Let’s start with last night aka Transformation Tuesday.
I posted this picture on my Instagram account. (jenchoosesjoy) These are the finish lines from my first marathon in 2010 and this year’s Chicago Marathon. After my first one, I didn’t think I’d ever run one again vs. how much I absolutely LOVED running Chicago this year.
I almost didn’t post the pictures and then I wondered why? Mostly, I just don’t like the idea of before and afters. I never actually feel like an ‘after’…more like a work in progress. So, let’s just think of it as a progress pic and I’m proud of my progress:)
Bum Knee update: It’s still a little swollen and sore but making progress. I ran 9 slow miles on Tuesday and 8 slow miles on Wednesday.
I went to my first PT appointment and I was really nervous.
It ended up being great! Leah asked some great questions about my running history, stretched, poked, and prodded my legs, scraped all up and down my right quad and knee (which strangely hurt and felt great at the same time), videoed me running on the treadmill and concluded that…
I turn my knee caps inward when I run. Who knew? Especially my right knee. The rest of my form was pretty good, so I have some exercises to strengthen the support muscles. I will also be going back for more scraping. I’m sure there’s a better term…I’ll research and get back to you:)
Random life stuff…
I got a haircut
While I was getting ready, this little nugget decided to lay in the sunny spot in front of my sink. Of course I didn’t want to disturb her sunbathing and just worked around her.
Don’t forget, I’m running the St. Jude Memphis Marathon to as a Hero to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. I, along with all of the children and families, would greatly appreciate any donation. No family pays for their medical care, housing, travels, etc…thanks to private donations…incredible!!! Click HERE to make a donation.
Have you ever had to got to PT? What for and for how long?
What’s your favorite charity to support?
When do you start decorating for Christmas? I try to wait until after Thanksgiving.