I was told on Monday, by the IMD, I should avoid "high impact" exercises such as running. Being the junkie that I am, I cannot NOT go out to a park when I have a chance and the weather is BEE-U-TEE-FUL! Yesterday, I took Boomer and my daughter's dog Bella to Garin for a five mile hike.
I usually don't go up these stairs, only down them. Yesterday I made a few trips up and down them. It's not "high impact" but can still get the heart goin' pretty good.
Early this morning (because I had a 2:45 appointment), my neighbor Jana and I took Boomer and Bella up to Lake Chabot in Castro Valley to do the inner 8.5 mile loop. One of her doggies, Spike, hurt his eye last week when we were out at Sunol. (Sunol seems to take a dog victim, every time we go there). He's got a cone on his head now. She didn't want to just take Izzie because that would have made Spike quite sad.
Jana actually got Bella to swim!!! It was very exciting. Bella was retrieving sticks for Jana. My daughter was sad she wasn't there to see her baby swim for the first time. Poor girl is working out of town for these two days. At least I have photos to show her.
I'm having to tape up my ankle again, thanks to the pregnant IMD sitting on it the other day. Damn, it's like a new sprain all over again. I still can't believe she did that. The pain in my knee is not constant at this point. When I first get up off a chair, it's hard to put my heel flat on the floor. If I push in on the inner portion of my knee, oh boy, that hurts. I avoid doing that. ;) Sometimes, for no reason at all, a sharp pain comes and lasts anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. It's like a pinching sensation. I guess we'll know more on Friday.