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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

So, I'm trying longer work out periods and they are going well. EXCEPT that I discovered when I do two days in a row of longer workouts my knees keep me awake with pain. I had this several months ago when I tried two workouts a day--should have remembered that.

So, now I'm experimenting to see how many longer workouts I can do in a week. I'm aiming for three with a shorter cardio workout on alternate days. I think this will work.

Tomorrow I'll walk to Bible study--two miles each way.
We can do this!
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    Sounds like u have a handle on your fitness gd for u
    1896 days ago
    I spent some time tonight catching up on the blogs of yours that I've missed and you've had a great start to the new year!

    I love the treat you bought yourself of a padded seat cover, definitely better than a bag of cookies, and way to go on all the holiday meals!

    As for your knees, have you tried any strength training for them? I have found that it has really helped the arthritis in my knees not flare up so much with cardio exercise. I talked to my doctor about it when I began my strength training and she helped me choose exercises that would help the knees, I took it slow and easy and have found it's made a big difference.
    1897 days ago
    Ice that knee until it gets used to the longer workout.
    1899 days ago
    You sound as if you have the situation under control. Now, just keep that going for a few weeks and you'll have a better idea. emoticon
    1899 days ago
    My knees ache too, if I do too much impact cardio too many days in a row. So I try to throw biking in when I can (Although then another part of my body aches! LOL)
    1899 days ago
    Yes, to everything they said! Don't hurt yourself.
    Another thing I might toss in here is to recommend adding some seated core routines.

    Good luck!
    1899 days ago
    Maybe alternate days between a short workout & long workout. That way you're still benefiting without having as much pain.

    1899 days ago
    There are lots of exercises you can do that don't include your knees! You are doing a great job, just hang on!!
    1899 days ago
  • OTEN36
    My knee's also let me know when I'm over doing it.
    Mostly it was the first 6 months. Now it's a lot better.
    Good luck on the 3X/week. That should be do'able if you take it at the right pace.
    Have a great week.
    1899 days ago
    wold like to bike again but not sure with balance issues
    1899 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    I agree you need to experiment with what works for you. My knees bother me the most when it's cold so I am very careful than. emoticon
    1899 days ago
    I also get some pain in my right knee when I get more active. I read in a SP article that this can be normal. The article said that bike riding is actually good for your knees. I find that biking can cause me some pain when I push the distance. Will not give up, gotta work with it. Enjoy your walk. I am thinking of walking to MIL's today, weather permitting. I need to share some of these muffins I baked - wish I could give you one!
    1899 days ago
    Listen to your body! I didn't and ended up with a torn medial meniscus.
    1899 days ago
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