Thursday, October 15, 2009

I'm healed!!

Hey everybody!!! How are you? I'm in a great mood because my hip is fixed and I can squat again!!! I'll tell the story later, but first let's begin with an LOLCat of our very own!! Brutus just konked out on the couch and is just dying for an LOL-capshun! I'm not very good at it, so gimme your best shot!! :)

Last night I had a wondrous sleep in my new bed!!! I can't wait to sleep in, it probably won't happen until next weekend though. I woke up early today for Crossfit and made a green monster to drink afterward.

Today's WOD
7 Rounds for Time (RFT)
5 skyscrapers
7 plyometric pushups
9 moving-squat-jumps

Since I was having a problem with my hip, trainer-extraordinaire-JV made a modified workout for me.

5 pullups
7 pushups
9 KB swings

8:33 not too shabby!!

During my lunch hour, I went back to see JV for him to help me out with my problem. Back in March we discovered that during sit-ups my left hip always makes this NASTY popping sound. We figured out that if I keep my legs straight it doesn't happen. So I've been bopping along doing Crossfit and walking, I'm doing a half-marathon November 1st, so we've been doing a lot of walking lately. I haven't been strict at all--hell--I don't stretch at all after walking like I did when I was training for the full marathon last year.

I think it was a combination of not stretching, doing Crossfit and just overuse that caused my butt-muscle-hip-connector thing to tighten up. About a month ago, I notice my squats weren't what they used to be and last week my hip started hurting and popping during burpees. That finally made me ask JV about it, plus it was kinda cool to show him the nasty loud popping noise!!

I got to the gym and he laid me down (oh that sounds naughty, doesn't it!!) and started rolling my hamstrings VERY HARD with a big foam roller. This felt good at first and hurt in quite a few places. Then I was instructed to sit on a tennis-sized ball and roll around on each buttock--paying attention to places that say "HI!!!!!! I need to be worked!!!" I did that for each cheek a few times. I felt good after that and was instructed to do a squat. I was a little bit hesitant, but I could tell something was happening with the roller and ball loosening up my tight little ligaments. I bent my knees, popped my butt back...aaaaaaaaaand....... SQUATTED!!!!!!!!

I was so happy that I did it again and once more!! Then I got the idea to try the skyscraper that everyone did in this morning's WOD. Basically, you go down in a squat and then roll onto your back. Once you're down, you continue the momentum and while keeping your arms raised up, lift up your legs in a pseudo-yoga-pose. Then after you've lifted your legs & arms up, release them down and swing back into a standing position! It was pretty hard, but fun once I mastered my squat again!!! :) I have to keep working on my hips & butt with a hard ball and rolling pin at home to keep myself loose & limber.

For lunch I had a tuna salad--spinach with tuna, olive oil & balsamic vinegar.

After work I had to run some errands, but was pretty hungry when I got home, so I had some leftover squash real quick to tide me over.

After running my errands--I found some awesome new sheets (and two new tops!) at T.J.Maxx--I made dinner!!! And it was delightful!!! Sautéed zucchini

With Paleo chili & a fried egg on top.

It was such a perfect meal on this cold rainy day!!

I got my bedroom all set up, what do you think?? Bella loves to sit on my dresser, she's such a rascal!

I do believe Game One of the NLCS has just started, so I wish you good night and to all my friends in Pennsylvania--GO PHILLIES!!!!!!! :D


TMW said...

Brutus: Hey, Mom, did you use Febreeze on this quilt? It smells sooo good!!

Meggilizz said...

Thanks Dad--that's cute! :)

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