Episode 42 – 7/20/18
As always its knitting and running in 30 minutes or less. WindsweptMonique on Instagram and Ravelry or WindsweptKnits on Twitter and at WindsweptKnits.com
I finished the Changing Staircases shawl by Jenga Knits. This is a shawl inspired by the Harry Potter books, the way the staircases are constantly changing and I’m working on it in Mousou a 100% bamboo yarn from The FiberLady. It’s done and ready to wear to a wedding next weekend!
Cast on a new Hitchhiker shawl in ancient stash, Deborah Norville’s Serenity Garden Yarn in the Gems colorway.
52-st sock in Plymouth yarns Diversity in the Fruity colorway, which is white with stripes of green, yellow, orange, pink and purple. Turned heel on first sock which leads me to…
Turns out the 52-st sock is really 50 sts…
Tour de Fleece – not going to make my 16oz goal but having fun. Am roughly 10oz in and have 3 bobbins of cotton full and ready to ply! Hoping to make at least a dent in the last 6 oz tonight and tomorrow, but we’ll see if time allows.
No running, but I have been doing a lot of cross training and fitness. Been in the pool twice since last recording. Also, hopped on rowing machine twice trying to get back in shape to kayak later this summer. Lots of walking. Planning hiking with my boys next week, now that my little guy’s legs are a long enough. He did a 1.3 mile (roughly 2k) hike a few weeks ago with my parents and I and he did great and LOVED it! Gonna try taking both my boys to a local, mostly flat trail near our home this week.
Runners and Knees
The myth that runners destroy there knees is just that – a myth. Analysis of people who run for decades show that runners who run a moderate amount have very healthy knees. Now, people who run a LOT and professional runners often do cause knee damage, but for average folks like you and I we are unlikely to completely destroy our knees.
Some do get Runner's Knee: exercises for combatting Runner's Knee:
Good old fashioned leg lifts are great. You can lie on your back and lift a leg up to work the quads & front of your thigh. Lie on your side and lift the top leg to work the abductors. Lie on your side and lift the bottom leg to work your adductors. Lie on your stomach and lift your leg to work the hamstring and glutes. Boom, you just worked most of the soft tissue around your knees.
Lie on your side. Bend your knees to a 90-degree angle and bring them slightly in front of you. Now lift the top leg while keeping your feet touching. Your top leg is acting like an opening and closing clam shell.