I've been doing great riding the trainer! I made it on for another ride saturday afternoon when I got home from work. Then, I needed to make some stuff for a party we were headed to that night. I ended up making Pizza puffs, a recipe I found on 'Stephanie Cooks' blog HERE. Sorry, no pics. Mine definitely did not look as good as hers did. While I was cooking, I watched part of Kona on TV. Totally badass, and wicked inspiring. Made me excited for my 13 mile run today.
If you happen to glance at my daily mile ticker on the side of this page, you'll notice I only clocked in 12 miles. Why is that? The knee of course. Before I left, I tested out the IT band on the foam roller & it felt awesome. I was so excited that this was going to be a good run. Mile 3... knee starts acting up. You've GOT to be kidding me!!! At mile 6 or so I told S to go ahead, I would make a shortcut and meet up with her at a later point. I plugged along, but eventually the pain would kick in and I would have to stop, stretch, then walk. Finally I decided to do a 1 min run, 2 min walk interval. This worked out perfectly. The knee stopped hurting, and I was making decent time. I saw S and waited so I could yell to her to take her side loop, I was going to continue straight & I'd either see her when she passed me, or back at the car. I kept waiting for her to pass me, but she never did. I finally saw her in the distance just as I was nearing the car. I hit 11.9 miles at the car, so I looped around the parking lot until I hit 12.
I was frustrated. My energy level & breathing felt great. If it weren't for the knee, I know I would have been killing it, I had been looking forward to my first unofficial half marathon after surgery. New Orleans is 8 weeks away. This knee pain needs to be solved. NOW. yesterday. I am even more mad, because I feel like I should be able to fix this since I am a physical therapist. Working in inpatient rehab & not outpatient ortho is my excuse, but I'm embarrassed! I emailed one of my professors from school who is a runner as well, asking for help. I have even thought about Kinesiotaping, have any of you had experience with that? Please. Any ideas are much appreciated, and all suggestions are welcome.
Today after the run I was lounging, putting off some things like baking muffins, shopping for cookie swap ingredients. Kevin called me 15 minutes prior to picking me up for his Pepe's 91st bday party. So I put off my to-do list a little longer to have pizza, cake & ice cream with his family. I can't say I really minded.
Tomorrow I'm aiming for a light AM workout since after work I'll be busy baking! Off to find a cookie swap recipe, wish me luck!