Friday, December 16, 2016
Well, I am heading back to the doctor today, too much pain. I was doing better, but I had not gone number 2 like 5 or 6 days, so that was not feeling better. And it reinjured everything. I feel worse than I did before, I think. I laid down a lot yesterday because sitting was too painful (if you're wondering what I'm talking about, see my TMI blog). So I give up, I'm back to the doctor to say give me the surgery. I'm tired of being in pain.
And I'm tired of not being able to work out! I want to work out so badly! I had a bad week, and I want to help make up for it by working out, but can't because I can't work out because it hurts to walk! Or bend, or squat, or exist! I'm hoping the recovery time is short. I really want to work out!
I've been doing research on treadmill training for hiking. As it gets closer to time I'll need to train with my full gear on, my pack and water and all that. I've got a camelbak (a couple of them) from my military days that I keep clean and usable, I'll start with just that. It also says to work out at a minimum of 4, but with my short little legs that is a full out run! I don't think I'm going to be running up the mountain trails. But I do need to start training as soon as possible so I can be slowly, so as not to hurt my knee, building up my time, my incline, my... well, everything! I already walk with an incline of 1.5 because I heard that with no incline the belt is doing all the work for you. Can't wait to train for this!
I think DH is totally going to bail on me for the hiking trip. Smaller ones, I think he'll go on, the big 15 mile trip, he's totally going to bail. So I'm going to set up with my bestie and see if I can pay for her to come down from TN and go with me. We'll have to go on a week that she doesn't have her kids. And I want to do it in the middle of the week so there won't be tons of people, so DH will have to take care of our kids. I'm going to message her today and see if she's open to it. Of course she'd stay with me and I'd buy an extra hammock for her, I'd probably pay for her gas to come down to see me and I'll get stuff in bulk, like food, so I can take care of what she needs as well. Actually, she is on a fixed income, so I don't expect her to buy much for the trip. I may go ahead and buy two backpacks so she doesn't have to worry about that.... We'll have to see what DH is going to do. I'm going to talk to him about it when he is off of work and see what he wants to do. I'm not going to force him to go on the trip if he is that worried about his back. And I would love to spend some time with my bestie, I've not seen her in years!
Now I'm getting excited about seeing her!
Okay, it's late enough that the doc's office is open, so I'm off! Wish me luck!