Walk Around the Park and Torn Pinky Tendon

My knee is still cranky so I took a walk around the park instead of doing kickboxing.  With the added errands after the loop, I clocked approximately 4 miles.  Woo hoo!!!  That’s about 443 calories burned according to the on-line calories calculator I found at: http://www.healthstatus.com/cgi-bin/calc/calculator.cgi.  Despite wearing a knee brace, it was still uncomfortable walking.  I think I may pick up a new pair of sneakers. 🙂

I had the pinky looked at by a Dr. Andrew J. Weiland, MD, a hand specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery.  The consultation didn’t take very long but they took x-rays and everyone there was especially nice and professional.  I did, indeed, tear a tendon but there is nothing that can be done at this point.  It will always be a little sore and sensitive when I do kickboxing.  The X-ray showed  a small mallet fracture as well.  It’s probably a good thing that I tried to address the very crooked pinky finger with duct tape and paper clips a la McGiver. 🙂  Otherwise, the pinky would have been really askew!

Next, I will visit my regular doctor and see how my cholesterol level is doing.

 

The Common Pursuit at the Laura Pels

I blew off the gym today and instead went to see a play with my hubby (OK, so he went to the gym but I didn’t). We saw the Roundabout Theater production of The Common Pursuit by Simon Gray.  It was not as good as it could have been.

Unfortunately, the cast was uneven– the main two characters didn’t carry off their respective roles while the supporting characters did pretty well.  It may not have been their fault however, it was still a pretty talky play.

Trying Tabura

So after a few days of visiting family and throwing toys for the dog to fetch, I’m ready to start exercising again. I tried the Tabura class at Crunch gym yesterday morning and found it fairly good.  The official description off the Crunch gym site is:

  • Tabura is a Swahili name for training used in improving military endurance and strength in Africa. This intensely fun class uses kickboxing combinations and basic West African dance moves set to hot Tribal House music and a live drummer. Get ready to burn massive calories and become a true powerhouse warrior.

I had to stop a number of times because my knees were unhappy [they’d been unhappy all week so I wasn’t surprised] but overall, the class went well and I didn’t give up.  After admitting that I hadn’t eaten breakfast, the instructor made me do an additional 10 push ups…. something to remember in the future.

 I should begin kickboxing training again on Monday in Manhattan.