We also made some Carolina Rice Evan and I picked up from a plantation in Charleston when we visited earlier this summer,
and Brussels Sprouts, sauted in olive oil, salt and pepper:
Today I woke up in severe pain, especially in my right knee (not the injured one). I was also sore in my hamstrings, calf muscles and back. I was not too worried about my leg pain because I figured I would be sore from such a long run yesterday; however, I am VERY, VERY concerned about my knee pain. My knee hurts on the outer side of the cap, especially when walking up and down stairs. Since I already suffered a knee injury last year, on the other knee, I am VERY worried. Luckily, my knee is not swollen, so I am going to see how it feels before I decide to run the 5K race on Saturday. I am going to continue to ice both knees and try to buy new sneakers (the ones I currently have are over 4 months old). I am also going to take it easy with my workouts for the rest of the week.
Today, I debated if I should work out, do yoga, do another kind of cardio class or lift weights. My choice exercise was to do yoga, but I could not find a time that worked with my schedule. After a full day of internship (my first day!) I decided I needed to do a little light cardio to maybe loosen up the Lactic Acid that built up in my legs. So, I did 30 easy minutes on the elliptical machine and then did some light lifting. I concentrated mostly on my upper body, but also incorporated some leg extensions and lunges with very, very light weight. After I lifted, I did a LOT of stretching and used the foam roller. I am SO glad I did this workout because, surprisingly, my legs are feeling MUCH better!!! My knee is also feeling a little better, too. Tomorrow, I think I am going to take another day off from running and maybe do some more light cardio (Unfortunately I can not attend a yoga class due to my schedule)......
Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do for a work out tomorrow? Or any advice on my knee?
I am off to eat a quick chicken sausage and peppers sandwich before going to my first class of the semester.
School is definitely back in session!