I’ve started going to physical therapy for my knees. About a month ago, I thought: “I will take up running.” But I didn’t know that running wasn’t something my body was ready to take up. According to my physical therapist, I’m built so that in order for my hip to stay in its socket, my knees have to turn slightly inward as I walk, which then creates a lot of pressure on the knee cap as I run. Secretly I take this to mean: “You are a knock-kneed nerd who should not be running anywhere.” But I’m pressing on. This trained physical therapist (thanks, health insurance!) tells me things like where my quads are and that I am not fully extending my legs when I run which is why I go so slow. I’m learning.