Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm Lisa a mom to two girls and a wife to a US Navy Submariner. I have a passion for running, nutrition and all things fitness. For me running or training hard at the gym equals 24 hours of complete joy in a day. If this blog inspires and helps motivate you, then I hope you continue reading.

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28 October 2012

My bum knee...

In my last blog post I mentioned I wouldn't run until after I bought new running shoes. Well, I lied and did sprint intervals on the treadmill last Thursday. I ended up pulling a tendon or something in my knee due to lack of warming up (at least that's why I think it happened). My warm up only consisted of a 4 minute walk and 1 minute jog, then I thought I'd be a badass and run at a sprint of 10.5mph. I did 30 second sprint, 30 second rest for a total of 20 minutes. I felt like I could of ran faster than 10.5. My knee felt fine on the treadmill but as soon as I got home and walked up the stairs or bent down, my knee started to hurt.

Hopefully I can speed the healing process by applying the R.I.C.E technique because there is a 10k I would like to run on Thanksgiving day and beat my PR. 

Rest the knee. As much as possible, try to avoid putting weight on your knee.

Ice your knee to reduce pain and swelling. Do it for 20-30 minutes every 3-4 hours for 2-3 days, or until the pain is gone.

Compress your knee. Use an elastic bandage, straps, or sleeves to give your knee extra support.

Elevate your knee on a pillow when you're sitting or lying down.


  1. Great pictures, hope your knee feels better soon!

  2. Sorry to hear about your knee. Rest up and hope you feel better soon!