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Quote du jour: The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.
- Sonya Friedman
Yesterday, I managed 50 minutes on the elliptical without any complaint from Damn Knee. Today, I want to try something different. I want to see if I can jog, even just a little. Slow jogging, slogging, for a minute or so at a time with intervals of brisk walking in between. Worth a try. If it turns out to be too much for Damn Knee, then I'll go back to the elliptical for a while longer. Just so long as I get out there and move. Besides, it provides me with an excuse to ignore the housework. That's always a plus.
I figure posting this up here is the one way to guarantee that I'll actually get out there and do it. Otherwise, inertia will claim me for her own.
Done! About 15 minutes walking with some slow jogging. Plus, 20 minutes on the elliptical to warm up.
Oddly enough I find that biking has hurt my knee more than running, and running slower hurts more than running faster. Yes, I know, that is weird. Good luck with the motion! House cleaning is over rated anyways. Want to join with me to start a dust bunnies preservation society?
I hear ya on Damn Knee. I have one of those myself. Sometimes the elliptical sets it off, other times it's a better option than the treadmill.
Good luck on the running! I miss it. But I guess the one good thing about having my foot screwed up with plantar fasciitis, is that it keeps me from doing most of the things that irritate the Damn Knees. So it's the elliptical for me.
Hope it goes well, and don't try to do TOO much. Learned that one the hard way.
Good luck with the slow jog. I hope DK doesn't fight back. C McS is right - don't do too much!
Hope the knee behaves, and if you wear glasses, taking them off can make the dust disappear.
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