--think of all those "oh I got a hernia by lifting a heavy box incorrectly."
The good news, however, is that I will now have time for running...which is especially important, because in even better news, I have a full team for the Ragnar Relay! 12 people, most of us strangers, embarking on a 193 mile relay race over the course of two days. I cannot wait.
I also have the Marine Corps rapidly approaching (end of October)...so I suppose it's good that I now have more time to run.
I found my old Jeff Galloway marathon book, which is a pretty good resource, so, that starts this week and since Chadd's out of town this coming weekend, I'll start my long runs as well.
Having to change a fitness routine that was working so well for me is epicly frustrating...I'm sure running will keep me in shape, but I really don't like having to play gentle.
So...I'm getting back on wearing my BodyBugg every day (I've been doing every other week) and keeping a better monitor on my food intake. No use letting everything slide for a stupid hernia...just need to be more flexible.
So. There's that. I promise to post every day, even if it's just a "so today I ran 5 miles and now I'm tired. The end."
Thanks to my loyal readers (especially Anna!)