Thursday, September 23, 2010
Make no mistake about it: this is totally self-inflicted. I've been missing running lately, so I jumped right back into it last week with 3 sessions. None of them were back-to-back, but my right knee hasn't been right since. That's the one that was really bothering me near the end of C25K and before/during/after my 5K. Ironically, the pain's in a different spot and has been a different kind of pain these past few days than it was previously.
Anyway, the pain has been intermittent so I wasn't really worried until my workout class this morning. This class is low-impact, low-intensity floor aerobics and there's absolutely NO reason why it should've bothered my knee unless I screwed it up royally. But it did. And I still had 35 minutes of cardio left after class. Almost every single of those 35 mins that I spent on the elliptical hurt. A lot. I was limping for several hours afterwards because every time I bent my knee the slightest amount, it kind of felt like someone was kicking me on the side of the knee with a steel-toe boot. (Which is a much milder form of what it felt like to do the elliptical.) It's better now; I expect it to flare up during tomorrow's workout, however.
I'm so frustrated. I keep having problems with my knees and there's nothing I can do about it. I don't have any more doctor's visits that'll be covered until the new year; and even then, my insurance plan doesn't cover MRIs or physical therapy, so I doubt there's any way I could get diagnosed or properly treated anyway.
Ugh! Why won't my body just cooperate with me?
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Today I got a free pedometer in the mail! I vaguely remember requesting a free one in the mail a couple weeks ago, but I'd totally forgotten about it until I saw it in the mail today. I used to have one but it broke at least a year ago. I'm looking forward to seeing how many steps I get in each day. I'm definitely getting more activity now than I was then.
I tried a kickboxing class today, too! My gym offers 4 a week but Tuesday's is the only half-hour one. It was fun and the time mostly flew by without me really noticing...because the class kicked my rear so much! I can't remember the last time I've sweated that much. I think it'll be at least a couple weeks--if I attend regularly--before my endurance is high enough for me to try the hour-long classes.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Lately, I've been noticing that my bras aren't fitting right AT ALL. I have the straps as tight as they'll go and am using the hooks all the way on the inside, but they've still been giving me next to no support. I decided that today was the day to try on bras and see what the situation was.
Now, my hope was that the band size had gone down and the cup size had stayed the same. Nope. Same band size. One cup size down.
Son of a @#$%^.
It's not unexpected. I just hoped that maybe, against all odds, my chest would cooperate with me. That maybe I'd have a chance of actually having boobs that are proportionate with my body frame. That my decreasing bust size was due to me losing back fat and not my chesticles shrinking away.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I am beyond backed up on blogs that Iíd like to write. I'm going to start with today's workout and maybe actually write in here--gasp!--more regularly.
Today I ran for the first time in 2 weeks and only the second time since my 5K (a month ago already!!). The first time was an absolute disaster that I wonít even get into. Iíve missed it; despite my drained ipod battery and my ominous feeling I decided that I was running today. Of course, it wasnít until I stepped into the gym locker room that I realized Iíd forgotten not one but both of my knee straps. I didnít care, though. Iíd gotten all dolled up in my moleskin, used my anti-chafe cream, I had my running shoes on and brought my crosstrainers to change into. Somehow or the other, I was going to get through a run even if it was short.
My goal today was anywhere from 1.5 to 2 miles. [I realized during my C25K training that I was pushing myself faster than I was comfortable with. Consistently, I found the last 1-1.5 miles of my runs to be unpleasant. I decided after my 5K ended that from now on, Iím going to run until itís not fun anymore and slowly rebuild to the 3 mi mark.] I did 2.09! My knees bothered me a little but not as bad as Iíd feared. (They hurt now but thatís no shock.) I actually was tempted to go for another 5 mins until common sense made an entrance and warned me that it wasnít a good idea to do too much too soon after taking pretty much a month-long hiatus. So I stopped at the 25 min mark.
Iím looking forward to my next run. Oh yeah--no blisters today, either!
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