I have some sad news, my knee is super unhappy with me and I won’t be running the half marathon next month 😦

I decided to come to terms with it after I was having a hard time walking post 7 mile run.  I’ve made an appointment with an orthopedic doctor, and I’m excited to find out what’s going on inside my knee (MRI, etc.).  I just want to know if I really do need to focus on my hip/butt exercises more or if there’s something that needs to be surgically dealt with.

Until then I’m sticking with VERY short runs (1-3 miles max), hot yoga, spin/bike rides, elliptical, and body pump.

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PS Body pump is HARD!!!!!!

Dave isn’t a fan of the treadmill (which I don’t understand), but I really need to use it because it’s so hilly where we live (and I think that’s one of the things I need to avoid for the knee sitch.  So this is what I look like when I run on the treadmill and I’m missing my running buddy.

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It’s hard being human, and having our bodies tell us when they don’t like things.  I try to live by the rule of listening to my body, and giving it what I think it may need at that time (and of course asking a professional when I’m not sure).  My thought is, that if I back off running right now, fix the problem and do other exercises, then I’ll be able to run the rest of my life.  If I keep running long runs and continue to hurt my knee then I may do some serious long term damage.  Here’s to hoping it gets better fast!

Be well.

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