Sunday, June 24, 2012

I got cleared from the PT last Monday - which was really exciting!  Instead of running on the alter-G treadmill that day, my PT put me on the real treadmill, which left me grinning from ear to ear :)  I walked 5 mins to warm up, run 30 seconds and walk 4.5 mins for a total of 35 minutes.  It wasn't as boring as it normally would be, since I was so excited to be running again!!

I planned to run a couple slow miles on Thursday with the group and then 4 for my 'long' run on Saturday with the group as well.  I got to the Thursday run and knocked out 3 SLOW miles, but they felt like crap.  My butt was tight the entire time, not painful, but tight and sore. 

Then Friday was a sore day.  Not quite limping like the original injury, but sore.  So I punked out on the Saturday morning 'long' run until the soreness subsides.  The last thing I want to do is go back out there too quickly and re-injure it.  I'm a little up in the air about the GR full in October, but there's still currently 16 weeks until the race, so I've got time.  (or at least I'm going to keep telling myself that)

So, what have I been doing for three weeks with essentially no running?  Lots of crap around the house.  And lots of sleeping :)

I painted out upstairs spare bathroom - well, my husband's bathroom.  I primarily use the one in our bedroom and he gets bounced to this one.  After I finished it, I still have a bit of jealousy since his looks way better than mine now.  

When we bought the house, this bathroom was so bright, the color was very 'coral'.  Bright pink and obnoxious, so it had to be painted right away.  I can't even find a picture of it originally; it is entirely possible that I never took one.  Here it is with 2 layers of primer before I bought a roller or decided on a new color.

Pat chose a green color and we painted it right away.  The problem is that the green was very bright, very 'shamrock shake' from McDonald's.  After four years of that, and never completing any other decorating in the room, I decided to change it up again.
The new bathroom is now our 'Sayulita' bathroom.  Sayulita is a little city on the west side of Mexico, where we went on our honeymoon.  We brought back a few cute ceramic critters and wanted to display them somewhere and this turned out to be the perfect place!

We took some of my favorite pictures from our honeymoon and blew them up to 8x10s.  I looked all over for frames to fit the theme, but I couldn't find anything.  So I bought plain white frames and bought acrylic paint that matched the ceramic lizard, pajaro, turtle and frog.  I'm so happy with the way they came out!

I'm still looking for the perfect shower curtain and window curtain, but that will come with time. 
Now all I have to do is try to have my husband keep it clean :)


  1. Wow, I'm impressed. In my week off running I sat on my ass and gained 5 lbs. Definitely no cleaning or painting.

  2. I found your blog after I Googled Gluteal tendonitis! Such a small world because I'm training for my first FULL -The Detroit Free Press. I'm experiencing a pain in the butt that subsides with rest. It flares up when I run. I can feel tension both ends of the glute where the muscle connects. I haven't seen the doctor yet, just doing some research. I hope my training isn't over -It JUST began!