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.

7 comments:

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. :)