I haven’t been spending time in the kitchen (thank you stupid sciatica). Yesterday was the first day I made a real dinner and today I planned to catch up on some cooking. I made breakfast this morning (eggs, hash browns, and toast) and then started dinner in the slow cooker. Tonight’s dinner is pulled pork. I’ve made this recipe here on the blog, but this time I am using a different cut of meat. I bought a 3 lb. Boston Butt roast (boneless) at the advice of the nice butcher-man at Publix. He said that is his favorite cut for pulled pork. ‘Nuff said!
Since I have been a bad blogger and haven’t blogged since Tuesday, I guess I should catch you all up. Mostly I’ve been dealing with my sciatica. I’ve been working, which is good because it keeps me moving. I struggle with wanting to move and being still (sitting or laying down). Whatever I’m doing, I want to do the opposite. I am not sleeping very well at night because it’s HARD to sleep on my back. I can sleep on my side if I don’t curl up, but that’s even harder.
Thursday afternoon was my second physical therapy appointment and the therapist, Dan, was pleased with my progress since Tuesday. I was determined to get in all my stretches, and I did. When he asked how I was doing, I told him that my pain was mostly in my calf now and the tingling in my leg and foot wasn’t noticeable unless I was actually touching my leg or foot. He feels that based on this, with persistence and continuing to do my stretching, I can recover from this. The crappy part is that it could take up to 14 weeks to regain the strength in my calf. The walking-on-my-toes test still freaks me out, that has not changed. My left foot gives out and falls to the ground. I cannot tell you how weird of a feeling that is. My next physical therapy appointment is Wednesday.
I am trying really hard to not be depressed about this. It makes me so mad that I have to deal with this and that it’s highly likely I won’t be able to do the first of my fall races I had planned, the Hooters 2 Hooters 10K. I am not yet ready to give up on the Women’s Half Marathon in November, but I am missing out training. Two weeks into my training and obviously I haven’t been able to.
Yesterday I lounged around most of the day, alternating positions on the couch, and doing my stretches. Finally in the afternoon, hubby and I ran out for a bit. He treated me to a couple of my favorite candles and then we went grocery shopping. Our refrigerator was pretty bare after not shopping last weekend and we needed to stock up for the possibility of Hurricane Isaac.
I also had to share this… One of my tweets is In the new issue of Self Magazine. That was pretty exciting to see…..
Here’s hoping that Hurricane Isaac doesn’t wreak too much havoc on anyone… It seems like it keeps moving west, but that can change at any time. If you’re in the cone, stay safe!
Have you ever had one of your tweets show up in a magazine?