So week 2 run 2 tonight. I'm enjoying the program so far. Early days but running for 90 seconds 6 times is a big deal to me.
However, when taking up this challenge I did have a worry in the back of my mind that my knees may not be up to this.
Due to 3 years worth of abuse to my knees in high impact roller derby, they tend to ache a lot generally but more so after exercise.
I wear knees supports through exercise and they do help at the time but the day after I always find myself in quite a bit of pain and unable to bend, flex, squat etc. And climbing stairs is a bit of a nightmare. Anything weight bearing I guess. They also make a grinding sensation when I flex them.
Tonight after my run I was unable to stretch my leg straight for about an hour as it was too painful. Even now writing this I'm aware of it throbbing.
My mum began with osteoarthritis problems in her knees in her 40's. I'm 36 so not far off and I'm worried I'm genetically pre programmed to develop the same.
I've spoken to the doc about my concerns a number of times and I'm always told it's just general wear and tear.
I don't know if it's just aches and pains to be expected cos I'm new to running and to strap up my knees and live with it, but I also feel that it shouldn't affect me as much as it does at my age.
I'm just feeling a bit down because I thought I'd finally got my teeth into a form of exercise I was really enjoying and now I might have to face the prospect of having to give it up.
I'm just having a bit of a moan really. I'm not asking for answers but any advice (and sympathy) is always welcome. Thanks.