Football Saturday! Hope you are having a good weekend. I am watching my Tigers play their last game of the season in Death Valley. Doesn’t it seem like football season just started?
I am still struggling with my IT band. Still icing, foam rolling, massaging. I have been walking 5-6 days a week about a mile and a half each time, I have also done elliptical a couple of times. I did some more research yesterday about massage to help my problem. Unfortunately, money doesn’t grow on trees, so I cannot go and get deep tissue massages 3 times a week.
My chiropractor suggested on top of foam rolling, that I use a tennis ball to really inflict pain on myself. I laughed when he told me…but he was not joking. WOW talk about painful. Never did I think a little neon bouncing ball could make me hurt so bad! Just LAYING on it not even moving…wow! It’s a good hurt, and I know it will help me in the long run. The research I did said I may be sore and even bruise, but it should help with circulation in my muscle fibers or something to that affect. Hey, I am all up for trying ANYTHING at this point! I am going to keep using said ball and see if it helps. I even joked with my mom I should carry it with me and if I get tight during a run, bust it out and lay on it on the side of the road. People would think I was crazy!
Tomorrow we are going to see the new house! I hope they have done more work on it. I am excited my dad gets to see the neighborhood for the first time. I will have lots of pictures! I also have pictures from my brother in laws birthday dinner…I am slacking on the pictures, I know.
A big thanks to everyone who left comments for my Christmas list post! it will be up sometime next week. Keep them coming if you would like to contribute! So that this post isn’t all text and no pictures, here are a couple more pictures from my September Disney trip. By the way…we get on the Mickey boat a week from today!
QOTD: What “odd” things have you done to help heal an injury?