Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Breaking Through

I have hit a wall in my life. Actually, I know that there are several walls in my life that I need to push through. The one most obvious has to do with exercise. We've been doing our weight loss challenge for ten weeks. I have had some success. I could have more if I could really break my soda habit, as well as my fondness for fried things. I'm working on it. I'm having a hard time with excercise. I've gotten bored with my workout, but I'm also unwilling to change it. I know what I'm capable of and what to expect with my current routine. But of course, once I get to the gym and get started I'm glad I'm there. But now I have a pain issue. I guess I went too long between workouts, because my knee hurts after each workout this week. I can walk and jog for about 45 minutes before the pain starts to get noticable. And once I get off the treadmill, it hurts to take normal strides. But by the time I go to bed it feels fine. So I know I just have to work through the pain. I need to keep up my routine and I will get through this and will be capable of even more after the pain subsides.

How many other areas of my life are this way? I'll be thinking on this one for a while because I know there is room for growth in several areas.
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  1. Hmmm. You say it is your knee that hurts?

    Muscle pain? Yes, go ahead and work through it.

    Knee pain? The actual joint? That's a different story. When I started to get knee pain after running I found out my stride was wrong and was stressing the joint. Once I got a new pair of orthotic inserts for my running shoes the problem went away.

    I'm not saying this is what is happening to you but joint pain during or after exercise should not be ignored. Pushing through it can make it worse and cause some serious damage.

  2. I feel your pain. I have started to have pain in my knees and one heel since starting a new body step class. My old step class was lower impact and I really think that makes a big difference. I took a few Advil today so see if that helps. As for you, maybe only run for the 45 min til you start to hurt and then slow down to a walk. To me 45 min of running is awesome! I will be eager to see what other people say too. Good luck!

  3. We have never met, I am actually visiting you from your comments you had left on my blog. I feel the need to beg you to be careful with your knee. I injured mine at work several years ago and have undergone three knee surgeries so far. And I am not done yet. I have a laundry list of things that I am now physically unable to do. Ever. And now that I have possibly scared you I will stop. I am sorry if I did. I am just really militant about people's knees. It's weird, I know! I just wouldn't wish what I have endured on anyone.


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