My right knee has been giving me issues for the past 6 months or so. In October, I visited the doctor & had an MRI. He diagnosed me with Runner's Knee & said it is likely I'll never run farther than 6 miles again.
I'm so sad, frustrated & mad!
I started physical therapy last week. She told me that she could get me running 13.1 again, but she doesn't recommend it. She said she's thinking about my body 10-20 years down the road. And, she doesn't think "anyone" should run more than 6 or so.
These are two people I've trusted & my athletic community trusts. Right now, I don't know what to do.
I decided to join a Galloway program a few weeks ago. If I do a 30 second run, 30 second walk, I'm only running about 6 miles, right? Well, my knee isn't ready. I could do the 3 miles the first two weeks, but my knee ached for days afterwards.
Part of the issue? I'm just so TIGHT! My tendons are tight & so my running form isn't good. If I ever am going to really run again, I need to get that issue fixed.
I started tracking my food again and am on day 3. I had a 'bad' day today, but decided not to run to the kitchen for help! I want to be DONE feeling fat & having my clothes not fit.
Kind of a rambling post, but I need to get back on track. And,my SP friends have helped me so much over the years.
My goal tonight: finish within calorie range (& I did about 15 minutes of pilates!)
My goal tomorrow: 20 minutes of exercise & track food & stay in range
It's the Christmas season! It's supposed to be wonderful & magical! I'm hoping to re-find that magic.