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So frustrated right now!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ok here it is . I know I am going to rant and rave for a few minutes so bare with me. I am so frustrated! I have been putting everything into me losing weight. Working out really hard, taking my vitamins, totally changed my diet, trying to get more rest. My knees are starting to give me problems. They are very very sore. I have laid off running for about 3 days. That is my excercise of choice. Tried running yesterday on the treadmill & about 10 minutes into the run my left knee was killing me! I got off & went to the precor-stepper machine & finished out my workout. Not happy but did it. I didn't bother my knee. I know what some people say about runners. It's to hard on your body, knees ect. Someone that is not a runner and loves it as much as I do will never ever understand the love for running as I do. I think other runners feel the same way. I just don't feel like I get the same workout as I do as when I am running. I push myself just as hard with any other workout but just don't feel the same when I'm done. I have been running for almost 30 years. I just hope and pray my running is not over. I sit and cry about it. It is my everything! It gives me so much peace. It makes me a very happy person inside & out! Please keep me in your prayers that this will heal & running is not over for me.
I have so many things I want to do. I have just started swimming to practice for a triathalon.
I want to do some races that are coming up also. I know I have to give it a rest. I am so scared all the hard work I have put into loosing weight it is all going to creep back on! I thank everyone for their support & I love my Spark family! Have a good rest of your week! emoticon emoticon
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THISTIMEMYWAY 7/18/2012 12:27PM

    Hi! I am not sure how I got here. lol
I don't know what kind of injury you have. I've had knee injuries in the past that healed with the help of physiotherapists. It took time to heal. Now when I have a knee issue, I take omega 3's and try not to run or do high-impact aerobics every day...I take a day off in-between.
I hope your knees heal soon. I am loving running although I am slow and still running and walking.
Take care :)



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LDRICHEL 7/18/2012 10:00AM

    Oh honey!!! I want to cry thinking about never running again as well! You know, once I had a really fun time jumping on a trampoline and the next day, I literally could not walk because my knees were TORN up!

I actually went to an orthopedic doc and he took X-rays and, at that time, nothing was torn or wrong...he told me that this just happens to women as they get older...their cartilege gets softer in their knees. He prescribed ibuprofen every single day and said there was not much I could do about it.

Have you tried running with a knee brace (just a simple one you can pick up from a drugstore)? I run with a cheap little ankle brace and it seems to be helping a lot.

If it is bothering you, though...maybe you should go get some X-rays. What if it's a real injury that just needs some time to heal. It would suck to be sidelined but at least you'd know you could come back from it and run again.

The only thought that comforts me is that MOST running injuries are such that a person can recover from them and get back to running.

I'm so sorry for your pain. I know it's hard. Let me know how things turn out.

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DANA564 7/18/2012 9:50AM

    I'm so sorry you are having trouble with your knee. I know this has been going on for awhile. Injuries are a pain! I can identify with your comments on running. I do not feel I get the same workout on any other piece of equipment. I've been having problems with my hip flexor and I think at this point it is almost chronic. I want to run another half marathon but it is still bothering me. emoticon Along with rest have you tried icing it and anti-inflammatories? Praying you heel quickly and are back to running and training very soon. emoticon

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