My niece has been running. She is having a measurable amount of success and because I had been struggling, I wanted that for myself. So I ran.
Actually I shuffled. Thursday morning I shuffled around the pool, out front of the school in the bus lane, over to the Seminary building and around the back of the school shop and Ag area. Whew. I felt great! All energized and breathing deeply. I hurried and picked up the parking lot while I was out there and the area out back as well. Friday morning I thought I’d try it again. I shuffled out the front door. Ouch! What was that pain shooting in my right knee just below the knee cap. Oh yah. My torn knee where I had the scope. Ohmyheck! What is the sharp pain up the back of my butt and into my hips? OK, clearly this was not going to be an easy run jog shuffle. But I didn’t want to give up on my second day, so I continued. [Note to self: When something is hurting, s.t.o.p.] I went around the pool counter-clockwise and over to the FB field along the fence. I was in pain. I hurried and picked a bunch of garbage along the fence and headed in.
Here’s the important part. Saturday morning I could hardly walk! I limped around most of the day. It was our Health Fair/Business Expo/BVEA Annual Meeting at the high school and I worked nine hours on a really sore and swollen knee. I had found a patella support brace in the lost and found [ask any of my kids — it’s truly my favorite place to find almost anything] and put it under my pants to stabilize my knee and that seemed to help a titch.
I see my friend, Trish, running after school all the time. She swims in the morning and runs after classes. Amazing. And she looks great. Another friend, Jann, goes way overboard. She runs, bikes, swims and teaches aerobics. Crazy! My sister emailed that she and her daughter are doing the Weight Watcher 5 K walk in June. I’m so proud!
But, no. It’s time to admit to myself and everyone in the blogosphere. [Although I use to run a lot — and even took second place in a 5 K in Toledo one year.] [My claim to fame!]
I’m not a runner. Back to strength training in the weight room for me. :[