Time to say goodbye, New York! Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll meet again soon. ;) Catching up on weekend posts?
- I walked a Half Marathon in Central Park!
- We explored New York City
- My mom had a panic attack over all the big building
- Oh, and on Friday, I won the lottery! 😉
Yesterday, Mom and I saw Chicago (with 50% off discounted tickets from TKTS!). It was wonderful. The singing was awesome, and it was actually really funny, too.
We stayed up way too late, but I slept really well (I guess that is what walking a Half Marathon does to a girl). Upon waking, I did a little yoga in bed (donâ€™t you love that?) and ventured downstairs for some breakfast.
New York is so fancyâ€¦ You can order your meal from computer terminals, and then another display tells you when itâ€™s ready at the cashier. Pretty nifty.
I got this AWESOME smoothie. Iâ€™m going to create this mix at home:
In the blender:
- Chocolate soy milk
- Iced coffee
With a fruit cup:
My knee/leg was KILLING ME (killing me) after the race when the inflammation set in (despite icing like it was my job). Sitting in the theatre was torturous because it hurts most when it stays bent for a long time. Thanks to some Dr. Googling, Iâ€™m becoming more and more convinced that Iâ€™ve strained a ligament (or torn it, albeit in a minor way because I still have full range of motion and it doesnâ€™t hurt during normal activities). Luckily, I feel 100% normal now!
This is one of those, â€œDo as I say, not as I doâ€ moments. People keep saying I should go get an MRI, and I should, but I do not currently have health insurance. Iâ€™m actually in between plans and will get it back in 11 days. Ah, the joys of being self-employed. Not having insurance was one of the major reason why I didnâ€™t want to run the race, in case I acutely hurt myself and ended up in the hospital.
My health insurance is expensive (and I donâ€™t even have dental or maternity!) and I have a hefty deductible, so my current plan is to take a month off of running (at least), and see what happens with my leg. If I have a Grade 1 tear, all the doctor will do is tell me to rest and ice anyway.
So â€“ thatâ€™s the update. Expect lots of awesome yoga and push-ups in my future! ;) It sucks to be out of commission from running, but it is not the end of the (fitness) world!
Do you have health insurance? Do you buy it yourself or get it through your company?
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