John, Nice running and in the top 12% which is very respectable. I am not sure I would do a xcountry a few days before a 5k PB attempt.
ceal, I am not sure about the weights. I am acutely aware of it now but prior to being injured I did not notice anything worrying. I did do a lot of squats, 60+ a time and that may have triggered things, who knows. I don't show any of the obvious symptoms of arthritis so it will be interesting to see what the xrays reveal.
TS, No best dressed runner award?
I ran or I should say ran/walked 2.5k yesterday and 3.7k today. Knee feels good very little discomfort but I still favour it heavily and I am not sure why, maybe habit. My cadence is very slow so I am going to try and increase that and see if it improves my gait.
Hello all, I am feeling much improved and am going to attempt a run this morning as it is such a beautiful day. What ever ailed me seems to have gone away but I do have an appointment with a cardiologist next month to discuss my ecg.
Ceal was corrected as always and my knee seems to be osteoarthritis rather osteoporosis, not sure where the confusion came from as I was very sceptical about the latter. My doc feels that is it just wear and tear for my age and has scheduled me to see a sports doc. I have had both knees xray'd in preparation. Right now I have virtually no pain in both of them. My question will be, what do I have to do to keep running?
I must apologize as I have not kept up with the thread too well of late. Now I am back in the land of the living I will make a better effort.
aws, Impressive pic as always. My attempts at art have progressed and I have finished my advance drawing course. I enjoy portraits and having slowly got better at it but everyone has now had enough of me drawing them so I am looking for new victims. My last batch were my running buddies but I have yet to show them the results.
No progress on the house sale, not even a single viewing!!!!
Spring has arrived, the snow has nearly all gone and the daffs are beginning to grow, it will not be long before I am complaining of being too hot.
Hello all, it is good to see some quality running going on. Things have not been going too well for me. I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis in my knee which created the Baker's cyst. It is progressing and feeling better but I have an appointment with my doc on Wednesday to decide on treatment if any. To make things worse I came down with some nasty bug that had me throwing up continuously with all sorts of strange chest pains. So after a visit to the Emergency department I am now scheduled for an appointment with a cardiologist as the Emergency doc did not like my ECG results.
I feel like crap but at least the chest pains are much reduced and I can eat without being sick. Not the greatest post I have ever written.
I had an appointment with my physio today. She feels the bursa in my knee are not healing fast enough and that I need to give it more rest. She has recommended no running for 2 weeks. I can xtrain but no running. My knee is more comfortable and I can run but I still cannot put my full weight on a bent knee so I tend to favour it still. She feels I may do damage by running off kilter. So spinning and rowing it is with lots of weight to burn off my energy.
Alsoran, I have an Aws painting of my house hanging in my hall and visitors often comment on it.
ceal, Glad to hear your bug has departed. Its Canadian cousin has descended on our house, we are all affected. Our lungs are clear but headaches and aches seem to be the main symptoms. I ran a 5k outside yesterday but it was very slow and my HR was through the roof. A rest day today or until whatever it is leaves.
TS, The lower end of the house market around here is doing very well but our space is dead. It was really fed by the hitech boom around here but that has collapsed so we have turned into a government town hence noone buying. The house is way too big for the two of us as my youngest will be off to another uni to do her masters next term which leaves us rattling around. We will continue trying but if nothing happens we will probably do some major changes just to make it different and stay.
Columba, I literally have never done anything remotely artistic. I have a huge ten weeks behind me and am still just improving and learning techniques. Aws has an obvious artistic talent and it shows through in his composition but I am all technique. My instructor felt I should try painting but it is way too messy for me. I like the detail and structure of drawing. It is very like designing software where the more time and effort you put into getting the basic structure right the better the end product.
I may have mentioned previously that I have two Westies, one of which is a rescue. He is blind in one eye, partial deaf and not too stable on his pins but still enjoys his walks. I usually take them for a couple of k after my trip to the gym and on yesterday's walk he managed to get himself into trouble. The snow is melting and the ditches are full of water but they are shielded by high snow banks. As there is no traffic or people about they are usually not on a lead. The young female decided to climb up the snow bank and take a look at the water in the ditch. The rescue always follows her so he too clambered up the bank, wobbled and fell in. Normally this would be just a case of grabbing his collar and pulling him out but not with a rescue. He bites if handled roughly. So what to do, I decided to risk the bite. I now have two holes in my swollen thumb and a very traumatised dog.