Sunday, August 22, 2010

Week ending August 21, 2010

I was disappointed how the hammy felt after this week's aqua jogging on Sunday the 15th. Two days in a row may have been too much. I did not not do any more water runs until the 21st and felt ok after that. I have been faithful to my PT stuff even though I have had no formal PT sessions since I was on vacation all week.

Sun: 40 min walk, 45 min AJ
Mon: 20 min swim with pull buoy, 10 min swim
Tue: 30 min swim
Wed: 30 min swim
Thu: 30 min swim
Fri: off
Sat: 40 min AJ

Monday, August 16, 2010

2010 Peterson Boys Hike #6: Pack Monadnock

Pack Monadnock, Peterborough, NH

On Saturday, Andrew, Oliver, Mom and Dad hiked with Ken Tripp and 3 of his 4 children: Macy, Owen and Noel. We ascended via the rocky but do-able Marion Davis Trail. While holding Oliver's hand, I disturbed a wasp nest and got stung 4 times. Fortunately, Oliver was not stung. Phew! The day was gorgeous and the views from the climbable fire tower were awesome. We could see the Boston skyline in the distance. In the pictures, the peak above the trees is Mt Monadnock. The multiple-peak picture has Temple Mt in the foreground, Mt Watatic in Ashburnham, MA as the 3rd major peak, and Mt Wachusett in Princeton, MA as the final peak. We will be climbing Mt Watatic on the 29th.

Get out there!

Week ending August 14, 2010

Steady as she goes. PT exercises each day for strengthening left leg. Getting there. I did my first two aqua-jogs this week, easy effort. L hammy was sore afterwards but ok. Hoping to do more as the weeks go by but the water will start to get colder soon! Starting to wean myself off the pull buoy, I'll see how ab muscle reacts.

Sun: hike up and down Nashoba Valley Ski Area with boys
Mon: 30 min swim with pull buoy (PB), 10 min bike as warmup for leg exercises
Tue: 30 min swim w/ PB, 5 mins bike and 5 min elliptical as warmup for PT
Wed: 30 min swim w/ PB, 20 min AJ, 5 min bike as warmup for leg excercises
Thu: 10 min swim w/ PB, 20 min swim
Fri: 10 min swim w/ PB, 20 min swim
Sat: 30 min AJ, hike up Marion Davis trail at Pack Monadnock, descended via road

Monday, August 9, 2010

Peterson Boys 2010 Hike #5

Nashoba Ski Area, Westford, MA
This was a short hike but one that was on my bucket list. We were the only ones on the hill. Nice views of surrounding area at the top. Excellent view of Robin Hill and its fire tower in Chelmsford. We enjoyed a nice cold drink and Skittles at the top.
Get out there!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Week ending August 7th, 2010

I have gone to PT 4 times over the past 2 weeks. Hammy is very sore upon departing PT, but I dare say I think I am making some strides. I actually played wiffle ball with Andrew in backyard and jogged ever so slowly a few times and did not feel a thing. I have been swimming a lot. However, lately I am using a pull buoy since my lower abdominal muscle feels guessed it an old injury rearing up again. I joined the Westford Regency in prep for the colder weather. It's a 50 foot pool, lots of turning, but it is rarely occupied.

Been stretching a ton and doing certain hip and hammy strengthening exercises every day.

Sun: swim 30 mins
Mon: PT, easy bike 10 mins, UBE 15 mins
Tue: swim 30 mins, massage
Wed: PT, easy bike 10 mins, swim 30 mins
Thu: swim 30 mins
Fri: UBE 10 mins, easy bike 10 mins
Sat: swim 30 mins in Walden Pond with Glenn