Last Week’s Newsworthy Happenings

Our son Daniel’s birthday was on Wednesday and we drove down to Arlington to celebrate with him and his girlfriend Jess. We walked about five blocks to the Green Pig Bistro in the 11° (feels like 2°) temps. I feel so metropolitan when we visit our sons because we usually walk to restaurants; however, when it’s that cold I hunker down looking at the sidewalk as I walk and don’t get to enjoy the sights around me.


Once back at their place, Pablo was more than happy to oversee the kitchen activities from his perch on a family room chair. His nose could smell the deliciousness of his pupcake and Daniel’s birthday cake.


Pablo’s patience was running thin and he needed a closer look. I’m sure he was wondering what was taking so long and why Jess was putting her sticks in the cake when he’s not even allowed to bring his sticks inside!


Once Daniel and Jess gave Pablo his pupcake, he scarfed it up in one bite and then ran off to chomp it down in about three more bites.


Don’t Forget to Enter My Kudos Coaster Giveaway

My Kudos coaster giveaway in celebration of my six year blogiversary is still open. A couple of weeks ago I shared step-by-step pictures of how easy it is to put together with a choice of six different background colors. Just hop over to Thursday’s post to enter to win! Don’t put it off, the giveaway ends on Wednesday night.


Injury Update

I am anxiously awaiting my first appointment with my physical therapist on Wednesday, the first appointment that I could get with Craig, the PT who got Bill rehabbed back from spinal surgery to running many more marathons before his knee got cranky.


And Now on to a RunDown of this Past Week’s Workouts…

Still no running except for running back to my car from the gym because I forgot something. My right foot went numb and I was not happy!



Surprisingly, riding on my spin bike (affiliate link) is becoming more fun. It doesn’t hurt that I can watch TV while I’m on there, but for whatever reason, indoor biking is nowhere nearly as painful as running on my treadmill (affiliate link) when I’m not injured.


Strength Training

I got in my usual three sessions and plan to make sure the new exercises I’m adding are not contraindicated for my sciatica. I’ve got a list of questions to ask Craig during our first session.



Despite hoping to add in some of my old yoga routines this past week, it didn’t happen and that’s all on me. I had time, but opted for the shorter routines.


Last Week on the Blog

In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…


Looking ahead to this coming week…

  • Our annual Italian dinner party is this coming Saturday night and that will take up a lot of my free time as I make preparations. If time permits, I’ll start another Spotlight on Local Athletes post. If I’m really efficient with my time, I may even get it published.


In addition to the workouts I mentioned above, here’s a complete rundown of my workouts from this past week (completed mostly in our home gym)…


  • Questions:
  • Do you live in a city, the suburbs, or out in the country?  ~ I grew up on a farm in the middle of nowhere and now live in the suburbs west of our nation’s capital.
  • When’s your birthday? Do you like funfetti cake? 
  • Did you race this weekend?


And that’s a wrap… Have a great week!


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