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The First Step


Back To Running
By: BackToRunning

Hi, my name is Katerine! I ran high school cross country, and continued running regularly until about five years ago when I injured my knee and had to get knee surgery. I really miss running and want to get back into it, but now I'm out of shape and worried about reinjuring my knee. This blog will be about my progress. 


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The First Step - Feb 07
Before two years ago, I don't remember a time that I didn't run. I was the way too energetic grade schooler that made teachers and parents sigh, and ran cross country in ...
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Posted: Feb 7, 2011 12:30
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    Before two years ago, I don't remember a time that I didn't run. I was the way too energetic grade schooler that made teachers and parents sigh, and ran cross country in high school. I continued running regularly despite busy college and work schedules. However, about five years ago I injured my knee and had to have knee surgery. I did over a year of physical therapy, three times a week. Since then, I've kept in shape swimming, riding a stationary bike, and going on short walks. 
     
    I miss running and want to incorporate a regular routine back into my life, but I'm out of shape and worried about reinjuring my knee. I'm only 35, so I feel like I have lots of years of running ahead of me as long as I stay safe, but I'm still concerned.

    Does anyone have advice? I'm thining about getting a treadmill, but I've always preferred running outside, so I'm not sure how much use I'd get out of a treadmill. I've also been doing leg curls, leg presses, and leg extensions to build up my knee strength and protect it from future injury. What else can I do to prepare?

    I plan on using this blog to track my progress, so wish me luck!  

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  • By: AmariT: Feb, 07, 2011 13:20 PM
    Good luck! Make sure to take it slow and if you feel any pain at all in your knee, back off a little. Despite the old adage "No pain, no gain" you shouldn't actually feel pain. That's a sign that something's wrong.


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