Monday, August 11, 2008

boring weekend

wow, what a boring weekend! except for the olympics of course. did anyone else see Michael Phelps win his first gold? i am not american but i found myself cheering for him anyway. what a great story... raised by a single mom... now the best swimmer in the world, etc. i love swimming and used to teach which is probably why i'm so into it. i also like to watch gymnastics.

it was raining for most of the weekend. and really nothing was going on. just hanging out. saturday i watched tv (sports) all day, and fell asleep TWICE on the couch. how boring! i don't like doing that at all. there were plans to go to this greek festival here in toronto, called taste of the danforth, but it was pouring rain ALL day. i am not into standing outside eating souvlaki on a stick in the rain, that's for sure.

i did get in some ab work and a swim on saturday. i tried to swim on friday, but as soon as i dunked my head in the pool, the condo maintenance people said i had to get out so they could clean the pool. so i showered and stuff and didn't want to re-wet later and then have to go through all the hair-doing motions again.

my sciatic pain is feeling A LOT better, although i am still limping a little bit and am not going to try any strenuous activity until i'm positive nothing will happen. does anyone have any good low-impact exercises i can try. i have been swimming, and doing one or two (lame) exercise videos at home. i can't really do pilates or anything that involves rolling or too much floor work at the moment. any suggestions? i'd say walking is a bit too high-impact at this point as well.

today in my inbox i got an email from women's health that detailed some workouts female olympic athlete's are doing. here it is... very cool.


Bi0nicw0man said...

Is there an elliptical of some sort at your gym? Or the recumbant bike? I know a regular bike might hurt, but the recumbant is a normal seated position.

That sucks about your back. Whenever my siatic starts to really act up, the only thing that can fix it is rest and a trip (or ten) to the chiropractor. Thankfully those trips are a lot fewer since I've starting working out more.

Hope you feel better soon!

Jenn said...

Rainy weekends are nice in the fall/winter, but not in the summer. Maybe next weekend will be better.
Is biking on a stationary bike more high impact than walking? What about using a rowing machine? I think those are arm only kind of machines.
I hope that your pain goes away soon! Did you decide on going to the chiropractor?

SeaBreeze said...

I'm loving the Olympics too. I spent most of Saturday watching the swimming semi's and finals. Phelphs really is remarkable.

Sara said...

I love the Olympics. I missed the 4x100 swim relay though which I keep hearing was amazing!

Not sure well else to suggest for working out b/c I think bionic and you have covered it!

Bi0nicw0man said...

RYC: I have the Cin/Pecan version in my cupboard, but I don't really like it. I find the cinnamon too bland or something...can't put my finger on it. I'm mixing it half and half with my Van/Alm to use it up.

Shannon said...

I LOVE the olympics too. Obsessed.

CaRoLyN said...

Glad the back pain is much better! Nothin worse than back pain.

I had pretty much the same weekend. I spent too much of it on the couch. It's so easy though when the weather isn't great and energy level is down. Doesn't help that I could stay glued to the Olympics 24/7. :)