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.