Wednesday, October 16, 2019

WWU - Can You Believe I Have One??

I'm still on my "no workouts, no physical therapy" mandate, but I can go for walks as tolerated.  Last week they weren't tolerated very well because of my post-surgery nerve pain, but it has eased up so on Sunday I strapped on my Garmin, put on my brand new running shoes, and went for my first official walk.  I only went .75 miles - not because I was hurting, but because I was testing the waters to make sure I wouldn't be hurting the following day.  I wasn't - well, any more than usual with the lingering nerve pain - so that was good. 

And then I wimped out for the next two days because after a wonderful cold front over the weekend, the heat and humidity returned and I just didn't feel like sweating.  But another cold front came in last night so I'm good to get outside again.  Hey, I didn't not run during all of the hot and humid spring/summer months only to get back outside in that same weather for a little walk!  If I'm going to be a delicate flower when it comes to exercise, I'll do it when it's cool.  Or at the gym, where at least there's air conditioning and fans.  Sure sure, I may toughen up some, but right now I'm easing myself into this thing called sweating, LOL.

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Training has begun for the Renegades who will be running the Houston Half Marathon in January.  Thanks to new babies and my dumb back, there are only five people training.  I'm still creating and/or updating routes for our group and my goal is to name all of them.  Last week was Barney, thanks to the distinct shape.  I need to figure out this coming Saturday's route and name, but the following week will be an easy one because per our tradition, those who are able will be running our newest Renegade's birth weight!  Yes, baby Aiden was born!  He weighed 7 lbs 5 oz, which coincided nicely with the 7 miler on the schedule...what's another half mile at that point?

The pictures we've seen of Aiden show that he's as cute as his big brother:
He looks like such a big boy now!
Logan came to Blue Baker with his dad to pick up breakfast, so we sat him down and gave him a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie that our baker had given us.  
Ate the cookie, had some water, and he was ready to go home to his brother!

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Annnnnnd, that's a wrap on my first official WWU in a hella long time.  Next week I have a PT session scheduled, plus even more walking, woohoo!

12 comments:

  1. Yay for a walk! Every little step counts. I'd venture to say you'll re-acclimatize over this winter and by next springs heat and humidity you'll be ready for it. Here's wishing for less pain and "shocks" and lots of healing as the days go by.

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    1. I think you're right - I need to ease into the humidity, LOL.

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  2. Aww! Congrats! I can't wait to see Aiden! He definitely gets a route named after him.

    And eff yeah, you aren't going on walk in some nasty humidity. Forget it. You're over it. I am refusing runs in that now, too! (Okay, except for last Friday cause it was my last run with Dad)

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    1. LOL, there comes a time to refuse exercising in heat and humidity...and that time is now. ;)

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  3. Let's hear it for walkies! And not much suffering afterward is a good thing, too. And congrats on the newest Renegade baby - can't wait to see pics :-)

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    1. I'm discovering it's easier to talk during walkies, another bonus! :)

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  4. Congrats on the new baby. Logan will be a great big brother!

    Charting and naming the routes is an important job. Every athlete needs a manager/trainer.

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    1. There you go - just give me a whistle and I'll keep those Renegades in line! ;)

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  5. Hooray for walking! 3/4 of a mile is a great start.

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  6. Now I'm wondering what this Barney route looks like! Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies sound wonderful. I did not know there was such a thing!

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