@BUDDHA33 -- I LOVE backpacking. My husband and I used to do it a lot more but it has been slow the last year. We live about an hour east of Ashville, so we do the NC Mountains a lot! Fun to meet another backpacker from NC!
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I did 2 days of low impact. Biking, and even the elliptical. Didn't hurt at all. Tried to run yesterday and the pain was back and bad. Not sure what to do. I hope it's nothing serious but I am getting frustrated.
Fitness Minutes: (14,478) Posts: 475 1/31/13 7:55 P
Hello! This is not a reply to your knee question. Just wanted to say hello and tell you I'm also a backpacker from NC. I live not far from raleigh. have packed 99 % of App. Trail in NC and a few other states. Uwharrie has a doable weekend hike if you haven't done that yet. Happy Trails... Liz Kelly
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Fitness Minutes: (146,838) Posts: 31,079 1/30/13 11:50 A
You can give the bike or elliptical a try and see if they bother it or not. Also, if it doesn't hurt to walk, you can walk. Hope it feels better soon.
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Fitness Minutes: (671) Posts: 17 1/30/13 11:38 A
I am training for my first half marathon that I am running in March. I took the weekend off and went on a 14 mile backpacking trip, so much fun. I seem to have hurt my knee though. Not seriously, at least I hope not, but just hurts a little to run. I know I shouldn't run on it, and make it worse, but you think it would be okay to ride a bike at the gym or something low-impact? I don't want to hurt it more, but I hate not to do anything... suggestions :-(
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