I had my PT evaluation today. She did what I thought she would do, Measured my range of motion and strength. Then I sat on a heating pad for 10 minutes. Then I laid on the table and she stretched out my hamstrings. 30 seconds on each leg in 3 different positions. They are hard but good stretches. I already felt better after she did that. She also showed me some leg lift exercises. Simple little leg lifts for 5 seconds (15 times); but my leg was tired. It’s amazing how many different muscles we use when we run and if one area is weak it can have a chain reaction. After some IT exercises (that I had also been doing at home for the past month), she had me roll on the foam roller for 4 minutes and that was it for today. She didn’t use the ultrasound steroid gel. Maybe I won’t need it this time around.
I decided not to run today because in the morning my legs were still very sore even just walking around my house. No sense rushing myself into a run if I am not ready yet. This week my plan was to back off on the miles and pick them up again next week. By then I will have 3 PT sessions under my belt and should be in much better shape for a longer mileage run.
I have been searching the internet for costume ideas for Dumbo, Still getting excited, and hopeful that I will recover quickly from this event. Does anyone have any costume ideas to share? I have a lime green sparkle skirt that I think I want to use for the half marathon. I am also going to look in my daughter’s dress up box at her wings to see what I can use. I already have my idea for Minnie for the 10K. So I think I want to see what I can do for the half that has minimal impact while running a half marathon. Share your ideas!