What do you know, another post in February! Alert the media. Ha ha. OK, so I haven't been keeping up with my blog, but I noticed today that I have had over 20,000 hits. So someone must read it, right? Right! I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! I have always liked Valentine's Day, even when I was single because, hey, you never know, maybe you'd find a Valentine anyway!
So here's my Valentine Conversation Heart. Because, what's Valentine's Day without some conversation hearts? They are my faves, well, at least the orange ones are.
It's February! What a slacker I have become. I haven't posted since September! I'm shocked I have any followers left! If you're out there, thanks for reading! Here's a cute little pic just in time for Valentine's Day, I will try to stop back in & write more often in 2014.
Hello September. Nice to see you, oh wait. It's practically October. Yep, practically October & I can't even tell you the last time I exercised. Well, before last night. Back in May I started running, but I must have forgotten in June, because well....I stopped! I ran the Spring Lake Five, or shall I say, my friend Suzanne dragged my ass most of the way, but I still did it. I think that was the last race I ran. Oh wait, we did the George Sheehan in June. Yeah, that sucked. It was hot & we walked some. Oh well. What can you do?
So last night I went home & packed my gym bag & went to the gym. I hadn't even noticed that my fancy food store like gym pass had fallen off my key ring. Luckily they gave me a nice new one. Lets see if I keep using it!
Now for some of you that don't know this, I had some ankle issues a few weeks back which required me to wear this hideous boot. By far the ugliest piece of footwear I have ever worn. It did the trick & my ankle seems better. But I didn't get a lot of great news from the doctor. His exact words were - that's an angry ankle. No, that would be me doctor, the angry girl, with the bum ankle.
I have been a bit nervous about running on it. I could tell from looking at the X-Ray that there was minimal, if any cartilage, left in the ankle joint. At one point he said it was an ugly joint. I take umbrage at that! :) Ugly is so...well mean! But he's right & something tells me that all the pounding I have done over the years has taken its toll.
When I got to the gym I decided to take it easy & swim. A quick half hour to get myself back into some type of workout plan. Thankfully the pool was not crowded. As I reached in my bag I grabbed a green swim cap. Little did I realize til I got in the pool that it was the cap I had worn when I did the Alcatraz triathlon. Wow. I bet people were thinking....where'd she steal that hat? That girl doesn't look like she could escape from anything. Maybe she's a San Francisco seal lion. Because that's what I looked like in my new suit. Which by the way, fit on the bottom, but not on top. Ugh...one size is too small & this new one is too big....except in the stomach. Great.
I did feel like my old self (plus a few pounds) in the pool last night. I think I will keep this up for a bit. Maybe try jogging a bit tomorrow. We are walking (thanks to my lousy ankle) in the Tunnel to Towers Run this weekend. I hope the weather is nice. I convinced Jerry's niece to do it with us this year. I think that would make him very happy.