|Using the word “your”:
You’re doing it wrong.
I haven’t been able to train since last Tuesday, because once again my knees have been giving me problems. I’ve had recurring issues with my knees since I started training Jiu-Jitsu, including a dislocated kneecap and relentless bursitis, but this is a new kind of pain, and it’s affecting both knees. It mostly hurts when I try to drop it like a squat, or do any kind of knee bends (even simply sitting down), and I’m not sure what caused it.
One of the guys I train with, Josh, recently had surgery on his knee, and while he was recovering he wrote on his blog about experiencing “Jiu-Jitsu jealousy” over the fact that everyone’s training was surpassing his while he was away. I’m also feeling jealous, but it’s simply because I miss Jiu-Jitsu, and I don’t like not being able to train, so I’m jealous of those who can.
After a week off, my knees are feeling a little better, so I think I’m going to attend class tonight and see how it goes. I don’t believe it’s a major injury, but more of a painful inconvenience, so I’m going to chance it. I really don’t want to lose the momentum I’ve been gaining, so hopefully my knees will get with the program! It seems like I’m always taking two steps forward and one step back, but I’m not as concerned with “getting somewhere” as I am with just being able to keep walking. Sitting on the sidelines sucks!