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A little discouraged, oddly still motivated

Monday, January 07, 2013

Yesterday I did my first "long" walk since both injuries have healed. I decided to do 1.5 miles to start out with (mistake 1) and I choose a new track (mistake 2) and it ended up having 3 huge inclines, great for the muscles and heart but horrible for my knee. The first wasn't so bad but by the time I was half way down the second I could feel my knee acting up and by the end of the track I was limping emoticon .

I am not sure if I should walk through the pain or give it time to rest again. My goal, other then health and weight loss, is to run in a zombie 5k sometime in the fall, I think I have plenty of time to let my knee rest but I also do not want to fall into old patterns and end up completly off my eating plan and 30 pounds heavier (again).

I want this!
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  • DAWN14163
    Don't overdo it - small walks to start with, build up gently. Could you do some other form of exercise that doesn't stress your knee until it heals? Would wearing a support help?
    1961 days ago
  • -VIXEN-
    I so get it. My knee has been acting up as of late and it's hard to rest it when ya just want to go go go. I have been doing just that though and focusing on doing strength work for my upper body/core. At least I am still getting exercise daily while letting time do its thing on the knee. Be safe and sane and all the best to you. :)
    1962 days ago
  • SHERYLP461
    I am of the opinion that everything needs to be slow at first then gradually build up to optimum.
    1963 days ago
    Take it easy ... slow'n steady wins the race!

    1963 days ago
    glad to hear that injuries have healed... be careful! we want you to hang with SP!
    1963 days ago
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