Friday, 23 March 2012

Puppies, pullbuoys and patella straps

Meet Emma, my future running partner.  She's 10 weeks old and cute beyond belief.  It's taken a wee bit of time but Lucydog has accepted her and life is fun and games at the moment.

This attractive piece of foam is my new favourite piece of kit.  I am still not allowed to do any weight bearing exercise and can only swim if I don't kick my legs.  But this wee gem wedged between my thighs means I can still get a cardio workout.  Months of relative inactivity means the weight has piled on.  But with a bit of WW points counting, playing with my pullbuoy and punching the living daylights out the punchbag means I've lost 2 kg in 2 weeks already.  Just another 8 to go to get back to my ideal training weight.
And yet another piece of kit I've been using.  It does help support the patella but slips out of place easily.  Looks like I need to start taping instead.  TBH I'll try anything to get back running and cycling.  Never thought I'd hear myself say that!!

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Rest, rest, rest

Been told I must rest my knee or it won't recover.  How the heck do I do that???  It's my own fault for thinking that if I just cut back on the running/cycling it will get better.  It didn't.  I'm scared to count how long I've been out of action but the bathroom scales have kindly reminded me.  Pilates, weights and punching the hell outta Gordy's punchbag aren't quite doing it for me but better than nuthin!!

Rest, ice and stretching are awfy boring.........