Thursday, June 16, 2011
Running Once Again
Also a large part of my knee recovery I attribute to my yoga practice. Each teacher I have had I told them ahead of time that I had knee problems and they all seem to have added into the lessons poses that would be beneficial to my knees. Just being more mindful of the way I bend and use my knees has helped. While Vinyasa can be a challenge with my injured knee the act of getting into a pose and holding it has given me much more strength in my knees. I am not sure my right knee will ever be back to “normal” but as long as I can get the occasional run in I am extremely happy.
To those runners who have had an injury I offer the following advice… take it easy. This is your only body. You want to treat it with respect and listen to it. It is not great to be injured and I know we all want to get back at it as soon as possible but the harder we push it when we are injured the longer we will stay injured. I may have taken it too easy on my knee the last five months but I do not regret it. All I want is healthy knees and honestly speed walking can be pretty darn fun, even at races.
Another note about today’s run… I ran in my Team MARATHON Bar shorts this morning. They are your typical running short with the slits on the sides to make sure you have plenty of movement in the shorts to accommodate your running legs and well…they were completely awesome! I have never had these kind of shorts before because I always thought some of them looked really short and the material is really thin compared to some other running shorts. Now I know what I was missing! I think there is no going back for me now.
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