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Operation Cardio

By Robin Dearing

I like being active, but I like lying down more … way more. To combat my penchant for lying down, I’ve been pushing myself to get more cardio exercise.

A couple of weeks ago I started going to the CMU’s gym to use the cardio machines. You know CMU’s gym, it’s the one with all the young college students. It’s intimidating, but overall I like their gym. It’s very open with lots of windows and lots of machines.

I started using the ellipticals, but didn’t feel like I was really pushing myself hard enough. This week I decided to start running/ walking on the treadmill for 3.1 miles (aka 5K) a couple of times a week.

I like that I have a distance goal instead of a time goal because I push myself to finish faster. And you know what? I’ve already shaved three minutes off my time.

And you know what else?

I think it’s going to kill me.

After I’m done with my 5K, I stagger across campus to try to find my car. I’m sweaty and flush. My legs are made of Jell-O. My head is foggy. If this is the runner’s high I’ve heard about, I’m getting ripped off. I look like I’m diseased, spreading contagion all over the young people on their way to class.

Once I stop sweating, my hips and knees start aching. And they never stop. My right knee is still singing the blues from my trip to the gym yesterday.

I see people running and they don’t look like they are in pain or on the verge of crying. Maybe I’m doing it wrong. Or maybe I just need to go lie down.
 

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When my knee used to bug me after running I discovered that my calf muscles were really tight.  Sometimes stretching those muscles will in turn help your hip and knee not to hurt.

Maybe you are doing too much too fast! Continue doing the 3.1 miles, but dont try to push to do faster and faster, until your hips and knees are not as sore.  You should stretch and warm up before running, then again after. Ice pack with a cloth between the pack and your skin, for 10-15 min should also help your knee pain.




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