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Skating
I went skating today during lunch. Since I went skating last thursday, we could stretch reality a little bit and say I went skating twice in one week! Good thing, since I won't make it back out for at least two weeks.

It was kind of frustrating today. Both of my knees were bothering me, and I just felt tired and wobbly. I know I'm worn out from the weekend, but I still would like to do better. I need to skate more to get to that point, but I barely am able to make time for the skating I do now. I suppose I should do some strengthening exercises when not on the ice or biking/running/whatnot, maybe that would help.

On the plus side, I was doing my moves relatively well. I just didn't feel smooth and natural during transitions on the ice -- and my stupid knees were hurting (each one in its own special way!).

I like skating, but there is a whisper in my head wondering if I should just give it up.

Or maybe I'm just tired and crabby. Good thing it's a short week!

...with luck, I'll feel energetic enough to do the club ride tonight. Personal PAs everywhere recommend bicycling for knees!

[Edit: apparently there are supposed to be storms a'comin', so the ride leader emailed us to say it's been canceled. He also included a link to information on lightning safety, so I guess he's serious!]

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abrokenstarr From: abrokenstarr Date: July 2nd, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Giving up something you like doesn't sound like a good decision.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 3rd, 2008 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Good point.
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: July 2nd, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like skating, but there is a whisper in my head wondering if I should just give it up.

Have you considered consulting some kind of health care professional? Perhaps someone who specializes in sports medicine?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 2nd, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
*laugh* I've considered it, but sometimes it's easier to just whine unproductively about things on the internet.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 2nd, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shane tried to convince me to tell you blue cheese burgers are good for your knees... I'm not convinced, but we could go for a nice walk down here somewhere....

You should invite us out to the club rids sometime, esp if it is Hines Dr or something.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 2nd, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
The club rides I go to are here in RO, that's one of the reasons I like them so much. Always feels wrong to drive somewhere in order to bike....

From: writerwench Date: July 2nd, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Skating and bike riding need similar strength in the knee joints. I'd join the group recommending you do more biking if you can't get to skating more often.

renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 3rd, 2008 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
I will! If it'll just stop raining, that is.... much nicer in good weather.
From: writerwench Date: July 3rd, 2008 06:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Fer sure! The boring indoors alternative is knee-bends and deep squats and all the stuff you already know. Yawn. My knees are beginning to trouble me now, which I resent deeply.
From: (Anonymous) Date: July 2nd, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

The "If You Had A Million Dollars" suggestion (ala BNL)

If YOU had a Million Dollars...


You Could... Build a tree fort WITH an adjoining-FULL-SIZED-enclosed-ice-skating-rink.

You could recoup some of your costs by renting it out to local hockey teams. And a Monkey could run the concession stand an he could serve stuff like little pre-wrapped sausages and things! And Kraft dinners! With Dijon Ketchup!

Yeah!...
renniekins From: renniekins Date: July 3rd, 2008 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: The "If You Had A Million Dollars" suggestion (ala BNL)

That'd be SO COOL!
pi3832 From: pi3832 Date: July 3rd, 2008 11:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Personal PAs everywhere recommend bicycling for knees!

I think you should become a Bicyclist. I mean, really get into the sport. Get all the gnifty gear, get the expensive bikes, take more bicycling vacations. Get up every morning and ride "to work". Etcetcetc.
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