Tonight I?m going to go along to football training and see how my knee copes. So far the only phyical activity I?ve done has been at the gym, a very controlled environment, meaning my knee has only been put under limited and clinical pressures.
On a treadmill or on a bike the knee only bends in one direction, but in football the true test will come when I have to make sharp turns, accelerate quickly, make sudden stops, and obviously kick a ball, all of which put different types of strains on the knee.
I could leave it for another few weeks, but I have to test it out sometime and if it is going to hurt again then it might as well be now. I?ll strap the knee up to give it some extra support, and as it?s not a proper match I?ll be able to stop if I get any twinges.
I?m looking forward to it as I?ve been getting bored of the gym and need some more motivation in my exercise. Going cold turkey from three sessions of football a week to zero was a bit hard but it?ll be good tring to get back into shape without having the gym as my only outlet. I haven?t stuck to my diet over the last two days and I feel very guilty for it. Hopefully a good session of football will give me some more motivation. Of course it could all go bad tonight in which case it could set me back again, but fingers-crossed I?ll be fine.