Back in the Saddle: Halloween Style

So last week things around these parts were a bit of doom and gloomy courtesy of my torn meniscus. My knee was miserable in spin class and hurt off and on the rest of the week.

But last night, I noticed that my range of motion without pain or discomfort had improved a little bit, and by this morning I could bend my knee all the way with no real pain.

So I decided to give spin class a try tonight and see what happened.

Giving this spin thing another try to see if my knee responds any better this week.

Verdict: Mostly good things. Minimal to nonexistent pain or discomfort throughout the class.

Also, the class was amazing. It was 100% Halloween themed. Our instructor came in sort of in costume and played all sorts of Halloween-y/monster-themed music.

Think: Thriller, the Ghosterbusters theme song, Phantom of the Opera, etc.

Tonight’s instructor is definitely vying for a spot on the top of my favorite spin instructors list. I loved her two weeks ago when I took her class too. She’s upbeat and fun and always has an awesome music selection.

I might be making her class a regular on my schedule.

Other highlights of the day: I voted today because Maryland has early voting and it’s the best thing ever. Who wants to wait in long lines on actual election day. Not this girl.

Early voting for the win!

That Time I Almost Cried in the Spin Studio

If you follow on me on Instagram you may have noticed this photo I posted Monday. Ah yes, me with an ice pack on my knee. Just another injury around these parts. I went to the doc this morning and found out I had a torn meniscus -- which yes is pretty crappy, but I wasn't too down in the dumps because my doctor said I could still do any activities as long as they didn't cause pain or discomfort. I asked specifically about running and spin class, and he said biking was probably the … [Continue reading]

Quick Catch Up

Hey remember when I used to blog semi-regularly. LOL I do too. Here's a quick run down on my life lately to catch you up. 1. I turned off comments on the blog. Too much spam, not enough time to moderate. No one's got time for that. But you can always tweet me, comment on Facebook or email me. 2. I bailed on the Army 10 Miler this weekend. Had some sharp knee pain on a run about two weeks ago. I took some time off because I don't mess around with knee stuff after all the problems I've … [Continue reading]

Brad and Tracy’s Wedding

Sooo..that other post I owe you about my epic weekend. Sorry it's a little late. My router died at home and so I had some Internet issues and couldn't get my videos to upload. And this post would not be complete without the videos....you'll see why later. So Tracy and Brad got married on Sunday in what had to be one of my favorite weddings ever. I've known Brad for a while now -- probably since sometime when I was in college and he started tailgating with us. I met Tracy back in … [Continue reading]

Stripes’ First Ironman — IMMD Spectating

This weekend was so beyond epic that it needs more than one post to sum it all up -- but to give you a teaser of what's to come, on Saturday one of my good friends completed his first ever Ironman and on Sunday one of my other good friends got married and had the most awesome wedding ever. We'll go chronologically here and tackle the Ironman first. My friend Stripes first started talking about wanting to do an Ironman about a year ago, and his original plan was to target Lake Placid in … [Continue reading]

I talk to myself when I run

I don't know when the whole talking to myself while running started, but it's definitely something I do a lot now -- especially on long runs. It seems like on short runs I'm content to just let my mind wander -- but on long runs, I legitimately have conversations with myself. Sometimes it's to work out a problem that I've been mulling over or to think through solutions for something that's stressing me out. I plan a lot of work meetings in my head when I'm running and conversations that I … [Continue reading]

Navy-Air Force Half Marathon Recap

Yesterday, I ran my first half marathon since March and boy was I sore by the time I was finished. Training started pretty well earlier this summer, but in August things got rocky. Between school and work and weekends that were completely booked, I was having a hard time fitting in necessary long runs. And on race day, I definitely felt the lack of solid training. The Navy-Air Force half marathon is a newer race in DC. I think this was its third year. The race started at the same place … [Continue reading]