Thursday, April 07, 2011
It's no secret that I sometimes lack motivation to get out and run, but I really do throroughly enjoy all of the benefits. The exercise makes it easier to keep healthy eating habits, I'm loving the additional energy, it helps with my mood and quite frankly gives me something new to achieve and pat myself on the back for.
This morning I'm faced with a road block. My sad reality that I have condromalacia patella. Bascially, it's when the cartilage under the knee is sofening or breaking down. Mine is to the point of almost no cartilage and my knee is killing me! I was diagnosed in high school and thought it was fabulous! Just the excuse I needed to get me out of running laps, stadiums and all that other physical activity that seemed less than fun.
Funny how things change. I got home from my run anxious to surf the web for solutions, treatments and all the answers that will fix me. Unfortunately (as of yet) I've found none. All I can find are pitty stories of how this aweful condition keeps otherwise healthy and active people, inactive. That is NOT the answer I was looking for!! I WANT to run, I WANT to do Zumba and I WANT to be able to increase my exercise regimen to include more!
While I'm in a bit of pain today, I will not give up researching and looking for solutions. In the meantime, I'm just going to work through the pain. Probably not the best idea.... while I enjoy the benefits, I don't want to have worthless knees by the age of 40.
That said, I would love any feedback or suggestions! I'm desperate!