Okay, so I'm pretty proud of myself
This summer I've been really good about running at least three times a week and often four or five times a week. This is a big deal because I've never been athletic and never run for fun or exercise in my life. I've worked my way from about thirty-five minutes and almost three miles last June to fifty minutes and four and a half miles now (my next goal is to do this in less time). It's still really hard and I'm completely reliant on my iPod for motivation, but some days it's just easier than others. Also, I play a game in my head where I see how many other people that are on the treadmill that I can out last (I totally win every day).
Doing this (and wearing heels everyday) has really taken a tole on my bad knee. And subsequently my ankle, hip and even my neck were starting to be painful. I cornered friends and relatives for free medical advice and finally took some and started stretching a couple weeks ago. As well, I got a massage last Friday and oh my goodness it has made all the difference. It's not agony to walk down stairs any more and my knee isn't screaming through my first two miles everyday.
And the best part is that the winter clothes that I put away last Spring - now fit better!
Okay, end of bragging, I won't talk about this again for a long time.