Double header Saturday, a greasy breakfast and different styles of clamshells

Remember how I predicted that I would be REALLy sore from those deadlifts I did last Thursday? Yeah, I was (unfortunately) spot on! I was so tight that I actually did a warm-up before hockey Saturday morning – LOL!

This week at hockey we had two special goalies come out and play with us. Liam just played for Team Canada at the Youth Olympics held in Nanjing, China where he helped his team to a Silver – he brought the medal to show us!

And the other goalie we had was Rowan who was just named to Canada’s under 21 National team. And guess what? I scored TWICE on Rowan. Poor girl, I get so excited when I score on a REAL goalie. LOL.

We had a really good group out on Saturday and we played for over an hour……which made getting home and changed into my running a gear and meet my team at 10am, a wee bit of a mad rush.

Yes, I ran with my team after playing hockey.

We’re crossing a bridge that takes us over into Quebec.

Is this a good idea? I’m not sure yet. But I really do want to be able to run with them in the winter (makes it easier to get out on those extra cold days), but we always run on Saturday’s – which is when I play hockey. The problem with this Saturday was that I was SOOOOOOO sore from my strength workouts during the week. But I’m assuming (hoping) that I won’t always be so sore, so it won’t be as much of an issue. But I’ll tell you, I was POOPED by the time I got home from the run. We ran 8 miles but I felt like we had run 28.

Saturday night was our annual neighbourhood Christmas party. I have the best neighbours around – including a large posse of women who are always willing to have a glass of wine and a laugh with you!

And Saturday night we had MANY glasses of wine. And I’ll be honest, I was not in good shape yesterday. It was a struggle, but I made it to church with my parents who then took me out for brunch/lunch. I needed some grease…

And found just the right amount in this YUMMY Breakfast Tostada. Both my parents, who had not been partying the night before, took it a step further with the “Knife & Fork” dish.

That sandwich, that is drenched in hollandaise sauce was stuffed with egg, sausage and bacon. They made me proud by each cleaning their plates!! Although my mom swore she wasn’t eating again yesterday! LOL

I was in bed and asleep before 9 last night. And despite 8 hours of sleep, I had to drag myself out of bed this morning…I was tempted to crawl back into bed after walking Abby but I’m glad I forced myself to workout – I feel better for it…probably helped work more of the wine from Saturday night, out of my system! LOL

This was this morning’s workout:

I focused a little more on the glutes, specifically glute medius, as I know this is weak…leading to my ITB issues and then my recent PFS issues. So intead of just doing the “traditional” clam shell, I added three other types…and my glutes were BURNING. At least on my right side (which is the side I have the ITB and PFS concerns on), the left side was just a warm feeling!

Traditional Clam

For this one, I kept my knees together and lifted my ankle towards the ceiling, rotating my hip inwards.

This is the same as the above clamshell, except the top knee is raised off the bottom one slightly, keeping the leg parallel to the ground.

This one is harder to see what I’m doing. What I’ve done is kept my bottom leg as in the clamshell above (in a flexed position – bent at the hip), but pulled my top leg back so that it’s neutral (in line with my body), but knee is still bent. And then raised my ankle to the ceiling.As I said…glutes were a burnin’!! Am excited to do these regularly in my workouts and (hopefully) see my right leg become as strong as my left leg…and my ITB and PFS issues to skedaddle! 🙂

Last night I was trying to loosen my legs up a bit and literally, just putting my foot up on the arm of the couch, and nothing else, elicited a STRONG hammie stretch. LOL. But someone was not ok with my my attention being focused on stretching and not her!

Happy Monday!!





9 thoughts on “Double header Saturday, a greasy breakfast and different styles of clamshells

  1. Pingback: Florida-Ottawa, looking like Taylor AND Bieber…and healing my hip from my foot! | 50statecanuck

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