Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Again...

See that cute little tree? It is one of two potted ponderosa pines which live on my deck on the back of my house in the summer. In the winter, I move them to the front and wind little Christmas lights around them. So, on a lovely Sunday afternoon, while the Broncos were still 14 points ahead of the Bears, and my back was still in one piece, I picked up these trees and moved them to the front yard.

I have a 6'5" able bodied, young son, in peak fitness and health - do you think I would consider asking him to do this? Apparently not.

You can guess the rest of the story. (And apparently vicodin makes me sarcastic, because this post is fairly reeking with sarcasm, isn't it?) OK, I will just tell you. The Broncos lost in overtime to da Bears and I hurt my back lifting trees.

I did run 7 miles on Sunday morning. Unfortunately, I chose to run 3.5 miles into a nearby resort-y town -which was pretty. The bad part was, the way home was 3.5 miles uphill. It wasn't that much fun.

I don't know how long my back is going to be jacked up, but I have a feeling I won't be running for a couple more days. If I were wise and ambitious, I would head to the pool - this being the absolutely best time of the year to be at the gym, it being abandoned and all - but I don't feel either wise or ambitious.

I did however, make an apple cake on Sunday afternoon, and I am having no problem at all being motivated to have a slice here and there!

7 comments:

Wes said...

You better put that boy to work! I'd trade apple pie for running any ole day ;-)

Debbi said...

We could start a walking wounded society, couldn't we? Take it easy and feel better fast!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Apple Cake? I might need that recipe.

Hope the back gets better soon.

And friends dont let friends blog on Vicodin. I suggest you slowly back away from the keyboard. *hugs*

J~mom said...

If you keep baking, sewing, working in the yard AND working out I am going to call you Martha!

Hope your back is better soon!!

Michelle said...

Oh no, Mary!! It seems everyone is getting injured now!!

Hope the back feels better quickly!

And make your son do the heavy lifting next time. ;-)

Jess said...

Next time, make the son do the tree moving. Or, I have an able-bodied brother in Lakewood who could also be put to good use.

Randy said...

Mary sorry to hear about the back..YES use the son to do those kinds of things....my knee is better and I think I am ready for Honolulu a week from tomorrow...omg yes just around the corner...
I was thru Denver yesterday, staying overnight out near the airport and woke to 15 degrees, so I quickly listened to my running gear and decided to stay inside for a warm bagel.....