Let's get this over with so I can move on to my review of last night's Biggest Loser: I am not the biggest loser. I'm over, 180 this morning (just barely) and I know it is a result of the last few weeks not tracking. It is also the week in my cycle when I tend to be up, so I should be able to have better news to report next week, especially if I work on tracking my food and eating better. I am going to take my cue from Heather and shoot for a one pound per week loss, which would get me under 175 for my birthday.
Eating at home more often (I only have one evening class now instead of two) should help a lot. I also notice from my Jawbone UP data that I'm not getting nearly as much sleep as I need, so that is something else I have to work on.
In accordance with my new fitness goal, I got a sports massage from a therapist recommended by one of the other members of my swim group. This massage therapist seems like a combination massage therapist and physical therapist. She did a lot of evaluation of my body and the way things were working (or not working). I was surprised when she had me raise my right leg and try to resist when she pushed down that I had some serious pain in my right thigh muscle. She said that I have a weakened rectus femoris which is probably the problem responsible for my knee pain. I also have pain deep in my hamstrings when massaged.
I am now sporting bright pink racing stripes (kinesiotape) on my right thigh and on my left foot. I opted to give you a foot picture rather than my thigh. You're welcome!