Friday, June 7, 2013

Fitness Friday

Yesterday I found out the results of my MRI on my right knee. Good thing need for surgery or anything like that, but I still have some inflammation resulting from IT Band Syndrome. I'm now taking an anti-inflammatory to help with the pain.

The doctor said I could attempt a run if I wanted to, but I needed to be aware of my body & any stop immediately. So I struck out a little before 6:30 this morning, with my leg all taped up by the PT at the doctor's office. I was so hoping the run would go well...that I'd at least maybe...just maybe get a mile in before pain...NO SUCH LUCK! I made it 5 minutes, then the grinding started. I walked a little & tried some stretches and mobilizations the PT showed me, then started back up...didn't last long. Frustrated...I headed back home with my tail tucked between my legs so to speak.

I was aggravated...mad! I don't like being told I can't do something...even if it is my body telling me that. I figured since I was already in workout gear, I'd pull out the ol' Schwinn and go for a ride. I went for a 30 minute ride all around the neighborhood. Passed some of the same little, old ladies out walking several times...they just laughed. Had to dodge geese that were all in the street near the pond. It was a nice little ride...worked out a little frustration.

**This song comes to mind every time I pull the bike out now.

Once I returned home, I could tell my knee was a little aggravated so I iced it down. Then pretty much just laid around the house for the day...with some cleaning here & there. I had every intention of going to the gym for a leg workout, but didn't figure I needed to push it. There's always tomorrow for THAT!

Later on, I finally had enough of being lazy so I did P90X Ab RipperX.

**I noticed the video was backwards, but you get the idea.
 Then I did 30 minutes of 10 Minute Solution: Yoga. I did Yoga Basics, Buns & Thighs, and Flexibility. Here's a preview:

 After doing yoga, I did all my ITBS exercises & hamstring stretches (**See previous post Some things I've learned with having IT Band Syndrome).
That's pretty much my day in a nutshell. How did you spend Fitness Friday?


  1. nice each recovery miles for me on my fitness friday after hitting 16 miles at sub 7:00/mi on Thursday, my legs and mind need the easy miles.

    1. Wow! 16 miles @ sub 7:00/mi...very impressive! I just wish I could run a mile or two pain-free...and I'd be fine with any pace at this point. :)