Back in 2009 I discovered Vibram Five Fingers which allowed me to start running again. I had gotten up to about a mile and a half run when the stress I was putting on my knees caused enough additional injuries to them that I couldn’t overcome even with my new shoes. I then took up cycling.
The cycling took until 2011 when health issues and scheduling problems made that tough to keep up. During this time of inactivity I’ve gained thirty pounds and my knees hurt worse than ever. I’m fat because I’m inactive. I’m inactive because my knees hurt. My knees hurt because I’m fat.
I have to get off this merry-go-round. I’m going to try to put this article to work in my life and do some more research. I should be able to find a way to make some general impression of running on these knees and start taking some pounds off.
I still want to ride my bike as much as I can but I think I can run more often if I can just find a way to do so without hurting so much.