Tuesday, November 27, 2007

A little progress … but very little

Mr. Shrinking Knitter loved listening to former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair pronounce 'prOHgress' and 'prOHcess.' So when I typed the subject line, in my head I pronounced it with a long 'O' sound. You could read it like that, too!

Come hell or high water I'm going to walk on the treadmill today. Poundage is up, spirits are down, arm is still in a sling and pain is still present. At least I'm sleeping well, thanks to the muscle relaxant, and it's not giving me a hangover effect, as some sleep-inducing medicines do.

I hope you saw PQ's post yesterday about believing in yourself. I snagged the image of her poster and will print it out and tape it to the console of my treadmill. I'd like to do four miles [16 laps!] at a steady 3.5 mph pace. Will she or won't she? Stay tuned!

As to how this injury came about, Dr. C said it was from either the rowing or the weight lifting. How sweet is it that I'm not permitted to do either of those activities? You know, it's not sweet at all. I'd give my left arm to be able to hoist a barbell this morning. Heh.

I'm still able to knit, with frequent breaks, as long as my elbow is supported by both the sling and a pillow. Meaning I won't be going insane any time soon.

I'm sure you're all thrilled to know that.


Grumpy Chair said...

The powerful "Believe" word is stalking me.

First, Lori's post about getting the little dog tag with the word "Believe" on it then yesterday I read Pasta Queens post.

Maybe that's a good sign and karma is telling some of us to not give up and "believe" we can make it happen.

I need to look for charms with that word on it.

Be careful on the treadmill - 3.5 mph is a good steady stride for me (short legs).

Laura N said...

Glad you can knit, at least that's something! Hope you made it to the treadmill. Hang in there... this is only temporary!

mehitabel said...

Glad to hear your arm is doing better--mine seems to be stuck at "almost." I'm blaming the allover achiness on the fall, too. At least there are very few leftovers to tempt me into eating too much as well as doing too little!

PastaQueen said...

I'd give my left arm to be able to hoist a barbell this morning.

Heh! Wasn't it just a couple months ago that you dreaded lifting weights? It's cool how people can change.