Firstly, it's Saturday night and yep, we're staying in. My man are I have been asked to be godparents to our gorgeous little nephew and the Christening is tomorrow, early. It's also been crazy weather in Sydney! Lots of rain and wind and people dying. Not really fun. I hope it gets a little calmer soon.
So my dilemma is whether to run or not. When I was younger, I had sore ankles/knees when I played netball so I had them x-rayed. They found that I had too much gel-like stuff in between my joints so when I did anything too high impact, it would cause friction and cause me pain. There was a medical term for it but being around 10, I only remember it as "cala-popsicles" but yeah, I have a problem that's always been there and running is bringing it on again.
I've been doing the C25km for 3 weeks straight now and my knees are killing me. They even sound "crunchy". It's seriously been effecting me every day, even when I'm not running. And yep, I have good running shoes and have good form (so I've been told). It even effects me doing yoga and this is so not cool! I don't want to give up but I don't want to stuff myself around either. I don't "need" to run but I've been enjoying it. I do yoga, power walk, hoop, cycle and hopefully will go back to rock climbing as well soon but can I accept that I will never be a runner? I am really in love with the idea of running.
I even wonder, if I lost a little more weight, will that take off some of the extra pressure when I run? I can afford to lose a little more weight because I am at the top end of my healthy weight range. But do I really want to focus on my weight again aswell?
I have to decide what I'm going to do by Monday. I need to make a decision. I know what my doctor will say. Stop running because you don't need to.