By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2017-12-06 6:11 AM
6.2 miles for me. It’s quite a bit colder than yesterday.
You finished the 10K today.
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2017-12-06 8:36 AM
Visited my orthopod again today. I am a frequent flyer there this year. Knee has fluid again after being drained 2 weeks ago. It's crazy. He still thinks it's just residual issue from the surgery and arthritis but we are getting close to 4 months post-op. Next step is to get insurance approval for Synvisc injection so I guess in a week or so I will get the knee drained again then an injection. Then rest he says for 2 weeks.
After the ortho visit a short run with the Lady. 3 miles on the local Sprogel's run trail. Colder here too. Skullcap and gloves weather.
What is the injection suppose to do?
Synvisc (hylan G-F 20) is similar to the fluid that surrounds the joints in your body. This fluid acts as a lubricant and shock absorber for the joints.
Synvisc is used to treat knee pain caused by osteoarthritis.
Synvisc is usually given after other arthritis medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms
Hopefully makes things feel better, for the arthritis. He did not want to do another MRI study at this time but I suppose that is an option if this does not work. The recurring fluid build up he said he sees in a small percentage of patients after the scope, though I did not experience this before.
I know several people who have had good results from synvisc injections. Hoping it will be the same for you!
ahhh. Hope it helps
Who is your surgeon? I had the synvisc in my knee after my surgery. I've not had any issues since then and I got the shots in 2013 (spring) which was about 6 months after the surgery.
Dr Schwartz, Premier Orthopaedics. Good to hear the injection worked for you. I know a few others that have had it as well. I recovered pretty well when this happened in 2011, but this time has been a struggle.
(I like wool!)
2017-12-06 4:31 PM
Careful with the fluid bc that can result in the bursa sacs behind the knee getting stuffed with gel and inflamed...that will fade but adds another thing in your recovery. Sounds like your orthopod has a plan and I'd listen to him, including the rest after the injection if you get that approved. So listen to him!
In the meanwhile, nice little run today.
Indeed it's colder and I wore a headband and gloves today too.
2017-12-06 2:00 PM
easy 8.2 miles with about 3 miles on trails. Felt tired and sluggish.
(I like wool!)
2017-12-06 4:32 PM
5 miles along the river at lunchtime in decidedly more bitter conditions but the sun was shining.
2017-12-06 7:28 PM
26¢ (8 coins)
Probably in the low 60s & sunny at 1440
New Balance 890 #3
By The Beard
(is wearing Arm Panties)
2017-12-06 8:00 PM
TWO DIMES AND SIX PENNIES
2017-12-06 9:28 PM
I'm sore. So sore.
No run for me today. Going to day 3 of yoga.
The cure for yoga is more yoga?
I figured possibly work the soreness out. This will be my third time and it's a different teacher each day so I figured she'll switch things up a bit. Plus, I'm on a roll!
That was the hardest class yet.
Tonight is group run. I will try to find someone who wants to stretch it to at least 4 if not 5. We are running from a craft beer place. I would like to try the craft beers but I'm pretty sure even 5 miles would be negated by drinking craft beer during the week.
I also have an early morning workout planned before work for tomorrow. I'm such a creature of habit. Maybe after I retire.
I did 4 yesterday on the TM during a break from work.
You could just try a flight maybe and have a small sample?
My favorite craft brewery here has 4 oz pours and it makes it easy to just have a small taste.
Nice job getting the TM run in!
There is no negative to drinking craft beer. Silly you!
Negating the effects of drinking craft beers is high on the list of reasons why I run.
I like the other suggestion of doing a flight or even a small sample size. You have to be somewhat socialble after a group run.
The challenge of balancing exercise, schedule, work, family, calories, finances and social life is very much like pacing yourself on a run. I heard the other day that we need to stop calling it balance and start calling it what it is-juggling.
Creature of habit, or, you know what behaviour will best support your long-term goals. It's all in how you look at it.
Taught indoor cycling class, did shoulder & hip exercises, walked an indoor mile before I left the gym.
It's about 20 degrees colder than yesterday at this time. The goy who had front desk duty at the gym (and had to be in at 4:30am) was leaving with me at 8:30 and remarked how much colder it got in just those 4 hours.
Good day for an indoor mile then.
Opted for another rest day today.
I am planning my marathon race schedule for next year.
I have a spring goal race, a spring destination race, and a spring backup race so far. Someone stop me!
2017-12-06 10:07 AM
Change that to 3 goal races. You're welcome.
Big Sur will purely be for fun! Especially since it's 3 weeks after my goal race.
