Saturday, November 14, 2009


So, my knee has felt great since I haven't been running on it. No pain on the stairs, no pain at work while I am crawling around on the floor, no pain with walking, or swimming, or yoga, or anything. But still no running.

It really is amazing how much running, or in this case, not running, affects my mood. More than I should really let it. I am significantly more edgy. I have been trying to really watch what I have been eating since I am not burning near the calories I do when I am out putting in the miles. That makes me a little grumpy too. I don't like being hungry but who does? Kona also has had to decrease her calories a bit and she isn't thrilled with it. The good news is that it is short lived and that hopefully by the end of November we will both be back at it, at least a little.

My goal is a nice, easy, short, pain-free run on Thanksgiving morning. I was initially hoping it would be a trail run but I think that it would probably be best to ease in with a couple of miles around here so as to keep the terrain more level. That will make my brain happy.

So, what have I been doing with my workouts? Anything and everything that doesn't hurt that stupid left knee. I have been swimming masters in the mornings 2-3 days per week. I have been lifting weights at least 3 times per week. Last weekend Mr KT and I went on a nice easy 1 hour bike ride as the weather was gorgeous. I have been doing Bikram Yoga twice a week. (I think I would do that every single day if I could afford it.) I have been doing a bit of shadow boxing and small amounts of kickboxing and jumping rope. I have been walking my 3.5 mile run route with Kona and I would just like to say that walking takes forever. I do love to be outside with my doggy though. I am going to consider Pilates, spinning (as the weather gets colder) and maybe some more cardio in there somewhere.

I am obsessed. That is what I have discovered in the last month. I am fearful of gaining the weight. I am anxious about not being "a runner". I will be try to be patient but man, it's tough for me.