Sunday, May 3, 2009

Fun times & good news

Fun times?!

My sister came into town Friday afternoon and a bunch of us went to the Hairball concert that evening. I don't know where else you can go to hear the best 80's coverband for 5 dollars and get a free drink card at the door!

After a late night out, we slept in a little, walked to the coffee shop, and then did some shopping Saturday afternoon. Saturday night, we went to the Billy Joel/Elton John concert and had a blast! We were surrounded by a lot of "older" people, and I felt bad standing but I just couldn't help myself! The music was so fun, and we had some handsome gentlemen in our isle that danced with us! Ha! This was the second time I have seen Billy Joel and Elton John together, but it was Steph's first. It still is one of my all-time favorite concerts! After the concert we went to a nice little bar and had a couple martini's! Steph took some pics this weekend, so I will try to get those from her and post them later. What a wonderful weekend!


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Good news?!

Last Wednesday, when I was using the foam roller as part of my TriPower routine, I was rolling out my right leg, behind the knee and outside the knee and something "popped". It didn't hurt, but tingled a bit. Later when I was going down stairs to check my laundry, I noticed something very exciting. My right knee was no longer popping when going down the stairs. In the past, it's just been so "normal" for my knees to pop going down the stairs, but it never hurt. I just learned to accept it as a part of "having bad knees". I don't know what that foam roller did exactly, but I was thrilled! I am so excited to see how these workouts from TriPower are going to help me with my training!

After my sister left this morning, I just had to take advantage of the nice weather. It was 59 degrees, sunny, and a little breezy. I ran without the knee sleeve, very slow and with a lot of walking, but completely pain free! You have no idea how excited I was! My running legs are not as strong as they were prior to my injury but soon they will be stronger than they ever have been!


Today's Workout:
Run 3.55 miles outside
(sunny & 59 degrees with light breeze)

24 comments:

AKA Alice said...

YAY for the foam roller! I am so happy for you that you ran pain free...I know what you've been going through and how that first pain-free run is such a thrill! (almost better than an '80s cover band? hmmmmm I'll have to think about that...it's close...)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

interesting. hope the knee continues to play nice for you!

Stef said...

That is one of the best concerts ever! I've seen them once together and both separately several times.

Glad to hear about the knee hope that it feels GREAT from here on out!

Michelle said...

See what one good pop will do for you??

WOO!! I am so happy for you TW!!!

david mcmahon said...

We went to an Elton John/ Billy Joel concert here in Melbourne and they were both great.

IronGambit said...

Foam Roller? I use The Stick!

Kevin said...

That is great news about the knee

Girl on Top said...

Glad to hear that your legs are feeling good!

Run For Life said...

That sounds like a fantastic weekend! I'm glad your knees are feeling better and you got a run in there. :)

Shannon said...

Go give Foamy a big ol' kiss for me! That is awesome.

BTW, I would love to see BJ/EJ together one day. Sounds like a great weekend.

kelsalynn said...

Dang it... now you're only making my husband right yet again- he swears by the foam roller! I'm soooo soooo glad that your knee might have fixed itself! That's awesome!

D10 said...

Being painfree is always a good thing! Glad whatever you did worked.

Jess said...

Glad you had a fun weekend, and "yay" about the knee!

Carolina John said...

wow, that's a lot of concerts. glad you got to hang wiht your sister some. i got to hang with my brother a little bit too, so it was really fun all around.

and freakin sweet no knee pain! i'm telling you, it's the tri power working for you. strengthening your core can heal up your knee. i don't run with the chopat braces anymore either. that's awesome!

Marlene said...

Woohoo for the magic roller! Whatever you did must have worked. That is awesome!

Wes said...

Sounds like you might have "worked out" whatever was bothering you. That is great news!! Maybe the dancing warm up helped ;-)

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

That really is exciting news! Whatever you do, keep using that roller. It sounds like it may just be the perfect thing to keep you out on the roads.

Annette said...

Interesting about the knee. Is it feeling better? I love it when something like that happens. :) Good luck with your workouts!

Ms. Math said...

Glad to hear you had a nice weekend! YAY for the foam roller!

Borsch said...

GOOD!?!? NEWS!?!? I think kinda...

Ashley said...

That's awesome about your knee!! I actually JUST bought a foam roller on Friday and it has done wonders for my IT bands! Who woulda thought something so simple could be so amazing?? :)

Thanks for always leaving such encouraging comments on my blog - you constantly make my day!! :)

Rachel said...

Yay for the foam roller! It's a cruel form of mideval torture but it really works!

P.O.M. said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend - especially the happy knees!!!!

Runner Leana said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend! Fingers crossed for continued improvement of your knee!!!