I did not go to yoga last night.
My yoga buddy is on a jury right now, and they go into deliberation today, so she had to pack just in case they can`t come to a conclusion today and they have to stay over tonight. I was not horribly upset by the forced rest day (although I really, really wanted to go for a run) and so I ended up doing this instead:
I love being able to shop for clothes where I also buy groceries. Cute yellow racer back tank for $8 somehow slipped into my cart. Oops.
Earlier in the day yesterday I had my first physio appointment. I wasn`t sure what to expect since I had never had one before. After filling out the usual medical forms and taken back to the curtained off area, my PT asked me a bunch of questions about pain, when it started, etc, and had me do a bunch of movements while she watched. It`s quite difficult to do a one leg squat while standing on a stool, let me tell you that now.
After all of my squatting and standing she had me lay down and assessed both my knees as well as my hips. It was nice to have someone actually feel my knee, as the last few times I`ve been to my doctor she hasn`t even touched it.
The PT came to the same conclusion that I kinda of did (with the help of Dr Google – yeah yeah I know I shouldn`t do that) – that I have super tight IT bands on both sides, and that on my right knee the band is pulling my knee cap more laterally than it should be. This pulling can`t be countered by my inner knee muscles because they are weak, and so my knee cap is rubbing on the wrong part of the joint and thus causing inflammation in the cartilage. Super awesome.
So the plan right now is to relax the IT band and eliminate my knee pain and then to work on exercises to strengthen both my knee and my hips which are weak, too. Just a mess my lower body seems to be.
So I`m in a better frame of mind, even with my DNS coming up this weekend. I at least have an answer and a plan of attack and that is just so much better than being in the dark, in pain.
CrossFit at lunch today – 10-1 of kettlebell swings and pull ups. Looking forward to it. Now time to foam roll my IT band and try not to cry the entire time. That business HURTS.