Need input on my jogging/walking situation
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Okay, many of you know from my now deleted posts that I discovered I could jog for very short intervals. Well, there's new wrinkles in my progress that I didn't take into consideration. The last week when I've actually been able to get outside and walk I've discovered a new problem when I jog that is now carrying over to walking. It may be carrying over just simply because I jogged and got the pain started though. At any rate, back in Sept. 1982 I had surgery on my left knee. Basically they had to move and rebuild my knee cap. They cut the bone and all and then put it back together and I have two screws there. Can't remember the exact location of the screws though. Anyway the last week or so when I've been out on my walk/jog with my dog, I have noticed pain just below my knee cap on my left leg. I don't know if maybe I'm landing funny when I jog, if it's my shoes or the road surface causing this. The streets/roads around here are the pits. They're not level by any means and in places very uneven and rough. So I don't know if that's the problem or what. Anyway the last two days I was able to get out and walk, I noticed it was happening more frequently and even when I walk. It's not constant or anything it just happens at random times. I might also mention that my left leg is just a little (1/2 inch to 1 inch) longer than my right leg because of scoliosis. I haven't jogged or run since I was in high school (I graduated in 1972) so I don't believe I've even tried since I had knee surgery in 1982. Any runners or joggers out there I would love to hear your input on this. Any suggestions on getting going too. I do have asthma so I'm taking it really easy until I learn how I'll react. That's a problem I was diagnosed with in 1997. So I'm trying to learn my new limits. I know today I got winded really quickly but I think it was because it was windy and the wind chill was around the low 40s to upper 30s out. I do know that when I lose more weight that will help my knees so that will help I'm sure but until then. Any and all suggestions are welcome from anyone. Thanks in advance for your help!