Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Bad Knee Day

I am having a bad knee day. It is so frustrating! I tell myself that I am over my knee injury but what if I am not? Perhaps it is not my knee but the fact that I am missing two hamstring tendons because they were used to rebuild an ACL. I want my knee to do what it is supposed to do!

Tonight was Tai Chi class. There were three students in class and we worked on movement drills. When it comes to karate, I love moving drills. I try to incorporate moving drills in every class because of the huge benefits to the students. Tai Chi movement drills hurt my knee. I keep hoping that it is because the movements are new to me. I am worried that me knee will always hurt during Tai Chi due to the nature of the movement. Maybe it is not my knee but my weak hamstring. Who knows?

The instructor describes the movement in Tai Chi as "emptying". When I empty one leg, all the weight is on the other leg. This is my fundamental problem.

Sorry about the rant.

3 comments:

Martial Arts Mom said...

Michele- Rant all you want - it's your blog and that's the beauty of it! LOL Hang in there...

Michele said...

Thanks MAM!

Steve said...

I agree ... ranting can feel good! But remember still, one day at a time. That's all any of us can do!