Friday, May 18, 2012

In the Navy!

My MIA-ness can be attributed to a few things.
1) Injury induced laziness. Going to PT and constantly fighting knee pain and thus being banned from running really takes the fun out of posting on a running blog.
2) Travel. I was out of town from May 4th to May 12th sans everything but my phone. I left my computer so I could be free of pintrest and constant facebook. It worked, mostly. I went to Atlanta to see some of my best friends graduate and then to Myrtle beach to just hang out and party with some friends. All in all it was a good trip with minimal hangovers and sunburns.
3) Prepping for new job. I start work at the Washington Navy Yard on MONDAY!!! I am beyond excited and have spent the last week with my mom (who even took the week off work) shopping for work appropriate clothes, shoes, bags etc. I must be business appropriate every day. Except Fridays, which are business casual. Still confused by all these clothes rules for women but whatever. I had a blast shopping. It helps that my mom has been extremely helpful and very giving. I think she just sees me as her personal barbie doll to dress up. I'm definitely not going to complain.

Did we spend too much money?
Am I going to be the best dressed female (not to mention engineer) at the Navy Yard?

In other news besides my cool new job. I did run twice on vacation and once yesterday without knee pain. My PT woman and I believe we have finally pin pointed the problem(s). 1) I moved from 1 level apartments to my 3 story house at home and the stairs have been killer on my knees since I run errands up and down them every day for my mom and Gma. I'm averaging 20+ trips on the stairs. That's 260 stairs in my house a day. On top of that PT found that I have knots the size of my fists (or larger sometimes) in my quads. My IT bands are finally relaxed on a daily basis but now my quads are so tight they're pulling my kneecap in funny directions. Now that we've been doing massage therapy on the quads my knees feel SO much better. The body really is amazing and just like a machine. Just have to troubleshoot it.

I figured I might just do a photo dump from the last month on my phone since I think that's how long it's been since my last post.  Could be a fun way to look at the month gone by.


 Phone photos for the month. I think I spared y'all extra dog photos. I take too many of those.

Off to clean my room/house and organize my new stuff!!
Hopefully the BF and I will get a run in tomorrow, pain free. Fingers crossed!

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