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A little discouraged, oddly still motivated

Monday, January 07, 2013

Yesterday I did my first "long" walk since both injuries have healed. I decided to do 1.5 miles to start out with (mistake 1) and I choose a new track (mistake 2) and it ended up having 3 huge inclines, great for the muscles and heart but horrible for my knee. The first wasn't so bad but by the time I was half way down the second I could feel my knee acting up and by the end of the track I was limping emoticon .

I am not sure if I should walk through the pain or give it time to rest again. My goal, other then health and weight loss, is to run in a zombie 5k sometime in the fall, I think I have plenty of time to let my knee rest but I also do not want to fall into old patterns and end up completly off my eating plan and 30 pounds heavier (again).

I want this!
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  • v DAWN14163
    Don't overdo it - small walks to start with, build up gently. Could you do some other form of exercise that doesn't stress your knee until it heals? Would wearing a support help?
    1329 days ago
  • v -VIXEN-
    I so get it. My knee has been acting up as of late and it's hard to rest it when ya just want to go go go. I have been doing just that though and focusing on doing strength work for my upper body/core. At least I am still getting exercise daily while letting time do its thing on the knee. Be safe and sane and all the best to you. :)
    1329 days ago
  • v SHERYLP461
    I am of the opinion that everything needs to be slow at first then gradually build up to optimum.
    1330 days ago
  • v SOOKIE
    Take it easy ... slow'n steady wins the race!

    1330 days ago
  • v JILLITA55
    glad to hear that injuries have healed... be careful! we want you to hang with SP!
    1330 days ago
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