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No more running for me

Updated: May 24, 2023

For those who know me, they know that I am an avid runner. When I am stressed, I run. When I am sick, I run. When I am happy, I-you guessed it-run. Even my husband knows when it is time to kick me to the streets-to run.

Well, I finally hit something that will lead me to not be able to run for 6 WEEKS! To most this isn't a big deal. To me, it is like taking a candy from a five-year old. I would rather kick and scream in an irrational manner than to be told that I have to lay off of-running!

For about two years now, I have had this thing on the outside of my left knee that can be moved to allow for movement. Obviously, it is painful, but not enough to keep me from running. I would just tell myself that after a certain distance the pain would go away and it would.

Well, then my hip kicked in because it was getting jealous of the attention I was giving the knee. This prompted me to get it checked out. Low and behold, my knee has several things floating around trying to find the perfect place to settle down. When they find that little nook, it sends massive pains almost to the point of vomiting. I know, too much info.

Now I get to have a little scope to get them babies out, but it will lead to me having to set aside running for 6 WEEKS! (did I say that already?)

What will I do about it? Grit now has to kick in. I have to create a massive plan nutritionally and physically. Oh, to top it off, my Spartan buddy, Paula, and I are set to run the Notre Dame Spartan Stadion. Yes, in South Bend, Indiana. I told doc that I really want to do this race, and lightly pressured me to be on the same page as him with the recovery and the possibility of a no-go, UGH!

I can do this, right! I will spend 6 weeks going through a total body healing and still prepare for this race without working my lower body with squats or lunges or BURPEES.

I will take everything that I have been preaching to others about getting healthy, and practice on myself, yet again.

I hope you spend the next 6 weeks watching this all unfold.

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