Someone I am is waiting for my courage (forgotten_aria) wrote,
Someone I am is waiting for my courage
forgotten_aria

bad knees stike again

I've had bad knees since college. I think it was a combination of fencing in high school, bouncing down Mt. Washington and a midnight bike ride and just, generally my father's side of the family has bad knees and extra weight, which is a horrible combination.

On one hand, I'm glad I can still walk mostly pain free. I was afraid I would be using a cane at this point in my life. I'm also thankful that I can do taiko with only a little bit of restrictions. But time and again my knees have been one of the major hurdles in me getting regular exercise.

Rock climbing? can't, bad knees. Ariel silks? can't, bad knees. Lap swimming? Can't bad knees. Biking? I might be able to now, but before, couldn't, bad knees. Most workout videos, squats? burpies? lunges?

Well it struck again. While running my knee went out. So I can't run regularly at least at the weight I currently am. I might see if I can't do it once a week or something and build up some of the protective muscles around my knee, but I think this pretty much kills running on the program schedule.

I was really liking to be out doors too, so I might try a walking program or something. Get biking (gently) too. Maybe figure out how to make the elliptical not horribly boring.

It really annoys me.

My pace was better today walking half of it but that's because the GPS went berserk and shows me running in the pond. http://www.rundouble.com/run/5888587497209856/4b95nV7rw4
Tags: exercise, running
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