LiveFit Challenge Week 4: Leslie’s Update

Six Aurora BayCare Medical Center have embarked on a wellness challenge that will change their lives forever! Over the next six months, these people will be coached, trained and transformed into triathlon-level athletes through the Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine Live Fit program.

Leslie Iles works in Radiology Services at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

Leslie Iles shares her experience from week 4 of training:

“Saturday February 4th started like any other day — until I heard a pop and a crack while playing with my daughter. I hear these sounds all the time, so I’m used to them by now.  I didn’t think much of it, no pain or swelling.

Sunday morning, I woke up with pain in my knee to where I couldn’t bend or walk on it. I immediately burst into tears the pain was unbearable. The first thought was ‘my training days are over.’ I hobbled over to the medicine cabinet popped some ibuprofen and went on the couch with some ice. I laid myself up the rest of the day and tried walking on it a few times, horrible pain would shoot through my knee. Again,  I heard those thoughts of ‘I’m done.’

I woke up Monday morning to pain, still hobbling and immediately emailed my trainer to find out what to do.  Monday afternoon,  I was visiting with an athletic trainer to find out what was going on. The conclusion inflamed patella tendon area.   Medicine: ice, ibuprofen and light duty exercises. I took it easy and hobbled around for two days.

I went back to training on Thursday with my trainer to see what I could do. Boy, did I feel out of shape. The days I didn’t work out really put me behind. I’m glad to say my knee did not bother me at all. Of course, we limited what exercises I did but I was sweating by the end of the hour.

This week really put into perspective what I am working for, finishing my first triathlon and living a healthier lifestyle.  The possibility of not finishing this triathlon is not an option.”

Follow Lisa’s journey with weekly updates here at our fitness blog! 

Whether you’re a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, Aurora BayCare Sports Medicine’s experts will put you on top of your game. To start your customized training program, contact us at 920-288-5400.

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