Many of you know that I tore my ACL snowblading and had surgery in 2003, and my knee causes me problems from time to time. When I (re)embarked on this running journey, I knew I had to start slow because of the knee (JP, my knees!!) and so far it hasn't been too bad. I still have pain once in awhile, but I just ice it and I am as good as new the next day.
Typically, I get up about 6 am and run on the treadmill at the gym. I also throw in some time on the bike and if I am really ambitious, I will go for the StairMaster as well. But the majority of my time is spent on the treadmill, learning to love running.
The reason I bring this up is because I want to compete. I somehow convinced my mom, Marina and Claudia to do a 5K with me in May (I told them they could walk/run, while I will be running). But 5Ks aren't really racing (at least not in my world) and I want more.
So I will be updating you from time to time on my running and how I am improving. For example, this morning I ran 27 minutes without my knee hurting. AMAZING!! While this may not seem like a lot (I know people who easily run 6-7 miles every morning), it is a big deal for me.
Thank you and I will now be getting off my soapbox.