Saturday, May 25, 2013

fit, but not running fit

Well, two week have passed since I had the second knee injected with the hyaluronic acid. This is meant to add extra fluid into my joint and stop any crunching between the patella and joints. It seems to have worked. What I did find out was that when you don't run for a while (in my case a LONG while), you sort of lose your running stamina. All of the long walks that I have done, the tai kwon do and the CrossFit - sure, I am fit. But not running fit.

Only one way to fix that!

Monday, May 20, 2013

thought for the day

"Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you're young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself." 

-John Bingham, running speaker and writer

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

knee #2 done

Ahhh! Just when you feel like you are invincible, it is time to head back the doctors and get another injection. Thankfully this is the second and last one!

The doctor today decided to inject through the front of the knee. Last week he tried to go through the medial and it didn't work, so he ended up going through the front. It went a lot smoother today, thank goodness. Still feels strange though - it is like when you go to blow up a balloon and you get to that point of resistance where you have to blow harder to stretch it and get more air into it. Well - my knee feels like we are at that point of resistance.

So far it doesn't seem to have swollen up as much, so I am happy. Two weeks! Only two weeks and I can try it out. How exciting!

Check this photo of my knee out. The angle is sooo flattering, but hopefully you can see the difference. Slight swelling after two hours.  I can still bend it slightly - which is a good thing! I wonder if knees are like trees and you can tell my age by those gnarly lines around them?

good form

this popped up on one of my Facebook feeds. I liked it and thought I'd share it. Not sure who to credit for it though... (apologies)