March 11, 2011

Tidbits

We got about a foot of snow over the last 24 hours, so I took a break from tiling and made this (FYI, all the snow in these pictures is from this latest storm. We had 2 solid days of rain prior, and all the snow had washed away):
Snow Man
Or is it Snow Person?
Speaking of tiling, I've less than one wall to go:

This is the shower wall, and pretty much all I have left to do.
I found another ITBS tidbit today while reading April's Runner's World. It seems core muscles and hip flexors do most the work when going downhills. Guess who has a weak core, tight hip flexors, and tends to train on a really big hill? Huh. Apparently, when these muscles are weak, "smaller muscles such as the piriformis and tensor fasciae latae" try to pick up the load. They become tight and pull on the IT band and Achilles tendon (I've had issues with THAT in the past too!).
Piriformis
Tensor Fasciae Latae
These are both regions I've had trouble. Huh again. Guess who's going to have to take Wednesday core work a little more seriously from now on? Not because it's good for me, but because I'll hurt if I don't...

4 comments:

Rose said...

I love your snow dude! And your bathroom is shaping up nicely!

Teamarcia said...

Ugh join the ITBS/piriformis club. All the corework in the world doesn't seem to help me.
Nice tile!

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I'll join that club to. My 2 csections probably don't help my weak ass core. :P

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

oh and the bathroom is looking good!