Good morning girlisss! Hope your Saturday’s treating you all well 🙂
I, on the other hand, am not doing so hot. My knee’s starting to bother me again. But it’s not in the same place that I had all the problems with last year, which is a good thing. It’s right below my right knee and I know precisely why it’s bothering me: one word: BASKETBALL. 6 hours of it in 4 days=my body no like. Lots of jumping, running, changing directions fast. Not a good combo. I suspect I have a little bit of OSD which is just basically annoying and will go away on its own, and some tendinitis also known as Jumper’s Knee. These both plague the under part of my knee, where the shin bone and knee meet up, if that makes sense. They can cause swelling which there is, and it’s a bit tender to the touch. It’s not life-changing, as I can still do activities, it’s just aggravating. I can still play, run up stairs, the pain is just a twinge. And that’s enough for me to re-think things. I think I might just start doing three days of basketball a week and not go the fourth day and see if that helps any. Everything was fine and dandy until I started this camp. Hmmm…Also, after Physical Therapy, when my knee problems started to go away last year, I kinda stopped doing like half the stuff they had taught me and told me to do. Smart right?! So I’m adding that stuff back in and here’s my sure-fire plan 😀 I love planning…
- More flexibility—in the form of more stretching, more yoga, etc
- P.T stretching exercies
- More strengthening—quads especially
- all around strength. I’ve found lots of new activities and exercises I want to try
- P.T strengthening exercises
- More cycling because…
- I LOVE BIKING!!
- It builds strength in the quads like crazy
- Try new things, mix it up, add some variety
- I want to get back into spinning, it’s a blast!
- Try Pilates!
- Ice after activity
This sounds like something serious, but in fact it’s not. It’s nothing like Chondromalacia, Shin Splints, etc. I’ll be fine, I think my over-worked body needs a little bit of rest from bball.
I almost feel like basketball is.. I don’t know. Keeping me constrained to doing what I love. I LOVE yoga, I LOVE spinning, I LOVE strength training, but I also LOVE basketball. I just don’t get to do all of those things because I have already gotten my hard core workout in and if I want to exercise all the way into my old age with no injuries, I can’t overdo it now. I miss running, but I know I’m doing the right thing. Basketball is wonderful, but I don’t want to have to stop doing everything else I love. Sorry if all that I’m saying makes no sense to anyone. I think the only one it makes sense to is me… and maybe my girl Ruthie!
I’m so excited about my workout today. It’s going to be a great one! My quads will surely be feeling the burn!
Enough chit chat, today’s breakfast was delicious!
PEANUT BUTTER-CHOCOLATE OATMEAL! Now doesn’t that sounds incredible?
Basically, I made the usual oatmeal base but added in some cocoa powder, and a square of 72% dark chocolate. All swirled and combined together to form a heavenly chocolate-y base. Topped with organic peanut butter and you’ve surely got a winner. Mmm! The PB went everywhere. It ended up covering like 2/3 of the bowl. I’m not complaining though 😉
As if I haven’t had enough chocolate today, I just had two Dove Chocolates that were divine while reading one of my favorite books, Runners World Guide to Injury Prevention (Which I HIGHLY recommend to EVERY runner, seasoned or beginner. Seriously, it’s incredible, buy it!) . A dark chocolate one and the other was peanut butter. Let’s hope lunch isn’t so sweet 😉
My parents are in away for their 19th anniversary (happy anniversary Mom and Dad) where we went a month or so ago. (Hilton Head!) And they went further up the island where we had not gone that time, and they found a freaking WHOLE FOODS, FRESH MARKET, AND HARRIS TEETER. I am DEMANDING we go back there. I could live there. I would. Seriously. I am so mad we didn’t go there when I was there. Not cool guys 😉 I think we actually might this summer for a long vaca. Awww, heavennn! I would love to ride my bike to W.F if that’s possible. Haha! You know me, I totally would!
Oh, and a HUGE shout out to Sarah who’s getting married today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Be back laterrr!