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Monday, February 8, 2010

Jump Up, Jump Up and Get Down

Just a quick postscript to Thursday's post:

  • I am going to Kauai, so let me know if you have been there and know some great spots to run!
  • Alicia is my new best friend since she said I look younger than 25. I might not be able to fool her once we meet in person though; we are going to plan a blogger meet-up as soon as I can run more than 3 miles at a time. I can't wait!


So Saturday we went to Jump On It, a 10,000 square foot room full of trampolines. I tried to tell myself it was a good idea since I do some exercises on the mini-tramp at PT (totally the same thing, right??). I was pretty cautious and didn't do anything crazy. It was fun and uneventful. Until later.

As soon as I got home, my knee started making this awful, crazy-loud popping noise when I go up or down the stairs or when I squat down. My knee doesn't hurt, but it is a little uncomfortable off and on throughout the day. And it feels like my kneecap is being heated from the inside out. So I have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon on Thursday.

Since it doesn't hurt or make that clicking noise when I walk or run, the question is: To run or not to run? The thought of not running until I know what is going on makes Thursday seem really far away.

Oh, and I'm starting to think I should change the name of my blog to I Have Bad Knees.

12 comments:

  1. Well I have bad knees would be easier than "my knee started making this awful, crazy-loud popping noise." But that's pray that your knees quiet down and the surgeon has good news on Thursday. Good Luck.

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  2. Oh, I would take a break until you hear with the doc says; you don't want to do anymore damage. I say this b/c I didn't take a break and ended up injurying myself MUCH worse. And you do look young, young, young!!!!

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  3. Take a break. Ice for the knee; beer for you.

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  4. I agree - wait and make sure you don't hurt something worse. Fingers crossed a few days of rest will help! Good luck!

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  5. ouch, hope the knees are doing ok.

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  6. Rest up until the knees feel better..... and ha ha on the blog name!

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  7. My knee clicks too when I go up/down stairs. It doesn't ever hurt though so I keep running and close my ears when I'm using stairs.

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  8. Wow, what an awesome place, my girls would just be in heaven! Get some ice on those knees!

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  9. I would take a break - that just doesn't sound like something you should be testy with. Good luck!

    The jump place looks like a ton of fun!

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  10. I run as long as I don't need to take pain meds and I'm not wincing! Stop if you feel pain! Proper advice would be to take a break and wait until Thursday!! I can't do trampolines! Not because of bad knees but because of 3 pregnancies...lol! Trampoline=bathroom break!

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  11. Uh-oh, that does sound a bit ominous. But good for you for jumping about after giving childbirth. I tried it once, and then I had to go change.

    Momshomerun

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  12. You name the time and place and I'm so there! Can't wait for our bloggy meetup. I never get to run with anyone other than the hubster and he's been MIA on the trails lately.

    I've been to Jump On It a couple times. My son had his 6th b-day party there. Last time I went with the YW from church and it was then I realized I'm no longer as young and spry as I imagined myself to be. I tried a simple trick that left me with a hurt back. Back pain= OLD! We all know that. ;)

    And no worries. Bad knees= overacheiving athlete. Hope it's nothing serious. Keep us updated!

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