Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Ok, so I've been walking every other day for a few months now and I've been having some trouble with my right knee every once in a while for the last 2 weeks. Monday I should have walked but I didn't b/c my knee was still tender from my 3 mile walk on Saturday.
Today I got up and it was still a little tender so I only walked a mile today. A very s l o w mile which I did more just for the exercise than the time. I walked it in about 17.5 minutes. Normally if I'm walking just a mile I do it about 2 minutes faster than today's effort. It's still a little tender right now but it's not excruciating pain at all.
I know that I should probably take a few days off the walking until it feels better, but I'm afraid that I'll never go back to walking if I take 3 or 4 days off.
I'm looking at this knee issue as a test of how determined I am to get this weight off. I'm here to tell my knees, my hips, my moobs, heart, and any other body part that wants to stay in my way, you better figure out a way to deal with the exercise cuz I'm not going to stop! If I can't walk, I'll figure out some way to get some exercise in. I'll get the knee fixed and move on. There will be no excuses, there will be NOTHING that will stand in my way this time.
I've worked too hard over the last 3 months to stop. I can certainly cut back on the intensity of the walking, but I've got to get my butt moving and keep moving.
So one last message for any joints, tendons, etc. (this means you Mr. Lateral Meniscus, and Mr. Gluteus Maximus), I WILL win this battle, I WILL NOT stop, I WILL NOT give in, so you better just pack up your $h!t and get the hell outta my way!!
In the words of Todd Beamer, "Let's roll!!"