This weekend was awesome. On Friday night Brennan and I took a much needed date night. I swear having a puppy is like having a baby! Saturday is when the whirlwind started. Sasha woke us up nice and early and we decided to treat her to a trip to the dog park. She had a blast! I was the creepy chick sitting on a bench with out a dog. Sasha runs up and down the park and Brennan was on duty following her around. I made a point of letting people know that I did indeed have a dog and that I wasn’t just hanging at the dog park to pet other peoples dogs.
After the dog park I headed home to clean up and start prepping for female Brennan’s arrival (Yum Run)!! I found a super simple carb heavy meal so Brennan would be good to go for the Nike Half Marathon on Sunday. I’m not a huge pasta fan so I attacked a giant zucchini with my peeler and made zucchini ribbons to eat all the yummy sauce with. For the salad it was just kale, dried pomegranates, chia seeds, and walnuts. The dressing was adorably served in a mason jar and was 2 parts EVOO, 1 part balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. So yummy!Brennan was a sweet heart and brought me a get well soon balloon. Keith was also a rockstar snapping pictures for us and was a doll and blocked out my swollen and giant knee, strategically placed chair don’t you think!
Finally the pictures you guys have been waiting for, B squared. THE BRENNANS!!! Gosh I have loved my Brennan for many a years but I think there is still room in my heart for another one. SO MUCH BRENNAN.I had a bunch of left over kale and proscuitto so I made a kick ass salad on Sunday with it all. Plus a ton of sautéed mushrooms.Sunday continued with lots of friends and way to much champagne. My tolerance is poo and the night ended in tears about not being able to run. What a mess.
On the leg front things are what they are. I did way too much research on the recovery process for this whole thing and got slightly overwhelmed. Naturally I called my mom and asked if she wanted to come for the weekend before surgery to take care of me (I think my surgery will be a Monday) and she said yes, so happy to have a mom through surgery. I can’t imagine I’ll be much fun. I started doing the stretches that the doctor sent me home with and my knee definitely feels a lot better after doing them. My mobility is coming back slowly but surely. I also called the doctor to see if there was any reason I couldn’t go to Seattle on Friday and I got a resounding no! So I am super excited that my vacation is still on track. I am doing better walking with out the crutches and as long as I don’t take long strides my knee is happy. Progress! Oh and just to round out this jumbled paragraph I worked out on Sunday! It wasn’t a ton but it was perfect for what my body can handle right now:
8 minute abs
10 single leg push ups
10 front raises 8lbs
10 side rises 8lbs
50 alternating curls (had to do something to make my arms tired! i normally curl 20+)
30 alternating triceps extensions 8lbs
15 bent over row to dead lift 8lbs
8 minute abs