Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I'm getting more flexibility back in my hand - my physical therapist is brutal, but I'm also doing exercises at home. I have to walk around holding a phone book, which will help 'flatten' my arm back out (it has a weird bend to it). The worst part is the PT 'scrubs' my scar to break up scar tissue and desensitize the nerve endings. Holy cow that is painful - she just rakes over the area with a metal ultrasound wand and I can feel it on every screw. But, the good news is that it is feeling much better. I was even able to hang on to the ATV with a pretty good grip while bouncing around when Kenny was trying to catch air on the hills. Fun.
4 days off in a row always go quickly, but I'm very thankful for the time off.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Good news #2. Had an interview with my current job (WEIRD - I still work there, but I'm interviewing to continue working there?). At any rate, I can expect an offer next week I was told, so looks like the job situation is safe for now. I also had another interview for a different employer, which looked promising, too, but I won't hear back from them for a while either way. I was hesitant to mention that in case my employer saw my blog, but I really don't think I have to worry about that. Besides, I think it is normal if there is a possibility of losing one's job, to get out there and check out what is available just in case.
The Catalina Mountains looked really pretty before the storm - you can see Finger Rock in the middle:
I have a lot to be thankful for today. A loving God continues to provide me with blessings - I feel useful to others, I have people who love me, and my fears never seem to come true. I think as long as you make your life about being of service to the people around you, you will never want for peace and contentment.
I'll be going on another trail run this weekend, most likely with Julie and her brother who is visiting. That trail run last weekend filled me up!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Julie is a great running friend - topics from marriage, politics, religion, dealing with life's problems - everything is easy to talk to her about. Very fun. We only saw a handful of mountain bikers, which was great. I think we both concluded that mountain bikers sleep in.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
So, not bad - 20.5 miles running in the last 7 days. In addition, I walked a few miles earlier in the week on my lunch, so I got in about 3-4 miles walking. I also did the exercise bike for about 30 minutes, and did a bunch of core/stomach exercises and lunges and some leg exercises on my machine.