Happy Friday Eve! It has been a while since I’ve said that, but given my big plans for the weekend, it needed saying.
As you noticed from this month’s workout and last month’s workout, I’m devoting actual gym time to physical therapy. These are exercises is could do from home, but whenever I say, oh I’ll get around to them in the evening, it never happens.
Although I have “PT Exercises” listed on my training schedule, I haven’t spelled out most of the moves. I shared one last month, but I want to start highlighting some of my favorites. These are a mix of exercises for both runner’s knee and my more recent hip aggravation/injury. I think both are related, so I find one no more important than the other.
The move above is one I do regularly. I perform 3 sets of 8 or 10 reps per side with my foot pointed toward the ceiling at 90 degrees (as shown), but I sit up nearly straight when I do them.
Then, after a little stretch, I do it again with my foot pointed at a 45 degree angle outward. After another little stretch, I do it again with my foot pointed inward at about 135 degrees. These are really hard for me, so I usually just do 3 of 8 for both sides.
Sorry about all the random food photos throughout this post. What can I say, runners love pasta. Of course, so does the hubby, a non-runner but a good eater.
In case you were wondering, I sort of followed this Cooking Light recipe while making his dinner last night. I’m still wondering how this magazine gets away with using the word light.