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Thursday, July 28, 2011

As some of my long time spark friends may remember, while training for my first marathon (feb), I hurt my knee towards the end of the training due to messing up my hip in yoga and then running with it out of whack. With LOTS of ice, rest, arnica and chiropractor visits, I was able to run (and mile 6 and beyond - hobble), and finish.

Well now, I am training for my second marathon in October...weeeeelll knee is HURT as well as my low back and hip. They are all swollen, and I am hurting.

Went to the chiro yesterday and he confirmed just how swollen they all were, and out of whack. He adjusted me, said get back on the arnica, ice and put a rolled up towel under back and knee every night for 20 min before bed and take it easy.

Fast forward to today. Took vacation day and went to disneyland (already planned for over a month). Knee, according to friend, looked a little swollen but felt okay..by afternoon, my lower back was killing me! And now, my knee just feels 'unsteady'.
I called my trainer and cancelled my session for tomorrow..and he said good idea to just rest, and not to run long run this week, and will ease back in.

But now..I'm worried and even more depressed.

I still dont have my eating under control. my attitude is down and now i am stopping my training? I am scared I wont be back on track soon enough to do this marathon. I'm scared I am getting depressed. And I am scared that I wont get my eating back to healthy and I will continue to gain.

Things are not looking up right now, and I feel on the verge of tears. So frustrated I wanna scream!
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  • NKECHI711
    I wouldn't try to run this marathon while you're injured, if you don't rest and let it heal it could make your problems a whole lot worse. Good luck in what you decide to do and in your journey! emoticon
    3370 days ago
    Been there, done that, got the ACE bandages. Tendinitis is my middle name.

    If you haven't already done so, make sure your personal trainer is aware of your past injury, and keep him posted on everything that's happening with this one. Same with your chiro - their plans need to be in sync.

    As others have suggested, there are other low-impact activities you can do in the meantime. Swimming is great exercise with no impact at all.

    I know it's discouraging. I haven't done my favorite cardio workout (TurboFire) in over a month while nursing my shoulder. I've had to try other options in an attempt to not lose any strength or stamina. It can be challenging, but well worth the effort.
    3372 days ago
    First - Hang in there. There are other things you can do while you are resting up - ST with out knees - do exercises sitting or on a ball to support your back.
    3372 days ago
    Ok let's get your food in check ASAP, at least you can control that right?? I am here if you need me and I am working on my eating too. Be successful with eating till the knee gets better. Then once things heal up you won't be as set back :) Hope you are ok
    3373 days ago
    Noooo, I hate to hear this. Hoping this is just a temporary pause in your training. Hope after a day of rest tomorrow you'll be feeling better.
    3373 days ago
    Ok, so you might not be able to run this marathon. Rest up and get back to normal. Then, when you're better, you'll start training for your half and find another marathon to train for. As for your eating, I hear you girlfriend. Having a tuff time staying on track, too. What will we do with each other???
    3373 days ago
  • DMT1956
    rest days promote necessary healing

    have a look at some articles hear about injury

    even when we're not injured rest days are important.

    your goal is great but your body is important

    be kind to it and it will last longer and serve you well

    little habit changes take the eating and the exercise slowly

    one day at a time.your way ahead of me don't give up.

    i'm just at walk/jog but i'm being careful. something just

    threw me food track wise. but taking time to adjust and take

    stock is as important as beating the clock and reaching the


    handing you a warm compress and an ice pack. a long cool

    drink and some leisure resting time. you have full permission.

    emoticon award for necessary self caring.
    3373 days ago
  • no profile photo MARISSA741
    I wouldn't try to run a marathon when you are injured. It could make any problems worse. You're better off resting for a while, and doing some easy training when you feel well enough to do it.
    3373 days ago
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