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!!


  1. Such a cute wee dog! I'm interested to read this Ali as Gemma's having major issues with her knee at the moment. It's a worry because she's so young (oops, not for a minute that I'm suggesting you're past it or anything...!!) and the conflicting advice she's been given by different physios is also a worry. She's taping at the moment and it seems to be helping - fingers crossed yours improves soon too. xx

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