Day 84

Day 84: Forward/Backward

I have been training for the Cold Turkey 5K which is on Saturday.  I was doing so well.  I ran 2 miles without stopping…while pushing a stroller!  If you haven’t ever run while pushing a stroller, try it!  You will learn that you run totally different.  You don’t swing you arms, you lean over a little more, and you are pushing something.

I was moving forward big time because I can still remember how excited I was when I made it 3 minutes without stopping. :)  I was really starting to feel like, “I am going to be be ready to kick this 5K in the butt.”  Okay, maybe not so much kick it in the butt, but at least I wasn’t going to get my butt kicked because of it.  ha ha  My goal was to not walk.  Even if I was moving at a slow pace I didn’t want to walk.  Secretively I wanted to make it to the finish line under 40 minutes but I was just going for not walking.

Then something happened.  I don’t know what it was but all of a sudden my knee was hurting.  It was kind of on the side but also in the back.  At first I thought it was just my IT band giving me fits—because it has in the past.  But then the pain lasted longer than just when I worked out.  Then it started to hurt in my knee cap.  I started to fear that if I kept pushing it I would end up tearing my ACL or doing something that would require surgery.  I started to get a little nervous.

This was a step backward.  I couldn’t let it beat me.  On Tuesday I ran.  This was the day I ran 2 miles without stopping.  Toward the end my knee was popping with every step.  Made me a little nervous but I wanted to hit that 2 mile mark so bad I pushed it.  On Wednesday instead of running I did turbo kickbox.  Then on Thursday something came up so I missed working out. On Friday it snowed so I couldn’t get outside and when my hubby got home that night it was too late to workout.  I should have just done a video at home, but I didn’t.  On Saturday we went to a Veteran’s Day program, decorated for Christmas, and then went to a scholarship concert that night.  Another missed day of working out.  Sunday has always been a no workout day for me.  Monday I really wanted to go running but I was afraid it was a little too chilly for B…plus he has a cold and I didn’t want to make it worse.  I ended up doing a workout video after I got Beckham down for the night.

So here it is Tuesday…the race is Saturday.  I am super nervous!  I want to run the whole time…no walking!  But I am afraid my knee won’t hold up.  I have been downing the Glutamine pills and drinking Joint Juice.  Say a little prayer for me, please.  I need all the steps forward I can get!!

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