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My Knees Say "Not Yet"

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I've been doing a little web research on C25K and downloaded an app to my phone that helps you keep track of the time for walking fast and the time for jogging. I gave it a go last weekend but my knees started hurting immediately. I've learned to listen to my body and my body was telling me "You're not ready for this quite yet, Kay, so keep walking. When you've lost some more weight you won't be stressing us this badly and we'll see."

Ok, then. We'll lose some more and then try it again.

This morning I was more tired than usual and didn't feel like my perky self getting on the treadmill at 5:00 but I forced myself to do just 10 minutes. My pace was slower than usual, but I did 12 minutes. It's really hot and humid where I live right now and we don't have air conditioning so at 12 minutes I was pretty heated up. You know what? I went out and jumped in the pool! Gave my arms a workout and enjoyed the 76 degree water, the quiet of the morning and the peacefulness. What a beautiful way to start the day! I feel great.
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    ok, so I saw on your sparkpage that you've lost 44 lbs. already? Amazing!! You go, girl!!!
    1191 days ago
    My left knee, or should I say my left IT band is still saying no. It's good to listen to your body because if you don't, it will "retaliate." Hang in there and keep walking. emoticon
    1198 days ago
  • JANET552
    It sounds like you made the best of a hot situation! You are so wise to listen to your body. emoticon
    1198 days ago
    I know exactly how you feel. I really want to do a 5K but my knees frequently hurt when I jog/run. We definitely have to listen to our bodies. I usually end up doing a walk/jog intervals session and for now that works.
    I love your alternative. Swimming is such an excellent form of exercise. I tried creating my own water aerobics the other day..... did some kicks, jumping jacks, lunges. I could still feel my muscles working minus all the pressure on the "old" joints. When it is so hot and sticky the water is an excellent substitute!! emoticon emoticon
    1198 days ago
    Sounds like a perfect workout for the day and the fact that you were so flexible and made it work is emoticon . emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a great day!
    1198 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/11/2013 8:45:46 AM
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