|Today, Izzy and I visited our local farmers market. Izzy's treat was a strawberry |
ice cream, and I got lobster, blueberries and some other goodies.
On Monday, I had an appointment with an Orthopedic doctor. After the examination, he said it really seemed as though I had a torn meniscus and ordered an MRI. Finally! That's what I've been waiting for. The MRI is set for this Friday morning, with the follow up appointment with the doctor the following Friday. It seems like this whole process is taking forever! But really, I know, I'm just a frustrated athlete. Taking time to really rest that knee is best right now.
At the appointment, I asked the doctor if this stupid injury had anything to do with my overcompensating with my PF issue. He assured me it had nothing to do with it, just bad luck in twisting my knee the wrong way.
I asked him what forms of exercise I could do while I wait (and wait and wait) for the results. He said no running (duh) or biking. Yes to upper body strength and core workouts. He said to be careful with yoga and pilates when it came to knee bends and to definitely stay away from squats and lunges. At least he gave me some parameters to work with.
Instead of sulking, which I've done plenty of already, I need to move on and refocus on staying fit in other ways.
The week in workouts:
Sunday: 45 minutes/Bob Harper Kettlebell workout - minus the lunges/squats/mountain climbers. Instead I substituted in push ups or tri dips.
Monday: 30 min of yoga
Tuesday: 45 minutes of Arms/Shoulders/Back/Core circuit at the gym
Wednesday: 30 minutes Arms/Core
I've got to say, tonight's workout wasn't the best and it really didn't do it for me. I will say that the Kettlebell workout and the circuit workouts left me feeling pretty awesome and pumped afterwards. I can see myself really enjoying those workouts more.
I DO love yoga though, so that is definitely what I'm going to do tomorrow.