6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Good Bad Ugly

THE GOOD:
Sunday night my new Volleyball team WON 6-0 baby! I loved playing with Lora and Shannon, both ladies I played with in club Volleyball in Junior high. The positive vibe, awesome competition and feeling in shape was amazing!! I even blocked a few hits, it is nice having LONG arms! And after 2 hours of Volleyball I weighed my lowest weight yet this morning. That is right folks I am LOWER than my goal weight!! SWEET!!

THE BAD:
I am SORE from playing volleyball so my 3 mile training run did not happen. My Calves felt crampy and I did not want to cause an overuse injury. I guess Volleyball during race training is not good....hmmm oh well!! So more rest days this week, guess it is not too bad, right?

THE UGLY:
Besides my greasy hair, I work from home on Mondays so I am a slacker in my sweats. Look at the KILLER bruise I earned on my left knee. I even wore knee pads.. The camera does not do this bruise justice it is a LUMP! There is truth to the saying "The Bigger they are the harder they fall," OUCH!!
And this is my bad knee.. Note the "T" shaped scar from 2 knee surgeries ACL and meniscus repair. I know I need to be careful, but try to stop me when the ball is about to hit the ground. Wow that picture is UGLY!!
Happy Tuesday!! That is all I have to report. I will be back on the run this afternoon.
**Oh another GOOD!! My Sweet co-worker Jen told me about Fleet Feet Bonney Lake Gift cards being sold at half price.. Yes folks $100 for $50.. I am thinking of buying one as an early Christmas present to myself...and spending it on something REALLY COOL!! Details soon :)

27 comments:

The Happy Runner said...

Yikes! That's quite a bruise!

Glad you had fun playing v-ball :-)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

consider it cross training!

Marlene said...

OUCHIE! I hope your knee feels better. I am TERRIFIED of playing other sports while training. I always end up ibjured - wipe out on a ski hill, softball to the ankle, etc.

unathleticrunner said...

EEEEKKK! I hope you are feeling better!

Velma said...

Ouch! Volleyball does seem like fun :)

Running, kind of. said...

That is one ugle bruise!!! Glad you had so much fun and SUPER HIGH FIVE about leaving your goal weight behind you!!! Awesome!!!

Now, more about that gift card? I need to get one of those! I need new winter running gear!

Lacey Nicole said...

holy macaroni!!!!!!!! that is a NICE bruise!!! way to go! :) i love showing off bruises :)

so much fun!!!!! i totally agree tho. i had to stop kicking soccer balls (elliot is practicing goalie, lol) because i was too sore to go running from using random muscles!!!!!

Genesis said...

sorry bout the bruise. i injured my knee through volleyball too, and I was even wearing knee pads. im starting to think knee pads are worthless.

really cool about the fleet feet giftcards.

Morgan said...

OUCH!!!! Dang girl, I hope that heals up quick!!!

RunToTheFinish said...

it's really sad that all that made me think was I Really need to find a new volleyball team :)

Ashley said...

Ouch, that looks painful!!! The pouty face, however, is priceless! ;) Besides, battle wounds are a fun way to show off your "toughness" !! ;) Nice work with your vball skillz! :)

ShutUpandRun said...

Love the pic. Looks painful! Take care of yourself.

KAT said...

That bruise is huge! Haha, good work!

Jo Lynn said...

I didn't know you had knee surgeries in the past. That bruise is icky. Sorry. :(
Congratulations on being a happy weight for yourself. That's awesome! ;)

X-Country2 said...

Whoa! That's impressive. Consider it another badge of your badassery. :o)

Lora said...

You ROCKED on Sunday :) This season is going to be so much fun...just hope it doesn't hurt the running game!

J said...

Aww reminds me of my basketball bruises i used to get!

Britt said...

Oh man!! That's a good one! You can really see how bad it's going to be in the upclose picture. Your poor knee - I feel so lucky I didn't have to deal w/ ACL tears. Everyone I played w/ did. :(

That's awesome about the gift card! I wish we had a Fleet Feet here.

Teamarcia said...

Ouch! That's a nasty one! Happy healing!

Amanda said...

Congrats on getting below your goal weight!! Ouch, that bruise looks painful. I hope it heals fast for you!

Candice @ I Have Run said...

OUCH!! Take care of that leg!

Kerrie said...

Yeah, that second picture of the bruise is nas-ty. Ouch! Congrats on getting lower than your goal weight! Wow!

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Bruises... winning... awesome!

Ha ha ha - you're such an athlete Mello, I love it and am continually inspired by it. :)

Suzy said...

Oh, your knee looks nasty. I hope it is feeling better.

Thanks for the comment about wanting details about the race. It is good to know I'm not the only one who wants to know details. I'll ask a bunch of questions on Sat when I pick up my packet (I finally figured out where to do that so one question is answered).

B.o.B. said...

OWIE! that bruise looks like it means bidness. you better take care of that bad boy. lol!

KmCaCFamilyof5 said...

OUCH!!

WTG Volleyball stud!

sam said...

Cameras never do war wounds justice do they? Still that looks like quite a bruise you got there! eek!