i hate the elliptical but love this core workout

Today was the first day I ran since last Saturday. My right knee has been feeling like it's bruised (upper-outer knee cap) and it's a pain that gets worse when I run but eventually levels off. Because I didn't do anything to majorly injure it (no trauma), the internet tells me I'm just being a baby. Enter icing, ibuprofen, a brace I got from Target because I'm desperate, and six days off.

For the past week, I've been sticking to the elliptical or bike at the gym. And I hate them. Yes, hate

I'm confident that time moves at roughly half the speed it does while running. Thirty minutes on an elliptical, even with music and T.V to distract myself, feels like an eternity. I have to play mind games with myself to even stay on it. 

However, they are my only options for the times when running isn't an option (unless I'm looking to take a chemical bath in that which is the public pool).

Rant over. 

I've also taken time this week to create a game plan to strengthen my core, which evidently can keep you from getting injured in the first place. I found this ab burner featuring my two favorite girls. 

And finally, if you work out at LA Fitness (or know anyone that does) can you please suggest good yoga and cycling classes? I went to one yoga class at the Edina location and it was a joke. I'm hoping they're not all like that. Day/time/location, please!


  1. I'm totally with you. I think if I ever feel like life is moving too fast, I'm going to go to the gym for 45 minutes on the bike.

    Hope your knee feels better soon and you find a yoga class you like!

  2. I don't know if Steve still does the morning class for spin at LA Fitness Edina on the weekends, but his class is awesome. Well I just looked online and apparently he isn't there anymore. DANG - a tough spin class is really hard to find.


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