The Will To Run Is Strong…But The Knee Is Still Weak

My Saucony running shoes are screaming for a workout. But my knee is screaming louder. I hope by January I can lace these babies up for some 5k training.

My Saucony running shoes are screaming for a workout. But my knee is screaming louder. I hope by January I can lace these babies up for some 5k training.

I’ve really babied my knee these last 4 weeks. I cut back on my spin classes (missing nearly 2 weeks of classes). My trainer focused on my upper body during our last 8 sessions. Sadly my Tough Mudder training has taken a back seat to ice packs and rest. I even cut my daily walks down to 2-3 days/week. The result? My knee is feeling pretty good…but not great.

First the bad news: During my Friday yoga class, I felt pain during one pose (damn you, Child’s Pose). Just too much weight on my knee.

Now for some good news: There’s no pain when I walk or go up or down stairs (woo hoo!). And no swelling for nearly a week. Yesterday my trainer tested the knee out with some squats, leg extensions and presses – no pain but plenty of loud popping noises (not great). Read More