Injuries from running and/or training suck! We have all been there, and we all pissed and moaned our way through our recoveries. Some of us…myself for example…may choose to attempt to ignore the injury and just keep going. I did this with a knee injury once and learned my lesson quickly.
My good friend Kim (a distance runner who has already done 3 half marathons!) got some bad news a few weeks ago. She has two different tears in her meniscus and has to have surgery. I wish I could go down to Florida and be there for her surgery, because she is quite nervous. Please send a lot of good and positive thoughts her way…she could really use them. Also, pray that she stops making her injury worse! Yesterday she called me up to tell me how she decided to do some squats, “because I had to workout.” Needless to say she was telling me how much that hurt her. Did I mention that Kim is a runner too? Yup, that woman is going to need to be chained down, because I know she is out there still trying to do her cardio.
A quick question for everyone…Has anyone torn their meniscus or knows someone who has? If so, could you please comment here about it. Kim would love to learn as much as she can about what they went through before and after their surgery before her own surgery. Thank you!
Kim asked me to post another upper body workout, so she can do something in the workout department that doesn’t involve her legs. So, for Kim and anyone else out there with lower body injuries, or if you just want to work your upper body…Here is an upper body workout to keep you happy and keep your lower body injuries from getting worse. There is a cardio option for this workout that involves using your lower body (don’t do it Kim). I also have a few other upper body workouts on my workouts page.