Seth and I like to eat most of our meals at home. This is both cost effective and, as an added bonus, good for our health. We make simple food and last night decided to try something new. Caesar salad for dinner.
After eating the healthy dinner, Seth celebrated by having a fun cup of cocoa with some truly alarmingly colored marshmellows.
I hadn't gotten my ears pierced in a decade and a half. I forgot how tender they are for the first few days. I could not, for example, sleep on my side for a couple of nights because it hurt my ear too much. The ears also need quite a lot of care -- cleaning and rotating three times a day for six weeks. Fortunately by today, three days after the piercing, my ears are starting to feel quite fine and the cleanings are going easily.
The final new thing is the arrival of the Trigger Point Grid foam roller I had ordered off Amazon.
In conjunction with some rest days and some days of easier exercise, I decided some foam roller work might be a good idea. I've been using the roller in conjunction with the Foam Roller Techniques app I downloaded for my iOS devices.
The app had been pretty helpful with videos and exercises to target different muscles based different activities you might take part in (like running for example) or areas of discomfort. I've been doing a set of exercises for the IT band, which is I think where I'm having my main problems.
When I did the foam roller exercises for the first time yesterday I was definitely in discomfort when rolling my "injured" areas. I definitely felt better after doing it though and am hoping that some rest, careful exercise, and good foam rolling and stretching will have me feeling in top form by the time I want to start my training in mid-February.