I had to go to work earlier than I thought yesterday so I didn't get a swim or a hike in before work. I ended up going over to the Alameda Creek Trail and running there and in Quarry Lakes area. Boomer was thrilled!
Okay, tell me how spoiled I am. This is where I go "as a last resort" for a run. These next few pictures will show you the ugliest my run ever gets.
And yes, you read that correctly. I did say "running." My intent was to go for a three mile walk yesterday morning where Boomer could go off leash. My legs felt so loose and they were moving really fast. So, I just picked up my feet to move fast enough to keep up with my legs. I have been reading up on my Chi running and just practiced that method for the next 30 minutes. I slowed back down to a walk every now and then but overall, I kept my pace easy and my landing very gentle. I was happy to break a sweat again. Yes, I know, I will be very careful and listen to my body and especially my knee. I promise.
Today I golfed with Keith, Christy, and Steve. It has been a very long time since I've joined my husband for his Saturday morning game of golf. He has missed me playing with him and I must say it was a nice way to spend some time together.
We go to Jamaica every fall for a golf tournament so I should try to get some more rounds in between now and then. I have a title I need to defend!
After golf, we came back to Fremont and walked around the Fremont Festival of the Arts, aka Fremont Art & Wine Festival. I found a very cute retro style apron and THIS:
Almost as good as being at a ballpark! If you can't see, it's funnel cake with powdered sugar, strawberries and whipped cream. Mmmm huh. Delicious.
This past week was a pretty good one, exercise-wise, considering the ankle AND the knee:
Two days of swimming
Two days of Pilates
One 8.75 mile hike
One 2.75 mile run
One round of golf
Six 2 mile walks with Boomer
I'm getting up early tomorrow so I can get a mile swim in before work. After work, I'm having dinner with Theresa. Life can go on and connections can continue. You all were right.