Hi there. Happy Saturday!

Yesterday, the first Friday of November and OMG it was 75 degrees! Just beautiful!

I looked up and was rewarded with this view

I looked up and was rewarded with this view

I went to yoga on Monday and while not much new to report as far as progress goes I am definitely getting stronger with Crow Pose and that’s really exciting. I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since I started practicing yoga.

On Tuesday I finally had chance to run a few miles in those New Balance Fresh Foam sneakers and I loved them!

New Balance Fresh Foam maiden voyage

New Balance Fresh Foam maiden voyage

It was a quick 30 minutes so I’ll need to run in them a bit more to confirm but my toes felt comfortable and that’s really the most important thing for me right now.

And then on Wednesday I got a haircut and blowout.

Straight hair Sally (for a few hours anyway)

Straight hair Sally (for a few hours anyway)

But the straight hair didn’t last long. I went on a 5 mile hike that evening and the air was fairly damp.

hiking in the dark with flashlights/headlamps

hiking in the dark with flashlights/headlamps

But for a few hours my hair looked amazing! :) I wore my new Altra Lone Peak hiking shoes that Mr. SOTSS got me for my birthday and they were awesome!

Altra Lone Peak hiking shoes

Altra Lone Peak hiking shoes

Oh, and my sister-in-law got me some Sketchers boots for my birthday that are really comfortable too.

happy feet

happy feet

So my fall footwear arsenal is starting to shape up 😉

Thursday I took a rest day and yesterday I planned to go for a run but I somehow twisted my knee in my sleep! I woke up yesterday and could barely walk. I think I know what I did. I tend to sleep on my side with the knee of my top leg sort of up and over the edge of the bed. I think I must have overextended it. The inside of the knee going down the leg hurts. I took some Ibuprofen yesterday and have been icing it and it feels a bit better today but I guess I’ll have to wait another couple of days before resuming running or yoga. I’ve slept in weird positions and woken up with stiff neck or sore arm before but never did anything to my knee before. Sigh! I’m truly injury prone. 2017 has been quite the year for sidelines.

all of her injuries are crimping my dog-walking lifestyle

all of her injuries are crimping my dog-walking lifestyle

I was happy to see this finisher photo of me from the Trenton 5k last weekend. I’m smiling! :)

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Gonna take a cue from the universe and just relax this morning. I’m hoping Mr. SOTSS and I can take the dogs for a walk in the park later. If the knee doesn’t cooperate I’ll be bummed.

Have a great weekend! Good luck to all those running the NYC Marathon tomorrow.

 

What does your Saturday look like?

Ever injure yourself in your sleep?

 

4 Comments

  1. Beautiful photo of the tree! Wow. Ugh…your knee. Girl, I am injury prone, too. I am on a running break now because of my left hip. I decided I am not going to stress about it and try to focus on using the time to try some new workouts that work make my hip mad! I hope your knee was OK for your walk today. After my swim, we did a bit of shopping and now we are all about watching college football! Not a bad way to spend a Saturday, right? Take care of yourself.

    • Thankfully I’m back in business. Knee just needed a few days and it’s feeling great! Whew! I feel like all my readers are dealing with hip pain.
      Oooh what college football team do you root for?

  2. I wake up a couple times a year to the realization that I have thrown my neck out in my sleep – I must be attending raves in my sleep or something 😄.

    Love that finish line photo! I was hopeful to get one in myself for 2017 but currently I’m awaiting MRI results for my hip. After 6 weeks of failed PT, my doc is thinking I might have a labral year and/or hip impingement. Hoping to get a clear plan in place soon and finally get to some races in 2018.

    Glad the New Balance shoes are working out! I’ve been running in Brooks for years but am not that happy with the latest model of my former favorite, so I’ll have to keep New Balance in mind for when I’m up and running again!

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