When you go down a flight of stairs your knees have to handle a force 7 TIMES your body weight (as opposed to going up- which is only 2 times your body weight). I found this out after doing too many squats and lunges Tuesday followed by some hiking on Wednesday. Hellooooo Advil and icepacks. I'll be laying off lower body exercise for QUITE SOME TIME. Which just sucks. The weather is pretty and spring is usually so short around here- I'd like to be walking around outside enjoying the flowers. Eventually I'll do some upper leg exercises to strengthen the muscles that control my kneecap.
I'm hating that I live in a 2nd floor apartment right now. Oh well, it's looking like a quiet weekend at home for me!