Monday, May 16, 2011

Chapter 2 page 312 - TR 110 & knee drama

Today "C" and I did our final mileage in prep for Saturday's Geist half marathon.  It feels like it's been a LONG time since a run felt good, but today, finally, things were firing on all cylinders!  Woot!  We did 3 miles with a long warm up and long cool down - not risking any dumb injuries at this point!  We discussed our strategy for the race and made plans for our travel to Indianapolis on Friday evening.  I finally think I feel ready . . . though I suppose I could probably have done a little more to feel even more ready. 

An update on my right knee - ('cuz I know you were all eagerly waiting for it - NOT!). 
This is week 3 of unexplained knee pain.  It's the oddest pain ever.  It usually hurts but every now and then it feels as if it loosens up and stops hurting for a few steps.  I've tried massage, chiropractic adjustment, ice and extra Aleve without any relief so to be safe, after talking with my rehab and NP friends, I am having an MRI tomorrow (good news-  I learned I can keep my pants on during the test- woot woot!).  Fingers crossed that it's nothing requiring surgery or going to take me out of the game for very long.  And while we have our fingers crossed, please cross your toes that it's not something that requires more scraping by the physical therapist (which I was told might be a possibility - WHAT is with them dang rehab folks and their darn scraping fetish?????).  Anyway, stay tuned.  I hope to have some more info before I leave for the half (which I'm definitely still going to do - baring some kind of "it's only hanging on my a thread" kinda diagnosis!). 

Thanks everyone for your comments and support on my last post.  Your upcoming races sound really exciting.  If you think there is a race my running partners and I should consider doing next year - PLEASE tell me, we'll definitely look into it.  Pretty sure we're coming to MN (shhhhh - "C" doesn't know about this one yet) and FL for sure - open to at least 1 or 2 other places.


  1. Sorry to hear about your knee troubles, hope you feel better soon.

  2. Hooray for keeping your pants on but boo on the knee pain. I'll keep my fingers crossed for a good outcome!

    And you already know what races I think you should do ;)

  3. Boo on bizarre ailments! I am not in any pain but my left shoulder has started cracking.

    Our bodies are so weird yet amazing at the same time.

  4. I hope the MRI will determine what's wrong with your knee. Have you tried active release therapy? I've had good results with it and highly recommend it.

    I'm so glad you're coming to Minnesota next year! My fiance (who will be my husband by the time you guys come!) and I will make sure you have a grand time. :)

  5. haha not all of us rehab people have scraping fetish lol I have not ever used that technique. I hope the knee cooperates!