High Heels and Cheesy Puppy Grins

Something has clicked …. not in a “uh-oh what just happened in there”, but in a good way…. for my knee today. 

Today was the first day, post ACL injury and reconstruction that I was able to wear real heels into the office. I feel so much more polished and pulled together wearing high heels. Actually, they don’t even have to be ‘high’…but just not flats.

Don’t get me wrong… I’ve got some super cute flats. But most of my dress slacks are too long and it just looks sloppy when I’m wearing flats.

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Also, Tonight I got to participate in most of the WOD at my box! I couldn’t do any of the strength work (heavy squats) so I rowed during that portion.

The WOD was 10 Round for Time (RFT): 7 pull-ups; 10 Hollow Rocks. I used the blue band for my pull ups. 

– For the pull ups, I probably could have used a lighter band if I hadn’t just done some big ‘pulling’ exercises yesterday. Also, during the WOD I was practically doing Chest to Bar. The trainer even called me out on it. But then he also said it was better to do that than to cheat the movement.

– For the hollow rocks, I can really feel my core being stronger. I had solid form for all 100 rocks and although I felt a little sore during the WOD, I’m feeling like I could do more now.

– The thing that did me in tonight…. Grip Strength, Calluses, and Blisters. Oh my. 

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Getting home around 7:30… the pups are running in the backyard, some tunes rolling through the crisp evening air, and a hint of someone BBQ’ing. It was Gregg! I snuck up on Tucker and got the most happiest of grins from him.  Then dined on some bbq brats, sweet taters, and broccoli. yum. 

Walking through the front door to my house, I am recharged. My heart is happy. My soul is fed. 

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PS – remember my walking goal for last week?  5,000 steps per day?  Well, I just about made it!! I fell short on Thursday (working & shopping at Nordstrom Rack didn’t get me many steps) and Saturday (bad knee day). The other days that fall below the bar were days I also went to CrossFit. I don’t think my little FitBit knows how to measure all that!  I’ll try to keep it up this week!

 

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