Enough is Enough!!

When do you say enough is enough and throw in the towel? To be honest, I’m not sure it’s the same for everyone. But for me, I have reached that point where I realized I can’t keep going the route I am. I need help!

knee

Since I started running again, there has not been a day that my knee has not hurt. Usually I can just ignore the pain and move on with my day. But running has become a nightmare. The pain is bad and I struggle to get to three miles. Last summer I was running 11 miles and today I can’t even do 3.. It makes me want to cry. And to add insult to injury, I have gained 10 pounds and my jeans don’t fit. Now I really want to cry!

On Monday, I decided I needed to do something about it and I went to the chiropractic sports medicine facility at my gym. Talking to him, he things I have what is commonly known as runners knee but also I have muscles that have over developed and are pulling my tendons out of alignment. This is causing my cartilage in my knees to wear faster and causing pain.

sad face

He did a couple adjustments and gave me an exercise. Monday night my knee killed! I mean throbbing, impossible not to focus on pain. But all day yesterday, I was able to walk around, do yard work, etc without any pain. And this morning I ran 2 miles!! Ok, the two miles weren’t perfect but it wasn’t as bad as it usually is.

I really hope this works because my waste band can’t take much more and I just want to run. I want to be healthy and wear a damn two piece swimsuit this year!! Is that too much to ask..

So fingers crossed, I really hope this is the answer. If you have had any knee problems, please let me know what you have done to get over them. I could use all the help I can get 🙂

 

 

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