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    RAINEMARIE214   43,011
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Just wanted to pop in real quick and post an update on my knee. I decided to do an easy 2 mile run yesterday since my knee seemed to be doing better, and I wanted to see how it would hold up. I thought I had packed my knee brace in my gym bag, but I didnt. I did pack my Garmin, though, and since it was 75 degrees out (!!!) I decided to run outside :) I planned to run at an easy pace so as not to push myself. I ended up running at my half marathon pace (10:30 min/mile) without even trying! And the best part was that my knee felt really good! Yay!!! I stretched afterwards, and then went home and did a 25 minute pilates workout on youtube. Fun! And then I cooked a healthy dinner. That's right - I cooked meals twice during the week this week!

My stabilizing muscles around my knee still feel a little weak, but I am working on that, icing, elevating when at home, etc. But I am feeling good that my knee will be back to normal soon. Tonight I have jazz dance class and I will take it easy in class tonight, and wear my brace, since we do a lot of "on the floor, off the floor" type things. I have a long run on my schedule this weekend, but I am going ot play it by ear. The weather will be in the 60s on Saturday so I defintely want to get in a run outside and then its going to snow on Sunday. Boo. I ordered KT tape online on Sunday so I am hoping it is here by tomorrow so I can try it out on my run this weekend!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SVELTEWARRIOR 4/11/2014 7:38PM

    I am glad your knee is feeling better but please don't overdo

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40_4ME4FAMILY 4/11/2014 5:24PM

  Glad your knees are holding their own. Lol Mine improved so much when I increased the strength around them. Rightnow starting all over and looking at thr Donjoy reaction a PT in the past recommended. Hope they keep improving for you.

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 4/10/2014 10:36PM

    Happy your knee is improving. Continue to take it easy and pay attention to what your knee is telling you. lol. You go girl!!!

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SLIMLEAF 4/10/2014 4:25PM

    Good news about your knee and the running!

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EDENZMOM 4/10/2014 2:45PM

    good for you! back on track... literally!

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SIRIUS2014 4/10/2014 12:11PM

    Happy for ya!

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CHEMCHIC2006 4/10/2014 12:10PM

    ugh.. knee issues are no fun! Glad to hear your on the mend! Just keep taking it easy!

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FIT4MEIN2013 4/10/2014 11:46AM

    It sounds like you are doing everything right. Good for you!

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MNCYCLIST 4/10/2014 11:41AM

    Good news, but be careful!

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DSHRUBS3 4/10/2014 10:58AM

    I like KT tape!! I had to use it on my ankle last year for my half marathon!

Hope your knee gets back to 100% soon! Glad it didn't bother you during the run, but be sure to take it easy still.

Have fun at jazz!

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