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.
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.
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!
March 15, 2015 at 3:09 pm
Body Pump is the best! Lets you decide how hard the workout will be!!
So sorry to hear about the knee……we have all been there. It is hard to have to listen to what our body is telling us when our mind is saying something else!
March 15, 2015 at 7:29 pm
So this was my second time doing body pump, and three days later I’m still SO sore!!! Loved it so much!!
I’m going to the doc tomorrow, so I’m hoping for some good news about the knee. Wish me luck!
Hope you had a good weekend 🙂