*Take-away of the day from SXSW 🙂
Good Monday Morning to you all! I’m still here in Austin (yes, learning bits to come!) and I’m learning a ton.
In fact, I’m wishing I’d come into this entrepreneur, dreamer, vision, marketing obsession much earlier in life. It’s exhilarating and hopeful and awesome.
On the frustrating side, I’m having such a hard time being active. It’s making me feel a little guilty. As you may know, it’s tough eating healthy at a conference — not because there are no healthy options because there are so many unhealthy options! Hello Tex Mex, BBQ and room services greasiest quesadillas. So I’m feeling a bit out of control. But I’m doin’ okay.
I packed three sports bras and plenty of workout clothes. As I write, the only ones I’ve used are the yoga pants and Reebok zip up jacket I’m currently wearing to write.
Comfort matters. I know — what does it matter when I’m soaking up all this rad knowledge? I’ll be back to normal soon! In fact, I have some news on that front.
I’m Getting Back Surgery
After months of chiropractor, then physical therapy, three cortizone shots and no running or CrossFit (since September) since November — it’s time.
I’ve made the decision to have back surgery. It’s fairly noninvasive and is only a 45-minute surgery with no overnight stay. My doctor assures me it’s very common and recovery is not even a week.
I have already heard the back surgery horror stories. I know there are risks to everything but I’m confident in this decision and my doctor says I will literally be able to run after a week. Hallelujah!
As I silently cry over missing the L.A. Marathon yesterday, I find solace in the idea that I will hopefully be training to run a fall marathon.
I’ve learned a lot in this process — namely that proper stretching deserves it’s due time an diligence. Also, proper form is absolutely essential when you are working with weights and that core power matters. I know I’ve learned from this and I am looking on the bright side.
Week in Workouts
Monday: 3 mile walk, 15 min. elliptical
Tuesday: 30 min. elliptical, arms
Thursday: 20 min. elliptical, 15 min. bike, arms
Saturday: Walking around SXSW all day, yoga
Do you ever struggle with working at conferences or out of town events? Have you been to SXSW? What was your favorite workout of the past week?