Bummer in the Summer

Oh- there are just not enough hours in a day! Been working and each night I wanted to blog a little something, but bed was screaming my name. Work really drains me, so Bed won. sorry! The past three days have been nothing but eat, sleep, work. BORING!

JB and I did however in the midst of all this snag some tickets to the SOX vs. YANKS game next Friday! I made a swap with another nurse so we can go.. something to look forward to :) we are taking some die hards with us :)
Other than doing my leg exercises and stretches I haven’t been riding or running like before.. and it sucks BIG TIME. I’ve been swimming and using the row machine but it’s really almost depressing having these knee issues. By now- i’ve lost ALL of my fitness basically on the bike and just about all of it running. Went for a quick run yesterday 3.6 miles, and barely made it. Averaged 8:53, HR was sky high 156.. and my left knee was bothering me after mile 2- What is going on!?
I called for an Ortho/sports medicine appointment ASAP. And the earliest they have is Aug 23rd. So I gave a PT place a call thinking it might be a little easier to get an appointment, no luck… I guess I will have to wait it out, and “just keep swimming”. ¬†Perhaps this is a calling to get back into my golf game?

 

Dinner last night we made some grilled mojo pork kabobs with peppers, onions, and Brussel sprouts! (got the brussel sprout idea from Courtney!) Came out pretty good, the marinade was awesome..
1/4 c. OJ
3 T lime juice
3 T EVOO
1 t minced garlic
3/4 t cumin
1/2 t salt
1/2 t oregano
(be careful not to marinade too long- having the citrus in it will actually start to cook the meat!)
and for my Brussel sprouts I microwaved them for 3 minutes after cutting off the bottom stem, then grilled them up in tin foil with a little S&P and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese..
Oh and I have come up with a lot of web site names but two that i’ve narrowed it down to:
A- cyclingfoodie.com (even though i can’t ride right now, i feel like a poser!)
or
B- TreatsAndTraining(or train).com.. i think i might be leaning towards B.. not sure yet!
Last minute decided to head to the cape tomorrow for the weekend, after a swim in the morning- dad and I will be heading down.. so JB is holding down the fort with Sly!