Welcome to my most random post to date. 🙂 Hope you enjoy.
First the knees. The doctor diagnosed me with bilateral chondromalacia patella. Basically, the cartilage under my knee cap is torn and soft, thus causing pain while running. There are several options for this, the most successful being surgery that entails shaving the torn cartilage off. Oftentimes, however, physical therapy can help strengthen the quads, thus prolonging the need for surgery.
After some thought and talks with the hubby, I have decided to try to increase my quadriceps on my own through yoga, some specific quad exercises, and by use of my elliptical. Thus, I will put running on the back-burner until spring.
This, of course, was a perfect excuse for me to buy a yoga video! I found a great one on myyogaonline.com. I highly recommend this site! They have a great selection, and I was able to find a video that focused on strengthening the legs and lengthening the hamstrings. Find it here.
For lunch I had some yummy leftovers (again!). I am finding out that it takes a while for a single person to polish off leftovers. Unfortunately, I don’t think I can stand another bite of this corn casserole!
Finally, my dear friends, I want to leave you with a picture of a book. This is not just any book, this is an epic book! It’s literally been years since I have wanted to stay up late just to read a few more pages that then turns into 50! Stay tuned for a review of it later this week. And start saving $12 so you can go to Barnes & Noble to buy yourself a copy.