Thankfully, I've got running and yoga to keep me grounded. And I've always got my sense of humor to keep me moving forward.
It's been a really full week and there's lots to read here...
|I could not get my legs all the way up this time!|
Just when I thought it was safe for Matthew to get moving again, we saw the orthopedic surgeon on Monday. We showed her Matthew's SUP pictures and a video of him doing a backflip off the dock into the water. She did one of those, hehe laughs, like this isn't really funny though, and then she dropped a bomb on us. Matthew is going to need surgery. He has a cyst in the bottom of his tibia (the long bone in the lower leg), which most likely was the cause of his fracture. While the fracture is healing, the cyst is not filling in with bone. She guaranteed us another fracture if we don't go ahead with the procedure. Needless to say, both of us were stunned and saddened by this news. He'll have surgery next week. Hopefully, his recovery will be much quicker than after the fracture. But it will be back to school on crutches and no activities for a while.
|There's nothing like real life examples, right?|
French gymnast Samir Ait Said snapped his tibia on a landing after the vault Saturday in the Olympics.
Reportedly, he has suffered 3 fractures in this same bone in the past.
|That sun! It burns!|
|Nose and toes to the wall|
|Cocoa is judging my pose. Silently.|
Maybe I need to grow up. But let's face it, farts are funny.
Anyways...I finished up the rest of the week with fun!
Friday, I headed to Lake Michigan to SUP with Matthew and his girlfriend. We teased him that he should have paddled Orlando Bloom style:
|Can I just ask why he needed to do this?|
Except instead of the paparazzi that greeted Orlando, Matthew probably would have been greeted by the police once we returned to shore. Not that he would have done that. Not my baby.
|Our SUP is rated G|
On Saturday, I rode 18 miles on the bike with my sister and her man to the Chicago Botanic Garden. We rode on mostly bike paths through some very pretty wooded aka shaded areas to get there. We walked the grounds a bit before we had lunch. It's beautiful but it was really crowded. I was wearing my cycling shoes so we didn't walk too far. Note to self: bring walking shoes. We stopped to pose in front of a fountain.
|I'm still feeling a little fearful of this pose, since I was attempting King Dancer when I fell off the rock a few weeks ago. Probably wearing cycling shoes didn't help me either!|
|Ron wanted to play along.|
Sunday morning was cooler but still humid. I ran 5 miles, but stopped twice at the playground to do my upper body work: hollow hangs, scapular pull ups, and body rows. 60 reps total of each. I also attempted a headstand on this platform. Being so sweaty, I was scared to death I'd fall off. I was pleased to get my legs all the way up, but on the way down I botched the landing and went off the platform. Yes, the ground is hard. And because I was so sweaty, I came home covered in wood chips.
|The camera catches everything!|
You can see the actual headstand on Instagram.
How was your week? How are you coping with the heat? Naked SUP--yay or nay? Should the farting yoga mat stay or go?
I'm linking this post with my 2 favorite link ups: Tricia and Holly's Weekly Wrap AND Ilka and Angela's Sunday Fitness and Food LinkUp!