Yes, we are talking about the knee again. I've been doing the Happy Back and Hip Opening challenges at night before bed and they have been really, really helping. But last night I did a foam rolling session. It was brief, like 30 seconds on each area, but OMG!!! It helped probably more than the back and hip challenge together. It didn't last long, it started to hurt rather quickly, but I woke up this morning feeling better than it has in a long time and I don't recall feeling it during the night. So as painful as it is, foam rolling is my new best friend.
The hardest part about these challenges and foam rolling and things like that is figuring out how to work them into my schedule. I don't have a whole lot of time at night after work, so I have to be careful how I use my time. The good thing is that games are not important. They can wait until the weekend. I do have to check Johns Hopkins - I know I have some grading to do there. And I also have to walk Mavy - that is a must. And I have to clean the kitchen. So really those are the only things that I absolutely have to do, of course besides foam rolling and stretching. The hip and back challenge take about 1/2 an hour while the foam rolling only takes a few minutes. So after dinner, after I clean the kitchen, and after I give the kids their pills and biscuits, I will come in here and do all of that. I have to. It's not optional. If I have any hopes of getting my knee back to normal, this is something I just have to do. Even if I have to go to bed a few minutes later. As long as I'm in bed by 8:30-8:45 I'm good. Even 9pm is not too, too late for me. So these things have become non-negotiable and will be done every night before bed.
Okay, that's really all I got on this Monday morning. Just waiting for my tree to grow so I can go get ready for work. I enjoy my work and look forward to doing it, so Monday's aren't the drag for me that they are for most people. There it is, my tree has grown. I'm out.