As I am sitting on my couch that is already 8 years old and still VERY comfortable, in my jammie pants (don't judge, my jeans were so tight I couldn't sit down after my El Charro lunch), sitting Indian style, I can only think 1 thing- KNEES- OUCH!
While I am in the treacherous act of running, my knees don't actually HURT. They crack and pop, but don't hurt. They don't even hurt after I am done running. They don't hurt when I am in bed at night. They just hurt when I am...... walking, standing,bending, kneeling, crouching, stooping, jumping, etc. My knees just throb for most of the day, except when I am actually running. UGH!
I went to Zumba last night for the first time in forever! I was, of course, 20 minutes late, so I couldn't even push my way to the front. As I am wayyyyy in the back, behind the man that was dripping sweat on the floor, and next to the young woman who was going the opposite way from everyone else, I see a brand new instructor get her music ready. My knees were a little sore at this point, but I was OK to keep going. During Zumba Kym's second song, when she decided we would samba at warp speed, my knees start aching, and by the end of the song, they were throbbing. I literally had to stop, and rub my knee caps- as if that was going to help!
I woke up this morning and went for a run in the beautiful weather we have had recently, and felt great. Until I went up the hill of death in my neighborhood, at a pace that even my handicapped mom who uses a cane could walk, at which point my knees felt like they were going to pop out of place. I only finished 2 1/2 miles out of the 3 1/2 or 4 I had set out to do! So much for my knees not hurting WHILE I run. :(
I really hope this is a temporary issue, and I haven't done any long term damage, because I am thinking about doing a half marathon in a couple of months. OK- thinking about it is over! As my brother says- you only run that far and fast if you are getting chased. Now I shall rub my knee caps, in hopes that it will bring me good luck. Until I blog again, my bloggy world friends!