After my Monday appointment with my chiro lead to some frustrations, I decided to tackle things head on. PT doesn't start until next week, but one adjustment I've made is sitting less at work. I made a makeshift work station where I can stand, or sit, so I limit the time I'm sitting. I know article after article points to sitting all day that ruins hip strength, so I'm going to try it. If standing all the time is too much, I can splurge on a stability ball and use that as a chair. My legs and core will still have to work so I don't roll away.
I ended up laughing at this article from Women's Running. I am now a runner in my 30's, if my hips are any indication, and I laughed at all points. They're all true, except I never mowed the lawn. I'm a bit of a klutz, and my dad never trusted me with a mower and its spinning blade. Darn, right :-p I certainly wasn't going to argue and say that I had to mow the lawn for character building. Old shoes were tossed since I was rough on them, and they weren't always the best. Seriously, how did I do so much training in whatever shoes I thought looked good?
I should've done this ages ago, but I ordered my first running hat. I've never run with a non-winter hat, but Monday I had a pretty itchy scalp after my run Saturday. Is it sunburn or windburn? That wind was really cranking on Saturday, but it's time I protect my scalp. I sunscreen everything else. I have a ton of Sweaty Bands, but if I'm going to be outside, I think I need to switch to hats.
And last night we had ourselves our first major spring storm. Denver got pounded with blizzard conditions, and in the spring time, that usually means thunderstorms for us. It also brought hail. My car's covered at home, so it's unscathed, but desperately needs a bath. Other cars weren't so lucky in my town, and the local news this morning was showing cars not far from my complex, all beaten up and windshields shattered. The storm also scared Allie, who's normally unfazed by big storms. The hail was big, and loud hitting the windows and roof. It was 81 yesterday, and I wokeup to temps in the 40s.
Thinking Out Loud with Amanda.