Catch-up and injuries

For the past week, I have been concentrating on getting priority tasks done at home. They had been piling up since I got back from Spain, and I really needed to focus on them. I had to force myself over and through some mental obstacles. That’s why I have not been posting here, even though I have more to say about the Rumbaugh workshop.

It’s now undeniable that I have a gimpy knee. It has been bothering me for the past week, with no improvement, so it will be hanging around for months to come. I don’t even know when it happened. There was no sharp pain from injury, no sign of tearing a ligament. I just woke up after the Rumbaugh workshop and had a pain in my right knee. Now, it is a steady problem and I walk with a limp, with stiffness and tenderness above the kneecap. I don’t see or feel any swelling. The right side is my least flexible. It’s frustrating because I had not been trying to force myself in Lotus or anything crazy. I have a sneaking suspicion that my condition is due to a realignment of my leg muscles (quads and hamstrings), which resulted in new cartilage in my knee being rubbed and it’s caused inflammation. This is probably connected with my overpronation, poor mechanics and excessive sitting.

This injury means that I will not be running or jogging for some time. I will try to get my aerobic exercise at the gym on an elliptical trainer or stationary bike. I have kept up with my yoga, getting in two sessions of Forest Yoga at Thrive. The injury does not affect me in most vinyasas, and I am careful in any pose that stresses the knee.