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Monday, March 05, 2007

Down, Dog

With the knee restricting my running the past few weeks, I've been doing a lot of walking, but I've also been trying to practice yoga on a more regular basis. But, it's hard with a little dog who thinks that every time I'm on the floor, I'm there to play with him.

Here I am Sunday morning, preparing for the wheel. It's not easy holding a pose while Scooter is licking my face, and while I am, thus, laughing. The benefit to doing yoga at a studio must be: the down dog, minus a dog.

But, speaking of the knee (kinda), RW had a brief segment on IT bands: an appropriate stretch and: a recommendation of fish oil daily (Omega-3 fatty acid), which, as you know, I have resumed taking (going on 6 days of consistent vitamin and fish oil intake). That article encouraged me in my fish oil endeavor (the blurb speaks of its anti-inflammatory properties) and I've decided to not let gagging keep me from taking the necessary nutrients. I just have to get used to it.

And because it has now offically been two full weeks of no running, I will test out the quality of my IT band's rest by trying a short run today (I'm thinking of something in the range of 2-3 miles). I'll let you know how it goes.

8 comments:

Bob said...

I so understand this problem but mine is with a 60 lb pudelpointer that wants to crawl inside my shirt. I literally had to kennel her the other night to finish my sit-ups

teacherwoman said...

Cute pic! I will be checking back to see how the trial run went today!

runner26 said...

Scooter is soooo cute! Makes me want a dog so badly--even if it does stunt my yoga explorations. Good luck with the trial run!

brunettechicagogal said...

Love the photo; I want a dog, but alas, I live in a NYC apartment. Forgot to tell you about fish oil -- a massage therapist alerted me about its anti-inflam properties when I had hip bursitis. I take it regularly because I also have "mild degeneration," aka arthritis in both my hips. (I feel like an old hag!)

Erin said...

Fish oil for hip bursitis...my doctor never recommended that but if it is working for others, I might have to give it a try! I hear you BCG on feeling like an old hag-hip problems and arthritis are for old people...right?

miss petite america said...

doesn't look like you're putting up much of a fight!! :)

keith said...

I really hope you feel better soon! I admire your tenacity...you'll be full miles in no time!

Firefly's Running said...

Very cute pic, Jess.