Friday, October 06, 2006

A jug of whine

Sorry, Omar.

And sorry, readers, for continuing the whining around here.

I'm sinking into a real funk because I can't walk outside. There it is, nothing I can do about it, my foot still hurts – although it is much improved from last week. I'm stretching and resting and Aleve-ing regularly, but I know if I start walking again outside it'll hurt worse.

When I'm on the rowing machine – which I've been doing regularly and which doesn't stress my foot at all – I can't wait for the little chirpy noise it makes signalling time's up. I keep the lights off so I'm not constantly monitoring the monitor, and just slog through to the end of whatever time I set it for when I start out. Sometimes that's 45 minutes, sometimes it's 20, and usually it's 30.

I would soooooo much rather be outside. Maybe this whole experience is the universe's way of slapping me upside the head [that's redneck-speak] to make me appreciate my Middle-of-Nowhere hills. You know, the ones I used to bitch about.

Mr. Shrinking Knitter and I are going television shopping today, at a mall where there also is a sporting goods store. He doesn't know it yet, but we're also going athletic-shoe shopping. And heel-cup shopping, too, just for good measure.

I'm going to leave you with a bunch of links. I know it's the beginning of the weekend, and you have Other Important Things to do, but try to stop by these places sometime over the next couple of days. Each has left an impression on me in one way or another. I'm not even going to comment on them, but I hope you will!

Crazt Aunt Purl's Knitting Spot Gallery [mine's in there somewhere!]


Lori said...

Debbi, do you have music to listen to while rowing? (DUH, I just remembered, you posted sites for free music.) But how about some music of the ocean and you can pretend you're rowing across the Atlantic....

The other thing is that there are a ton of podcasts and maybe that would be more interesting to listen to than music. I've been listening to Tim Gunn from Project Runway. Maybe we can find a House podcast?

At least you have a Plan B, even if it's boring. Maybe you and Mr. Shrinking Knitter can walk around the mall like a lot of people do, or would that hurt?

I hope you have a good weekend; I found out that the fall fiber festival is this weekend. In the rain. Ugh. I sort of wanted to see the border collies round up sheep. Now I'm not so sure.

Lise Patterson said...

Thank you for your continuous courage; thanks today for the great links. I've been feeling fat and out of control -- I needed, like desperately, to loko at DietGirl and FatBlogger. And to think about the little work that, repeated makes big work.
thank you, thank you, thank you.

PastaQueen said...

I miss walking outside too, and it's only been maybe two weeks since I've done it. How are we going to make it through the winter! *sigh* It's funny because I was initially apprehensive about walking outdoors, but now I love it much better than the treadmill.

laurie said...

You are such an inspiration to me ... especially on the whine jug days :) Because I love that you keep on keepin' on, and your ups and downs make you even more real to me, and that's more motivational than seeing a "perfect" person in a "perfect" life, you know? I love that you post even when you're down, and I hope you know how much you give to those of us "out here" when you do it. Thank you!