Other than riding bike, I have not been doing any high intensity exercising this summer. And most of my bike rides have been on my own at a slower pace. So last week may have been a bit much for my old body with 3 days in a row of high intensity workouts. Boot camp exercise class on Tuesday and Thursday with the intramural bike race on Wednesday. I think I twisted my knee in Boot Camp on Thursday because I was tired and not using good form in the run and calisthenics (jumping jacks, pylometrics). I was totally exhausted Thursday night and Friday the knee was letting me know it was not happy!
The good news was the knee only hurt when I walked and felt fine on the bike! I went on the 52 mile group ride on Saturday and felt great! The bike ride did wonders for my knee, it felt much better. So Saturday night we're celebrating the wedding of a local girl who was like one of our own daughters and *maybe* I overdid the dancing (on the dance floor - I wasn't dancing on the tables or anything!). Sunday the knee was not happy again so it was a very lazy day for me.....lots of time spent on the couch reading a book. I overdid that too! I stayed up way too late to finish reading the book The Glass Castle. It should come with a warning label because it sucks you in and you can't put it down!
Monday I consulted with a couple of faculty members in the Physical Therapy Department (so nice to have a free consult by just walking up a flight of stairs) and found out the injury probably occurred due to my flat feet and a pronation problem. I was one of those kids who had to wear those ugly orthopedic shoes when I was growing up - I guess I need to go back to those! Of course the recommendation is to not run until it heals. I didn't go to Boot Camp class this morning. I hope to return to the class on Thursday - but if it is still painful I might crash Joe's spin class instead. Time will tell.