GUESS WHAT?? I got to go on a RUN tonight! :) The miracle cure? My new knee sleeves!!!
Looks pretty silly, huh? But seriously…. they WORKED. I literally could feel them holding my patella in place. Plus, the knee sleeves didn’t slip down, chafe, or otherwise irritate me! They are made of a wet suit-like material, which isn’t exactly a sweat-wicking fabric…. but that’s OK with me, as long as I can run!
If any of you are having trouble with your knees, I recommend you try these out. Each one is only $18.99. I ordered a small and it fits perfectly. If you sign up for the REI newsletter, you get 10% off your first purchase!
I quickly ran 3.0 miles with a stupid grin plastered on my face the entire time! I didn’t want to push it, so I came home after 26 minutes. Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 26 minutes (3.0 miles)
- Average Heart Rate: 169 bpm
- Maximum Heart Rate: 188 bpm
- Calories Burned: 250
I ended up having FOUR afternoon snacks because I worked until 7:00 PM (stupid overtime). I started with a Z-Bar. Continuing the tradition of photographing my daily Z-Bar in front of an interesting background, here’s my Z-Bar in front of all my wedding supplies.
It’s pretty messy…. I need to organize!
Later, I had some cantaloupe.
And around 3:30, I had Kashi Go Lean Crunch! with yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup. I used to be a big fan of Kashi Go Lean Crunch!, but…. I don’t know. Not as crazy for it as I used to be.
Once I realized that I wasn’t leaving work until really late, I knew I needed a BIG snack. I ate two waffles + some PB + MORE maple syrup (just a smidge) around 6:30. This served as my pre-run snack…. by the time I left for my run, it was TOTALLY dark out!
After my run, I ran some errands and stopped at the grocery store to buy a whole rotisserie chicken. Each chicken is only $7 and the ingredient list is rather short.
I had 1/2 a chicken breast, 1 cup of brown rice, and some steamed asparagus. Quick and easy.
I microwaved the asparagus in a bowl of water for 6 minutes and then sprinkled garlic salt on top.
i have the same knee brace. they’re the BEST!!! i had patella tendinitis in the spring and it helped amazingly. yay!!