A torn meniscus = two months of inactivity.
Surgery to repair a torn meniscus = an additional 3 weeks of inactivity.
Nearly thee months of inactivity = flab, extra weight, and the overwhelming desire to RUN! (I have even been dreaming about it again.)
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been given the go-ahead from the surgeon to walk and bike. (I can also use the elliptical and swim, but these are not activities that I love.) The knee is not ready to run (I tried to run a few steps this week, and, no.)
But activity > inactivity, so walking and biking it is.
And oh, how glorious it is!
I have walked regularly the last couple of weeks. I have done ab workouts and upper body dumbbell workouts. I have ridden my bike to work and to the pool on multiple occasions.
And the knee is doing ok keeping up with me.
But I forgot about one thing.
Yes, that is right, my muscles are SORE! That’s what a couple of months of not working out will do to you. You have to start over again.
And yet, even though I am sore, I am happy. It is a good sore. It is pain not from injury, but from exercise. And I love it.
Over the last few years (9 or so I believe), I have been on a wellness journey. I have gone from never walking to constantly running. I have gone from never having run farther than a mile to completing 39.3 miles in two days. I have gone from eating whatever I want to cutting out sugar, meat, dairy, and eggs. I have gone from completely uneducated about food and fitness to researching and reading about how I should be fueling my body.
I have learned much and just like I want to help people on their spiritual journeys, I have been wanting to find a way to help people on their physical journeys as well. (And in case you didn’t know, the two really do go together!)
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