Written by Captain Mary on Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I just had my birthday and I don't really feel any older, because in my mind its just another day not another year. Everyday I get up and breathe is a good day. I have put my body through so much in the past years and time is taking its toll. Breaking nearly every bone in my body, have surgery's to repair damage throughout the years and now my body is telling me that I can't do the things that I want to do. I came home from TaeKwonDo class tonight and my knees are just done. I have been doing so well and now we are practicing more jump kicks and spinning jump kicks all that twisting and impact is killing me. I wish there was a magic formula that would at least take the pain away. I am really starting to feel like an old lady.

The past two years have been good to me, I competed in TaeKwonDo tournaments and earned the State Championship in my division. Don't believe for a minute is was easy, there are a lot of women in my age group that are ruthless. There isn't always enough in my age group to compete with so I have to fight and compete with younger women, I do hold my own. I am taking this year off in order to get my knees back in shape, but they don't seem to be getting any better, if anyone has suggestions short of more surgery, bring it on. I will get my Black Belt hopefully in October this year and the following year I will begin competition again contingent upon my knees. I am tired of hobbling around like an old lady. Just had to vent, now I am going to get some ice packs and take a break, tomorrow I will do it all again.

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  1. 2 comments: Responses to “ OH MY ACHING KNEES ”

  2. By Queenie on July 10, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    You. Are. Not. Old.

    As for your knees, you don't give them a break. TKD every night??? We both know that you aren't resting like you should. I am dealing with injury now, as much as it sucks, I am giving myself a bit of time to heal. Perhaps a break is in order...you stubborn bitch.
    I love you.

  3. By FIRST MATE on July 10, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    remember mom, age is a number, but your body is something else. you are like the rest of us, stubborn!!! i think queenie put it best. TAKE A REST!!!!