Monday, April 12, 2010

Wacky Weekend

I haven't done a weekend recap in forever, but I'm in the mood for one today. And yeah, it's in bullets because my brain is still not fully awake, even after a very strong cup of coffee. Alright, here we go:

* Friday night we had our friends Dubber and Girly over for dinner and drinks. They brought their baby girl, who passed out in our guestroom after they arrived, which left us with several hours of fun adult time. We had a great night and hope we can do it again soon.

* My back had been acting up since Wednesday night, but things came to a head Saturday morning. Could barely get out of bed and walking was tough. I have a history of minor back issues and that combined with not being diligent with stretching and foam-rolling my muscles with all of the increased workouts finally led to my lower back just locking up. I was able to see a physical therapist Saturday afternoon and he confirmed what I thought was going on - my hamstrings/quads/hip flexors/glutes were all kinds of knotted up and extremely tight, which basically pulled my lower back out of shape. He worked on me for over an hour to get everything loosened up and while I felt really good when I left, during the actual treatment I was ready to scream bloody hell. OMG, it is so incredibly painful to have someone dig into your muscles to release the knots. I've had deep tissue massages before and those are like a cakewalk compared to what he did. I have a whole new respect for athletes that have to endure that kind of pain on a regular basis. I know it's necessary and helpful in the long term, but short term, it's just a special kind of hell.

* I actually am doing some sewing, too! I have a backlog of projects that are supposed to be gifts for a couple of new moms and my bff's mom who is battling cancer (good prognosis, but still, not a fun thing at all). I got quite a bit of work done on those and am hoping to finish them up this weekend. Pictures to follow once the recipients have the items in their hands. I'm also trying to squeeze in a handful of straight skirts for myself before I start making the short silk dress for the family wedding next month. I would put the skirts off a bit, except that after 2 months of eating right and working out like its my job, the vast majority of my pants are too big. And not like oh, they a little loose, but like, "I've dropped two pant sizes" too big. I have maybe 2-3 pairs that are okay, but the rest are hanging off me. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled about this, but I'm having a harder and harder time getting dressed in the morning. I finished one skirt this weekend (and in a size smaller than I made it last time - woohoo!) and have at least two others planned for this weekend. Pictures and reviews when I get them all completed.

I guess that's about it. Weekend still felt too short, but I managed to squeeze a bunch of stuff in, which is nice. And how about you, how was your weekend?

10 comments:

wan said...

nice job on the weight loss!

it's also my goal to make some skirts for myself soon, but it's only through a lack of decent wardrobe. the scale is not in my favor these days.

KID, MD said...

Go you for needing new skirts!! It's so great to have to sew because your clothes are falling of you. So fun!!

tam pham said...

i hope your back feels better soon! yay for pants being too big :-)!

weezermonkey said...

I am snickering at "several hours of fun adult time."

I really think you should get into the business of sewing non-hideous, non-diaper-bag-looking camera bags. I will be happy to consult and be your first client.

Barbara said...

Congrats on needing to sew smaller clothes! What a happy way to rationalize shopping for fabric.

Kristine said...

Yay for shrinking! Boo for backaches! My weekend contained a couple of workouts, seeing a movie and having a beer with DH, and catching a baseball game. Beautiful weather, too!

Cennetta said...

You are quite the busy lady. Grrr!! to the back issues and Yay!! to the sewing projects.

Karin said...

Well done on the weight loss- what a wonderful reason to sew! I am sorry about your back, it hurts and it is a bit scary too when it happens. I am glad that it was so easily sorted out.

Susan said...

I really love the body bugg! I am really happy I made the purchase.

Winnie said...

Congrats on the weight loss! I agree with the monkey. I've been on a hunt for a cute camera bag and have had no luck.