Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ow. Ow. Ow.


My knees, my knees, my knees are on fire.

Now I remember why I wasn't going to start jogging yet.

Owwwwwwwwww. My poor knees.

To be honest, I don't have really bad pain, like a serious tear or twist or anything like that. It's just some inflammation and stiffness.

I forgot what that feels like. That's what my knees used to feel like all the time before I lost 70lbs.

I'm still basking in the glow of my two mile jog. Whoo hoo! I really surprised myself.

But...that said, I'm not sure I'm ready for regular jogs yet. I am askeered of really banging up my poor little knee joints. Maybe I'll try once a week and build up to more?

I really don't want to injure myself seriously at this point. That would be awful. Better to be slow and safe than rush things and get hurt. The left knee in particular has never been the same since my torn meniscus.

It's so exciting though! I almost kind of wanted to try and jog home again tonight despite my knee soreness.

It was raining though -- a real rain, not one I was going to slog through.

I did manage to walk to work this morning despite getting a terribly late start (really, I swear, it wasn't my fault - the boiler broke at my co-op, so no heat or hot water, which was awful).

I had a couple of rough moments debating what to do. Should I text my boss and tell him I was going to be 20 minutes late?

I'd only be late if I stuck to my plan and walked to work. If I took the subway, I'd get there with time to spare. We don't have to do a timeclock or anything crazy like that at work -- it's fairly flexible -- but he's been on me of late to start getting in by 10:30am. (Amazing that we start so late by most American business standards and yet I still struggle to get there on time!)

The dithering started -- what if he's mad at me, etc etc. I almost ditched my walk just so I wouldn't have to risk setting off his legendary temper.

Then I thought, no, forget that. We're talking 20 minutes -- there's nothing urgent going on this morning, he'll survive. Text him and tell him you are running late but will be in before 11am. He'll get over it.

So I did, and he did, and it wasn't a big deal at all. Come to think of it, my knees weren't that aggravated this morning, but did start to bother me at work after my very fast trek down to the office.

I tried to go extra fast to mitigate the lateness; maybe that overdid it after the jog the night before?

I'll monitor carefully before my next jog.

As for my Vigilance-Girl cape, it's still working! I highly recommend getting one and wearing it AT ALL TIMES. Remember, nobody can see it but you. ; -]


  1. Yeah, I think I'll get a Vigilance-Guy Cape. Good call!

    Way to talk yourself into walking--it's that kind of thinking that gets you through things, huh?


  2. Great job walking in!

    And congrats on the jog.