So I went to see my doctor yesterday about my hurting knee.
It seem that my desire to complete the couch to 5k program and eventually run a marathon has come to a juddering short pause. My knee pain is caused by a weak quadriceps on my left side. If you don’t know the quadricep muscles are part of your thigh and a part of their job is holding the knee in place. So basically as i have gone from couch potato to too much exercise I have aggravated the joint thus causing the aching hurty knee.
So for the moment the C25k has to go on hold. I pushed my body too fast and now my body is pushing back. Having discussed my routine with the doctor she has advised that i don’t attempt to run for at least a month and instead take a 20 min brisk walk in place of my C25k and to make good use of the Quad machine at the gym. She also said to take 2 or 3 days break from any strenuous form of exercise to allow my body to heal. She did give me some stretches (which i have been doing) to help build up the weak quad. Other than that stay off the leg as much as possible.
Thing is today is supposed to be a gym day and i actually missed going. Kinda a weird statement for a 15 stone 8 3/4 pound (99kg in case you were wondering) ex smoker who three weeks ago thought exercise was the dirtiest of dirty words. That said it is genuinely irritating me that i can’t work out properly. The most galling thing of it all though is that I know that the only person to blame is myself.
Still onwards and upwards. Just need to rest. Ease off and follow the docs advise.
All this has put me in a strange mood though
How strange you ask.
Here is a random picture of pineapple to show you.
Yeap that is how they are grown.
Now I wish I had two pens and an apple….