Monday, June 22, 2009

When the going gets good....


... the good keeps going?



Today I went to the gym after work and knew that I needed to do some running. I have been pretty easy on my knee for the past two weeks with this darn issue. I swear, if it's not one thing, it's another.

Today's run was glorious! I was able to kick out a mere 5 miles and felt strong. It's one of those things that when it's going good, why stop?! A part of me wanted to keep going, finishing with 5 miles, but I knew I didn't want to push it. I still had a lot of my TriPower workout to do, as well as some stretching and PT exercises. Plus, I had to save some energy for volleyball tonight!

The results?! No knee pain, no stiffness, no soreness. Glorious! Like I said, this so-called-injury is the weirdest thing ever. It doesn't really bother me on the treadmill, and only bothers me on a rare occasion when walking. Sometimes I will rotate it funning and it will pinch. However, I will keep up with some strengthening and stretching, as well as rollin' around with the foam roller and hope it continues to get better.

Tomorrow morning I have swim practice if the weather cooperates. It just seems like all we are getting up here is rain for 3-4 days and then a day of sun, and repeat. Oh well, if we don't have outdoor practice, I have already written up a 2000M workout plan for at the Y. Gotta have plan B!

If you haven't checked out my previous post, I put up some pictures from the Tour De Cure this past Saturday! Once again, thanks for all the support!

Happy Monday, y'all!

14 comments:

IronGambit said...

I bet the weather is going to be awesome tomorrow!

Chad Aaron Sayban said...

Fantastic to hear you were running without any pain!

kelsalynn said...

YAY! "GLORIOUS"--- that's awesome! I'm so glad...

I bet all of the swimming and strength training has been great for your knee. Keep up with those things even though it feels better!

Michelle said...

Glorious running is pure beautiful running. I love a glorious run. Mostly, I've been having those sorts of runs except for the horrid humidity. That makes it sort of gloriously sucky. :O)

Anyway, I am sooo glad for your no pain run. I agree that the cross training helps. :O)

D10 said...

Great news about not having knee pain! Nice fiver, smart to not push it. Hope the rain hold off.

Shannon said...

YAHOO!

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Wes said...

A sweet 5 miler! Way to run smart!!!

Carolina John said...

Cool! no knee pain is a great thing. esp for 5 miles.

Jess said...

Wonderful news!

Marlene said...

Yay for a glorious run with no knee discomfort! Hopefully it will stay this way!

Hope you had (have?) a good swim!

Jess said...

Glad you were able to get a good run in without knee pain! YAY!

Holly said...

Glad to hear the knee is feeling better! Hope swim practice went well this morning!

aron said...

YAY that is GREAT news!!!!

N.D. said...

yeah! glad it was a great run!