Thursday, April 29, 2010

Eating Healthy in the Airport

I travel with my job...anywhere to 5 to 12 trips a year. I enjoy traveling...seeing new and familiar places. I have an any club membership with 24 Hour Fitness so I can work out facilities all over the nation. I also love Zumba-ing when I travel too. I look up new instructors to try out.

Once at my destination, I am usually able to eat pretty well (though that can be tricky at times). But, one of the hardest thing with traveling is finding good selections at the Indy airport. So imagine my surprise and pleasure when I stumbled upon this:

An organic and healthy food eatery. I was pretty happy with the selections there....
(If you look closely to the left, you'll see the sign stating "eat right")

AND THEN....I noticed this....

Why is all this junk in the organic and healthy restaurant? :)

Anywhoo...I hope to see more places like this in airports (and out)

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Trolley Run

Yesterday, I participated in the 22nd Annual Trolley Run. It's a run benefitting seeing impaired children. It's also the nation's largest timed four-mile run is 'known for its fast, flat to downhill course'. 7,630 people participated. It was chilly outside and overcast - perfect for running.

It's a beautiful run...winding through a lovely section of town....Waldo, Brookside, ending on the Plaza. At times you run through neighborhoods and the residents were wonderful coming out to cheer us on - some still in their bathrobes, coffee cups in hand. Other residents turned up their stereos so we had music to run too. A band was out playing around mile 2 and 1/2. But, my favorite was the ladies at mile 3. They were hilarious and definitely helped me going.

I ran/walked it. My official time is 49 minutes. 12:15 average per mile.

I'm out of shape (as far as running is concerned) due to sitting out a few weeks due to the knee pain/waiting on the medical diagnosis. Although we are working on building back to running in physical therapy, I am not doing more than 10 minutes at a time.

I'm convinced I would have been faster if I had had my mp3 player. I forgot to check the battery and it was dead :( But, then I wouldn't have heard the supporters and volunteers.

Oh, yeah, and about the mostly "down-hill" (which they publicize, my co-workers, and the folks at the running shoe store all say how 'easy it was')...Uh...there were plenty of UP-HILLS...It's was challenging.

Today, I'm feeling pretty good...Just very sore and very little knee pain.

Nope. Not me. :) This is Jane Kibii. She was the women's winner. She clocked in at 20:43. AND she is blind in one eye! She is my she-ro. the end of it, there were goodies like most races...Orange juice, yogurt, and skim chocolate milk.

And every more goodies....Krispy Kremes, Gourmet Popcorn from Velvet Popcorn, and Lil Guys tortilla chips. First race I've been to with "goodies" like this. LOL!

Anyways...this race was a lot of fun...can't wait to do it again next year.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Physical Therapy

Well....I have been trying to come up with a witty title or an interesting way to broach this topic, but I can't. I am back in physical therapy. I have been feeling much better and doing more than I was since my last session in December 2009. But, not 100%.

But, about 4 and 1/2 weeks ago, I started to experience pain in my knees - consistently or in greater amounts. I iced; I ibuprofen; I rested. Still in pain. Then I worried.

I set up an appointment with another Sports Medicine Doctor. I wanted a second opinion. I know that my physical therapist told me that this is a 6 month recovery, but I wasn't progressing relative to that time frame.

So, I had a new set of x-rays and mri's done per Dr.s' orders. And the Dr. confirmed that there was no tears or anything requiring surgery. But, she ordered me back to therapy (3 days a week for 4 weeks).

I was relieved and am looking forward to getting better. I was concerned about the co-pay ($30 per visit). But, I wanted to work with a therapist closer to home this time around...This facility is alot more affordable $10 per visit.

Physical therapy is no joke...It's a serious workout...including bosu balls, squats, lunges, weight lifting, and various other exercises. I'm determined to go until I feel completely better and can do all the activities I was doing pre-injury. I do see the benefit in it. I think I stopped too early before.

I admit this injury, the recovery process, and everything in between has not been easy. But, I am thankful for what I can do and what I will be able to do in the future. Every session I see folks who are in worse shape then I am. Some due to no fault of their own. Others due to inactivity or lack of attention to their bodies. Its a reminder to work hard and stay in shape.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Celebrate & Honor It

Loved this quote from's article 'The 8 Worst (And Best) Snack Foods':

But a good practice for daily eating is this: Remember that your body is a temple to be celebrated and honored – littering your body with doughnuts and other bad foods, in general, is just not allowed.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Single Ladies Devastation

Totally, not fitness related, but soooooo funny. Shouts out to Ro is Getting Fit who looked fab in her Single Ladies outfit and is inspiration for buying my own one-sleeved leotard!