Granted, I'm still moving through recovery (full details HERE), but I'm also moving onward from what got me there. It's hard to say when or where the finish line will appear or if I'll even be aware of it happening. After all, aren't we always moving towards something, or away from something else, in our quest for adventure?
Anyways, this past week was one of phenomenal growth, discovery, and accomplishment. Care to hear what went down?
It started with Monday's major PR in post-op (cumulative) walking miles. How does the number NINE grab you? Don't worry, those nine miles happened over the course of the entire day, not all in one outing. You know, never miss a Monday!
I went out for 3 miles in the early morning...
|Don't ya love the magic of filters?|
|Why do a second walk? Why not!|
|And a plank in the early morning sunshine...|
Wednesday was another cool morning, but I had a light bulb moment as I was getting ready to leave for my early morning jaunt....why not pull out a pair of arm warmers (instead of whining about the cool temps)? I'm not ready to give up my tank tops just yet. I did some planking when I returned to the house, and a little bit of arm work. The day ended with 6 total walking miles.
|Not just a runner|
Thursday was, yet, another morning with temps in the 50's. Seriously, Momma N, what kind of game are you playing? The day ended with 5 cumulative miles of walking.
|Shhhh! The city is still asleep...|
I have not had much opportunity (or ability) to do any yard work this summer...and my flower gardens are badly in need of some TLC. I spent a couple hours in the afternoon pulling out numerous weeds, and dividing/transplanting some plants...can you say, Garden Squats? I ended the day with 7.5 total miles and a very tired body.
|I scored a bargain on a Cubs hat at the baseball game, so I had to wear it!|
Sunday was another beautiful day in Iowa! It also was day #21 of early morning walking! I was out the door before 5:30 for 3 peaceful miles before the sunrise. There was even more garden squats (among other stuff) on the roster for the afternoon.
|Kind of cool when the early morning sky matches your Route 66 jacket!|
In case you missed them, here's my blog posts from last week:
***Better Faster Stronger
***Road Signs...Are runners exempt?
***Can we talk about Walking?
Road to Recovery update:
***Mobility is great! Walking is a no-brainer, and I can tell my pace is improving substantially.
***Range of motion is slowly improving. I can go up stairs with ease, and going down is getting easier every day. Getting in/out of a car is still my most challenging daily activity...these darn long legs need to bend a lot for that to happen and having one knee that can't quite cooperate 100% is annoying.
***The suture site is also looking better every day. At times, it feels really tight, especially after I've been sitting for awhile or have had my leg "straight" for an extended period of time. I'm using a lot of lotion (as well as coconut oil) to keep the skin moisturized, and that seems to help.
In other news:
My #FridayFashionFlair post on my Instagram page actually showcased my Thursday outfit. What can I say? The cheetah print cold shoulder blouse paired with a "simple" denim mini was much more fashionable than what I wore on Friday. You can never go wrong with a couple of fashion staples like these, both can be dressed down or glitzed up with the appropriate accessories. By the way, I invite you to play along...post YOUR Friday outfit and tag me (@runningonthefly)!
|#ONWARD...with a beautiful dragonfly|
I'm linking up with Heather (on behalf of Holly and Tricia) for the Weekly Wrap. Please join us!