My last run was over three weeks ago. It was very cold, very rainy and very windy. My S.I. joint locked up which in turn caused my knee to lock.
Well that run was 29K, yesterday I was able to walk 1.609344K on the treadmill and it took me over 20 minutes. The good news is I only hurt until I stopped.
Back in my Flight Attendant days, I would not think twice about wearing a pair of heels like those in the photo, but right now I cringe just thinking about having to put something other than my flats or running shoes on. Physio started this week and between acupuncture and ultrasound, doing my exercises and seeing the doctor in mid May, the marathon has been definitely ruled out and if things don't improve greatly, it is now looking as though I may have to forgo the Rideau Lakes Bike tour as well.
I had well ensconced myself in a full blown pity party, eating Girl Guide cookies and washing them down with red wine all the while thinking that if I pull my arms over my head that counts as stretching, oh and the obligatory touching of toes, that would be enough.
Luckily that party was short lived and I'm getting on with being me (without running).
Sunday was a gorgeous day outside and I couldn't stand being cooped up one more moment. Since I am leery about walking outside on my own and not being able to get back to the house, I figured a spin on Ruby was in order. I had just got her back from servicing on Saturday and really wanted to get out and ride. Off we went and it was sweet! I headed out of the Bay and up the road towards Crown Point. It was freedom! The birds were singing, the sun was shining and I even heard some bullfrogs in the swamps on either side of the road, wow! As I cycled along I thought, this is a piece of cake, I can go for miles. Then reality hit, no matter how far I ride I have to get back home.
I hate when I'm sensible, but I did turn around and headed back the way I came. All in all I cycled over 15K.
It wasn't until I got off the bike I realised just how sore and swollen my knee was. Damn! Even with the topical painkiller Pennsaid my knee is very uncomfortable.
Yesterday I hit the gym and walked on the treadmill for 1 mile, rode the stationary bike for 1 mile and then worked with weights. Today, I'll try some of the other resistance gym equipment and try the rowing machine. Until I can stabilise the knee this is all I can do. It's better than nothing!!
Life's fun if you don't weaken,