(Not an actual boat. We’ll get there.)
Kim reminded me last week that I forgot to “recap” my PT appointment. The PT ran through all the SI joint tests and said it was moving as it should; I managed to pop it back into place while doing the assigned exercises. The only thing I should still be careful of is landing forcefully on one foot. Oh, and lunges can irritate the SI joint – she didn’t say not to do them, but since lunges are one of my least favorite exercises I might interpret it that way 😉
I’m continuing with my knee strength/stability exercises 2-3 times a week. Band walks pre- or post-run; Bosu exercises pre-strength workouts. Hip flexor and hamstring stretches almost every night. Ideally I would do more, but this beats nothing and is easily sustainable.
And now on to this week…because I know you’re wondering about the boat.
I have class at 9, and thought I would just be able to squeeze in a 7 am yoga class, plus a run, plus breakfast before then. I managed yoga and a 4-mile run, but breakfast had to wait until after class. Maybe next time I’ll stick to 3 miles…
Strength workout with a small milestone: I deadlifted over 100 lbs for the first time since my knee injury.
I got home this evening and was ready to run just as Kara returned from her walk. She begged to go out with me too, so I we managed 2 miles before dropping an exhausted dog off at home and then I ran another mile by myself.
Strength workout and pool running class, both cut a bit short. Workout because I needed to get to the pool….also it was 5 pm and the influx of people into the gym was getting to me. Pool running because my toe cramped in the middle of class and it took a good 10 minutes out of the pool to work the cramp out.
I had just put dinner in the oven and sat down when the boat happened. Within a few minutes, I went from feeling normal to intense vertigo. In case you’re a bit lost here, vertigo feels like being on a boat. At least to me – if you enjoy being on boats, it probably feels like something else. Even lying down, I felt like the room was moving.
Oh, I also realized that I had left my phone in my office at school. I obviously didn’t feel like going back for it, so it stayed there for about 24 hours.
Saturday was more vertigo, though it did abate enough for me to fetch my phone and run some errands. Today I woke up feeling almost normal, so decided to try a trail run and see how it went.
First of all, I forgot my nanospikes. Fortunately we got a tiny dusting of snow overnight; just enough to blanket the icy trail with powder. The steeper areas were still a bit questionable, though.
Unfortunately, it took less than a mile for the vertigo to start creeping in again. I slogged through a total of 3 miles just to get me to 10 for the week.
So, as I was saying….get me off this boat?
Know any “cures” for vertigo?
What’s the longest you’ve gone without your cell phone?