Seriously….all my knee pain has been attributed to the fact that I have a weak left hip. More in just a bit.
I was dreading my doc appointment, but was excited to go to Salsarita’s for lunch with my dad! Yummy burrito time.
You choose your meat (or in my case, grilled veggies) and then all the toppings you want! My beast included the following:
- Grilled Veggie base (Squash, Zucchini, Onion)
- Black Beans
- hot salsa
- jalepenos (I <3 it hawt.)
They rolled that sucka up, and I was served lunch! I even managed to resist their delicious chips.
Totally gross. ;-) Hated it.
I think at some point in my ravage like state of destroying the burrito with my mouth, I may have inadvertently ate some of the paper!!!! Ah well, I can always use the fiber I suppose.
I then headed straight to the Physical Therapist for an assessment on this ole bum left knee.
This place was so nice! Not a place I want to FREQUENT, but…still…nice facility.
So after poking and prodding, watching me walk on the treadmill…and some strength tests, it was determined that my left hip is dramatically weaker than my right, and I have been unknowingly overcompensating that by putting pressure on that knee! He said it could have started while training for my Half Marathon last week…which was totally rushed. I did things too quickly, and upped my mileage too dramatically. I knew this going in, but I was still thankful that it was a good prognosis. I have to do 3-4 weeks of intense isolation strengthening exercises, and then I bump up to some more advanced stretches/exercises.
I basically just have to get my left hip caught up with my right. Hence the title of the blog, why can’t my left hip be more like it’s brother?!?! I am officially grounding them both from running, hoping for an attitude adjustment. Sorry right hip, but one bad hip spoils you both. So there.
Good news is that I can still teach all my classes!! I was so terrified I was going to be banned from everything, so that was a huge sigh of relief in itself! Thanks for all the well wishes!
Headed to Kroger to pick up some goods for dinner. They have a very respectable organic selection.
Made a huge salad for dinner, and was SO excited to finally have found a Fitnessista favorite to go along side.
Mary’s Crack!!!!!!!! Yummmmmmmmmy! Before I inhaled the salad…I snacked on this amazingness:
Honeycrisp Apple (SO good, but so expensive! This one small guy cost me almost $2.00!), Golden Kiwi, Choco-Goodness Kind bar (semi melted, which made it even bettah.)
I trained some members on the machines, and then headed back into the office to inhale the salad!
drizzled with my fav…
Dessert was in the form of a variety of fruit from the salad bar. I swear I could eat fruit 24/7 if allowed.
There also may be a Starbucks and some dark chocolate involved later. Maybe a movie too? Gotta love a good movie and great company. Throw in a Soy Latte…perfect Friday.
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