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With how much better my knees are doing..

Sunday, February 02, 2014

I have to wonder if one day running might be a possibility. Not something I'd do a lot but something I could do if I felt like it.
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EVER-HOPEFUL 2/15/2014 7:57AM

    i donīt know if you have bad knees maybe chack with your doctors first.some time power walking or nordic walking can be just as effective and not hard on the joints as much.my drīs have told me i have to get the idea of running out of my mind.as when i have my knee replacement running will reduce the life expectancy of the protese.better to be safe tzhan sorry.so chack it out first. emoticon

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FITTEREVERYDAY 2/6/2014 1:57PM

    I jogged a little today with a Jillian Micheals workout and it was pretty awesome. emoticon

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FITTEREVERYDAY 2/5/2014 3:39PM

    I haven't done her HIIT workout. I did a short walking one one day when I couldn't get out and it was OK. I'm used to a little higher intensity so maybe the HIIT one would be good for me.

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COLOR-BLUE 2/4/2014 9:05PM

    I've though the very same thing many times. I did jog, not a fast one mind you, but I did jog for 4 minutes, this past summer, when I was walking at 4:30 AM. A song came on the radio, which was to fast to just walk too, so a slow jog came out of it. Now, I haven't done anything else like that until I started with Leslie Sansone, as she now has a DVD out that has HIIT training on there, and she does a job, and yes I can keep up with here. It's AMAZING!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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FITTEREVERYDAY 2/4/2014 12:40PM

    emoticon
Thankfully it hadn't gotten that bad for me JUSTYNA7. I've had issues with spraining and my kneecaps slipping to the side randomly since I was at least eleven years old (maybe before, I was talking to someone I went to middle school with and he seems to remember me always having problems with my legs). I haven't had either thing happen recently which I am very very thankful for.

I thank God that I got the idea of strength training into my head last year. On top of needing to start because I was turning thirty I realize I also needed it to help me with a problem I'd had since childhood.

I was afraid of needing replacements because of all the sprains and because I was afraid that one day a knee would slip out of place and wouldn't go back in and would tear something in the process. I was also terrified of arthritis because I was already hurting and feeling stiff in the mornings (which has subsided). My doctor told me running was out because of the pain and because my knees were not steady at all (I was sometimes having them somewhat pop out of place and throwing me while I was walking).

Once I started strength training, started working out on a regular basis and lost a few pounds the whole exercising deal PLUS using the stairs started getting easier and easier. Now I'm sitting here and realizing I don't remember the last day my knees ached or that a knee popped out of place. The last time I had a sprain was about three years ago now...and I was ice skating, not just walking around.

Even if I don't want to be a runner per se, I want running to be a possibility. I don't want triathlons to be out forever because I can't do the running part. I WANT to be able to run and play with my nieces and nephews. I want to explore every way that my body can safely move.



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JUSTYNA7 2/3/2014 4:49PM

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I absolutely agree with your comment about expectations for weight loss to be 2 lb. a week... I really have no control over the weight so I'd much rather focus on things I have control over like how often I am active or how often I choose healthy natural whole foods.

I'm not sure how your knees are... I have been slowly building up my knees. I had one replacement and then started walking in chest high water. I have found that crossovers (grapevine) are amazing for building up the muscles around the knee and running in the water (with or against the current) has made it so I CAN run short distances. I actually was able to cancel my right knee replacement and my ortho. is delighted with how strongly the left replacement has taken. If I start getting pain it is usually because I have missed my water workouts. Just ten minutes makes a huge difference. Of course... I am fortunate to have a pool available.

I did my first 5k for my 50th Birthday - walked most of it but jogged between a couple of lamp posts and was thrilled when I was almost going to miss connections on a flight and was able to jog to the gate and just manage to get on board. And of course... I may still be the one people invite on a hike ... (you don't have to run fast from a bear just faster than the person behind you) but I am feeling like at least I'd have a chance!

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FITTEREVERYDAY 2/3/2014 11:15AM

    Good point Bill. Once there isn't snow and ice I'll give it a whirl (even if I only jog a few feet it'll be pretty epic for me).

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BILL60 2/3/2014 8:40AM

    Just go out and "Do It".

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MARAGRAM 2/2/2014 6:15PM

    Good job, it's fun to have options! emoticon emoticon

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FLAMENM 2/2/2014 4:28PM

    I finally have gotten my knees strengthened after having sprained both last year.
I'm ecstatic to hike the mountain again. I never ran before, maybe I can add that to thebucket list.

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AJR2013AJR 2/2/2014 4:18PM

    I didn't think I would like running, but I tried it and I do. It doesn't really bother my knees like I thought it would. Oh, but if you are not a runner, you should be warned about this. The same muscles that you use for running are needed for driving. I was so sore after my first few runs, and I thought I was going to die driving the next day! Forget about drinking and driving; running and driving is dangerous too. Good luck!

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JAMBABY0 2/2/2014 4:15PM

    I run 3 times a week and doctors said that wouldn't ever happen, good luck and keep moving forward!

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