I may show up at Big Sur. I haven't sold it to Mrs. Rob yet; still working on the PowerPoint demonstration...
That would be awesome!
Would Mrs. Rob be accompanying you?
That would be the plan.
Usually all the race fees stop me.
It always seems like a great idea at the time when it's 3-4 mos away.
We are using wedding gifts to fund our races
Where's your destination race?
Don't forget the training marathon.
What are the other ones besides Big Sur?
B&A Trail in MD 4/8
Looks like we are going to miss everyone in Delaware since we will be heading west toward Big Sur at that time.
2017-12-06 2:23 PM
Now that you mention it, I do remember seeing B&A on Facebook. It's a good one to run for time as it is really flat. The only hill was around mile 8 and at that point it isn't a big deal. If it was mile 23, everyone would be cursing it.
It's an anniversary year (maybe 25) for VCM so they have some extra fun stuff planned.
It looks like they have re-done the April Delaware race and it is more in Rehobeth than it was before so it may be more similar to the race you just did.
(The Vampire Lestat)
2017-12-06 10:19 AM
3 miles for me today
4 solo miles at noon.
Other two folks bagged so I wandered around a bit so that I wasn't doing the same old route that we normally do. We had some rain overnight but the real cold front hasn't arrived here yet as it was still 60 degrees.
Our group has 3 condos for the race this weekend and someone finally stepped forward to organize dinner the night before the race. I know most of the people in the group but am not really "in" the group so didn't feel right driving things.
Most important question: what type of food are you guys going to have for the pre-race dinner?
Baked Spaghetti is the main course.
They are asking other people to bring salad and bread, but I think I will bring some dessert since that is the most important part of any meal.
Ooh baked spaghetti sounds perfect. And yeah, absolutely, of course you need dessert!
Hi all. Did my usual Tuesday strength-and-cardio routine last night. I had a super-stressful day at work: a disgruntled employee of mine resigned on Monday and yesterday sent an email to my boss laying out what a nasty horrible person I am, which intellectually I knew was manipulative and unfair but still left me hurt and upset, obviously, so it was great to have the workout and between pushing myself as hard as possible on the cardio intervals and upping the weight to the maximum I could lift on all the strength exercises, I managed to boil off quite a bit of steam.
Ran this morning - three and a half intervals of run 7 minutes/walk 1 minute. This run felt very smooth and comfortable, which was nice as this was my first run attempt since last Sunday, which didn't go all that well. Left the dogs at home because I was worried about icy trails - having 75 pounds of excited canine fastened to my waist while I'm trying to stay upright is a bit more of a core-strength challenge than I wanted to take on - but the conditions were better than I had expected.
I was supposed to go to Pilates at lunch but I forgot to pack my workout gear. In my defence I have been having troubles all week remembering what day it is and I hadn't really registered that today was Wednesday. I briefly contemplated wearing my work clothes to the class - everything's comfy enough that I could have done it - but in the end I decided to stay here and deal with the fallout from the disgruntled one. Fortunately my boss is being very supportive.
Sorry to hear about the disgruntled employee.
It's hard to separate yourself from the situation and understand that it's not about you, it's about them, when it's all being directed toward you. Glad you were able to let off some steam last night and that you have a supportive boss.
Sorry about the employee, I'm sure the boss saw the email for what it was and everything will get back to normal in no time.
Sorry about the disgruntled employee. I was a manager for over 30 years...dealing with idiot bosses & disgruntled employees were the biggest PITA parts of a career I really liked. Altho, I like retirement pretty much too!
That's a good perspective.
Sometimes you have to eliminate what you can control and sometimes that means letting go of a workout or something else you enjoy doing if you are dealing with a stressful situation. Obviously you don't want to make a habit of giving in, but sometimes it just makes sense.
True enough. Like you said above - it's not so much a balancing act as a non-stop juggling routine.
day off for me and i slept in until 6:30.
It's my day to go in later to work so it was nice to have the extra time this morning. then met my mom for the breakfast book club meeting at her residence. That is always a good time especially since i really enjoyed the book (Edith wharton's Age of Innocence). We then went to the pool for a deep water exercise class. My running partner joined us too. so that was a nice chatty 45 minutes. it's a good stretch as well as a nice recovery activity after yesterday's medium long run.
i had to scrape a lot of frost off the car last night. I don't think it was any colder than yesterday morning but the roads were a lot slicker.
5.1 miles this morning as today i turned 51.
Boxing class after work and since it was my birthday, I had to do 51 burpees. Then, my husband and son took me for tacos.
Happy birthday! 51 burpees is cruel and unusual punishment.
51 tacos? :hopeful:
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