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
Fit Bit: Exercise isn't just about being able to do well in a gym or sport setting. It sets us up to do everyday tasks better too.
— Tina Reale (@tinareale) September 12, 2012
Trying to lose weight? Write down what you are eating! Keep a food journal each and every day.
— Terri DeVore (@TerriDeVore) September 13, 2012
NEVER workout the same muscles on consecutive days. They need time to REPAIR and RECOVER. KEY to muscle growth!
— Jorden Bench (@HealthFitMaster) September 12, 2012
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!