Friday Fitness Recap- March 18

Friday at last! Man, this week has been so crazy that I had to just take it one day at a time and not think about it or else I would get overwhelmed. But I got it all done, and I had a pretty good week fitness wise. I spaced on taking any photos which is so not like a blogger, so please enjoy this text heavy post.

Friday- 40 minute walk in park

Spring in Southern Alberta is not like other places. Yes, it was +10C out but the wind was howling and it was cold. I had to walk around a local park for a school assignment, not a bad way to spend 40 minutes.

Saturday- Light softball with the kids

Does playing with softball with little kids count? What is I had a 4 year old on my hip and was chasing balls? Ha ha! No- it wasn’t much of a workout but it was active and outside and that always makes me happy.

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Sunday- 1 hour walk and 1.5 hour warm Yin yoga

Sunday was an awesome day! I did a mini food prep, mini meaning I made lunch for three days- that’s pretty good for me! I had a great hour long walk and chat with Rachelle and then headed out to Hot Yoga Lethbridge for 1.5 Yin. Yin feels really good but it is just too slow paced for me. I found myself stressed out because I had to work so hard to try and keep my mind from wandering.

Monday- Basketball & Volleyball in gym class & Bodypump @ Goodlife

I’m seeing a lot of improvement in my skills thanks to all these PE classes I’m taking! And I finally made it out to Bodypump which is a great way to kick off the week.

Tuesday- 30 minutes elliptical @ Goodlife

I went to the gym with plans to do a 30 minute run. But I was an idiot and forgot a sports bra and had my padded push up underwire bra. The thought of bouncing along in that was cringe inducing so I opted to do 30 minutes on the elliptical instead. It turned out great because it helped flush some of the soreness out of my legs.

Wednesday- Volleyball, soccer & water polo

Let’s talk about water polo- hats off to all you water polo athletes because that was EXHAUSTING! An I could touch the bottom! I can’t even imagine staying afloat for 4 rounds of 8 minute matches!

Thursday- 26 & 2 (Bikram yoga)

I tend to avoid 26 & 2 because it’s so tough. But when a friend asked me to go last Thursday and again this Thursday, it was just the push I needed. What I love about this class is watching my body stretch out more and more.

Let’s Talk Knots

I have a question for you all about getting out a tough knot. I have had a knot in my left glute (yes my butt cheek) since December and I cannot get the darn thing out! I’ve foam rolled, I’ve used a racquetball, I’ve used a tennis ball. In fact, trying to roll it out seems to make it angry and it feels tighter after a rolling session! This knot is slowly building up and since I don’t have the money for a massage therapist I was wondering if anyone could recommend something.

Tomorrow is the Moonlight Run and I kind of haven’t run in three weeks- oops! Let’s see how that goes!

How do you get out a tough knot?

4 Comments

  • Jen @ pretty little grub March 18, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Water polo sounds interesting and completely exhausting. I can tread water for about 3 minutes before I’m dying.

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  • Kaella On The Run March 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I was going to suggest a lacrosse ball but it’s not much better than a tennis ball. Plus, you’re doing yoga and foam rolling. You should go to the college for a $25 dollar massage with one of the massage therapy students!

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    • Betty Livin March 18, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Would it be weird to go in and be all like “please massage my left butt cheek.”? Ha ha ha!

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  • Megan S March 19, 2016 at 8:10 am

    For me, though my massage therapist is amazing, having my physiotherapist get in there with some needling (acupuncture essentially) is the only way I really get relief. But if you can’t afford the massage, that’s probably not an option either… 🙁

    Lacrosse ball is probably worth a try. Hope you find something, it’s never pleasant to be stuck with knots.

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