Tuesday, 14 April 2009

A sense of direction

Just over 24 hours to go before my second date with Dr. No.

Geez, I haven't had a second date in years and I truly forget what to do. Maybe I'll shave my legs and just wait to see if he wants to rub his hands all over them again. Massaging and prodding, letting him have his way with me. This sounds like a cheesey porno, but I'm no Marilyn Chambers, may she rest in peace.

So, I'll just have to wait and see what becomes of my knee after Dr. No. reads the xrays and determines the future of my running career.

Until then, I have no sense of direction.

On Sunday I met up with a small group from the five hour marathon group who were running their first 32K run. I had loaded up my mountain bike so I could ride the tails with them while they ran, but it was very windy and cold and by 10K, I was just frozen (I hate being cold), so I bailed on them and rode back to the car. I put the bike back on the rack and headed off to meet them at Andrew Haydon Park, however, by the time I put gas in the car and picked up some Easter treats for my friends, I met them on the way back towards Watts Creek Trail. Everyone was running easily and strong and still laughing and smiling! Way to go you guys! You are already marathoner's in my mind!

The Easter weekend was to be full of fun, food and friends. Several of the Wooo Hooo's had invited me to join their family festivities and I was really looking forward to it. On Saturday, even though it was cool and windy, I had the opportunity to get out into my backyard and start readying the gardens for Mother Spring. It took me ages to pick up fallen branches and twigs, bag them up and then rake and bag some of the fallen leaves. What I found was how easily I tired and my knee was swelling up even more than its normal swollen size by mid day. Needless to say I didn't make it to Saturday and Sunday's Easter festivities, I was icing my knee and taking it easy.

What I do know is my knee is generally feeling stronger, although it does still have a pulling sensation when I go downstairs and it feels like it goes off track sometimes when I'm walking which in turn cause a great discomfort. Swelling, well it depends upon the day. So far, I haven't "tested" it yet with a run, I'll just wait until tomorrow.

I'll let you know how the second date goes. Today I pick up my xrays so I can have them with me for tomorrow's appointment, errrr, date!

Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

17 comments:

Melanie said...

your first paragraph made me LOL! You're too funny. Good luck at the Dr. tomorrow, keep us posted. Sorry it's still swelling up and giving you problems though. Sounds like you're doing everything right with the icing and resting though. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

LOL!!! rolls the eyes..
Just watch yerself as you "test" the knee and allow Dr No in the white coat to prod as required. If you start to moan mid prod..... I am gonna have to take you out of there myself!
Hang tough lady!
Ter

Jo Lynn said...

BAD Knee! Bummer. I hope you have a great second date. ;)

Nitmos said...

I read about Chambers. Ron Jeremy was oft quoted. When I go, I want RJ to give my eulogy too.

Good luck!

Jess said...

Hope the second "date" goes well!

Marlene said...

What a great idea to tag along with your group on the bike. Sorry to hear it was so cold!

Good luck on your second date. I'm hoping for good news!

BeachRunner said...

Sending much love and healing vibes your way, Lily. Good luck with your second date.

Wes said...

Shave your leg and tell Dr. No it hurts right here, and pout :-)

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

LOLOL funny

Ok seriously hope ur second date goes well Hun !!

Xenia said...

Cross my fingers for a good second date. Take care of yourself, L!

Judi said...

i am SO bummed for you. i hope this asshole DR has something good to tell you. keeping fingers crossed for you.

Marcy said...

If you shave your legs that makes it less likely that you'll let him "go there" :P Here's to hoping the 2nd date is good ;D ;D

Anne said...

Very clever opening that would make even me want to visit the M.D.!

Hope the knee injury heals quickly and fully.

Runner Leana said...

Fingers crossed for a good second date with Dr. NO. Sorry to hear that the knee is still feeling tweaky and swelling up on you. :(

Count of Monte Christo said...

I do hope the second date went well! Hope that the knee gets very well soon

Vava said...

Looking forward to what I hope is good news for your knee. Good luck!

RunToFinish said...

have you ad your date yet...what happened? Hope all is well!!!