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What happens now?

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Last week I finally went in to Orthopedics to have my knee checked out by an actual sports doctor. I'm pretty sure my knee issues have been widely chronicled on my blog - I haven't been able to run for weeks because I just keep getting pains in my knee, and it's clear that it's not a bone or ligament issue.

The ortho advised me to get an MRI so we could see if it's a meniscus issue (which is what Steve thinks), and she also told me that I'm developing osteoarthritis that my knee, besides. This means that I can "jog lightly a couple times a week," but I should stay away from marathoning, because my knee will not be able to handle that type of high-volume training anymore.

"It's not the happiest news I can tell you, I'm sorry."

Sigh.

So I'm not doing much of any running right now. Nor will I for the forseeable future, as I've got a lifting competition in November, and I don't want to risk messing anything up for that.

But …

390 back squat!!!

Deadlifts: 5 at 375lbs!

375lbs for 5 reps! Video editing wizardry by Steve #deadlift #powerlifting #fitness #fitnamese #girlswholift #beastmode #strength #everydayislegday #anchoredsc @anchoredsc A video posted by Thu (@acciobeastmode) on Sep 15, 2015 at 7:42pm PDT
It wasn't that long ago that I could only do one of these at 385 :)

So yeah, this is happening...

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I'm entering my first competition!!!!!

My coach is even more excited than I am :)