I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Knee issues

120 Days to the Marathon...and I went out for my 13 km run this morning. I got as far as the neighbors house and had to turn around. There is something wrong with my knee, and now my hamstring is compensating by tightening so much I feel as though I've been punched.

So...I got on my bike and rode the distance. That way I keep up with my cardio, and strengthen my quads.

I'm frustrated. What has changed? I ran the 10km race and felt amazing!!! I have not increased my distance that much since, and yet here I am starting the training with an injury. I've waited all this time to begin training and this is happening.

I can't straighten my leg today so I'm making an appointment with a physio.

I don't want to fall short of my goals because of injury. I would MUCH rather not do the marathon because of PREGNANCY. Hmmm....That gives me an idea ;)


Erin said...

haha you're too funny.
i guess you'll just have to pray about both this issues. who knows why God is allowing this to take place.

Carey said...

I hope your knee is feeling better. I have a questions for you? Do you have a treadmill(im sure you do)? If so, would you mind sharing what type, brand, etc. it is. I want to buy one, but not sure what kind to get. Im obviously not a runner, so one that is for walking is ideal, but i would not want to rule out the possibility of learning to run on one(plus my husband would like to run on one im sure). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.