So as you already know, I injured my knee the first week of January.
The doctor said that it’s a perfectly-normal case of runner’s knee and made me promise to not run for 6-8 weeks. I had been committed to still work out, but I have to be honest with you… I’ve done absolutely nothing. Apparently, I’m an all-or-nothing-runner, which really isn’t productive in my case, since knee injuries seem to be a part of my life.
So I really, really do need to do a better job of finding other ways to burn calories, build muscle, and get my heart-rate going.
Hopefully, this case of runner’s knee is almost over though, as I haven’t had any knee pain at all this week. So I think I’m almost ready to try a short, slow run sometime soon.
Nate on the other hand? He can’t run because of his numb leg, but he has been killing it on the exercise bike. He rides every day. And he’s completely changed his eating habits and has been focused on eating healthier, more-balanced portions.
I mean, the guy has lost 16 pounds since Christmas, and he is looking absolutely amazing!
I thought that I would interview him for today’s Fitness Friday post, and I started by asking him what had motivated him to get into shape. What had inspired him to focus so much on fitness and to take back his health? I waited for an inspirational answer…
And then he replied, “Because I had nothing better to do.”
And so there you have it… Nate decided to get a leaner, stronger body, because he had nothing better to do.
I hope you are as inspired as I was. 😉