0530 Potomac WOD – Assistant Coaching
0630 Potomac WOD – actual working out
First day back in a over a month. In February I inflamed my knee by running. There was some pain in the top of my shin, I just thought I had banged it on something and bruised it. Continuing to Crossfit made it worse, especially boxjumps, squats, lunges; so a lot of stuff we do. In early May I went to the doctor, who was all like, you have a touch of patellar tendinitis in the tibial plane. Anti-inflammatories, ice, and rest followed, with about a month of doing only upper body work in highly modified Crossfit WODs. The knee did not get better, so I went to physical therapy. I also stopped going to WODs, even modified, to be extra careful as it’s really hard to avoid putting any further strain on a lower body joint without doing so many pullups and pushups that you get an overuse injury up there. As it turns out, PT works wonders. The knee is now about 90%. I have been getting an anti-inflammatory treatment called Graston and doing some fun exercises twice a week, icing it on my own everyday, and am now back to some short distance running with completely overhauled form so as to avoid heel striking. I’m also easing back into Crossfit. The running is for a purpose, so before you say RUNNING SUX DAWG HAVE YOU HEARD OF FRAN just ease off the throttle there, Trigger.
I’m also coming onboard to the PCF staff as an Assistant Coach. Once I get a certain number of classes under my belt, I will graduate to just Coach. Today was the first class I have ever shadowed, and I loved it. I’m really looking forward to coaching and excited to be assisting as I learn the ropes.