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If you didn’t catch my musical reference, here’s a video of The Cure‘s “Friday I’m in Love”.
Remember the time that I TOTALLY BORKED MY KNEE? Turns out it wasn’t that borked after all.
[ insert biggest sigh of relief ever. ]
My physical therapist did some tests on my knee during my first appointment / assessment yesterday, and it turns out that it’s NOT an MCL tear (which was my misnomer to begin with), OR a medial cartilage tear. I just re-aggravated the old IT band injury (which is on the other side that the pain was on … weird) and knocked my knee joint a bit loose.
I feel pretty shitty because this knee kept me from work for nearly 3 days, and from working out damn near 7 days (which is OK). But dammit, it hurt.
It turns out that my form for a lot of exercises was incorrect — my knees tend to want to roll inward on everything from squats and lunges to just plain walking or sitting at my desk. Knees rolling slightly inward isn’t something I typically look for when looking at form, but I guess now I’ll be looking extra hard.
I’ll be going to physical therapy 2-3x a week for the next several weeks to build up the muscles that make up my knee joint — in both knees — and workshop my IT band a bit more. I will be more than ready to run that marathon in October once I start training.
As far as exercise goes, I’m cutting out jump work (sad wave goodbye to TRX) I think I’ll start working through LiveFit again — and focus on form — as well as do some walking on an incline on a treadmill (while watching 90210, or some other trashy teen show), and do some light cycling until I get the go-ahead to run again.
ALSO — honorable mention for the day: I’m going to Book of Mormon tonight! I can’t wait. I bought tickets as a gift for Mark for our 3-year anniversary last October.
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Hi there. I'm Calee (pronounced CAL-e). If that's too hard, just call me Cal. Also known as chimes or the chimes. I'm 28ish, a designer, a runner, a self-proclaimed fitness queen, a craftster, a foodie, a music snob — some might call me a hipster. Here's the unabridged version.
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