This isn't a post that I could have imagined writing! I now have a personal trainer and am paid up for 20 sessions until Christmas!
As I've written recently, I have had problems with a wonky knee which probably stem back to a weak glute on the right hand side. Rest and massage haven't fixed it so it is time for some more drastic measures - building up the glute and other asssociated muscles (adductors etc) - in the hope that I'll be able to get back to running longer distances again. (It's a bit soul destroying after all the running earlier in the year - I am desperate to do a half marathon again). I've also finally recieved a payout for my broken wrist of February 2014 and the "treat" portion of it is being used on the PT (ha!). I asked around and got a recommendation for a girl at a local university gym which happens to be 5 minutes drive from work. I went along for an initial session and we got on pretty well and I felt like she could help me to get the results that I need. She has an endurance running background so although she doesn't know a thing about swimming, she is able to support me in my running goals. So, to take advantage of a bulk discount I ended up booking 20 sessions for the incredibly reasonable price of £450.
Sessions have involved squats and lunges and using a bar and hand weights and all sorts of things I've never really done before. The pilates style core moves are at least familiar, but most of it is new and fresh which so far makes it very interesting and enjoyable. It's certainly hard work and my legs are wobbling by the end of it and the DOMS afterwards is really quite spectacular. Ouch.
[I should note that my side goal is to get me some defined biceps and I am super excited about that #vain].