….and the verdict is….
Posts Tagged ‘knees’
As the knee pain saga continues, I’ve decided to seek out some medical advice and have an appointment with a sports medicine physician soon. In the interim, my brother-in-law doctor recommended rest, ice, anti-inflammatories (i.e. advil) and working on strengthening the quads and hamstrings (if there is no pain).
There are some useful sites out there with some good recommendations for exercises to strengthen the quads:
So far, I’m able to do strengthening and stretching with minimal discomfort and have decided to take the week off from running (despite a STRONG urge to get out there). One week is just that….one week. It won’t make or break training. I’ll start worrying when its more than one. In the off time, I guess I can get the tire on the jogging stroller fixed so me and my first-born can go on a run together again. Yay!
I’ve been cruising along pretty well and although I’ve not seen much progress on the scales, why stop now. Then I went for my run yesterday.
Ouch! The left knee is getting worse and hurts pretty much all the time now (running, walking, sitting). Also experienced swelling which tells me my body’s ticked off about something. Grrrrrrrrrr. Frustration.
I need to be smart about things but really do NOT want to take a break. Thus, checking in with the doc. Grrrrrrrrrr.
Well the time is surely ticking by quickly isn’t it. We keep getting closer and closer to race day which is exciting and scary at the same time.
First, the good. I have been able to stick with the training plan and gotten in some additional core/strength work too. That’s all very good. Add in extra work in the yard and I’m burning close to 350-500 calories a day.
Now the not as good. My knees feel terrible today. Step OW, step OW. This is probably just my body getting used to the running again. Advil and ice have been helpful.
I’m really trying to maintain a positive outlook and being realistic about my goals, but I’ve got to vent a little here. I am now up nearly 7-8 lbs in the last 2.5 weeks despite adhering to the training and maintaining good nutrition. WTF!?!?!
The only thing that is different is a return to “the pill”. A few people have mentioned the possibility of replacing fat with muscle. Bottom line – I DONT CARE! I am so sick of excuses, I just want to lose weight, tone up and run this race. Grrrrrrrrrr. Frustration is dominating the scene. I need to see a sign that I’m making progress. Also making a call to the OB about these damn pills. Grrrrrrrrrr.