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It is what it is.

It is what it is.
It is what it is.

We are now about halfway through June and I am starting to wonder if this patellar tendonitis will ever go away.  Apparently I should have listened to my body sooner than I did.  My PT said I could run 1 day a week for a few weeks so I decided to use today as that day.  My knee felt completely normal for the first few miles and then I could feel the heavy ache set in.  Ughhhh. Will this feeling ever be gone? When I got home I stretched and iced.  I am about to ice some more. As far as cross training goes, I have been swimming the past few mornings and I am actually enjoying it! It’s a good thing too because it looks like I will be swimming for a few more weeks. …

At this point I’m not sure how I will adjust my upcoming NYC plan.  I am supposed to start my schedule the first week of July but I know I will not be ready.  I guess I will modify it somehow and hope that my knee heals quickly.  I know the swimming and continued core work is helping.

Yesterday I swam next to a woman who is 72.  We were swimming the width of the pool because water aerobics was going on in the lower end.  She told me that 34 times out and back is equal to one mile.  Good to know.  You better believe I will be logging in mileage somehow!  She counts her laps with pennies she keeps in an old film container.  She gave me an old container and pennies to get me started.  Very kind!

I know running is not the most important thing and I wish it didn’t affect my mood as much as it does.  I need to work on that.  I have much to be thankful for and I feel truly blessed.   I know there is much to be learned from every situation.  My stress fracture injury last spring taught me so much. I am just ready to be done with this thing.  So for the moment I am done with running and racing.  I will be swimming and biking and making the most of what I can do.

8 Comments

  1. SO sorry- I know that feeling. Even when you don’t want it affecting your mood, it’s hard not to feel a little down or “off” when you can’t run. Your story about the pool is so sweet! Glad you’re enjoying swimming!

  2. I know the feeling too. My first run outside since March is going to be on Tuesday, and I’m doing it with the blessing of my PT, but I’m still nervous that I’ll overdo it and have to start this rehab business again. Best of luck and yes…stay strong! You can come back from this for sure.

  3. I’m really glad to hear that you’re keeping up with the swimming and biking. Hang in there with the running, I know how hard it is wondering WHEN this will resolve.

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