When I started my weight loss journey I was participating in 5k races. I usually came in last, but I kept trying and was determined to improve.
Finally, I was able to get weight loss surgery. I was excited, because I would be able to lose weight faster and increase my odds of winning in my category (females aged 45-49).
Unfortunately, I injured my knee. The meniscus was torn in two places, the kneecap was damaged, and there were other issues. I had surgery to repair the damage and was hoping for a full recovery.
However, the doctor said I shouldn’t run or do any high-impact activities on a regular basis. My knee will always be sensitive and prone to injury.
I was depressed by this whole situation, until I discovered virtual 5k’s. Basically, you register for the event online and complete the run on your own. It can be done outdoors, on a treadmill, or even on an elliptical.
The elliptical is low impact and will not damage my knee, so this is great for me. You can even get cool prizes for every event you complete.
Once again, I am excited to have something in which I can participate, get prizes, and feel proud of achieving.