Sunday, I took my husband up on his offer to walk about 3 miles round trip to a local Starbucks. We would walk there, rest and then walk home. I did great. I did not do what I usually do which is to say no and sleep in while he went on this walk. Yesterday I was all prepared to workout and picked a fitness video from my favorite site Fitness Blender. I was fully in to my 40 minute low impact cardio workout. I was focusing on the lower body. Minute 27 in a sumo squat, I felt a pop and then my knee hurt. BAD! I stopped, rubbed my knee, tried again, no go. I felt the back of my knee and discovered an egg sized lump. Not good. So not good.
I admit that I will sometimes self diagnosis my ailments. Not really the best course of action. So I iced it, elevated it, and felt it hurt all night. So this morning I called my Orthopedist who I have not seen in 2 years for a couple days from now. I already had an appointment scheduled with my Chiropractor for today so I will get an adjustment and a massage. But I am beyond annoyed.
My middle aged body has improved so much since losing weight. I have so much less pain, so much more mobility, and I generally feel amazing. Injuries are not fun for me. They totally slow me down and I am now out for the count for the rest of the week for any cardio. I did find a great upper body stretch video for about 15 minutes of stretching. It is something and better then doing nothing. But not what I was planning and hoping for. I can walk a bit so I its not like I am hobbling around. So its not so bad. Thursday I should know more and hopefully this is a very temporary thing and I can get back on track. Because for me there is no going back.