It's Back to School week here !!!
My kids are so lucky! They both got great teachers. Jonathan is in the 1st grade and was placed in a 1-2 combo and he has the wonderful teacher Will had for 1st and 2nd grade. Will is in the 3rd grade and he also has a great teacher.
I am still doing my PT exercises every day, I am making progress with those darn planks :) and I have been good at following the PT's order of not run more than 3 miles. AT THE TIME. You see he actually never said that I could not do more than one 3 miles run per day. So....Sunday is when I do a long run usually. 3 miles is not a long run. I went for 3 miles in the morning. It was so hot....the hottest day so far. All day I kept thinking that I should go for another 3 in the evening. I thought it would be good to prepare for Hood to Coast and I would put more miles in that way. So at 6:30 pm I went back out for another 3 miles. I felt fine during the run. I actually felt LESS pain while running than I did walking that day; legs felt a little heavy at first but other than that and the heat it was OK. Later in the evening I did feel pain in my groin and also on the side of my leg..not sure if it was the IT band or not. I used the foam roller, that was painful but I still did it hoping it would help and it did. I did not have that pain the next day or today.
Monday I rested.
This morning I went for 3 miles in 94 degrees oven...it is the worst week so far for the heat; yesterday it was 107 when I went to get the kids at school. After my run, and a shower of course, I went for my 2nd PT appointment. Another 2.5 hours of exercises and stretches. I did confess to the PT that I went out twice Sunday. He asked how the weekend went. I told him I had a race Saturday and that Sunday I went running twice. I said "You said 3 miles max but you never said how many 3 per day!" He smiled and he said that if I had no pain doing it it was OK as long as there's some rest between the 2. He told me to stay at 3 until Friday and we will discuss the weekend plan then. Today he added new exercises to my routine using a fitness ball. One was squats with the ball behind the back and rolling against a wall. The other was on the floor, shoulders and head on the ball and in a bridge position, this one looks easier than it is! Also a series of exercises for balance. Some are not easy..made my legs shake like leaves! I got out of there really tired.
Next appointment Friday! I have decided to do 6 weeks with 2 sessions instead of 4 weeks with 3 sessions. Jonathan, the PT, said it would be a better plan for me and I am happy with that.
Olympics: I am sad Lolo Jones did not make it. I am beyond upset at how the Canada-USA soccer match went down, I don't think that ref should plan a vacation in my country anytime soon. I think it is pretty great that 2 brothers were on the podium for the men's triathlon and that they are British. Looking forward to the men's marathon!!