My knees are tomboys. They get bruised and cut every time I play soccer. I’m proud of them and wear my dresses short. My mother worries I will never marry with knees like these. But I know there’s someone out there who will say to me: I love you and I love your knees. I want the four of us to grow old together. ~Nike
Although I don’t play soccer, my knees are a record of how much fun I have had over the years. Each scar reminds me of just how crazy (and sometimes clumsy) I am!
I never really thought much about my knees until last year when I squatted down to take a picture and I knew immediately something wasn’t right. I am not sure what caused my knees to suddenly go south, but I believe it was a combination of being too heavy for my frame, this was pre-365 Day Odyssey, and letting my muscles become weak (in the past my legs have never, ever been called weak) by not rigorously pursuing exercise. It has taken awhile for my knees to recover (it’s like they have been in rehab with Amy Winehouse) and I am happy to say they feel pretty good now, although I have steadfastly avoided squatting down and I know that’s not a good thing. I am going to remedy that situation by continuing with my squats, running, dancing, etc., so I can bend at will and my knees can be Tomboys again.