I mentioned last week about how I tweaked my knee on a Disney Dopey Challenge training run. As a result, I had to miss my first two workouts in 3 months! It was frustrating, but I think it was the smart thing to do. I just had to keep reminding myself that missing two runs will not hurt my fitness very much. I have not run since Wed. I have rested my knee and had a couple sessions with my chiropractor, in addition to some RICE.
I did take the dogs on a short walk on Saturday and it felt fine. So on Sunday I went to see my yoga instructor. That was exactly what the metaphorical doctor ordered! I was worried the knee might feel it in some of the squats or lunges, but nope, it felt great!
Unfortunately, I had to do about 4 hours of yard work afterwards instead of rest it, but I had no choice. I’ve left the yard neglected for over a month now, so had to take care of it. I also had to take advantage of the 85 degree weather. Yes, it’s mid November here and still quite warm. But I’m hoping this was my last mow as the grass around these parts is going dormant now, so hopefully no more growing until spring.
But anyways, I’m glad to report that the yoga/yardwork combo has left me very sore. So even though I couldn’t run, I still feel like I got a good workout in! I’m going to test the knee on a run tomorrow, but I’m hoping it’s all good in the hood.
How was your weekend? Is it still Birkenstock weather where you are? Have you ever been sore from house/yard work?