I want to go for a run later today because I feel a bit tired and need some cardio to wake up.
- I don’t play much volleyball anymore because my knees are shot from all of the jumping, but if I run slowly in the deep sand I think I should be okay.
My buddies keep asking me to play volleyball, as they can seem to understand that I cannot play anymore. I guess since I’ve been playing for 30 years, most people find it hard to believe that I can’t keep playing anymore. My HVAC tech buddy is in the same boat and we both need to keep our knees in good shape for the cooling equipment we have to carry around. I plan on doing a lot of leg exercises to get my legs stronger so that my knees don’t have to bear the brunt of the load when I hop around. I don’t want to have to go to the local business all the time for pain pills, so I am trying to do it myself. I think if I avoid jumping and keep working on my legs that I won’t have to get new knees for many years, or maybe not at all. The new contractor in town told me that I could try some stem cell injections in my knees if they are hurting me. I guess that is another option but I think those shots are not cheap. I’ll just do my heat pump work with the other HVAC worker and stay away from the volleyball courts.