Monday, June 11, 2012


Well, we've been running just shy of 2 weeks now and my knees are all out of whack.  This is what always prevents me from accomplishing my goals.  Peter's the pro runner so he's been trying to help me out.  We have determined that I more than likely have "runners knee" which is kind of comical because what I'm doing can hardly be considered "running" at this point.

I am VERY frustrated at this point with the pain.  We've come up with a few different ways to try and ease the pain, but from our research the key is rest which means I am going to fall behind in my schedule.  I am very angry about that and can't believe that just two weeks in, I already have to cut back but I've tried to push through the pain this last week and it's getting much worse by doing that.  Everything says that I will be able to run eventually, but I will just have to take it slower than everyone else.  So hopefully I will still be able to accomplish my goals eventually but I am completely disheartened that it is already effecting me this much.  I knew going into this that I have very weak knees though.

So Peter is still going to be on track to run his first 5K at the end of July.  My HOPE is to be able to run my first one by the end of September.  I will continue to walk until my knees are feeling better then will gradually build up my running time.  I will also continue to do strength training at home and hopefully by building upper leg muscles that will help strengthen my knees.  I'm not going to give up on this goal yet!


Twinsplus1 said...

I don't know if you can swim laps, (do you have a lap swim pool near you, open at convenient times?) but I have found that to be extremely helpful with my knees. The resistance in the water works everything and as an added bonus, it gives you cardio, too! I look forward to continuing to follow you. Best of luck!