So, today I went to Caesar’s Bay to jog for about an hour. This is irrelevant but I can’t wait untill I get to show off my body. Hahas just kidding (maybe not). Anyways, this is my second time jogging since this year started. I feel really healthy considering the fact that I have started my morning exercise routine around 2 months ago, started jogging at Caesar’s bay and I haven’t done anything negative that affects my health…. except eating junk food, which is bad. As I was jogging today, I encountered a slight problem with my right knee, it started hurting as I was jogging. Unfortunately as stubborn as I am, I thought it was nothing so I didn’t give up running therefore, I kept going with my unknown injured knee. So as I came home, I had to suffer the consequences while walking up 3 flights of stairs. Every step I took has granted me a sharp pain on the right posterior lateral side of my patella. From a scale of 1 to 10; 10 being the worst, I would say the pain rating would be around 8. Personally I think that it was pretty serious. I decided to research about it and I come upon this minor injury call Chondromalacia of the Patella aka Runner’s knee. This injury is common to runners or people who jogs (like me but not really).
Chondromalacia of the Patella is basically the articular cartilage being worn out or torn down around the patella. Wearing down of the articular cartilage would result in pain or inflammation due to the fact that this cartilage helps cushion three bones: the Patella, the Femur, and the Tibia, the cartilage also allows these three bones to move freely and easily.
How do you get this injury? Based on my research, sadly you get it from improper ways of running which means I have to work on my jog, you can also get it from direct trauma on your knee, muscle imbalances (I think that might also be my case since I have “chicken legs”) and repeated pressure on the knee.
As of right now, it really sucks to live on the third floor, my right knee hurts so much that I have to walk up and down the stairs only with my left leg while dragging my right leg. I hope my knee heals by tomorrow, I do not want to walk around College of Staten Island’s campus limping, and considering the fact that the campus is huge, that would be like torture right there!
Despite the fact that I injured my knee, I was impressed with my jogging result. It took me around 20 minutes to get to the Verrazano bridge and around 25 minutes coming back. It’s usually the other way around but my knee started to hurt a lot coming back so I had to take a break.
By the way, here’s some pictures of where I jog.
Seems so far… I think it’s around 3 miles?
I probably saw them. Cute couple…
Isn’t this picture beautiful? I wish I could take pictures like that. See that road? I passed that.
I am surprised that I actually typed this much… but this is it. Beautiful weather! Enjoy.