Our heat/humidity returned today. I was putzing around, putting off running, starting at 9, instead of like, 6 when I should have started. What was to be a long run/walk of 5 miles, was actually a three-point something (those tenths are precious) walk/jog. Left the HRM at home, but by the color of my face when I got back in the car, I probably overdid the cardio. The sharp shooting pains in my knee, double-confirmed "over-doing it." #$%#$^#%$^%. This is going to take PATIENCE and HAPPY THOUGHTS.
Dang it, so hard to admit that I've lost (hehe, gained back) all I worked for in 2011....I actually have even FURTHER to go, thanks to the: ruptured Achilles (Oct 2011), broken collarbone (Jan 2012), broken arm and wrenched knees (July 2012), broken foot (November 2012). Oh yeah, move from the West to New England in January 2013.
It's those knees...replaced back in the 1980's...that concern me most. In a dumb July 2012 accident with my young mustang-in-training, I almost found myself facing re-replacement, but cortisone injections helped. I haven't asked much of them since last summer, because that's when I quit riding, in lieu of getting this move across country in motion. I did NOT rehab them as I promised, building quad and core, calves and adductors/abductors. The muscle has disappeared. Ku, my horse, also lost muscle while he's been loafing, but with just a few weeks of training, is back to his old self.
Getting this OUT and into a blog post, helps. Helps to reframe, reinforce. If I continue to rush this, I will be back in the injured category, and we know where that leads!!!
I ran/walked (mostly walked!) the Historic Lebanon Green...twice...today.