Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Weak in the Knees

On Monday, I did my 3rd interval workout at lunch. Then when I got home, I did a Total Gym Workout in the evening. I'm not too terribly sore all over, but yesterday when I got up, my knees were a little weak! They didn't HURT so to speak... but just kinda feel funny.

I decided to take yesterday off, hoping that a little rest would do them good! I'm hoping my knee won't be a problem!

I had a snow skiing accident on our Church Sr Ski Trip in '98 up in New Mexico. I was coming down the mountain zig zagging like a good little beginner when all the sudden this snowboarder comes out of nowhere and somehow clips the back of my right ski. He hits it from the inside kinda so the back of the ski went to my right, twisted me around and I landed facing up the mountain. I still remember the guy just looked at me, got up and took off without so much as a Sorry or Are You Ok?! Hmmm I've kinda had a grudge against snowboarders ever since!!

So that was in Jan of 98 and then July of 98 I had to have Orthoscopic Knee surgery. I honestly don't even remember what they did (I think I blocked it out!) but I know I have 3 tiny little scars around that knee. I'm pretty sure I didn't rehab it all that great bc I wasn't worried about it back then... I was just about to head off to college for the first time and doing physical therapy was the last thing on my mind!

I've never been all that athletic, so I always thought it was odd that my knee hurt from time to time. Its not like I've been hard on it!

So I definitely don't want to reinjure the knee and am a bit concerned! Its only been 2 wks of this little journey I'm on and I dont want to get stopped before I even get started!!

I'm going to try to do my LAST set of the 1st interval running (2 min at a time) today at lunch! I'll let you know how the knee feels after that! It seems so silly that I would have an injury issue already!! I just started 2 wks ago! (wow was it just 2 wks?! So much has changed since then!)

Maybe I should wear a knee brace just as a precaution?? That seems annoying! I guess we'll see how it feels after today! hopefully I just overworked it on Monday and it will be fine as it gets stronger!
If you have tips on how to keep my knee safe- feel free to post!

Tiff, the R.I.T!


  1. I had knee surgery a few years ago and now I take extra care of my knees. I do a lot of squats and lunges to keep the muscles around my knees strong.

    keep up the great work! :)

  2. Thanks! I'll have to start doing that!