23 January 2013

core | bike commute

Rats.

Today my ankle started to ache a bit, got really swollen and my right hip [I keep calling it my hip but really it's my right glute/hamstring.] is acting up again. So I opted for some more active recovery in the form of a mellow bike commute.

Did it help? Nope. Riding actually made my left ankle hurt more. C'mon body, get with the program here!

In an effort to get this shit rectified I went and saw Neal Goldberg at FootWorks PT. Guess what... I have been doing all my core work WRONG. Nice. Of course the right way is 10 times harder. It seems I have been getting super sloppy in my subconscious quest to do this stuff more or faster or something. Something not very productive obviously. I'm grateful for the tune-up and the reminder that you need to remember why you are doing what you are doing.

Neal also advised me to get an x-ray for my ankle as you can never be too careful.

The ride to work was nice but the ride home was wet. At first I was about to throw myself a pity party but then once I hit the road I had a good time for some reason. I did not freeze, I had music and I guess sometimes it's fun to ride in the rain. :)

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Equipment Raleigh Mojave 8.0
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