This is the incredibly sweaty but, happy face of someone that got to run again today!
I spy a weimaraner doing yoga.
There’s nothing like some forced time off to make you crave a workout. My back felt about 85% better yesterday morning and with about 20 minutes of stretching beforehand I decided to give the treadmill a go. Only a couple of slow miles with a .25 mile walking break between each and a warm up and cool down but, man did it feel good to sweat again.
It’s one thing to not workout for a few days but, this injury was so crippling that I couldn’t even walk for most of the week. I literally spent 80% of the time I was awake laying on the couch with an ice pack so I was itching to move again. Surprisingly, as the time wore on, my back actually started to loosen up even more and I felt great at the end of the workout. Not that I want to be hurt again but, injuries definitely bring a bit of perspective to how lucky we are to be healthy.
After that great start to the day, the rest of it was spent prepping for dinner with the family.
Ulysses’ parents. We haven’t seen his mom since December when I ran the half marathon in Palm Beach. She’s up for a week visit so hopefully we get to see her some more this week.
Grill master. I invite him over and then make him man the grill. Seems fair, no?
Since we don’t have cable and my dad doesn’t know what the heck to do with himself without TV, the night ended with some Wii action.
I leave you with Angelo, the professional boxer.
He was sweating when I kissed him goodbye.
What’s your favorite game on Wii? I’m addicted to Mario Kart. I beat the entire game about a week after we got it so now I’m forced to play all the other losers on the internet. I swear some of them have cheat codes or something!
Cookie recipe coming tomorrow!