Weather: Low of 6 high of 18, sunny (perfect fall day)
Prasara yoga asanas x3
- Downward Dog
- Shoulder Bridge
I really want to get back into Prasara Primer but I just don't think my knee is ready for the movement yet. It sucks to have a program like the Primer and not be able to start it the way I would like to.
I went to my doctor today that originally saw me regarding my knee injury. I told him that my physiothearpist wants me to get an xray and an ultra sound to make sure there is nothing impeding the area like bone fragments etc. My wife works at the office as a nurse and got me all set up for both of them for November 18th. The doctor also refereed me to a sports medicine doctor because it has been over 8 weeks since my injury and my progress seems to be at a stand still. We will see how things go I guess. It is getting frustrating. It's almost there, 95% but it doesn't seem to want to finish that 5%. I guess I am being a bit impatient but I just know that knee injury's can really put someone out and the older you get the worse things seem to get. I want to make sure it's healed so I wont have any major issues later on in life. I also feel like the way it is right now it can be fairly easily re-injured with a wrong twist and of course I don't want that.
Today felt good, I really felt good in the poses. My hamstrings are slowly coming along but not as quickly as I would like them to. I really want to start feeling more comfortable in the plow position. I can't get my legs far back enough to touch the ground behind me. This will take quite a while I think.
Tomorrow is suppose to be my moderate day and it's also the first day of four 12 hour shifts spanning over this weekend. This means it's time to do my best at getting up at 4:00am to get the session in. I really want to get both my "mod" and "high" days in back to back so that means early mornings Friday and Saturday. I know I can do it, I have done it before. I just have to get the will power to get it going that early.
I am very much looking forward to Sunday night. It's the Canadian Thanks Giving this weekend so I will be having turkey with all the fixings at my in-laws house. I am going to try and be diligent about my food consumption. I am not going to be picky about what's "good" and "bad" for me however I am going to try and control the portion sizes. This means one plate instead of two and maybe a sliver of pie rather then I big chunk. I will eat lots of vegetables which is always a good thing.