So frustrated.

I was really starting to enjoy running.  It made me feel good, even though I was breathing way too heavily, way too early.  But it was a life change and those never come easy.

Now I’m just flat-out frustrated.  My knees started hurting after last week’s group run, by Sunday, I could barely walk.  And folks when I say barely, I mean it.  I hobbled to class on Wednesday to find out that I have a weak core – shocker.  Those five babies have left me with pretty much no ab muscles, to speak of, and evidently, a strong a core is super important when running.  Instead of running level, my hips are dipping and putting all the pressure on the insides of my knees.  Dag nabit.

So, ibuprofen, heat and exercises are my friends.  But, I’m not feeling an end in sight.  And the race is April 11.  Sorry for venting.  Just had to put it out there.  When I say I’m going to do something, I do.  I really, really, really don’t want to walk the 10k.  That’s just not acceptable.  At least to me it isn’t.  So, I’m super hopeful that this next week will allow my knees to heal and I can get back to my new favorite pasttime.


  1. Verdina Louisa on February 13, 2010 at 2:09 am

    I have heard, more than once, that running is too hard on your body. Walking is the perfect exercise. Listen to your body!

  2. Alexis D. on February 13, 2010 at 5:47 am

    I've had one baby and can only sprint! I admire you for taking on this new hobby, but maybe some speed walking is in your future 🙂

  3. Anonymous on February 13, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    give it time, K. Seriously be patient with yourself (mind and body) and it will all come together. Try some pilates core workouts. do ya'll have Wii fit, it has some good core moves.–shelley

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