iPhone 5-4-3-2-1 Weekend!

TGIF! Welcome to Friday! Guess who preordered an iPhone this morning? ME! I won’t have it on the first day, but I also don’t have to go stand in line anywhere. It will ship directly to me, ready to go.

Last week I had the ultrasound and Tuesday I had an MRI. I saw the doctor yesterday, and yes, it is exertional compartment syndrome. My surgery is scheduled for Friday, November 16th. The good news is that instead of 4 surgical cuts, he is only going to have to do one. WOOHOO!!! I should be back to 100% at 6 weeks. So, my goal will be to walk our New Year’s Day 5K as my first race back. I really get good vibes from this doctor and have only read positive things about the surgery on the web. I am confident this is the right step to take. My other option was just to stop walking the races and that is really not an option for me. I am only 42. I should be MORE active, not LESS active.

It’s been a couple of weeks since I have done a 5-4-3-2-1 post, so here we go!

Let’s countdown to the weekend!

5 Blog Posts I Favorited This Week

3 Reasons Most Weight Loss Pursuits Fail by Jedha – I am most guilty of number 2. What about you?

25 Minute Incline Walking Workout by Julie – Great treadmill workout to simulate hills. Can’t do speed 4? Adjust to your fitness level.

Easy Fitness Tips for Travelers by Angie – Great tips for those that travel frequently for work or occasionally. I would add if you go on a cruise, they all have fitness facilities. Plus, walking around the deck is great exercise.

September Weigh-In + Goals by Emily – I really love the way Emily lays her goals out graphically and then breaks each one down. I may have to borrow this trick for 2013.

Healthy Pantry Essentials from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition – Great ideas to add to your shopping list and includes different ways to put them together.

4 Pictures From The Week

3 Tweeps That Always Offer Great Health & Fitness Advice

2 Workouts to Try

1 Wish For the Weekend

For the Vols to beat the Gators!!! The UT Volunteers take on the Florida Gators tomorrow and I WON TICKETS!!! Huge thanks to Calhouns Restaurant. I won 2 tickets to the game, a parking pass, 2 VIP tickets to a tailgate, and a gift certificate to their restaurant. Very cool. My friend A and I are going. GO VOLS!!!

If you are ever in Knoxville, I highly recommend Calhoun’s. They have fabulous food and the best ribs!

What are your plans for the weekend? Anything you are looking forward to?

Happy Friday! Make it Awesome!

8 Responses to “iPhone 5-4-3-2-1 Weekend!”

  1. Sorry to hear about the compartment syndrome but I love your positive attitude! Beautiful pics! Pretty Muddy 5k for me tomorrow!

  2. 5-4-3-2-1 sounds like a mindfulness technique – I love it!

    I’m glad the surgery should be fairly easy. It would be great to see you up and running again!

  3. Sorry to hear about the exertional compartment syndrome! Hope the surgery goes well! What a cute post!!! Love how you counted down! And I’m super jealous of the pre-ordered iPhone!!!

  4. I’m trying to stay calm about the iphone 5 and not lust for it. I’m not due for another year and I don’t plan to shell out a ton to get it early.

    I’m glad you’ve got your diagnosis. Good luck with your surgery and recovery. You’ve got a great positive attitude about it!