Saturday, May 7, 2011

Shin Braces and stick-to-it'iveness

Shin splints officially suck!  It's going to take at least 6 weeks or more to get them healed up.  In the meantime I have a few choices for cardio (thankfully it's almost warm enough for one of them)  Swimming or power walking.  Power walking really? Is that a slow jog? a fast walk? What?  I think I'll opt for swimming.

I can purchase some kind of brace thing to wear while I walk until I've healed up.  How attractive will that me?  The brace fits from just below the knee to just above the ankle.  So much for being a fashionista on the running trail. Wonder if I can attach sequins to it????

I've graduated to the Intermediate Beginner Pilates stage.  The true beginners stage is too easy and boring to me so now I've moved on to Theresa Borgren's video series Pilastes for ANYBody and Yoga/Pilates for ANYBody.  and Jennifer Kries Pilates.  Good lord they kick butt!  I was worn out and thouroughly challenged about halfway through the first video.  So much so that I want to do it again!  Never thought I'd say that about wearing my self out with exercise!

I suppose that's when you know you're doing something good for yourself and enjoying it while youre at it.  That's what it's all about.  If you don't like what you're doing then you won't stick with it.  I'm a stick withit kind of girl or I would have given this up a long time ago.

Bikin body here I come!  Running or not =)

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