Monday, October 25, 2010

Serious XT

I didn't post about this last week because honestly I forgot to take pictures and had to wait until a few were posted that I could borrow!

Last Saturday (10/16/10) was my college basketball reunion game. Every year in October, most of my old teammates make the trip back to our college to play a few games of basketball! At first it wasn't pretty since we all haven't played since last year but once we got warmed up, it was a pretty good game. We played against the current team and almost beat them! Not bad for some alumnae - guess we still got game!



I probably should not have played with my bum knee, but I couldn't resist! Towards the end of the game, my knee started to feel worse so I benched myself and cheered from the sidelines!

Now onto this past weekend! I decided that Sunday would be a good day to go to the gym for some more cross training. I warmed up on the elliptical for 10 minutes and was feeling so good with no pain that I thought I would give running a try. I walked first to get my legs ready and then ran for 12 whole minutes!! I made it 1.5 miles and felt great the whole time. I kept the momentum going by jumping on the seated elliptical for 20 minutes. I had never used this machine before but actually found it less boring than the regular elliptical.

So things are looking up and I am happy to report that my pain has decreased but not gone away altogether. Progress may be slow, but at least I am seeing progress!

Happy Monday and rock those runs!

14 comments:

Marlene said...

Sounds like the b-ball reunion was a blast!

Awesome news that your knee seems to be doing better too!

Nicole said...

Sounds like a fun game and a great way to stay in touch!!

marathonmaiden said...

that game looks like fun! i haven't played bball on a team since high school (and pickup games in ~1 year!) but i miss it soooooooooo much! i'm jealous.

Amy said...

An alumni game sounds like fun!

Glad to hear you have been able to do a bit of running too!

Jamie said...

How great you still get a little alumni game going! I haven't played since HS and can only imagine how much I would embarrass myself ;)

Her Name is Rio said...

That sounds like a great tradition!

kizzy said...

Looks like your having a lot of fun...

--kizzy oakley

Molly said...

yay for a pain free 1.5 miles!! your game sounds like it was a great time too!

Lacey Nicole said...

yeahhhhHH alumni!!!!!! we rock! :) heheh. our game is always in january. i went for the first 3 yrs but didn't go last year.

Jenn said...

You cross-training machine you!! B-ball game sounds like a blast. I love getting a chance to play organized sports again. So glad you're feeling better!

Bethany + Ryan said...

what a nice event!!

Badgergirl said...

The reunion basketball game sounds like a fun time! And glad to hear your knee's starting to feel better!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

That's cool that you got to see some of your old teammates!

I'm happy to hear that the knee is improving. It's such a relief when you can run pain free...

onelittletrigirl said...

That sounds like a lot of fun with the basketball reunion. Hope your knee is feeling better :)