Spring, glorious Spring! Oh how I adore you! We are trying to enjoy every bit of it.
Last weekend was Junior Prom for OMG Becky.
Love this dress! It had a modest slit (just above the knee) and an open back (not low, just open.) Gorgeous!
Sassy had a big weekend, too.
After three years of studying every Wednesday night, she was confirmed last Sunday! So proud of her!
We are also enjoying her very busy track season. Track is a new sport to us. Up until this year, I had never even been to a track meet!
Her usual events include hurdles, high jump, 1600 meter run, and 1600 meter relay. I am in awe of her high jump skills! And she is getting so speedy! Her placement ribbons are stacking up. I’m really going to miss these meets when the season ends.
A not so good thing happening around here. I hurt my right ankle. No idea how. It’s been giving me problems the last two weeks. It doesn’t hurt much to walk. And I can run on it. It hurts more in the side to side movements. I’ve been icing and elevating it often. Then swelling started on Thursday. Ugh.
On Friday at work, I had ASTYM performed on it and then kinesio tape applied for support. It felt great the rest of the day. Yesterday was another story. It was the worst it had been and hurt with every motion. I spent most of the day avoiding any movement of it.
Today, I got the privilege of being a “patient” for a residency lab on dry needling. They evaluated me, put me through exercises, stretched me, and then the needling began.
(Cotchett M, Landorf K, Munteanu S, Raspovic A)
They needled my lower back, right glut, right calf, and right ankle. And it wasn’t so bad! Half of the needles I didn’t ever feel. The other half were just a slight prick. Others would get into the muscle belly and start twitching &/or pulsating. It was such a weird sensation! A few would then hurt and cause me to curse a bit. I was there for a good two hours. They told me I would be fatigued for a couple of days. I can deal with that. The best part? My ankle feels so much better right now! I hope it lasts! They think I either have a muscle strain or a stress fracture. I will have a couple more treatments this week, perform daily exercises on my own, and then we’ll see how it is doing. If not better, off to the ortho doc I go. Boo.
I will leave you with this life hack today. I have finally figured out how to properly reheat leftover onion rings so they remain crunchy!
Reheat in an oven at 450 degrees for 7 minutes. Perfection!
Did you run track in school?
What’s your favorite track event to participate in or watch?