No, I have not died,  nor have I fallen off the face of the earth…  I took a break from the gym to fly to Oregon for my son’s 3rd brain surgery, and have brought him home with me.  But this is not the reason I have not been at the gym or blogging, MY KNEES HURT!

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KAPOW!  I kicked it up a notch, again, on the treadmill today.  I went back to 40 minutes, all at 3 MPH…  however, today I did 2 sets of 10 minute intervals GOING UP HILL at 4.0!  “Holy heart failure Batman!” (yes, he really said this:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHjRwCu6yBY ) and no, no one actually  had to perform CPR…

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WHOA!!!  I TOTALLY ROCKED THE TREADMILL TODAY!  Master of the machine, slave to none, kicked mechanical booty!   I FEEL LIKE WONDER WOMAN!  I wrapped my knee for the first time and then found the incline button of doom on the “beast” but conquered it all!  Now, keep in mind this whole euphoric experience did not come without it’s own set of challenges:  ever try to use an ace wrap on a squishy triangle?

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To my amazement, other than some knee tenderness, after being gone from the gym for sooooo many days (sick as a dog) I got right back in the groove!  I didn’t even have to start over at day one with heavy breathing and the feeling of imminent death!

Hi guys! Good to be back!

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Let me start by saying that I have had the worst knees known to mankind for the past 5 years.  They will (every few months) pop out of joint and drop me to the floor, make clicking and popping noises off and on and ache with any substantial time spent on my feet.  So it shouldn’t surprise me I  am having a knee problem, right?

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