Well homies, I’ve had two (that’s right two) physical therapy sessions since I last blogged. Monday night and then again this morning.
Monday’s PT wasn’t too bad. My physical therapist is this really nice girl named Jackie. I’m thinking she can’t be that much older than me. Monday she basically tested my leg strength and flexibility and went over a few very basic strengthening exercises that would be my homework. Nothing too complicated. Mostly stuff I was familiar with from teaching my various classes.
This morning….well peeps that was another story all together. I warmed up on the elliptical for five minutes. Then did the basic leg strengthening exercises. No problem there.
And then they brought out the dreaded foam roller. You may have remember reading Akshaye’s post about this not too long ago. Holy crap did that hurt.
Hottie McHottster Therapist (HMT) who was there saw my girl pull it out and then saw me eying it nervously and he was like, “Yea that’s for you.”
So I rolled very slowly and very painfully over it for a few minutes. But then I got to stop and do some leg presses and calf stuff while chatting with HMT.
Once I finished that and was waiting for my girl to stretch me out (more on that in a bit) I started chatting with HMT and one of other therapists who told me she is training for her first half marathon. Turns out it’s the Va. Beach half…the one I’m trying to do if my knee rehabs in time. So we chatted about that and HMT was impressed by my story about how I ran it last year with strep throat.
Then Jackie came to stretch me out, which included a rub down of the IT band. OH MY GOD PAIN. PAIN. PAIN. PAIN. Holy crap I can’t even put into words how much it hurt. It was not fun. At all. Even a little bit. But I survived and get to go back for more on Thursday morning. At least I’ve got some eye candy that I get to scope out haha.