Where’s the Finish Line?

I don’t know if you are familiar with the app Timehop. The apps tagline is “What did you do 1 year ago today?”

It’s on my phone but I really don’t pay attention to it most of the time. But for whatever reason I opened it, discovered that 7 years ago I was down to using one crutch and a knee brace after I dislocated my knee. Since then I’ve dislocated my knee three more times. So as you can imagine I’ve been on a up and down cycle for 7 years with fitness coinciding with my injures.

My latest dislocation occurred after running two 5K’s last year. I was doing jumping jacks with a trainer, and in a split second my knee gave out. I was devastated. I was already planning do complete my first half marathon later this year. After visiting my doctor, I was given two choices. Surgery. Or Working Out.

And for a while I was doing really well at keeping up with exercising in order to strengthen my knee. I soon became bored with the same routines and the same machines day after day, so for a while I wasn’t doing anything. Not a good idea. If you don’t use your muscles you loose them.

At the beginning of July I heard about Piyo by Chalene Johnson and wanted to give a try. A no impact workout was exactly what I needed. I’m only 3 weeks into the program. But that hasn’t stopped me from gaining muscles strength in my arms and legs. Plus, for the first time ever I can touch my toes!

I’m pumped to continue on this journey and excited to run my third 5K in 103 days! Who know’s maybe I’ll even beat my time of 40 minutes and 39.2 seconds.

Never let you past limit what you do today!