My patella is messed up. No, patella is not a mushroom. It’s the front part of your knee cap. I will continue to ice, elevate and eat ibuprofen like Tic Tacs. I can do the exercises, but it’s fairly uncomfortable.
First exercise Line 2 did was the Gauntlet. It’s an indoor long run (we probably get a mile in). Today, there was a new twist (I don’t even remember doing it like this last year.) We used hand weights and had one segment where we sprinted. It was an awesome workout. I felt the burn.
Second circuit was a non-stop run around five cones. We went forward, backwards and sideways (shuffle). It was a good exercise to build wind.
Third was the treadmills. Today we ran on them at 6.5 mph, but I opted to do the elliptical at 9 mph. (I hate the elliptical — but I needed to give my knee a break.)
Fourth was time in the Easy-Bake Oven — I mean the racquetball court – doing planks, push-ups, mountain climbers and running in place. Since we were the last group, we did all this in giant pools of other people’s sweat. It was slick as owl crap and I struggled not only with the exercises but with avoiding a face-plant.
Once again, my upper body strength is where I need the most work. I know it and am going to be working hard to improve.
I need to get to the next level and quick.
Hmm, next level. That’s pretty catchy.
I forgot my belt this morning. My pants are 36′s and way too loose. I now wear a 34, which is the smallest my waist as been since I was 18 years old. This time last year, I wore a 41.
It’s a nice problem to have.