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Holding on for the apple pie!

Monday, October 03, 2011

My husband bought apple pie a few days ago, but we have not been able to eat it yet because every time it gets to the evening I've used up my calories! So, today I planned it. Now I'm sitting waiting for my husband to get home and staying as far away from the fridge as possible!! I know I will enjoy that apple pie when we get to it - guilt free!

Food has become more special since I've had to begin planning special treats - that's what they are now: special. Something I've planned for, waited for, not mindlessly munched on while watching TV.

Something else has happened. I suffer from quite severe knee pain when I jog, and for the last three months I've just lived with it. The pain always goes away and only comes back half way through my run, so I've hoped it will just go away. This weekend I suddenly found myself paying attention to the pain and deciding I should just check with a doctor that I hadn't damaged my knee more. I want to be able to run for a long time, now I want to take better care of my knees. So, the appointment is booked for Friday. This is new - this extra care I'm giving myself.

All the blogs, message boards and articles are so helpful. I'm taking so many tips from people about everything - listening to motivational songs, focussing on more than just the numbers, increasing my strength training for better running - stopping when I have an injury.

So, thank you. This really is a team effort and I appreciate all the support!
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  • JOANNA202
    I'm impressed with your self control! It will definitely taste better when you get to it though.

    And good for you for looking after yourself. I'm a new runner too and having some hip problems, and from reading a few articles online it looks like there are some quite easy ways to make changes so that some pains go away. Hopefully yours will be one of those!
    3106 days ago
  • THETURTLEBEAR
    That's great! Smart planning. And glad you are taking care of those knees, in case they are trying to tell you something!
    3106 days ago
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