Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Knees Said No

For the record, I will walk slow, I will walk fast, but there will no longer be any jogging or running.
My poor knees protested big time and it took almost two weeks for the pain to subside.  Ever since I had surgery in 8th grade on my left knee I've had problems, so have to be very careful how I twist and turn and jump.  The knees definitely did not like the running.
It was only yesterday that I realized I was pain free.  Since there are different exercise machines along the walking path, I will be making use of them instead.
Sometimes I walk alone and sometimes I take my little neighbors along with me.
We play.
Pick up garbage.
Take cat food along in recycled jars so we can feed the street kitties.
We talk about all sorts of things.
Find beauty along the way.
 And always leave a little love behind.
Have a terrific Tuesday!




15 comments:

Linda said...

I can totally understand this. ♥

I'm still running, but I've had severe knee pain for months, not while I'm running or even afterwards but it starts in the evenings when I'm at rest and persists throughout the nights. It's severe, but I've started putting a heat compress wrap on my knee (or knees) and my hip sometimes as well and that's been helping. The power walking I do beyond the running is at a constant fast speed with no stopping to observe but I feel like I HAVE to keep up this pace for the hour and a half that I do it each day because it keeps my body and heart fit. I'm hoping whatever is causing this for me subsides in times. It hasn't been as bad as it once was, so I just can't help myself and I'm still running mixed in with the super fast walking. I have worked in one day of rest which I didn't used to do and this helps as well I guess (I say reluctantly, lol).

Dee said...

Funny thing how as we get older we HAVE TO listen to our bodies.

Sounds like you have a very nice place to take a walk. I ♥ those trails that have exercise equipment along them.

Createology said...

Knees can be treacherous and I hope yours behave as long as you are careful. I like the exercise equipment along your walk. Tammy Dear you are such an Angel to take along your neighbors and show them how to be good giving humans. Love the kitty feedings and of course the LOVE hearts you leave for others. Blessings...

Teresa Kasner said...

Tammy, you're so wonderful. To take the neighbor kids on walks with you - you're setting such a great example for them. And to feed the poor skinny little feral kitties.. what a great thing you do. I'm surprised you don't have 100 cats following you everywhere you go. Heck, I'd follow you. LOL!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Oh what a heartfelt post. I always love coming to your blog because I feel like I am part of your outdoor journey. I hope your knee is doing better? I understand knee problems now, as my stroke effected my right side and the knee is not stable. It is not fun. Thanks for letting me feel some sunshine on this cold and rainy (yes rain) Michigan January day!

Kit said...

This post made me smile and I sure enjoyed your flowers on this very cold day. I love the folks like you who live in warmer climates who post pics of flowers. Tides me over until my spring arrives. You are teaching your neighbors such a wonderful lesson about the world. Thanks! Kit

Betsy said...

Tammy, may I just say what a wonderful person I think you are? Every time I read one of your blog posts or see one of your Instagram posts I'm reminded of just how big of a heart you have. Leaving your crocheted hearts behind, spending time with your little neighbors. Feeding the neighborhood kitties. You, my dear, are a wonderful person. I'm honored to call you my friend. I'm so glad that your knee is feeling better. Take care.
Blessings, Betsy

Gracie Saylor said...

My Tuesday is nearly done and it sounds like rain is washing away our ice and snow! I love seeing your walking path and how you make the world more beautiful where you walk, Tammy. XX

Mini said...

Don't stress yourself with running or rigorous walks. Do what suits your body.
Your walks with the girls look so much fun,may be I will join you one day.

Maya Kuzman said...

I just can't imagine you not being out and walking. Sorry to hear about your knees, but as long as you can walk and use those machines - why would you need to jog? :) My gran was so laid-back and funny. She used to say: "Why do I have to run (hurry) when I will eventually get there."

Tanna said...

You are an angel, Tammy. Just love the way you focus on the good... the beautiful... the loving... You brighten our world. blessings and hugs ~ tanna
ps my left knee said no, too. walking is good. ;)

Susan McQuade said...

The little hearts no doubt provide a sweet elixir for the finder. What a wonderful way to touch the "heart" of someone. Feeding the little kitties - how precious. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

linda said...

Your walks sound lovely Tammy especially with your little friends to keep you company, running is too high impact for the joints I can't help but think that those who jog daily will pay the price when they get older, walking is great, low impact and great for bone strength and you have time to drink in the sights along the way. :) x

Quinn said...

When I got to the picture of the bottles of cat kibble, it put a big smile on my face :)

Amy at love made my home said...

As I was reading this I suddenly thought of this "give a little love and it all comes back to you". You give lots of love and I hope that it comes back to you in abundance because you deserve it too. Hope the knee stays well!

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