Sunday, October 18, 2009

Because what if I get chased by a bear?

Mireille has been very disciplined throughout this whole process but lagging in one specific area: running.

Running is pretty much the only thing holding us back from being a normal person again.

Sure, we tried a few times but never fully succeeded. What's the point? We don't plan on going back to any running sports until next summer. But, Mireille is starting to think she needs to put more effort into this...

On our last day of physiotherapy, Mireille told her physio she still couldn't quite run. He said: "Do you really need to run? Do you like running?"

I wasn't sure if he was joking or not. I waited. He wasn't joking.

"Of course I need to run!" Mireille exclaimed.

"What if I get chased by a bear?"

True story.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Exercise Update

So what the heck are we doing these days?

Here's how we're getting strong, back in shape and normal again:
  • Spinning 2 - 3 times per week. This is really getting the circulation going in the leg and building muscle. Highly recommended and addictive.
  • Swimming once per week. This loosens me up quite a bit. I still get stiff from sitting at a desk all work week.
  • Gym workout 2 - 3 times per week. For the legs, we do lunges with weights, one or two-legged hamstring curls on exercise ball, deadlifts on Bosu ball with weights, mountain climbers on Bosu ball and step ups with weights.
  • Yoga. Every day, usually twice. Highly recommended for body and mind.

With the surgeon's ok, we hope to start subbing on volley-ball teams and taking dance classes in the new year.

Busy, busy!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

High heel hiatus

Is being short really that bad?

We went to yet another wedding this past weekend and Mireille faced the oh so important question: What shoes do I wear?

The previous wedding we went to, Mireille sported the heels (I'm talking four inches, here) for the ceremony and then flats for the rest of the evening.

The wedding prior to that one, we wore one-inch heels the whole night.

So what to make of that? At first, it seemed Mireille was anxious to get back in heels and started slow with the one-inch kind. Then, we went all the way with the four inches but they came off pretty quickly. This weekend, we stuck with flats.

This whole injury business has got Mireille embrassing her shortness. Looks like the high heels are going to stay in the closet for a while still.

After all, what's better than a cute ballet flat?

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Do I or don't I?

These past couple of weeks we've been hearing a lot of stories about knee injuries and how these people are never going to return to the sport they were doing when they got hurt.

So, Mireille's been a bit down because of that and unsure about what she should do.

I'm feeling great and I often forget now that I was ever hurt. Going to back to sports seems like a no-brainer but people are planting seeds of doubt in us.

Is it worth going back to Ultimate? Do I really need to go back and prove a point? Who says I would get hurt again? We just saw Tom Brady playing football today. He went back. As do pretty much all pro football players.

Ok but Mireille isn't a professional, paid athlete. I guess if money were involved, there would be no question.