On Wednesday morning when I arrived at school my director pulled me aside and said she was going to come observe me teach that morning. Boy did my nervousness set in! I feel like it went well...my kids were well behaved and the lesson seemed to go well. But I haven't sat down with her yet for the evaluation. Hopefully it's good! That will mean that my 90 days probation for this job are up and I will get a key! No more having to wait on other teachers to let me and my class into the building! ;-)
Knee and hip update: it seems to be getting better. Last Saturday we walked around Fort Gaines all day and the knee didn't hurt a bit. But then on Sunday when I spectated at the Pensacola Marathon and went for a walk for breakfast the knee hurt during the walk. So weird because I hadn't run since Thursday! I told Dr. Justin about that and he sort of scared me a little bit. He said if it didn't start getting better soon then he was going to refer me to PT, acupuncture, and maybe an MRI as the last resort. That was on Tuesday. He wanted me to run before I went to see him again on Thursday. I ran 3 miles Wednesday afternoon and felt no pain! Around 2-2.5 miles I started feeling tightness in the outside part of the knee (where I was feeling the bruising). After the run, the rest of that afternoon and night the outside part of the knee felt slightly bruised. And my hip was sore. I went to see him again on Thursday. He had told me to bring my running shoes with me. He had me run up and down the sidewalk a few times to see if there was any pain and to check my gait. I had no pain and he said my gait looked great! Then he had me walk up and down a flight of stairs and pin point where the pain was. I felt it a little in the knee going down. So we headed back into the office and he did treatment. He did ART, Fascial Distortion Model, and even a CrossFit thing called voodoo floss where he wrapped a voodoo floss band around my knee really tightly and then moved the knee. He also did a new thing called Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields Therapy (see the picture below). It felt really strange because I could feel little pulses in my knee and lower leg. But hopefully it will help!
I'm trying to remember that God is in control. He has a plan for my life and for some reason running is not in my plan at this moment in time. This injury is. It's really hard but I'm trying to trust in Him.
On the other hand...I get to sport around some pretty awesome Rock Tape on my knee! ;-)
The St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon is in 3 weeks! I haven't done a long run since the Gulf Coast Half on October 20th. I won't be prepared for St. Jude if I even get to run it. I'm hoping I can at least run/walk it. I looked on their website and the minimum pace for the half marathon is a 20 minute per mile pace. I could definitely walk the entire thing and be able to finish. But I'm hoping I can run a lot of it...with no pain.
It's time for Fitness Friday! Even though I can't run like I want to I'm trying to keep up with my planks each day. Little things count.
- Saturday- #plankaday 1:10, walked around Fort Gaines all afternoon (hey it counts!!!)
- Sunday- walked 2 miles at the Pensacola Marathon while spectating
- Monday- #plankaday 1:06
- Tuesday- #plankaday 1:06
- Wednesday- #plankaday 1:01, ran 3 miles in 31:24 average pace 10:28
- Thursday- #plankaday 1:05
- Friday- #plankaday 1:00
So that's my week in Fitness and Injury! Hopefully the injury part will be extinct soon!
QOTD: What was your best run or workout this week?