Hello hello, Party People! Can you believe it’s OCTOBER?!? I knowwww that I said I was going to switch over to fall weather clothing soon, but I just don’t wanna do it yet. I’m gonna rock this Indian summer right to the end!
After running a couple errands yesterday afternoon, I went to practice, only to spend half my time in the doctors office. I’ve been experiencing some discomfort and stiffness in my left knee, and although it doesn’t hurt, I saw on Sunday night that there was some swelling and that would be worth getting checked out. After some prodding around and the use of an ultrasound, the doctors think that I have a Baker’s cyst.
I’ve gotta say that I’m a little skeptical, because the swelling is more on the inside of the knee, rather than the back of it.
In any case, I’ve been told that to take the next couple of days kind of easy in the impact department, which means that I am swimming, yoga-ing, stretching, upper body lifting and soloing. It’s funny, in my mind I’ve already started thinking of when/where/how I can start incorporating the swimming and yoga into my schedule for the next week, but in reality, this issue could possibly subside within the next couple days. I think I just like planning workouts!
After my doctor’s appointment and solo hit, we had a team dinner at the dining hall!
I filled my plate with potatoes, broccoli, creamed spinach, beets, and a lot of steak. At first, I had about 1/4 of that amount of steak on my plate, because the dining hall staff would only serve me about two slices, even after I went back two minutes later to ask for more. I had to actually ask a teammate to go and ask to get some for me, since I was embarrassed and worried that they would get annoyed if I went a third time. What can I say? It was delicious!
Since I’ve been banished from high impact activity, this morning one of my fellow injured teammates and I went swimming! We got there right when the pool opened at 6:45 and swam for roughly 40 minutes. I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to last that long, since it’s been months since I’ve done laps (usually I only swim if I’m training for a triathlon), but it ended up being okay, and I’m excited to go back!
This afternoon I’ll solo hit during practice, and then go to lift with the rest of the team. However, I’ll be scratching lower body work, so I’m planning on asking our trainer, Terry, for some core exercise to do instead. Sore abs tomorrow, baby!
Breakfast this morning was an egg white omelet with spinach, mushrooms, and onions, as well as some Chobani Pineapple Greek yogurt and half a grapefruit (unpictured). I completely forgot to take pictures of my food until after I had consumed it, so these oldie pics will have to do 🙂
And now after having written this, I’m hungry again, so I think I’m going to go grab a little snack! Have a great rest of your Wednesday! Also, linking up with Jenn for WIAW!