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#Juneathon Day 14 – Yawn

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Yeah, yeah. I imagine you all waiting around with baited breath to hear how long a plank I did today and how much I smell of deep heat.

The answers. 80 seconds and a lot.

I can walk without limping today, which is progress, but can’t bend my leg backwards, like you would for a thigh stretch, without pain and a very wobbly watery feeling.

feet

So as well as the plank today I spent 15 minutes or so in my pyjamas doing some gentle stretches and a few yoga moves.

Honestly I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do now I’m past rest, ice, compression, elevation. How do I make this better? Should I use a foam roller on it? Should I be stretching it so it hurts, but not too much? Should I still be resting? Should I try a gentle run or leave it another week to heal further? Should I be forking out to go swimming at my local pool instead of only when there’s a free one available. I’m guessing I probably shouldn’t be going back to Roller Derby on Monday and doing those knee falls? (It’s like going down on one knee, but fast while on skates)

Pah, I should know this stuff?

face

And yes, I did do all my stretches in make up, because I’d already put my make up on and then thought “Oh, it’d make sense to do some exercise now rather than waiting till later”

4 Responses
  • notmuchofarunner
    June 14, 2013

    I always do my exercises in full make-up. I just don’t tell anyone.

  • Mum x
    June 14, 2013

    You should rest it for another week! Just gentle stretching, NOT until it hurts, gentle swimming using arms rather than legs and bouncing in the water maybe. Definitely no Roller skates. If you overdo it too soon you will just go back to square one and possibly worse. I am afraid PATIENCE is the answer, which should cause you a bit of a problem!! Xxx

  • Shaz
    June 14, 2013

    Cute pj’s

  • zolaspud
    June 14, 2013

    I agree with Mum! Definitely keep it moving (seizing up due to inactivity can delay healing as much as further damage), and stretch it, but all VERY gently. Of course if more swelling occurs, elevate and ice. If it’s just stiff you can alternate heat with cold (gets stuff flowing through the tissues again). Drink plenty of water too.
    That’s my proto-professional opinion – 1st year of an osteopathy degree, y’see!
    Hope it feels better soon 🙂