Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

This pic is from our Kickboxing Class ... I was partnered up with Ephraim and this is me trying to hold his boxing bag still so he can have his one minute of punch time! Too funny! Our trainer, Sharon, was wanting a camera, so she grabbed mine. We had a great time!

Well, another day of this messy rainy weather. Needless to say, I didn't do the hike as it was pouring this morning. So many people didn't hike, that they put a trainer, Marjorie, in the gym with us and she killed us! She did one hour of "Mountain" with us followed by 30 minutes of Cardio Intervals followed by 30 minutes of Weight Machine Intervals and ended our time with 30 minutes of Core and Stretch. Yup, we definitely burned some calories!

My knee is still out of whack and my little toe is still swollen and blue in color. I've been taking the antibiotics, but it doesn't seem to be helping me much! I soaked it in Epsom Salt tonight with a little bit of Betadine in it and then put straight Betadine on it afterwards too. I'm trying anything and everything for this swelling to go away.

I'm at my halfway mark for my final week! I only have 2.5 days left here and then I leave on Sunday! I can't wait to see my honey bunny! And, my little pooches of course! I'm excited. 4 weeks away is a long time! I think if I do this again, it would only be for 2 or 3 weeks, but not 4! I'm falling apart it seems.

Today's Schedule:

6:00 am Yogalates or Open Gym (I chose Open Gym)
7:00 am BREAKFAST (Italian Frittata and Fruit)
8:00 am Leave for Hike (I stayed in gym as described above)
11:15 am Pool or Core Workshop or Circuit (I did Circuit)
12:30 pm LUNCH (Beet Soup and BBQ Pizza)
1:15 pm Trip to Albertson's (by invitation ... for 3rd or 4th weekers)
2:30 pm Kickboxing
3:30 pm Mountain
4:30 pm Weight Circuit (in lieu of pool due to weather)
5:30 pm DINNER (Cafe Salad and Coconut Sorbet)

I came back to my room ... took a shower ... and went next door with my neighbors and watched a movie, "August Rush". Such a sweet movie, but we're so tired from this day that we almost didn't make it through it! :)

Okay ... hopefully things will be better tomorrow!


  1. dee, can i ask you, prior to your blisters - what if any preventitive measures did you do - for example, were you wearing those anti blister socks and using the body glide and still got a blister??? after reading your blog - and i am soooo sorry to hear about your blisters - i want to try to do everything i can to try to prevent them if i can...thanks

  2. I used the Body Glide they recommended on my feet every morning along with wearing Wigwam brand hiking socks. I also duct taped my heels and on the side of my little toes ... but, the blister on my little toe happened anyway! The one that was the worst looking (a blood blister on my heel) went away after soaking in Epsom salt. It came about after changing socks over from the Wigwam socks to the anti-friction socks by Wright's that they sell here in the shop. All of my socks were dirty and I went to buy a new pair and used them. I went on an Intermediate hike where the guide wouldn't stop when I asked him to and voila ... instant blood blister on my heel! I hope this helps ...