A blog about running in the Houston area with notes about diet, cross-training and weight loss. Incidental topics include USA and African travel, vegan cooking, movies, books, and bird-watching.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Recovered from knee injury
I liked writing the four words in the heading. My left knee has been bothering me - to the point of making running all but impossible - since April this year. December is almost gone and for the first time in months, I am able to run normally. What a relief! The knee has been getting better slowly over the last few weeks, for no apparent reason. I have been running only in Vibrams for the last 8 weeks or so, and I have been applying Capsaicin (pepper extract) to the knee regularly. Who knows - it might just be a case of the reduced running of the last few months doing the trick. Either way, it really feels good to be out there again! I might even enter a 5K one of these days just to test the waters on the racing front.
I am a veteran runner who started running as a lark in high school and have never stopped. I have run 15 marathons, the last one of which was the 2009 Boston Marathon. My other interests include the movies, cooking, travel (the business that I'm in), opera and birding, although I do not have as much time for it as I used to.