Thursday, November 6, 2008

Barely Broken-In

My running shoes that is. I just got a new pair because my shins starting hurting - usually a sign it's a little past the right time to get new running shoes. However, pain in my legs, my left knee primarily, kept getting worse. Long story short, after a Dr. visit Monday, to follow up with trouble I have had with my left knee in the past, I am now having surgery Tues. - just a knee scope and possibly repair of some tearing. I am not too worried about it, and should be home the same day, but I am more bummed about the fact the Doc told me I need to give up running. I've always been very careful, because I know I have bad knees/arthritis. I only run on the treadmill, am conscious of doing strength exercises the correct way, and don't do any other high impact exercising, other than running anymore (I used to be big into step aerobics - not good for the ole' knees). I've become very passionate about running - I like the way it makes me feel - free, challenged, time just for me to think, contemplate, the euphoric high it gives me. I have never sensed that with any other exercise and I have been into a lot of things - Jazzercise, aerobics, pilates, yoga, weigh lifting, spin - tried just about everything in the quest to lose weight and keep it off. Running really did do just that for me as far as the weight thing goes - better than anything else I have tried in the past.
OK, OK - enough of my whining. At least I will have more time to scrap while I recover - will need to stay off the leg for a little while. Walking is still OK, and after a recent trip with my dogs to the vet - they both need to lose some weight, so we can all enjoy some walks around the lake. Speaking of my boys - I gave them both a bath the other day. They are all clean and smelly-good. Ahhh - they look like they have no worries...Lafferty and Gulliver.



11 comments:

mommy2alex said...

Goodness, good luck on Tuesday, I'll say some prayers for a speedy recovery for you.
Your boys look like such big sweeties, they'll enjoy their walks around the lake with you I'm sure!

Susan Beth said...

Sorry about the need for surgery and the need to give up running. My husband is a runner, and giving it up would be best for his hip that will eventually need replacement, but he can't even begin to imagine life without running. It is an addiction. Cute dogs too, by the way.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

feel better I gave up the things I like to do to make sure my knees stay good to me.

HL0517 said...

Good luck - hope everything goes okay. Have you tried an eliptical trainer?? you still get a good work out similar to running but w/o the knee impact.

Rita said...

Good luck with your surgery on Tuesday! I'm not a runner, but I can understand why that would be hard to give up.

Lisa Dorsey said...

Sorry to hear about your surgery. Ouch. Love those pictues. So cute.

Lyn said...

I hope all goes well with your injury... I have a love-hate relationship with running... love what it does for my body, hate doing it! LOL Right now I am in an "off" phase and really need to get back into it. 2 times a week isn't cutting it!
Cute pups!

Kristii said...

So sorry you have to give up running!! Wishing you a speedy recovery!! Love your poochie pics!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Cricket said...

Sorry you won't be able to run anymore girl, but walking is awesome too!

Had a fabulous time this weekend...can't wait until next Saturday! Sending lots of good thoughts and prayers your way on Tuesday!!

smiles,

Tracy Lathrop said...

Love the pics of the "boys"!!! So totally a Gully pic that one is!!! Lol! I can vouch for the smelling clean part and boy oh boy are they soft!!

Carla said...

Just checking in...hope all went well with your surgery...let me know how you are doing and have a great time this weekend with Cricket and Tracy! I miss your giggly self!