Marvelous is…

What’s up guys? Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was quite marvelous. The problem is that weekends are just too dang short. I’m still pushing for switching to a 5 day weekend, 2 day work week. Who’s with me?

Marvelous is…Injury progress. Last Tuesday my physical therapist suggested I try the elliptical since cycling has been agreeing with my injury. I tried it Wednesday and just barely made it to 10 minutes with some serious pain going on. My tendon was not happy with that position at all. I tried it again on Friday. Success! 15 minutes completely pain free. It’s just what I needed to make me feel like I’m making progress in the right direction.


Marvelous is…Friday Night Lights. Why am I finally watching this show after all these years??? Ron and I have been binge watching at least 2 episodes a night. So good!

Marvelous is…Yoga. I haven’t been to yoga too much in the past 4 weeks. Even with modifications, it still was a little too much stretching of the posterior tib tendon. Since things are feeling improved, I went to my usual Saturday class. There’s a new to me teacher who’s background is in Kundalini yoga. I’ve never been a huge fan of that style – too many breathing techniques. But it still was a great class and one that definitely left me feeling the yoga vibrations.

Manduka Yoga Mat |

Marvelous is…Warm weather. It’s been so nice to see the sun and feel warmth again. I just can’t get over how much it brightens my mood. Now the pollen and everything else that is leaving my eyes itchy? Definitely NOT marvelous.

Marvelous is…Wandering. Since I can’t run right now, I’m so thankful for my bike. It allows me to get outside and just wander like I usually do on a run. On Sunday’s ride, I don’t know why I chose a route that has mega hills. I won’t even run on that road, so I’m not sure why I thought it would be a good idea on a bike. But you know what? I LOVED IT! It gave me that heart pumping, leg burning feeling that I’ve been missing.


Marvelous is…13 years. Happy Anniversary to my husband, my best friend and co-pilot on this journey of life together. I’m not sure how you put up with my crazy ways, but I’m glad you do. I love you!

Wedding pic

What’s marvelous in your life?

25 comments on “Marvelous is…

  1. Congrats on your anniversary! And on making so much progress. I’m so glad you can get outside and ride–it’s good for the soul. Each week is bringing you closer to healthy and that is indeed marvelous!
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  2. Happy Happy Anniversary!! And yay for injury progress. It’s a great feeling when things finally feel like they’re going forward. Here’s to continued progress!! And Friday Night Lights – sigh. I love that show. I didn’t watch it until last year and totally binge watched. It’s so good.
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  3. First off Happy Anniversary!

    Second, when I had pt tendonitis I found the arc trainer to be the most comfortable cross trainer aside from the spin bike. I think it was the angle maybe, but the elliptical still put a bit too much pressure in the inflamed area while the arc trainer felt fine. So strange! Glad you’re seeing progress, a great feeling!
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    1. I can definitely see how the arc trainer would be better. It’s not as much of as an incline on the foot. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to an arc trainer. Boo!

  4. Happy Anniversary! I did some yoga this morning after a really tough, hot, humid 5 miles. Isn’t it amazing how beat up you can feel after only 5? Not sure why, but I’m blaming the weather. Anyways, yoga was marvelous this morning. Ahhhh….
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