I talked a week ago about how my shoes were possibly causing my knee/ankle issue. So this morning I headed to the gym, with some new old kicks.
These were the shoes I ran in BEFORE I switched to reebox reflex (oh how I miss them)
I was going to go to yoga, then I thought, I need to get out of my comfort zone. I need to start kicking boot, and I do that when I did interval training.
Annie wasn’t able to join me, and I also work out harder with her, but she wasn’t able to join in on the fun. I still got a great workout in, my legs were shaking by the end! And my knee only bothered me once!
During the Rock n Roll half marathon, my knee and ankle were giving me LOTS of trouble. I had to walk the last 6 miles. Then I tried again just for three miles. And it didn’t hurt at first, but 2 miles in. There it was again, the pain.
The location is right below my knee cap, and then on the inside of my ankle and down the side of my foot.
(obviously! not my leg haha)
Today, I was talking to my friend Jill, who has her doctorate in physical therapy, and when I mentioned pain while running, she had me sitting, standing, walking, and running all over the house. haha.
She wanted to see if I was over rotating, or maybe she was trying to make me look goofy.
Either way, she thinks it is because of my shoes. Because of my tendon elasticity (double jointed), I have an increased risk of straining or pulling something. But I love my shoes! The Reebox Reflex are amazing! And I only got them a year ago!
Well apparently they don’t have much arch support (this I knew) and I might be rotating my knee inward, which is causing strain on my knee and ankle. She said the most likely cause of knee and ankle pain can most likely be your shoes.
I guess I will try a run without my Reebox 😦
She also gave me some exercises to try to strengthen my legs. (they are weak popsicle sticks! haha)
Question for you:
What type of you shoes do you love?
Do you have to have “special” shoes for your runs?
-Just figured out the ugly numbers thanks to sparkpeople
Your Daily Goal:
1,200 – 1,550
163 – 236
32 – 56
60 – 127
0 – 9
0 – 11
#3 Get off the computer!
After Andrew got off school, we got a new game, BATTLESHIP. We had a blast! We were almost late to boyscouts.
Plan for this week:
Tuesday: 9:00 Muscle works
Wednesday: 9:30 Drills to make you sweat
Thursday: 10:00 YOGA!
Friday: 8:30 Butts and Guts
Saturday and Sunday: Rest days I work 😦
So I have a plan for the workouts, now I just need to get the food in check. Luckily, it wasn’t hard to unplug from the computer. I need to start spending more quality time with Andrew. He is getting so big so fast!
Question for you:
What is one of your favorite snacks?
I have trouble getting in veggies, how do you usually get your daily veggies in?