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    #16
    Day 7 (yesterday) - Runner Prime core circuit training. Surprised myself and got to Level 3 - barely!

    I won't be able to run today but I want to supplement with a full body workout. Anyone have any recommendations?

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      #17
      https://darebee.com/workouts/martian-workout.html

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        #18
        Soloakel thanks for the recommendation! It kicked my butt, but I got to Level 2 and then did the Daily Dare!

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          #19
          Day 9 (yesterday) - did a 2.75 mile run! Kept all of my mile paces below 11 minutes

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            #20
            I haven't posted in almost 2 weeks now. Unfortunately, after this last post I started experiencing some pretty bad knee pain. I took a few days off from running, but still did some circuit workouts. Then when I tried to run again my knees were still in really bad shape. Based off of where the pain is I feel pretty confident that it's patellar tendonitis. I had just hit my groove and now completely shut down. I've been doing a lot of stretching and some low knee impact workouts, but even some of that has been aggravating it. I'm pretty confident that the only thing that will help is to keep stretching and rest my knees, but that it is really hard to be patient. 98% of the time my knees feel perfectly normal, but the second I try to do any sort of light jogging even they start to hurt. I am feeling very demotivated.

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              #21
              It's totally frustrating when an injury shuts down your exercise and fitness. I once injured myself doing front squats and was unable to do squats (it even hurt when I walked) for 6 months. I've also injured my fingers and my rotator cuff as well! These things do happen in fitness, but it's frustrating when they block out everything.

              If I have anything to say on the matter, listen to the advice of professionals, but what also helped me was exercising areas of my body that didn't involve the injury. If it's at all possible to workout in a way that doesn't involve your knees, do it. Might I also recommend long walks? I plug in my headphones to a podcast or music, and just wander the city.

              Good luck going onwards, I hope things improve

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                #22
                I feel you. I was thrown back by knee and shoulder pain a lot in the past (and probably will be in the future). Being patient sucks at this point. Hope things will improve fast for you.

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                  #23
                  I have been trying to work some other parts of my body and my knees are feeling good. I'm going to rest them this weekend but I think Monday I will get moving again.

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                    #24
                    2 months later update! Clearly I've been inconsistent on the updating here. I have been less inconsistent on my runs, but still struggling to get in more than 1-2 runs per week. I could use lots of excuses but honestly I've just been really busy and I haven't made a priority to get all of my runs in. I had to take about 10 days off because my back started hurting and I needed to give it some rest. Now today I tried to run and only made it about ~2 miles. On Friday I'm supposed to run 6 miles! I've decided that I'm going the whole 6 miles even if I have to stop and take breaks. My longest run previously was 5 miles and that was about 3 weeks ago.

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