Denial and what to do about it

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Well, since the 5K I had been having knee pain that would radiate down to the ankle. I ignored it and finished the program. It got worse and started to cause me issues in the gym with my trainer. He encouraged me to take some time off running. I was reluctant, but I did. It was almost 2 weeks! But I am finally feeling better. I ran this past Wednesday and took it really easy. I only did about a mile and then walked and jogged alternately the rest of the time for a total of about 2.5 miles.

I ran again on Saturday. That was a wonderful run!!! I loved it and ran 2.6 miles without stopping and then walked for a total of 3.2 miles.

I had been in denial about my knee and it caused me all kinds of issues. But taking the time to get better was really important. It upsets me when I can't do my runs, but I am getting there again. I was going to do a 5K on the 19th but I hadn't recovered enough to train for it. There is one this coming weekend at my University alma mater but I am not ready. I'll see if I can find one in November to do. But I am in no hurry. I'll continue to do runs and see how far I can go and see if I can improve my speed and endurance.

Things have been a little busy for me at home. My hubby has been on a business trip out of the country which leaves me by myself and stretched thin. The computer time gets booted when that happens. Work has been super busy too leaving me very little free time. So sorry for not checking in with my Spark buddies as much.

I'm trying to get better about ignoring injuries but it is hard for me. I'm always afraid if I miss a run or a workout I won't go back to it. Irrational yes, but it leads to denial of pain. A bad thing. I'm working hard to overcome that issue but it doesn't happen over night. We all have our idiosyncrasies I guess...
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    That is a tough lesson to learn. But it is well worth knowing. Thanks for the reminder that we should listen to our bodies. Thanks!
    3263 days ago
  • MARTY19
    I'm glad you took the time to heal. I love my exercise but I don't do it in pain. I hate being in pain. I envy peope who can put it aside to do what needs to be done. emoticon
    3263 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/19/2008 4:02:49 PM
    I know it... I can recognize that kind of attitude ANYWHERE!!! It's the all or nothing attitude that I was born with too. It sucks, doesn't it? We almost need to become OCD about exercise, or we are afraid that we will just go back to our old habits and become couch potatoes again. That's totally me too! I *need* my gym time... when I know that there is a week coming where I know I will only be able to go twice instead of three times... I panic. I don't do that any more... but a few months ago... I sure did! I also have people who are holding me accountable. The gym owner came up to me the other day and said... where have you been... thought you skipped out on us. He said he was totally going to call me if I hadn't come in. I like that. It so happens that I had to miss out because of Dr appts with Josh... but it's nice that people notice when you are missing.

    Ummmm... sorry... didn't mean to make this sooo long... just wanted you to know that in many ways... we are the same.

    You're still doing great my dear! Keep it up!

    3263 days ago
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