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Progress is slow

but it happens. After a week of being tired and hurting knees, really all I wanted to do this morning was sleep in. Unfortunately, when you have birds and live in a place where the sun rises around 6, that doesn't happen often. By 6:20 I couldn't stand the noise and got up to feed them. Once I'm up and awake and have fed the birds they quiet down. Nice of them. If I could just come up with an automatic feeder.........

Anyway, since my only plan was to sleep in and go to WW, I found myself with a couple of hours and nothing to do. And, since my heel hasn't bothered me in a few days and I figured out what I did to my knee, I decided to run. Again!! Today I did a walk/run of 3/1 and I only went out for 30 minutes. Wow, did it feel good. Having mastered my Garmin, again, last week, I have HR, distance and pace for the run.

My fastest pace was 8:34/mi!!! When I saw that I thought no way, but then I started thinking about it. When I started running I realized tha…

So very tired.....

I'm still adjusting to this grad school schedule... Trust me, it's brutal. Just to give you an idea of what it's like, Tues & Thurs nights I have class from 5:15 until 8:10. These are 2 different classes with 2 sets of homework. The homework is substantial too. There's piles of reading, journals, portfolios, powerpoint presentations, etc. And that's all due next week. I also have to spend 6 hours a week in a classroom observing my mentor teacher. By November I have to be ready to teach a class. In high school. With high school students. Teenagers!!! Talk about scary!!! On top of that I'm still working full time (or darn close to it), I still have the Hubby, still have the animals, and I would like to be able to squeeze in some fun once in a while. Oh yeah, my workouts. I'm glad I decided on no more races this year until the marathon. Of course, I don't know when, or if, I'll ever get to train for that between my heel, my knee, school…

7 years ago today

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Never forget!!!

The knee drama continues

I wish I knew what this knee thing was. I wish I could even explain the pain because it's weird. It feels like bone on bone on the inside of the right knee. I also get some pain in the upper part of the tibia and it feels like the knee cap may be slightly out of place. Anyway, I worked out this morning, strength training, and it didn't bother me at all. Driving my car, a stick shift, is very annoying. Not exactly painful but the knee doesn't feel good. I ended up stopping at the drugstore and getting a neoprene brace since I left the one I have at home. I've worn it all day and the knee is feeling better. I honestly think it's a mechanical issue. I think I probably slept wrong and it was twisted during the night. I have a favorite way to lie that I can't do anymore because it tweaks my knee. I have a feeling I was so tired that I slept like that. Hopefully it will click back not place soon.

Grad school is tough. I had no idea it would be this intens…

Holy moly, I've done something to my knee

My bad knee. The one with no cartilage. It hurts like crazy!! It hurts to walk, it hurts to stand, it hurts to bend it. This is so not good. I have not felt pain like this in this knee in years. This is not good. Luckily it's not swollen or warm or anything. But still, have I mentioned this is not good???

So needless to say I didn't work out this morning. Not till I figure out what's going on with the knee. Also, after Sunday night's horrible sleep, last night I slept like a baby. Sunday night it felt like I was sleeping in some cheap hotels. Last night felt like I was back in our comfy bed. I, of course, now feel like the Goodyear blimp. I haven't worked out in 2 days. Ugh..... Hate that feeling.....

The worse night

I hardly slept last night. Nala, the pit bull, had a seizure yesterday and I kept waking up all night to check on her to see if you had another one. It was horrible. You can read the gory details over at Feather. So needless to say when the alarm went off this morning I could not drag myself out of bed. That's okay. I ran both days this weekend so a day off is probably a good idea.

I have nothing to say. I'm so worried about Nala nothing else really matters.

Technology, I hets it

or, how I can be such an idiot.....

Sunday mornings have developed into the habit of hiking/trail running. I've even got Hubby coming with me - woo hoo!!! I go to get a little trail running in since I signed up for a trail run in October. Hubby goes to collect lilikoi for the birds. It's a win/win. I get a run, the birds get lilikoi and Hubby gets a little activity in.

For the last couple of weeks I've been taking my Garmin as I've been tracking my calories via HRM. Also the Garmin does distance and I'm a sucker for that. But the HRM hasn't been working on it. I replaced the battery two weeks ago and I still haven't been able to get it to work. I took it today after downloading new software for it and was confident it would work. It didn't. I was getting very frustrated after having scoured the web looking for solutions and none of them worked. UGH!!!

Then I had a radical thought. I picked up the instruction book. I looked up HRM troubleshoo…