Exercise

I have decided to trial different types of workout gyms and studios around me. I want to see what I can tolerate, what feels good for this new body of mine and what will give me the best results. I am starting with spin and orange theory, then will try barre and pilates, maybe yoga …

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Belize Birthday Trip

It was an unBELIZEable trip! We had a really fun crew and the whole time was spent laughing and exploring. We ate soooo much lobster and it was all delicious. I'm also obsessed with fry jacks now. Such a delicious Belizean breakfast option. We did an insanely long bike ride (like 22 miles long) all …

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Paper Challenge

So I went to get a glass of wine with a friend at a local winery and ending up doing the "paper challenge." I had never heard of this before, but saw some people balancing on one leg and bending down to lift a piece of paper up with only their mouth. I was intrigued …

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Moroccan Travels

I spent two weeks in Morocco (June 18- July 3) with friends and their family. My friends are Moroccan and their dad (Bubba) lives in Rabat. We did a week long road trip all over the country and it was spectacular. There's lots of pictures below from different Medinas, Souks and cities throughout the country. …

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Maui, Hawaii

I went to Maui for a week to visit my cousin who moved there with his girlfriend. It was the longest flight I've taken since having both hips operated on. They did remarkably well. Just a bit of stiffness, but I made sure to get up periodically and stretch and walk around the plane. The …

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Another Hike in the Books

I have booked a lot of travels for the summer. Each one progressing in flight length and travel length. I'm working on improving my strength in PT and increasing my stamina with doing more activities and having less rest time in my weeks. I hiked Torrey Pines in La Jolla with a friend who was …

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Firsts in Seattle

I went to Seattle for my grandma's memorial service. It was the first time flying without any assistance, by myself and pulling luggage and Lucy with me. I am able to walk more and more and it feels really good. I also did my first hike! I thought it was going to be a short, …

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Fun Filled Friends Weekend

This weekend I celebrated a friend's birthday. I wore heels for the first time since the screw removal and, other then some minor soreness the following day, my hips did great. I also visited a friend while she was house and dog sitting. We went for a walk in La Jolla with the pups, but …

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Officially Cleared!!!

I saw Dr. Santore, my hip surgeon, today and he literally said "you can now forget about your hips!" WHAT?!?!?!?!?! Um, sir, you'll have to repeat that please! I almost started crying. I couldn't believe that the end had basically come on this hip journey of mine. Obviously, I won't be able to completely forget …

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Doctors Appointments

Since I settled my work comp case, I have seen two neurosurgeons of my choice. I had to get a new MRI of my cervical spine and more x-rays taken. Both surgeons say the same thing about my diagnosis and the plan of care. (I will write a blog post, eventually, with more details about …

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