I woke up bright and early – 5am to be exact – this morning to hit up a Spinning class. It was still dark when I left, but when I came out of spinning the sun was peaking up
My Physical Therapist actually told me to stay away from spinning since the classes often push you to a point of fatigue that might irritate my knee. I don’t want to lose any fitness though, so I’ve decided to keep attending class but take it easy if my knee is bothering me at all.
I am considering taking a Hot Yoga class tomorrow, but I’m scared. I’ve never done hot yoga before and I kinda suck at yoga in general right now.
After my three hip exercises I made breakfast. I really wanted frozen waffles this morning, but I had a super ripe banana that was on it’s last leg and half a can of pumpkin in the fridge. So, I convinced myself to make banana pumpkin oats. It was all right. For some reason I’m just not the biggest fan of hot oatmeal – I love it cold or in pancakes more than anything else. Knee - My knee usually only hurt when I was actually running, but did start to ache last night. I think it was the tape trying to pull my knee cap back in place. The tissue around my cap was used to it’s new but incorrect place and it’s irritated as we try to move it back.
My PT said the cause could be a number of different things:
- I’m a female and have wider hips, which messes up the alignment of the knee to hip and causes the knee to bend in
- I wasn’t completely ready for the marathon and that includes my knee, which took the brunt of the force of 26.2 miles
- Since I wasn’t completely ready my form got worse and worse as I got tired. If you remember I was also sick and probably had horrible form for the last 9 miles or so when I started fading fast.
But, as this is my first time having knee issues she doesn’t think it is something that will be a chronic condition with me. We just need to get my hips stronger, fix my form and let the inflammation and irritation in my knee heal
Question: Any grand plans for this weekend?
Me: Like I said I am considering Hot Yoga, but am really really intimidated. If not I might hit up another fitness class. Ben and I also want to do some exploring.