Today Rob started physical therapy on this IT Band issue that has been bugging him for weeks. I’m so proud of him for making the time to get into physical therapy to get it resolved. They are doing Graston’s Therapy and even from the first session today we can see that he definitely needs this treatment to get past the injury. He will go two more times before the marathon and then re-assess to see if he needs to continue post-marathon. The nice thing about the treatments is he can continue to workout.
We have recently joined our local gym to add to our strengthening and cross training. After Rob’s therapy session we attended our first Yoga class. Neither of us have taken Yoga before so the whole thing was such a new process. Fortunately we were the first in the room and got to introduce ourselves to the instructor and share with her that she had some newbies on her hands. She was very kind and gave great direction the whole way so it wasn’t awkward to follow along. The class had about five other people in it so it wasn’t intimidating either to be new. At first I found it hard to relax and to get used to the slower pace. As the poses became challenging I then felt satisfied to enjoy the moment and really see what my body could and couldn’t do. The ending portion (probably has a technical term) was so relaxing I could have easily fallen asleep. We left with our bodies feeling tweaked and yet, our minds totally relaxed.
This day just kept getting better because the fitness was just getting started. Next was 30 mins warn up w/ 7 Steady State Run and cool down.